This is my last Billy Hamilton-related post for the foreseeable future, I promise. And this one really isn’t about how awesome Billy is. It’s about other stuff, too. No, really…I mean it! Hamilton, Cincinnati’s center fielder, has kinda been the talk of the town lately. I accept a tiny part of the blame and/or credit […]

This weekend — Sunday at 1:30 p.m., to be precise — Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The cap on his plaque won’t have a wishbone-C, but Junior is a Cincinnati legend, and we should all remember him that way. Who can forget that day in February of […]

The Cincinnati Reds (33-37) look to win the series tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-31) at PNC Park. The Reds are 6-2 against the Pirates this season, having won each of their previous two series. Aroldis Chapman is expected to return to the active roster from the paternity list in time for tonight’s game. STARTING […]

With an 8:00 game tonight, I thought some of you might want a place to chat during this fine Sunday, plus I had a couple of things that didn’t merit their own posts, so I decided to throw it all together here. It’s Time to Plan for October The Reds are now 8 games up […]

Now that the fervor and excitement has ebbed somewhat about Cincinnati hosting the 2015 All-Star Game, it’s time to deal with one of the issues that has been a constant source of controversy within the regime of Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball. Everyone knows what this is about. It’s about Peter Edward Rose. […]

From the Enquirer: Last week the Reds announced some organizational news: TODAY’S NEWS: Today the Reds named Ronnie Ortegon Major League assistant hitting coach, Ryan Jackson minor league hitting coordinator, Jim Riggleman manager at Louisville, Delino DeShields manager at Pensacola, Ken Griffey Sr. manager at Bakersfield, Jose Nieves manager at Dayton, Pat Kelly manager at […]

Some notes about David Bell leaving the Reds organization: The Cubs did not waste any time informing players and fans that next year’s coaching staff would look a little different, by announcing after the last game of the season that Pat Listash, third base coach, would not be returning. His replacement was announced today. David […]

Game Played on 09/11/12 High A Modesto 3 – Bakersfield 2 The Blaze blew a 2-0 lead, giving up the winning run in the bottom of the 8th. Dominic D’Anna went 2-3 with a walk and drove in both Blaze runs. Chris Berset went 2-4 and Theo Bowe went 2-5. Bakersfield got a strong start […]

From MiLB.com: In Minor League baseball, the norm is often turnover among coaches and players, with 30 new faces in the clubhouse every year. However, this coming 2012 season, fans of the Blaze will recognize two-thirds of the coaching staff from a 2011 squad that narrowly missed the California League Playoffs. Ken Griffey Sr. and […]

Our friend Chris Jaffe over at The Hardball Times does these “day-versaries,” as he calls them. Today’s piece features a historical bit of interest to the Nation. Today is 15,000 days since Game One of the 1970 World Series, which featured maybe the most fouled up play in World Series history. It came when Bernie […]

From CBSsports.com: “I’d like to manage at the big-league level,” Griffey says. “I’m not going to do this not to see if I can do it in the big leagues.” So far, he’s 0 for 4. He interviewed for the Milwaukee manager’s job back before Davey Lopes was hired. Interviewed twice with Cincinnati, but Tony […]

— First, a sad note, Larry Sheppard, pitching coach of the Big Red machine, passed away Tuesday at the age of 92. Larry Shepard, the former pitching coach for the Big Red Machine, has died Tuesday in Lincoln, Neb. He was 92. Shepard was the pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds from 1970-78. On a […]