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October - weak light, rustling leaves, and baseball without the Cincinnati Reds. I'm rooting for the Brewers and the Tigers but they're both down three games to two. If it's a Texass-Taint Louis World Series, I don't think I will watch out of sheer blah.I wonder if the all Midwest NLCS has plummeted ratings. Detroit, too. Ha! Take that, coasts. Three out of four of the teams are from the Midwest. Must be a ratings nightmare. No matter, Americans don't care about baseball anymore. Not violent enough. Too slow for ADD Nation. I kind of wonder if they every did, though. Was there ever a time when the nation tuned into the baseball postseason? The times, they have been changin'.
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Keith Law of ESPN Insider recently weighed in on a variety of MLB topics through his blog and via an online chat recently. Among them are two tidbits regarding the Redlegs.
Here the snippets in which Law mentions Cincinnati:
Regarding RHP Brad Boxberger who finished last year with Triple-A Louisville:
"I expect to see Cincinnati Reds right-hander Brad Boxberger...
Bray led the team with 79 appearances this past season
while posting a 2.98 ERA
The Major League Baseball Players Association released an All-Star roster on Friday that included at least one Red.
Left-handed specialist Bill Bray will join fellow Major League Baseball players in participating in the 2011 Taiwan All-Star Series in early-November.
The squad will travel to...
The 1990 Cincinnati Reds received some recognition from Andrew Mindzak of Yahoo! Sports on Thursday, however the recognition won't likely go over well with Reds country. He tabs the '90 squad as one of the five worst teams in history to ever win a World Series.
Here is an excerpt from the piece regarding the Redlegs:
"1990 Cincinnati Reds: This wasn't...
Hey guys, I hope the weekend is going well for everyone. Here are some Reds links I stumbled upon while surfing the web earlier today:
* The Reds denied the Oakland A's permission to talk with current pitching coach Bryan Price, according to Buster Olney via Twitter. Price's contract runs through the end of next season.
* A humorous piece written by Rob Daniels...
Phoenix continued the losing streak as the Desert Dogs lost 6-2 to the Surprise Saguaros.
-Brodie Greene started at 2B and went 1-5 with a solo homer, but also had three strikeouts.
-Cody Puckett played in RF, going 1-4 with an RBI and a K, as the Reds' prospects accounted for both Desert Dogs' runs.
-Donnie Joseph had another rough outing allowing two earned runs...
October 15th, 1892 - On the last day of the season, Redlegs pitcher Charles "Bumpus" Jones tosses the first no-hitter in franchise history with a 7-1 victory over Pittsburgh. Amazingly enough, it was also the major league debut for the Xenia, Ohio native.
The likelihood that Jones would become the first hurler in club history to achieve the rare feat was as...
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty adamantly denied last week that the team was considering trading first baseman Joey Votto, saying, “We’re not shopping him. We’re not entertaining offers . . . He’s one of the best players in the game. Why would we trade him?”
Well, the Reds actually have very good reasons to trade Votto – he will earn $17 million in 2013, he is a...
I have a couple of new submissions for our RN Around the World feature (I hope to get those posted soon), but I wanted to go ahead and post this one.
Many of you know that I have a brother who lives in China. Yesterday morning, he emailed me a couple of pictures. First, this one:
You’re going to love this.
The picture attached, that’s the TV host introducing “Mr...