Hope Begins Anew*: Spring Training 2018

Whether I was reeling from the cumulative effects of a multi-season rebuild or because I was nonplussed by an offseason in which the Reds' only notable acquisitions were thirty-something journeymen relievers, I...

Baseball Is Life: In the Driver’s Seat

I am the first person—and certainly the first woman-- I’ve ever met who openly admits to being a terrible driver. Directionally, technically, mechanically:  I’m bad at all of it and I wi...

Running Down the Velocity Upswing

As part of our discussion of the new low-scoring run environment across baseball, let’s take a look at rising fastball velocity and see what effect that may have. Aroldis Chapman has been thrilling Re...
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The ball is in Uncle Walt’s hands

It got to the point where the Reds had no choice. Dusty Baker had to go. It was bad enough the Reds limped to the finish line, losing their last five games to settle comfortably in third place. It was ba...
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Five Forgettable Seasons

2013 is looking good so far. Despite injuries to their #1 starter, starting leftfielder and cleanup hitter and catcher, the Reds are thick in the race for the Division as Memorial Day awaits. Their MVP is a Bo...