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Barry Bonds says he doesn't even remember Game 7 of the 2002 World Series. Russ Ortiz still has the ball manager Dusty Baker infamously handed him walking off the mound in Game 6 with a 5-0 lead and the championship eight outs away. Jeff Kent remains bitter about what he calls ''the worst defeat of my life.''
Almost a decade later, San Francisco's collapse against Anaheim still stings.
Members of the 2002 National League champion Giants gathered at AT&T Park again Sunday, receiving rousing ovations from the crowd before San Francisco faced Baker and his Cincinnati Reds in the finale of a four-game series.
The 10-year reunion brought back mixed memories for a talented group that never could raise a banner by the bay.
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Another month of the season is in the books and with it comes the hope and promise of another. But before we look ahead to the sunny month of July, let's reflect upon the month of June by handing out the hardware for the Redlegs Review Players of the Month:
Hitter of the month
Joey Votto - Votto continues to be the front runner for NL MVP honors after...
Cueto signing during Opening Night 2012.It’s been long known that Cincinnati Reds manager … [visit site to read more]
Johnny Cueto thought he had done enough this year to deserve an All-Star spot. The National League's manager, Tony LaRussa, thought otherwise, and the Reds are not happy about it. Cueto and Dusty Baker are both taking shot at LaRussa in the aftermath of Cueto's snub, point to a fight between the Reds and Cardinals last year, when LaRussa was still managing the Cards. "...
6/30 Game Review
Louisville lost 10-3. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 1-4 with a run.
Dioner Navarro went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a run.
Mike Costanzo went 3-4 with a HR (6) and 2 RBI.
Felix Perez went 2-3 with a walk.
Pensacola won 4-2. Box Score
Ryan LaMarre went 1-4 with a walk, run and RBI.
Beau Mills went 1-3 with a double, walk, 2 RBI and a run.
Josh Fellhauer went 1-3 with...
10) Attacking LaRussa's integrity is fun for the whole family9) Standing up for his players costs nothing and is sure to inspire them for, well, minutes 8) LaRussa totally didn't spoon after their last encounter, and said he'd call, but totally never did7) Both men really wanted to give ESPN and Blogfrica a lay up during the July dead zone6) The Cardinals-Reds brawl...
The Cincinnati Reds are in a battle to take the N.L. East with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds have a one game lead over the Pirates and are on a two game win streak. Today the Reds take on the Giants who they have beaten two games in a row. Yesterdays game the Reds came out on top by only one run, winning 2-1. The Reds got a complete game by Mat Latos who only gave up tow hits...
After a lackluster 8 innings, the Reds started to come back in the 9th, having the bases loaded with no outs, allowing Miguel Cairo to come to the plate and drive in the tying run. Unfortunately, two strikeouts and a pop-out ended the Reds best chance of winning the game.
The Giants came back in the bottom of the ninth, and won the game with an Angel Pagan ground rule double...
Johnny Cueto is upset over his All-Star game snub. Tony La Russa didn’t pick him. Nor did his fellow peers. Poor baby. Oh, and Dusty Baker is mad again too. How about another for good measure? Okay, fine. And another.
RHP Bronson Arroyo took no exception to San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong taking exception to Arroyo's up-and-in pitch on Vogelsong's bunt attempt in the Cincinnati Reds' 4-3 loss to the Giants Sunday. Vogelsong fouled it off, then slammed the bat down and shouted at Arroyo. Both benches emptied. The players just milled around -- no punches or even shoving. Arroyo...
Did Tony LaRussa hold a grudge in snubbing Cueto? Or is this choice actually justified?
On Sunday afternoon, when the All-Star rosters were announced, rapid reactions came pouring in trying to decide which players were snubbed from playing in the Midsummer Classic. The scrutiny, like everything these days, began instantaneously. Whispers, screams, and angry tweets flooded baseball’s...
Angel Pagan hit a game-ending double that Jay Bruce misplayed in right field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the San Francisco Giants a four-game series split with a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Buster Posey poked a pitch from Jose Arredondo (4-2) down the right-field line that bounced into the stands for a two-out double. Then Pablo Sandoval...