MLB Postseason – Game 7

by: Dan Howard Staff WriterI’m sorry I’m a bit late in writing this, I got a little wrapped up in the hoopla (no pun intended) surrounding a certain N.B.A. player returning to play for his hometown team - Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls.O.K., O.K., truthfully I was watching LeBron James’ return to Cleveland. It’s been quite some time since I watched a professional basketball...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Postseason – World Series Stuff

by: Dan Howard Staff WriterCongratulations to the 2014 World Champions, Cincinnati Reds! The Reds rolled to the title by winning twelve of thirteen in the postseason including an impressive World Series sweep of the New York Yankees. So what if it was on my R.B.I.’14 game, a world championship is a world championship isn’t it? My twelve years old self bought it a couple of weeks...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Postseason - Giant Royalty

by: Dan Howard Staff WriterIt may sound a bit cheesy, but I’m a little disappointed that San Francisco’s play-by-play radio announcer Jon Miller (who should still be on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball) didn’t yell “The Giants win the Pennant” several times after Travis Ishikawa’s dramatic pennant winning home run like Russ Hodges did back in 1951 when Bobby Thompson...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Postseason - Waxing Nostalgic

by: Dan Howard Staff WriterSome certainties from last week’s Divisional Series;1) The Kansas City Royals are for real.2) The Baltimore Orioles may be the best team in baseball.3) Clayton Kershaw is human after all.4) Bruce Bochy may be the best postseason manager in baseball history.5) I’m not a Rocket Surgeon.Please add Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Post-Season Thoughts and Musings About 2014 Campaign

Well, the dust has settled on what turned out to be a tumultuous season for our beloved Reds. And the clearing of dust and a little time gone by has allowed us all to look back and reflect on what exactly went wrong, or better yet, what can be done to ensure the same results don't happen in 2015. Here are some jumbled thoughts I have of the recent campaign: + There was a strong...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Playoff Prognostications & Other Stuff

by: Dan Howard Staff WriterSome notes from a woefully homesick traveler. I’ve been in Lexington, Kentucky all week for training on my new position with the United States Postal Service. This is the first time I’ve been in Horse Country since 1998 and, wow, has this village grown!For What it’s Worth Department; the Doubletree Suites on Richmond Road is sweet! The warm chocolate...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for Reds after forgettable season?

Well, we can finally close the book on the 2014 regular season for the Cincinnati Reds. It goes without saying, but this campaign has to go down as one of the most disappointing in recent memory.Hopes were high entering spring training as the club returned many of the same roster pieces that led to playoff berths in the two seasons prior. The main change consisted of a shakeup in...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Week 26 - Finally Over

by: Dan Howard Staff WriterIt seems that Opening Day was just two weeks ago and now here were are entering the last weekend of the season. Where did the summer go?Congrats to the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates for making the playoffs this past week.I’m slowly becoming a Josh Harrison fan.Moving into the last...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds strike minor league affiliation deal with Daytona, ends partnership with Bakersfield

After failing to renew their contract with the Bakersfield Blaze, the Cincinnati Reds are set to have a new Advanced-A affiliate come 2015 beyond. And the affiliate will hail from The Sunshine State.The following is a press release sent out by the Reds detailing the new deal:DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Daytona Baseball announced, Thursday, that Big Game Florida and the Cincinnati Reds have...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Week 25 – That Losing Feeling

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterAt 20 – 38 since the All Star Break, as I’ve mentioned before, these articles are getting tougher to write each week. I guess it’s from all the high expectations we had at the beginning of the season, I mean, I survived the 101 loss season of 1982.Congratulations to the Washington Nationals, the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton set to run away with National League Rookie of the Year Award

Nobody is going to outrun Billy Hamilton on the basepaths. And it would seem as though nobody is going to catch him in the National League Rookie of the Year race either.Entering Monday, the switch-hitting outfielder sat in the proverbial driver's seat to become the first Cincinnati Reds player to win the honor since Scott Williamson accomplished the feat in 1999.Although he ranks...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Week 24 - A Time to Remember

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterAs Major League Baseball pauses to remember the most horrific terrorist attack on American soil, I thought I’d like to interject my own views about this unspeakable tragedy;Prior to 2001, September 11th was remembered as the date, in 1985, Cincinnati’s Pete Rose passed Ty Cobb as baseball’s all-time hit leader. The line drive base hit off San Diego...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Another look at Jay Bruce robbing a home run from Matt Adams

