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Bryce Harper's brother: Finalist for Mustached American of the Year

The American Mustache Institute (which really is a thing that exists) has announced their ten finalists for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year (also a real thing), and one of the finalists is Bryan Harper, Bryce's older brother. The elder Harper was drafted in the 30th round of the 2011 Draft by the Nationals out of the University of South Carolina, a...
Via The Outside Corner
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-29-13

Burch Smith turned in an absolutely dominating performance against the Aces. The Missions lost a shootout 10-9 while the Storm, led by 2 home runs from Kyle Gaedele, won a shootout 11-9. Both Fort Wayne and Eugene struggled in their respective losses. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Kyle Gaedele Pitching Player of the Day: Burch Smith   Tucson Padres 1, Reno Aces 2 Jaff Decker-CF...
Via Friarhood
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-21-13

The AZL Padres, TinCaps, Storm, and the Missions all won by 1 run while Tucson won by just 2 runs. The TinCaps and the Storm enjoyed walk-off victories. Eugene was the lone team to lose in the organization tonight, and they only lost by 1 run. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Reynaldo Bruguera Pitching Player of the Day: Anthony Bass   Tucson Padres 5, Tacoma Rainiers 3 Dean Anna-SS...
Via Friarhood
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

12 best facial hair styles in sports history

In case you haven’t heard yet, November is a month celebrated by men across the globe who put down their razors, hide their shaving cream and aftershave gel, and celebrate one of the most glorious yet still unofficial holidays. That’s right ladies, it’s “No Shave November!” Join the MSF #Movember Team to fight and raise awareness for prostate cancer! Most men risk their...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor moves: Zavada released, Castro traded

Unfortunately, this 'stache will not be on display at GABP in '12 In case you missed it, the Redlegs made a couple minor moves earlier this week. Let's catch you up on those shall we? A swap with the Sox... On Tuesday the club traded minor league 2B Jose Castro to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash (amount undisclosed). The 25-year old split...
Via Redlegs Review
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Roster size down to 33 after cuts

Carlos Fisher was among the players who were shown the door The Redlegs made eight more cuts on Sunday to trim the roster size down to 33. Among the cuts were RHP Andrew Brackman, INF Chris Valaika, and OF Denis Phipps (who were all optioned to Triple-A Louisville), and RHP Carlos Fisher, LHP Ron Mahay, LHP Clayton Tanner, LHP Clay Zavada, and RHP Kanekoa Texeria, (who were...
Via Redlegs Review
March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Who's hot and who's not right now

The Cuban Missile has enjoyed a nice spring thus far The Spring Training schedule is now a little over halfway complete and Opening Day is a mere two and a half weeks away. Here's a look at who's been having success this preseason, as well as some players that haven't: Who's Hot: - Scott Rolen: The 36-year old is batting .444 (8-18) with a .524 OBP. He...
Via Redlegs Review
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds Rally Falls Just Short

The Cincinnati Reds (7-10) snapped a modest 2 game winning streak as a 9th inning rally against the Arizona Diamondbacks (7-9) fell just short. The Reds took an early lead before blowing up in the 7th. A single lost in the wind, and a key error lead to 7 runs in the inning for the D-Backs.  Trailing 8-5 going into the final frame the Reds were able to score 2 runs to make...
Via Redlegs Review
March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

A's double-up Cincy 6-3

Saturday's affair with the Oakland A's (6-3) made the Reds (4-4-1) thankful that these games only serve as exhibitions. Dusty Baker's crew fell 6-3 on the road in a game in which both ace Johnny Cueto and the defense struggled a bit. Here is the good, the bad and a few notables from Saturday: The Good: -Prospects Donnie Joseph and Kyle Lotzkar combined to toss...
Via Redlegs Review
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

King Felix sends Cincy to first loss of spring

Newcomer Mat Latos took the hill for the Reds on Tuesday The Redlegs (2-1-1) suffered their first loss of the Spring on Tuesday, an 8-6 defeat to the hands of the Mariners (4-1). Here's the good, the bad and a few notables regarding the affair: The Good: - Right-hander Mat Latos started and pitched two scoreless innings in his spring/Reds debut. He allowed two hits while...
Via Redlegs Review
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians 6, Reds 6 F

The first exhibition game of the spring slate is now in the books! The contest - which was played on a 67-degree day in Goodyear, Arizona - was suspended after nine innings and ended in a 6-6 draw. Here is the good, the bad and a couple notables regarding Saturday's contest: The Good: -Drew Stubbs had a solid game going 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs....
Via Redlegs Review
March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Zavada seeks new life at Reds camp

Clay Zavada, the relief pitcher with the handlebar mustache, is hoping this time will be the charm as he auditions for a roster spot at Reds Spring Training.
Via reds.com
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Inviting Some Facial Hair To Camp

This weekend, the Cincinnati Reds signed a couple pitchers to minor league contracts with invites to Spring Training camp. Ron Mahay and Clay Zavada, both left-handed pitchers, will … [visit site to read more]
Via Red Hot Mama
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

The Latest News, Notes & Links

Happy Saturday everyone. I hope you're keeping nice and toasty wherever you may be. Here's the latest news, notes and links coming out of Reds camp -- and believe me there's a lot of it: **The Reds attempted to add more bullpen depth today with the announced signings of lefties Ron Mahay and Clay Zavada. Both players were inked to minor league contracts with an...
Via Redlegs Review
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds sign pair of lefties to Minor League deals

The Reds signed a pair of left-handed relievers on Friday to Minor League contracts. Both Ron Mahay and Clay Zavada signed contracts that include invites to big league camp as non-roster players.
Via reds.com
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds Sign Ron Mahay, Clay Zavada

The Reds have signed left-handers Ron Mahay and Clay Zavada to minor league contracts, as announced via the team's official Twitter feed.  Both deals contain invitations to the Reds' Major League Spring Training camp.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Current Players, Round 1 - Axford vs. Zavada

In our first mustache matchup, we are coming out strong.  Relief pitchers seem to always lead the pack when it comes to facial hair, so selecting just two players to square off in the current player relief pitcher dual was no easy task.  Let's take a look at who got the call from the mustache bullpen: John Axford Let's be honest, if we were doing actual seeding...
Via The Outside Corner
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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