Found July 11, 2012 on Red Hot Mama:
Last Game The National League trounced the American League in last night’s All Star Game: final score NL 8, AL 0. Joey Votto continued his 0-for-ASG streak, though the NL has won all of the ASGs he’s been in. Jay Bruce also didn’t get any hits, but caught the last out of the game. Aroldis Chapman only put in 0.1 innings, but he was pitching for Tony LaRussa after all. Next Game The Reds have today and tomorrow off. They’re back in action against the … [visit site to read more]

Prospect reveals secret to success

Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has been absolutely scorching minor league basepaths for two seasons now, and he says the secret to his speed comes from his favorite in-game elixir. 

Frazier forcing his way into Reds' plans

Free Todd Frazier! As the Reds closed out the mythical first half of the season with a win in San Diego on Sunday to head into the All-Star Break, fans were left with the all-too-familiar frustration of seeing Todd Frazier ride the bench while Scott Rolen flailed away in the lineup. Manager Dusty Baker was short with reporters when asked about his...

Is Kyle Lotzkar trade bait?

Lotzkar pitching for Pensacola There's a really good Canadian-born player on the Cincinnati Reds roster in Joey Votto, but the organization also boasts a pretty good Canadian-born prospect in the minor league ranks as well. His name is Kyle Lotzkar and he was recently mentioned in Jim Bowden's piece that featured a list of Futures Game players who could be used as...

XKCD on baseball at the speed of light

And no, this isn’t a post about Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman. Randall Munroe, the guy behind the web comic XKCD, has launched a new weekly feature where he will answer science questions submitted by readers. Today’s–the first one–just so happens to focus on baseball. What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of … [visit site...

Hamilton rises in top prospects update

The accolades keep raining down on the newest member of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, SS Billy Hamilton. His blazing speed and thievery of bases (105 now in 2012) have continued to elevate his ranking on several midseason top prospect lists. Keith Law of released his updated Top 50 Prospects list on Thursday and tabbed the fleet-footed Hamilton as the 27th best prospect...

Billy Hamilton, Reds Prospect, Credits Mountain Dew for Blazing Speed, Crazy Amount of Stolen Bases (Video)

The legend of Billy Hamilton is growing every day. The Reds prospect is already turning heads at the minor league level because of his blazing speed and ridiculous amount of stolen bases. Now, he's adding to the stories with his reasoning. "It's the Dew," Hamilton said, according to Yahoo! Sports. That's right. Hamilton, who has 104 stolen bases already this...

Series Review: Billy Hamilton

Over the past few days I sat down and watched some games on when Bakersfield was in San Jose. It was a three game series and Billy Hamilton made the most of it. He went 6 for 13 with 4 walks and 1 strikeout in the series. Observations Hamilton was incredibly patient at the plate in this series. He looked at plenty of strikes, but he swung at maybe 3 pitches outside of the...

Reds boast easiest second half schedule

Success or failure in professional sports can often times trickle down to something as simple as scheduling. A schedule full of weak competition can provide an easy path to the playoffs, while one filled with contenders can make that path mighty difficult. On that note, ESPN Insider Buster Olney recently broke down the second-half schedules for all National League contenders...

RLW Episode 17 – Sliding Head First with Richard and Greg

This week we’re joined by the hosts of the Head First Slide Podcast, longtime Reds fans Richard and Greg. In this week’s show: Week in Review, the West Coast trip that could have been, quality starts streak and Drew Stubbs Redleg Weekly Poll Question Midseason Awards We love you Scotty, but it’s time you beamed yourself into retirement. Don’t forget if you subscribe to our...

Brandon Phillips “gold glove” sparks Rawlings lawsuit

Rawlings is trying to take away Brandon Phillips' gold glove. Or, at least the gold glove Wilson made for him. A sporting goods company long associated with baseball, Rawlings has sued Wilson -- another easily recognizable sporting goods company -- in federal court, claiming that Wilson's "gold glove" made for Reds' second baseman Brandon Phillips violates...

Daily Brief: All Star Game brings record low ratings

Last Game I don’t watch much TV, but there used to be something that I would turn on around dinner time most every night. What was that? The news? Adventure Time? Hoarders? The Reds haven’t had a game start at the typical 7 p.m. hour since June 26. Ah, June 26: back when the FDA was approving lorcaserin for weight loss, “Call Me Maybe” was in its first week as Billboard’s...

Reds begin second half looking for a title

Anybody out there who believes the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to win the National League Central please raise your hands and if you are from the Pittsburgh area, put your hands down.Of course, the Chicago Cubs can be eliminated right now because the Cubs are usually eliminated on Opening Day and are so far out of it right now that they need Mount Palomar to see first place.And...

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