25. April 2015 15:50
I'm going to start a new thread in the hope that it helps get this game started. At the moment, they're predicting a 4:35 first pitch for a game that was supposed to start three hours earlier. BJS is in the house and wants to see some baseball, so let's make it happen.
24. April 2015 12:47
Today's lineup was out already, so i thought I would put up a new starter. Everyone can relax a bit--Joey is back behind Billy and is followed by the Toddfather
23. April 2015 10:21
Day game to finish off the series and the road trip. A win here could mean a reasonably successful road trip (5-4) while a loss would take some of the luster from the current three game winning streak. Homer takes the mound for the second time this season. Hope the Brewers treat him well.
Looks like Frazier and Pena get the day off.
22. April 2015 14:27
Everything's going according to plan.
You could be forgiven with thinking that the above is a crazy sentence. After all, why would the Reds have planned a 1-5 start against the Cardinals? Why would they have planned injuries to Mesoraco and Hamilton and Bailey? Why would they have planned Kevin Gregg and Burke Badenhop and Bryan Price's 77 bomb meltdown that topped any level of insanity I've ever shown on Reds October?
Simple: there's a certain formula for the Reds going to the playoffs,... [More]
21. April 2015 16:00
The last thread was getting pretty long, so I have started a new one with tonight's lineup and nothing else (can't come up with epics like AAT).
Didn't Price also go on a rant with an umpire last weekend? I think that's where this photo is from.
Thanks to Bryan Price, @BrianCostaWSJ brings us the coach/manager curse per second rant list
20. April 2015 12:56
It's no surprise that I've done a lot of thinking about Star Wars recently. That trailer last week? DID YOU SEE IT!? Like most people my age who cut their cinematic teeth on Luke and Han and Obi-Wan and Yoda and R2 and Chewie, the excitement simply cannot be explained in words - child-like, girlish squeals and the wiping away of tears with goosebump covered arms will have to suffice.
That, as it turns out, makes me look back on the greatest failure of the Star Wars universe: Episode I, ot... [More]
19. April 2015 19:38
From Jamie Ramsey:
CINCINNATI REDS (5-6) 55 – Skip Schumaker, lf * 19 – Joey Votto, 1b * 21 – Todd Frazier, 3b 4 – Brandon Phillips, 2b 32 – Jay Bruce, rf * 2 – Zack Cozart, ss 27 – Brennan Boesch, cf *... [More]
18. April 2015 10:49
After a glorious sweep of the Pirates in the opening series, the Reds have come back to earth--with a big thud. BHam, who led the charge the first week, is in a hitting funk. Byrd is there too. Frazier and Bruce are down to .220 and .200 respectively. In fact, the only Reds batting .250 or higher are Votto, Cozart, BP, and.....Jason Freakin' Marquis.
We got a great effort from our ace last night but lost the game on one big hit--and on a failure by our offense to provide Cueto support. Poor Joh... [More]
17. April 2015 15:47
Well. Let's see. Tonight, we play the Cardinals, who always beat us. We're facing Michael Wacha, who we can never hit. We still have Kevin Gregg in the bullpen, we still don't have Mesoraco in the lineup, and Daniel Corcino is now hanging out with Chris Heisey in the LA Dodgers organization. Basically, everything sucks and nothing is happy.
EXCEPT FOR STAR WARS. LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS IS.
Seriously. Just keep watching the Star Wars trailer and remember: life i... [More]
15. April 2015 14:48
The Apartment is all that’s good and pure and joyful about the great game of baseball.
As a kid growing up, I didn’t have access to Reds games all that often. We had WGN, which showed games from the White Sox and Cubs; we had TBS, which showed games from the Braves. ESPN showed whatever national game they were after back then, which I can only assume was a steady diet of the Red Sox and Yankees. But the Reds? My team? The team my dad loved and taught me to embrace as my own? I could... [More]