Found May 21, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
The Chipper Jones farewell tour is in full swing, with pretty much every town that the Braves third baseman is visiting for the final time honoring him in some way, be it with a video package, gifts from the team, or a combination of both. The Cincinnati Reds are going in a different direction this week, and it's one of the more unique tributes to Jones that we've seen so far.
The Reds will be putting a jewel on the side of all of the bases for this week's series commemorating the career of Jones. Once the series ends, one of the bases will be given to Jones, one will be given to the Braves Hall of Fame, and one will remain in the Reds Hall of Fame.
This is a very cool thing that the Reds are doing, and is another great move from a classy, storied franchise. Hats off to Walt Jocketty and the rest of the Cincinnati front office and management.
[h/t: Braves Twitter]
BEST OF MAXIM
When I heard that Chipper Jones was retiring I was worried that he'd be subjected to the hackneyed "farewell tour" gifts every time he came to town.And, well, I was right.But, the Cincinnati Reds are doing it different. And this, well, this...I like.According to The Outside Corner, the Reds will be putting a "jewel" on the side of all of the bases celebrating Jones...
Soto had a big Bats blast.
Louisville 7 Lehigh Valley 3
-It was back-to-back wins for the Bats (15-30) as Pedro Villarreal (2-0) allowed just two earned runs in his 6.2 innings for the win. Jordan Smith got the save (3) tossing 1.1 scoreless innings.
-2B Willie Harris had two hits with a double and two RBI. 3B Chris Valaika added a double and an RBI as well. The big moment...
Brandon Beachy has a tendency to lose things when hes on the road.
He left his phone charger on the Braves first road trip. He replaced it, but lost the new one on the next trip.
Beachy had no trouble remembering his charger in Chicago earlier this month, but wasnt afraid to let his 17,000-plus Twitter followers know that he left his wallet and phone in a cab in the Windy City...
A major league pitcher who defected from Cuba has been sued for $18 million by a Cuban-American man who blames the player for his imprisonment on the communist island.
The lawsuit was filed last week in Miami federal court against Aroldis Chapman, a left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. The lawsuit claims that Chapman falsely accused Danilo Curbelo Garcia of involvement in...
5/20 Game Review
Louisville won 7-3. Box Score
Willie Harris went 2-5 with a double and 2 RBI.
Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a grand slam (5).
Danny Dorn went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a run.
Chris Valaika went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
Felix Perez went 1-1 with a run.
Pedro Villarreal went 1-2 at the plate with a run. He allowed 2 runs in 6.2 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts...
Left-hander Aroldis Chapman will get more chances to close games for the Cincinnati Reds.
Chapman picked up his second career save on Sunday by finishing off a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees. The Reds have been looking for someone to take the spot of closer Ryan Madson, out for the season with a torn elbow ligament.
The hard-throwing Cuban may be the answer.
Manager Dusty Baker...
When you go to a major league baseball game, you hope that a home run gets hit your way so you can take a souvenir home. Last night, Cincinatti Reds fan Caleb Lloyd was lucky enough not to get just one home run ball, but two. Lloyd was sitting in the left field bleachers when Reds pitcher Mike Leake went yard. Then, leadoff hitter Zach Cozart followed up with a home run of his own...
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CINCINNATI (AP) -- What's more unusual than a team hitting back-to-back homers? How about one fan catching both of them.
That's what Caleb Lloyd did on Monday night at Great American Ball Park.
The 20-year-old junior from Thomas More College was in left field when Reds pitcher Mike Leake hit his first career homer in the fourth inning. The ball went directly to Lloyd, who...
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Caleb Lloyd had a night to remember at Great American Ball Park on Monday Night, catching two home runs by consecutive batters. Mike Leake and Zack Coazart hit back-to-back home runs in the Red’s 4-1 victory over the Braves, both of which were caught by Lloyd in the left field stands.
Perhaps most interesting is the fact that the 20-year-old Lloyd left the park without either ball...
A few guys have come up in discussion over the last week or two, mostly relievers, who haven’t had much information on them out there. So today I thought I would take a quick look at a two of those guys and give some mini scouting reports.
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