Found October 03, 2012 on Diamond Hoggers:
Let it be said, let it be written. The Reds path with destiny will go through San Francisco. Before the season began, I had a premonition that the Reds would make the NLCS. Early in the season, I had the Reds losing to an NL West team (Giants or Dodgers, and I eventually decided on the Giants) in the NLCS. Today I sat in my office and I thought long and hard about how my premonition was almost correct but won’t quite be able to jive. As much as I didn’t want to see the Reds head out west to play a couple against the likes of Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner, there’s no other way. And in a weird and twisted way, this was part of the destiny all along. This is; in my opinion; Dusty Baker’s final ride. This is Dusty Baker riding the bad bull that broke his face Tuff Hedeman-style one last time. Dusty gets a final crack at the team he gained so much fame with. A team that he was a game away from winning a World Series with. Maybe my intuitions I felt so strongly about weren’t that fa...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Reds set their rotation for NLDS

Cueto will anchor the rotation yet again The Redlegs have officially announced their rotation for the National League Division Series. It had been rumored that the 3-man rotation would consist of Johnny Cueto in Game One, Bronson Arroyo in Game Two, and Mat Latos in Game Three. Dusty Baker confirmed those suspicions on Tuesday. “We’ve been planning this for a while...

Navarro getting his kicks with the Reds

There are eight flat screen televisions hanging in the palatial and spacious Cincinnati Reds clubhouse, seven of them usually tuned in to baseball games or football games on Saturdays and Sundays. The eighth TV is directly in front of catcher Dioner Navarro's locker and it is always tuned in to a soccer match from somewhere around the world. And Navarro sits in front of his...

Cincinnati turns away Redbirds, remains in hunt for top seed

The Reds (97-64) remained in contention to earn the National League's No. 1 seed by defeating the host Cardinals (87-74), 3-1, on Tuesday night. Mat Latos improved to 14-4 with considerable help from his bullpen. Meanwhile, Cincinnati's offense was fueled by Scott Rolen and Dioner Navarro, who both tallied a pair of hits in the contest. One of Rolen's was of...

Time set for Game One of the Reds-Giants NLDS

The Nationals (98-64) secured the best record in the National League on Wednesday, but more importantly they earned the No. 1 seed as well. They did so by downing the Phillies, 5-1.That means the Reds will head into the postseason as the No. 2 seed, and will begin their journey to the World Series in San Francisco for Game One of the NLDS on Saturday. Here's a look at...

Pete Rose In Mandalay Bay Sportsbook Watching Homer Bailey’s No-Hitter? Looks Like It

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...

Reds have two days to capture home-field

The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals are on the verge of locking up a second consecutive trip to the postseason. While the Cincinnati Reds have long since clinched, they're running out of time to secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Winners of 11 of 14, the Cardinals look to keep rolling Tuesday night as they continue a three-game set against...

Rolen homer lifts Reds over Cards

Mat Latos won his fourth straight decision to finish the regular season and Scott Rolen homered off Chris Carpenter, helping the Cincinnati Reds keep the St. Louis Cardinals' postseason plans on hold with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night. The Cardinals' magic number for clinching the second NL wild card remained at one with a game to go, and they were left in the uncomfortable...

Game 162: Reds 0, Cardinals 1

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...

Reds announce starting rotation for playoffs

The Cincinnati Reds announced their starting rotation for the first round of the playoffs, even though they don't know which team they will be facing. Johnny Cueto (19-9, 2.78 ERA) will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series against either the Giants or the wild-card survivor. He will be followed by Bronson Arroyo (12-10, 3.74) in Game 2 and Mat Latos (13-4...

Reds Live Postgame Show After Every Reds Playoff 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...

These Guys are Like Family

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...

Reds deny Cardinals, keep magic number at 1

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mat Latos won his fourth straight decision to finish the regular season and Scott Rolen homered off Chris Carpenter, helping the Cincinnati Reds keep the St. Louis Cardinals' postseason plans on hold with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night. The Cardinals' magic number for clinching the second NL wild card remained at one with a game to go, and they were left in...

Baker returns from mini-stroke

Dusty Baker missed the Cincinnati Reds' division-clinching win. He watched Homer Bailey's no-hitter on TV. Back for his first full day on the job Monday after recovering from a mini-stroke in Chicago, the veteran manager takes it as a sign there'll be more good news ahead. The Reds were 7-4 under bench coach Chris Speier and were tied with the Washington Nationals for...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.