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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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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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...
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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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MLB Week 20 - Death of a Genius

by: Dan HowardStaff WriterI feel I must comment briefly on the death of comedic legend and San Francisco Giants fan Robin Williams. Mr. Williams burst onto the scene during the hit 1970’s comedy Happy Days. His appearance as “Mork from Ork” made Williams literally a household name overnight. From that came his own show, “Mork and Mindy” opposite Pam Dawber. I’m sure many...
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Pete Rose to serve as coach for Florence Freedom

For the second time this summer, all-time hit king Pete Rose is scheduled to suit up and serve as a coach in a professional baseball game.The Florence Freedom of the independent Frontier League have announced plans to honor the Cincinnati native on Tuesday, Sept. 2 by retiring his No. 14 and allowing him to coach first base. The retiring of his jersey number will come during a special...
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Video: Four Reds greats get inducted into team Hall of Fame

Your browser does not support iframes.The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum officially added four more members on Saturday as the late Jake Beckley, Ron Oester, Dave Parker, and Ken Griffey Jr. were enshrined as part of pre-game ceremonies on the field at Great American Ball Park.Each player added their own unique contribution to the history of the great franchise and each will now...
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MLB Week 19 - A Cure for Lethargy

by: Dan HowardStaff defines lethargy as “the quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity.” In other words, the way the Reds played Monday night at Cleveland. There comes a time in any manager’s life that his team will underperform and suffer a series of losses. It is during...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Reds unveil logo for 2015 All-Star Game hosted in Cincinnati

The baseball world will turn its collective attention to Cincinnati next summer as the Reds play host the 86th edition of the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park.And we now have an image that will brand the momentous occasion after the Reds and MLB unveiled the official logo for the event on Wednesday.Naturally, the logo features none other than the best-groomed mascot...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Barry Larkin bobblehead now available on weekends in August

As a kid growing up in the 1990s, with a particular affinity for the Cincinnati Reds, one player who I always tried to imitate on the field was Barry Larkin. I played the same position as Larkin, wore the same number as Larkin (No. 11) and for awhile went as far as fashioning my batting stance after Larkin.You can only imagine my joy when I saw "The Captain" take his rightful...
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A Note from the Editor about Redlegs Review

Dear Redlegs Review readers,I would like to take this time to thank everyone who has supported the blog by reading the site's content, following and interacting with us on social media, voting in poll questions, putting your thoughts in the comments section and more. It has truly been a great experience covering and following Reds baseball with you guys since the site took off...
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Two Reds named as potential trade candidates in August

Although the non-waiver trade deadline came and went without the Reds making a move, it doesn't necessarily mean general manager Walt Jocketty won't end up executing one.As any knowledgeable baseball fan will know, the trade deadline isn't actually an absolute deadline to strike a trade, but rather the deadline to make a deal without having to slide a player through waivers...
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Video: Another look at overturned call at home plate

Your browser does not support iframes.The Reds defeated the Marlins, 3-1, Thursday night. But the victory didn't come without controversy.With Cincinnati trailing 1-0 in the top of the eighth, Zack Cozart was thrown out easily at home plate trying to score on Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton. However, Reds skipper Bryan Price charged out of the dugout arguing that catcher...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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