The Reds Hall of Fame announced today the “Modern Player Ballot” for induction into the Reds Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The six former Reds players on the ballot are: —Reggie Sanders —Adam Dunn —John Franco —Danny Graves —Scott Rolen —Aaron Boone You need to vote for Reggie Sanders at least once a day, […]

Since everybody is all mad at each other about statues right now anyway, let us discuss Pete Rose. Those of you who have read me for a while know that I used to work at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, a position I speak of with much respect and affection, because I was […]

Joey Votto is perhaps the greatest Red in the history of all Reds. You may want to say Joe Morgan or Pete Rose or Johnny Bench or Barry Larkin, but you would be wrong because none of them are Joey Votto. Not only is Joey Votto just a step below the great Ted Williams (RIP […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (50-70) 2 8 0 Chicago Cubs (62-56) 1 7 0 W: Lorenzen (7-2) L: Strop (3-3) S: Iglesias (21) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Luis Castillo is very, very good. Tonight, Castillo twirled six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. He struck out seven and walked two. […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (49-70) 5 8 1 Chicago Cubs (62-55) 15 17 1 W: Quintana (7-10) L: Wojciechowski (3-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Scooter Gennett had two hits, including his 20th home run. But that wasn’t the highlight of tonight’s game for Scooter: he pitched the eighth inning. Sure, […]

The Cincinnati Reds landscape is littered with pitchers who have contended with injuries. Are we living in a unique period, with fragile pitchers and unsure management? It’s worth remembering that even our most respected and beloved managers — including Fred Hutchinson, Dave Bristol. Sparky Anderson, Davey Johnson and Lou Piniella — have been as perplexed […]

When arguing about the greatest Red of all-time, these are the names that enter the conversation: Joe Morgan Johnny Bench Pete Rose Frank Robinson Barry Larkin That is the complete list and, truthfully, Larkin doesn’t belong there. He is here mostly for illustrative purposes. Any further arguments boil down to discussions of time with the […]

In recent years (with the exception of 2015, of course), the Cincinnati Reds representatives haven’t had success in All-Star games. On Tuesday, Zack Cozart broke an 0-for-25 streak with a single to left field. It was the first hit by a Cincinnati Red in an All-Star game since Scott Rolen singled in Anaheim in 2010. But in the long, storied […]

It’s a fun question to ponder, but settling on an answer was harder than I expected. I’ve never witnessed a no-hitter or perfect game, never seen someone homer four times or collect hit #4,192, and never experienced division-clinching walk-off heroics. After mentally rewinding through three decades of fandom (and taking a quick glance through some […]

Let’s take a trip back in time. I’m talking about going way, way back to June 8th – some twelve long days ago. If you’ll remember, back on June 8th, the Reds were putting the finishing touches on a four game sweep of the rival St. Louis Cardinals. Sitting at 29-30, just one game under .500 and into the […]

In a blatant attempt to divert your attention away from the 2017 Reds and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Losing Streak, we’re going to fall back on the old Cincinnati standby: talk about the Big Red Machine instead. Over the weekend, as you probably know, the Reds unveiled the latest statue on Crosley […]

Before today’s game, the Reds will celebrate the unveiling of Pete Rose’s bronze statue at Crosley Terrace at Great American Ball Park. Even though Rose remains banned from MLB for betting on games, the league has given the Reds permission to recognize the on-field accomplishments of the Cincinnati native and star. Rose was inducted into […]