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Jay Bruce has decided to delete his Twitter account amid criticism he has received from his own fans. The 26-year-old called the move "a life decision" and also cited the fact that he spends too much time on the social media site as reason for his departure. Bruce did quit Twitter. Says it was taking too much time. "It was a life decision. I got numb to all the ridicule." #reds @Cincienquirer — John Fay (@johnfayman) September 4, 2013 This decision by Bruce was probably one he considered for awhile, though. In May, the Reds outfielder made headlines after he went on a rant calling out his naysayers on Twitter. I can imagine he was already thinking about doing away with his account then. Bruce isn't the only professional athlete to shut down his Twitter activities this year. Former Atlanta Braves third basemen Chipper Jones quit in August due to criticism, too.
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Homer Bailey pitched a gem Tuesday night against the Cardinals to earn his 10th win of the season.
However, he almost didn't make it out of the second inning.
Check it out as Bailey escaped a scare in the top of the second when Yadier Molina nearly took his head off by a line drive.
Fortunately, Bailey was able to get his glove...
After suffering a heart-breaking defeat in 16 innings on Wednesday, the Reds bounced back to win both the game, 6-2, and the series on Thursday behind a barrage of home runs and a gutsy performance from rookie Tony Cingrani.
The huge win pulled the Reds within 3.0 games of the front-running Pirates for the division lead. And it pulled the Reds even closer to the Cardinals for...
Late Monday night, I came across two interesting, yet polar opposite takes on the current sports media landscape. One paints the picture of a baseball beat writer, who grinds out a six month, 162 game season with a team, working hard to get information for his bosses and customers, and when he dares tread into analysis, is not only dismissed, but demeaned by a professional athlete...
The dirt-smudged base leaned on the floor in front of Billy Hamilton's locker. An inscription in black ink noted the importance: ''MLB Debut 9/3/13.''
The speedy outfielder who outran everything in the minors got his first stolen base in the majors on Tuesday night, and it decided a game with playoff implications. Hamilton swiped second and came...
Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is fast - really fast. He's probably the fastest man in baseball today. He was a September call-up by the Reds, and got into Tuesday night's game with the Cardinals as a pinch runner in the seventh inning. Hamilton, who stole 155 bases last year at an 80.7% clip and stole "just" 75 bases this year at an 83% clip, came in...
Todd Frazier hit two homers, including the first of Cincinnati's three off Lance Lynn, and the Reds recovered from a 16-inning loss by overpowering the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Thursday night, taking three of four in their final series of the season.
Jay Bruce and Shin-Soo Choo also hit solo homers off Lynn (13-10), who lasted five innings and gave up three homers for only...
The Reds go .500 this week but may have scored more than any week this season. A couple guys had a fantastic week and start the last series with Cards on the right foot.
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Speedy Billy Hamilton got his first major league steal Tuesday night and came around on Todd Frazier's double in the seventh inning, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory, their second straight over the St. Louis Cardinals.
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With 23 games to go in the regular season, the Reds are 3.5 games back on the NLC and lead the second wildcard spot by 7.5 over the Nationals. It’s not exactly sewn up yet, but it’s felt pretty likely that our boys will be in the post-season for a while now. The real question has been: then what?
The first wildcard spot has belonged to the Cardinals for as long as the Reds have...
Lance Lynn is in his worst slump of the season, and he's not sure why.
Todd Frazier hit two homers, including the first of Cincinnati's three off Lynn, and the Reds recovered from a 16-inning loss by overpowering the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Thursday night, taking three of four in their final series of the season.
Jay Bruce and Shin-Soo Choo also hit solo homers off Lynn...
Matt Adams' second homer sent St. Louis to a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in 16 innings on Wednesday night, protecting the Cardinals' hold on second place in the NL Central.
Adams broke an 0-for-17 slump by connecting in the 14th. After St. Louis let that lead get away, he homered again off Logan Ondrusek (3-1), ending the Reds' longest game of the season.
Two national writers take a look at Billy Hamilton from two different perspectives.
Ben and Sam discuss the debatable value of Billy Hamilton, then forecast the free agencies of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Phil Hughes and others.
The Reds did what they had to do.
They won the big four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals wrapping up with a homer binge of a 6-2 victory Thursday night before a crowd of 21418 at Great American Ball Park.
Winning three of four over one of the teams you're chasing in September is a good thing. But for the Reds it was a necessary thing. They needed to show they could...