Your browser does not support iframes.Jay Bruce may only be hitting an uncharacteristic .215 this season, however, if Thursday is any indication, the native Texan hasn't lost his knack for fielding.Check out the above video which shows Bruce robbing Cardinals slugger Matt Adams of a home run in Thursday's matinee. Beautiful, huh?Perhaps the best thing about the video, though, is...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Midwest foes aplenty for Reds in recently unveiled 2015 schedule

The 2015 regular season schedule was unveiled for the Reds today, and aside from Cincinnati hosting the All-Star Game, the slate doesn't exactly boast the same Interleague buzz as it has in the past.Next year, Bryan Price's club will get the opportunity to stay a little closer to home (as far as Interleague play goes) with trips to Kansas City, Chicago and Detroit instead of New...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New security measures will greet fans beginning this weekend

Fans flooding the Great American Ball Park turnstiles this weekend will notice something new upon entering the stadium. As part of Major League Baseball's mission to make security procedures the same at all 30 parks for the 2015 season, walk-through metal detectors are being implemented at GABP for this upcoming homestand. And fans will get their first up-close experience with them...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Week 23 - The Schoop Schoop Blues

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterFifty years ago Rhythm and Blues singer Betty Everett struck gold with her number one novelty hit “The Shoop Shoop Song”. After witnessing Baltimore’s Jonathan Schoop go 4 for 10 with 3 homers and 5 RBI in the series at Camden Yards, our beloved Cincinnati Reds are singing “The Schoop Schoop Blues.”From the All Star Break to September 3, the Reds...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto currently ranks second in 'Cy Young Predictor'

Despite missing a handful of starts due to injury, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw seems to remain the favorite to win National League Cy Young Award honors this season. With a 17-3 record and league-leading 1.70 ERA it's hard to argue otherwise.However, one pitcher nipping at his heels for the coveted award is none other than Reds ace Johnny Cueto. According to ESPN's Cy Young Predictor...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton traded to division rival

If the Reds hadn't already bowed out of the postseason race for 2014, they all but threw up the white flag on Sunday when Jonathan Broxton was traded to division rival Milwaukee.According to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Broxton was claimed off waivers by the Brewers, which prompted Cincinnati to propose a trade for the right-handed reliever.The most notable part...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Week 22 - Pete Rose & Other Stuff

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterNow that the countdown has begun for the end of the Bud Selig era as baseball commissioner, more and more media talking heads are asking “The Commish” “the question”, should Pete Rose be reinstated? In the quarter century that has passed since the late A. Bartlett Giamatti dropped the “death sentence” on “Charlie Hustle”, we’ve seen Pete...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Close defeats riddle Reds in forgettable regular season

Few seasons in recent memory have possessed the frustration and disappointment that the 2014 regular campaign for the Cincinnati Reds has. Heartbreaking losses, untimely injuries, and sheer unluckiness has riddled a once-promising season. And it has rightfully led many around Reds Country to desire a fast forward button to 2015.If the campaign could be summed up in one adage, perhaps...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Midweek Reds news and notes

With roughly five weeks to go before the regular season as we know it comes to an end, the Reds aren't exactly in the best position to earn a playoff spot. But that doesn't mean they are technically out of it quite yet. According to, Bryan Price's crew has only a 3.5 percent chance of playing in October. With 31 games to go, trailing by 10 games for first place, and...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Youth baseball and softball heaven now open in Cincinnati

Baseball and softball enthusiasts living in Reds Country won't have to travel far to experience heaven. This is because a sparkling new facility was recently unveiled to serve the Cincinnati area. The following is a press release from the Reds which further details the magnificent facility.CINCINNATI - Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds have officially opened the P&...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Week 21 – The Nightmare on Joe Nuxhall Way

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterFive weeks ago, on Thursday July 17, my family was finishing up an incredible vacation through Tennessee and Alabama. Our Reds were heading to New York City to begin the second half of what had been an incredible 2014 season with a three game series at Yankee Stadium. Sporting a 51 – 44 record and only 1.5 games out of first, I brashly reported that if...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

October aspirations sinking quickly for Reds after disaster in Denver

On April 15, 1912, while en route to America, arguably the most infamous ship wreck in the history of the world occurred when the RMS Titanic, owned by White Star Line, struck an iceberg and descended to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean within a matter of hours. News that the previously labeled "unsinkable ship" had sank was received across the world in utter dismay. How could the...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Everything you need to know about recent Reds news in one post

For the middle of August, the last week or so has produced more than its fair share of news related to the Reds. With that in mind, summer vacations, the return of school for the kids, and life in general has probably kept you from keeping up with all of the latest happenings around Reds Country. So here is my attempt at rounding up the most notable nuggets to keep you up to speed...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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