[This report was submitted by loyal (and longtime) Nation member and super Reds fan David Johnson, who comments here as “Preach,” and his son Elijah. They attended the Reds Caravan event in Columbus, OH. Lots of great information. Thanks, Preach!] “Sports science is the new Moneyball.” That was the second most interesting quote of the […]

It’s that time of year, Reds fans: The Reds announced Tuesday that their 2017 Caravan will be on the road Jan. 26-29 with stops in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Tennessee. Fans will have an opportunity to see and interact with current and former players, Minor League prospects, front office staff and broadcasters. Each […]

I tried to avoid this, because my opinion about Marty Brennaman is well-known. His voice (along with that of Joe Nuxhall) is the background music to my childhood, so I don’t spend much of my life criticizing him. I don’t agree with him all the time, but there is no one on earth with whom […]

Hope all of you out there in Redleg Nation are having a marvelous holiday season! Here at Redleg Nation World Headquarters, we’re enjoying some quiet time with family (including my youngest brothers, who are visiting from their home in China, of all places). What’s happening where you are? I want to hear all about the […]

Every night, as a kid, I listened to the Reds on 700 WLW. Every night. Without fail. Some nights, particularly those when the Reds played teams on the west coast, my parents would tell me to go to bed round about the sixth or seventh inning, just as things were getting good. “Awww, Mom! Come […]

This submission is from reader Todd McDorman. With this post, I think we’ve probably run the gamut of opinions on the Hit King. The raucous capacity crowd greeted their favorite son with a hero’s welcome. The adulation continued for minutes. First, for the anniversary of the returning 1976 World Championship team. Then, for the retirement […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (29-51) 4 9 0 Washington Nationals (48-32) 13 11 0 W: Gonzalez (4-7) L: Finnegan (3-7) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Joey Votto had a double and a homer. Brandon Phillips was 2-3. None of that mattered, since the Reds were never in this game. The […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (26-39) 3 3 0 Atlanta Braves (18-46) 1 5 2 W: Finnegan (3-4) L: Teheran (2-7) S: Wood (1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –After being recalled from AAA Louisville, JJ Hoover pitched two perfect innings. Couldn’t be happier for Hoover, who has never made excuses […]

The Reds have lost eleven in a row. They are 3-18 in road games. The pitching staff is flat out terrible. When they aren’t walking batters (11.2%, highest in MLB) Reds pitchers are grooving it down the middle. Five rookies pitched for Walt Jocketty’s club tonight. Why five rookies? The “Indifference to a Good Bullpen” […]

Okay, it’s an off-day, so you people have to endure some of the things that have been on my mind. And I gotta lotta things on my mind… –Hey, we did a new podcast! (Well, I did a new podcast; I’m flying solo on this one.) Go listen, and please subscribe via iTunes or whatever […]

Final R H E Seattle Mariners (24-17) 8 10 0 Cincinnati Reds (15-27) 3 7 0 W: Iwakuma (2-4) L: Wood (3-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –You wanna hear some good news? I finished this recap just before my laptop’s battery was drained completely. Success! –Six strong innings from Dan Straily. […]

Baseball is back. Over the years, I’ve been known to wax eloquent during the spring about the return of baseball. Some of those years, there was real excitement over a possible pennant race for the ol’ Redlegs. Other years…well, we have to dig a little deeper to find reasons to look forward to the baseball […]