Found October 05, 2012 on
Another year, another set of baseball playoffs without the Pirates. My own personal rooting interests in 2012 are, in order:
Reds (I don't care what you say about Brandon Phillips, I like the Reds; I say the Reds being good is proof the Pirates can do it)
Giants (why do my four favorite playoff teams play each other in the division series every single year?)
Cardinals (La Russa Legacy Hate puts them behind the Braves in the one-game playoff for me ... seriously)
Orioles (stupid lucky jerks)
Your mileage may vary, of course.
I'm going to be writing about the playoffs over at The Outside Corner, so keep an eye for my stuff over there. Of course, whenever I post anything there that I think you might be interested in, I'll also mention it over here. Today, I gave a rundown of MLB playoff format history and why I think the one game play-in is dumb and a b...
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After initially announcing that the playoff roster would be set on Friday, the Cincinnati Reds changed their mind and didn’t announce it until a few hours before tonight’s game.
The players who didn’t make it aren’t a surprise. Devin Mesoraco, Mike Leake, and Logan Ondrusek were all left off.
From the Reds...
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.
The road to the World Series starts tonight for the Reds as they take on the Giants in San Francisco in game one of the National League Division Series. The game starts at 9:37pm EST and features both teams' aces matching up against each other on the mound in Johnny Cueto and Matt Cain. Obviously the Reds will have to get past the Giants in order to win the World Series,...
Eight pitches into Game 1 of the NLDS on Saturday night, the Cincinnati Reds suffered a blow to their postseason hopes when ace pitcher Johnny Cueto was forced to leave because of back spasms.
Cueto struck out San Francisco Giants leadoff batter Angel Pagan, then had Marco Scutaro 0-and-1 before throwing a changeup for a strike. But he appeared to grimace as he released the ball...
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...
FOX Sports Ohio will present a one-hour Reds Live postgame show, presented by Leinenkugel Oktoberfest, immediately following Cincinnati Reds playoff games. Reds Live is scheduled to air following NLDS games on Saturday, Oct. 6th, Sunday, Oct. 7th, and Tuesday, Oct. 9th, as well as Wednesday, Oct. 10th and Thursday, Oct. 11th should the series go all five games. Please visit www.reds...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ten years after Darren Baker nearly got run over at home plate when he wandered into the World Series action, he's still not old enough to be a bat boy.
The 13 12-year-old son of Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker is just fine with that, because these days he's a second baseman who appreciates watching the games to learn. He does plan to be bat boy...
Homer Bailey failed in his attempt for back-to-back no-hitters.It took until the final game of the year for the Cincinnati Reds to play a meaningless game in the 2012 season. Thanks to the Los Angeles Dodgers losing and giving the St. Louis Cardinals the second wild card and the Washington Nationals winning and clinching the best record in the National League, the outcome of last...
The Cincinnati Reds left right-handed reliever Logan Ondrusek off the roster for their division series matchup against the San Francisco Giants.
The Reds announced their roster before Game 1 on Saturday. They are carrying 11 pitchers for the series, with fifth starter Mike Leake and Ondrusek being held out.
Ondrusek had the fourth most appearances on the Reds this season with 63...
This is absolutely not the news that the Cincinnati Reds wanted. Ace Johnny Cueto left game one of the Reds NLDS matchup with the Giants in the first inning after just eight pitches with back spasms.
Cueto was immediately replaced in the game by Sam LeCure, and LeCure was replaced after the second inning by Mat Latos, who is scheduled to start game three of the series for the...
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...
I was talking with Mrs. Diamond Hoggers tonight. We were talking about the impending baseball playoffs and the stress I’m feeling about the Reds. She mentioned that as long as her Yankees make the World Series she’ll be happy. And then she quickly had a turn of face.
Like I pointed out in jingoistic fashion, this is really her team. Even if she doesn’t know it. How could...
With all of the weirdness and excitement that's surrounded the end of the regular season and the new wild card play-in game, seeing the Reds and Giants play in the National League Division Series is something that would've surprised pretty much no baseball fan anywhere back in March. That being said, this matchup isn't quite what we all might've suspected in March...
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.
''Well, I really don't have much choice,'' Baker said when...
After missing last year the welcome pangs of nervousness have come back with the Giants back in the playoffs.
In the National League Division series the Giants face the NL Central Champion Reds. The Reds are a very good team and this series shouldn't be easy for either team.
Here is the statistical breakdown for each team:
AVG OBP SLG wOBA...