Found May 02, 2013 on Metta Chronicles:
On this day in 1988, Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose was suspended 30 games for shoving umpire Dave Pallone. The suspension, the longest of the sort since Leo Durocher was suspended for the entire 1947 season for ”conduct detrimental to baseball”, created a media-frenzy and put Rose on the cover of the following SI cover. Rose was also fined $10,000. “It would be one thing if Pete was a constant problem. But this is his 28th year in baseball, and they’re treating him like a convict.” - Third baseman Buddy Bell The suspension occurred as a result of what happened in a game between the Reds and the New York Mets on April 30, 1988. In the top of the ninth, Pallone (umpire) hesitated on a call at first before ruling that first baseman Nick Esasky had his leg off the bag. The call allowed Howard Johnson to score what ended up being the winning run in a 6-5 victory for the Mets. During the argument between Pallone and Rose, Pallone unintentionally hit Rose’s face with his finger; Rose retaliated with a “forearm shiver”. The crowd of 41,032 at Riverfront Stadium joined in the action by throwing trash onto the field. After about a 15-minute delay, Pallone was forced to leave the field and the other three umps finished calling the game. “For forcefully and deliberately shoving an umpire, the manager of the Reds, Mr. Pete Rose, is suspended for 30 days and fined a substantial amount.” - National League president A. Bartlett Giamatti

Jay Bruce has a small meltdown on Twitter

It's no secret to Reds fans that Jay Bruce has been struggling at the plate lately. And it appears as if those struggles have caused the Reds outfielder to reach a breaking point on Twitter. The 26-year-old took to the social media site Tuesday night to vent about the heat he has been taking from fans this year. Here is the gist of what he had to say... I appreciate...

Bruce calls Twitter critics 'idiots'

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Jay Bruce signs the jersey of a Reds Heads kids club member.Yes, the Cincinnati Reds lost an excellent pitchers’ duel between Bronson Arroyo and Jaime Garcia last night, but you undoubtedly stayed up to watch that whole thing. What you may have missed was Jay Bruce reaching his limit of twitter abuse around midnight after the game. Bruce has started the season slowly and has yet...

Minor League Game Review – 4/30/13

Louisville won 9-5. Box Score Josh Fellhauer went 1-3 with a walk, HBP and 2 runs. Neftali Soto went 1-2 with a walk, HBP and 3 runs. Felix Perez went 2-3 with 2 doubles, a walk and 3 RBI. Denis Phipps went 2-4 with an RRBI and a run. Kristopher Negron went 2-4 with a double, HR (2) and 4 RBI. Jose Arredondo threw 3 perfect innings with 5 strikeouts. Jose Diaz threw a shutout inning...

Please Read: Updates to

Starting here in the month of May, the website is moving toward a hybrid “free content/paid content” system. There will still be daily content that will be free to everyone, but there will also be several features a week that will be behind a subscription wall that will just have small portions be “free for everyone” to see. Why is the site going to a hybrid system? I run...

Reds hope that Wrigley Field changes recent road woes

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Reds' Johnny Cueto to begin rehab Friday

Cincinnati Reds right-handed starting pitcher Johnny Cueto will make his first minor league rehab start on Friday for the team's Double-A affiliate, according to John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cueto says he'll throw for Pensacola Friday in rehab. 60, 70 pitches. #reds @cincienquirer — John Fay (@johnfayman) May 1, 2013 Cueto has been sidelined since the...

2013 Fantasy Baseball Rookie Report, Week 5: Sell High on Cingrani

Since coming up to replace Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto a couple weeks ago Tony Cingrani has done a remarkable Cueto impersonation. The rookie lefthander has improved in each of his three outings this season, culminating with a stellar six-inning performance Sunday in Washington. He struck out 11 while walking only one and giving up two hits. He even struck out four batters in one...

Hall of Fame writer Hal McCoy's unique story

Hal McCoy is the Cincinnati Reds beat writer for the Dayton Daily News.  He has been honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame and is the longest tenured beat writer in Major League Baseball.  McCoy is also legally blind and can't drive to games on his own.  Earlier this year, McCoy put the equivalent of a Help Wanted Ad on his Dayton Daily News blog because his driver for the...

Reds acquire INF Mark Teahen from D-backs

The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded veteran infielder Mark Teahen to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named later. The 31-year-old Teahen signed with the Diamondbacks during the offseason and spent the season at Triple-A Reno, where he hit .211. Teahen hasn't played in the majors since 2011 with Toronto and spent last season with Washington's Triple-A affiliate in...

In brief: videos for the off day

Last game The Reds couldn’t get a win for get-away day yesterday in St. Louis. The 2-4 loss pushes them back in to fourth place in the division, though they’re still closer to first (2.0 games back from the Cardinals) than they are to last (3.0 games ahead of the Cubs). Homer Bailey was really great through 5.0 innings, allowing just one run (earned; a solo shot by Carlos Beltran...

Reds hang on to beat Cubs at Wrigley

Jay Bruce had two RBIs and scored a run, Shin-Soo Choo drove in a run and scored twice, and the Cincinnati Reds held off the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Friday. The Cubs scored three runs in the ninth against Reds closer Aroldis Chapman before reliever J.J. Hoover came on and struck out Darwin Barney with the bases loaded to pick up his first save. Nate Schierholtz drew a two-out bases...

Cards' Lynn wins again, beats Reds

Lance Lynn won his 10th consecutive decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings Wednesday to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-2. Lynn (5-0) struck out five and walked two, improving to 10-0 in 10 starts and one relief appearance since losing to Milwaukee on Sept. 7. He became the NL's first five-game winner. It's the second straight...

Reds-Cubs Preview

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Cincinnati Reds auction off bloody Jeff Samardzija baseball

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija cut his hand open on a baseball, and that bloody ball was then sold at an auction for the Cincinnati Reds' charity.
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