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A series this important and monumental for my favorite professional sports franchise leaves me struggling to find the words on the eve of it’s beginning.
There isn’t enough I can say about the 2012 Cincinnati Reds or the special place that they hold in my heart. When this season began, I had a vision that this team’s destiny ended up somewhere in the NLCS. I didn’t know what it held from it’s beginning to it’s end, but it’s one of those visions I’ve rarely had in all of my life watching sports. It came to me originally in the 2010 NLDS, it was the 6th or 7th inning. I knew that door was closing. But I knew if I could just live long enough the Reds would be back and they would make a run. I knew 2012 was that year.
This post is more about their opponent that stands in their way. Based on a few factors, the Giants are the toughest opponent that the Reds could have drawn to open up their postseason. After the initial reaction which was fear came some acceptance on my behalf. Then came...
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Almost lost in a notebook item written by reds.com reporter Mark Sheldon yesterday was this little bit of news about the fastest man in baseball and top Reds’ prospect, Billy Hamilton.
Billy Hamilton is switching positions, going from shortstop to center field.
“There are a lot of reasons,” Bill Bavasi, the Reds’ vice president of scouting and player development, told MLB...
Frazier at the plateCincinnati Enquirer reporter John Erardi has another nice article today, this one about the rookie duo of Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier on the 2012 team.
Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart have not only been one of the best combination of first-year players on any team this season, they qualify as the greatest pairing of Reds rookie position players since Bernie Carbo...
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P&G has committed $2,000,000 to the Cincinnati Reds and the Reds Community Fund’s “Urban Youth Academy.”
The Reds Urban Youth Academy will be a baseball and softball training facility at Roselawn Park in Cincinnati that provides free, year-round instruction for boys and girls ages 6-18 from Greater Cincinnati and throughout Reds Country.
Alfredo Simon celebrates the Reds’ winning of the 2012 National League Central division by dousing himself from the pine cup.
On the night the Cincinnati Reds clinched the National League Central division, you may have seen some images of players with a brass cup during the celebration, including Alfredo Simon and Bronson Arroyo. Everyone was gathered around it at some point.
Minus his old signature toothpick, Cincinnati's Dusty Baker leaned against the batting cage intently watching his players just as he did for a decade managing the Giants.
Baker is back in the Bay Area for the playoffs, 10 years after he came so close to winning a World Series with San Francisco. These days, he is conserving energy after a recent 11-game absence because of a...
That’s definitely Pete Rose in the Mandalay Bay sportsbook last week. The bigger issue here is if that’s a Cincinnati Reds game on the big screen. What other teams have a red hat with black bill? Another tidbit of interest is that this photo was uploaded September 28, which happens to be the night Homer Bailey threw the first Reds no-hitter since Tom Browning’s perfect game...
Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto left his Game 1 start against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night in the first inning because of back spasms.
The Red said he is day to day. The right-hander threw a second strike to No. 2 hitter Marco Scutaro and walked off the mound in obvious pain. A trainer and manager Dusty Baker rushed out to check on him, and the 19-game winner came out...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Phillips enjoys the playoff spotlight. The Cincinnati second baseman hit a two-run homer, added an RBI single and finished 3-for-5 as the Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 Saturday night in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. "The whole world is watching," Phillips said. "This is a good time to be famous. You can be famous...
2B Brandon Phillips
SS Zack Cozart
1B Joey Votto
LF Ryan Ludwick
RF Jay Bruce
3B Scott Rolen
C Ryan Hanigan
CF Drew Stubbs
SP Johnny Cueto
OF Xavier Paul
OF Chris Heisey
C Dioner Navarro
SS Wilson Valdez
UTI Todd Frazier
GO REDS!!! BEAT THE GIANTS!!!
The Giants’ NLDS roster has been announced, and it’s devoid of any surprises. In fact, it’s identical to the playoff roster predictions I posted a week and a half ago. The Giants will go with 12 pitchers, which is a good thing: two of Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum, and Barry Zito — presumably the former two, but we still don’t know for sure — will be starting games in...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer, Jay Bruce added a solo shot, and the Cincinnati bullpen took care of the rest as the Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 Saturday night in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. The Reds survived the loss of ace Johnny Cueto, who exited in the first inning due to back spasms. Phillips, who had three hits, also...
Your browser does not support iframes. What are the San Francisco Giants doing in the playoffs? Well, according to local rapper E-40, the "Giants are out here trying to win something". They even have their very own postseason song to prove it. Listen to what I mean by playing the video clip above.
The NL Central Champion Reds (97-65) and NL West Champion Giants (94-68) will kickoff Game One of the NLDS on Saturday beginning at 9:37pm ET. Cincinnati will pit ace Johnny Cueto (19-9, 2.78) up against San Francisco ace Matt Cain (16-5, 2.79) in what is sure to be a pitcher's duel, on paper at least. The game will be aired by TBS.
Here are 10 notes for you to mull over...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto left his Game 1 start against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night in the first inning because of back spasms.
The Red said he is day to day. The right-hander threw a second strike to No. 2 hitter Marco Scutaro and walked off the mound in obvious pain. A trainer and manager Dusty Baker rushed out to check on him, and the...
The Reds jockeyed with several other NL Central teams (including the Pirates!) for the divisional lead for the first half of the season, but after July 19 they moved into first place and never looked back. The closest they got to losing the lead was on August 9th, after NL MVP Shawn Camp exerted his [...]