If you read this blog at all regularly you already know my life long love of the Cincinnati Reds. Though delayed, the Reds will open their season in Atlanta tonight. It is only the third time since 1890 that the Reds have not opened the season in Cincinnati. The last time that happened was in … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – a long ago family Cincinnati Reds game as their 2022 Campaign is launched!
There is unease in Reds Nation. Management recently traded away two of the fan's (and mine) favorite players, Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez to the Seattle Mariners. There is much rending of clothing, gnashing of teeth and bitter complaining on Reds social media. But calm down folks. Suarez seriously underperformed recently, even though he is … Continue reading Trying to be a patient Cincinnati Reds Fan
Finally, Major League Baseball and its players have come to a tentative agreement that looks like it will stick. While I am upset that my Cincinnati Reds will not open at home for only the third time since they joined the National League in 1890, I'll take it. They will start the season in Atlanta … Continue reading Baseball is back! and my play has its world premiere performance this evening!
... and my Cincinnati Reds will not be holding up one of these trophies this year because they are not in the post season... So I must choose my rooting interest for the baseball playoffs this year. I am generally a National League sort of guy. I cannot root for the (recently) hated competitor Cardinals … Continue reading End of the 2021 baseball regular season…
Great American Ballpark - the home of the Cincinnati Reds Welcome to September and the unusual (at least recently) sensation of the Cincinnati Reds being in contention this late in the season. For the last couple of decades we could count on a June or July fade but my Redlegs are actually angling for a … Continue reading Down the stretch with my Cincinnati Reds
Long time readers of this blog are well aware that I am a life long fan of my Cincinnati Reds. This century has been pretty tough for dedicated fans such as myself. We seem to have been in re-building mode for the last two decades. In last year's shortened COVID season we made it to … Continue reading The Cincinnati Reds are UP at the All-Star Game Break!
People love to play with date numbers. March 14 (3.14) becomes Pi Day. May the 4th (be with you) becomes Star Wars Day. Because today, May 13, mimics the area code (513) of Cincinnati it becomes unofficially, of course, Cincinnati Day. Enjoy a bite of Goetta, eat a Skyline Chili Cheese Coney and top it … Continue reading Happy (unofficial) Cincinnati Day!
Thank goodness Opening Day is here again. After the year we've had we need the hope, the show, BASEBALL! It is a magic day and I am really looking forward to this season. Of course, the Reds will take it all this year. I always believe that on Opening Day. Never mind it has been … Continue reading Opening Day 2021
There is no question that last year was weird. Weird when the Reds made the playoffs after such a long wait. Unfortunately normality returned when we could not score a single run during those playoffs. The hope, of course, is that the team has finally gotten strong enough to contend and that we get another … Continue reading The Cincinnati Reds begin their 2021 campaign today!
The spun sugar treat we call Cotton Candy was invented centuries ago but was popularized at the 1904 Worlds fair marketed as Fairy Floss. It has been raising glucose levels ever since at carnivals, circuses and ballparks ever since. In the 1950's a home version was introduced to send your children into sugar shock and … Continue reading National Cotton Candy Day
Big Reds Machine manager Sparky Anderson with second baseman Joe Morgan I grew up idolizing my Cincinnati Reds and through the 1970's they were the greatest team in Major League Baseball. Their amazing second baseman, Joe Morgan, passed away yesterday. He was a powerful hitter for what was a smaller than standard sized player. He … Continue reading In Memoriam – Joe Morgan
When I was growing up, my mom was a Detroit Tigers fan because it was the city where she was born and grew up. When I was ten years old they were in the World Series but my mom taught me respect for the dominate opposing pitcher, Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals. His … Continue reading In Memoriam: Bob Gibson
The first Reds postseason in seven years was painfully short. We didn't score a run or win a game. The Atlanta Braves gave us a nasty spanking. But now we Reds fans take up the motto of the last thirty years. "Wait till next year!" Go Reds! Time to put up the 2020 uniforms. As … Continue reading The Unfortunate End of the 2020 Cincinnati Reds Season
I've only been publishing this blog for a few years and the Cincinnati Reds have not been in the playoffs since 2013. So this is the first time I can revel in October baseball for my favorite club. They start the series in Atlanta in this compressed oddest of baseball years. Only a three game … Continue reading Let the Playoffs begin!
For the first time in 7 years my Cincinnati Reds will be in the post season! Finally! All long suffering Reds fans are thrilled and will take whatever asterisk people want to attach to the 2020 season. After middling play for most of the season the Reds caught fire in the final weeks and this … Continue reading Cincinnati Reds are in the 2020 Playoffs!
We are down to the last week of this shortened baseball season. My Cincinnati Reds have gotten hot when they need it most and have reached .500 and are in the group who would be in the playoffs if the season ends today. But there are six games left to go and my Redlegs must … Continue reading Hoping my Reds don’t Break my Heart
My Cincinnati Reds aren't out of it yet. That's the good news. In this shortened season they are 9-11 and about a third of the way through. Translated to a regular season they would be about 24-30 at the end of May. They need to pick it up but just had the weekend games postponed … Continue reading Good and Bad for the Reds so far…
I'm old-fashioned. I love baseball. I have missed it so. Tonight is a long delayed Opening Day because of the Coronavirus Crisis. The season is trimmed from 162 games to only 60. Teams will play in empty stadiums and only regional teams and with special rules. This season will certainly carry an asterisk. No problem. … Continue reading Baseball 2020 Style is Here!
After an interruption from a particularly nasty virus Major League Baseball gets underway today in an abbreviated season. Schedule adjustments and rule changes abound to squeeze in a semblance of a season as training will be held at home stadiums and Opening Day will happen on July 23. There is good and bad news for … Continue reading 2020 MLB finally getting underway – Go Reds!
I've already lamented the delayed start to Major League Baseball and my Cincinnati Reds season and it is very depressing. On a lark I caught up with the opening of professional baseball in South Korea this week being broadcast on ESPN. There are only ten teams in this small nation's league but they started playing … Continue reading A surprised thank you to Korea
I would be no good in case of a flood as I am not a great swimmer. I can't run that fast, so getting to a shelter when a tornado threatens would be a problem. But the current COVID-19 crisis simply calls for me to stay at home and do nothing. This I can do. … Continue reading Finally – a crisis suited to my skills
Last year I celebrated the Cincinnati Reds season with bombast and boasting, thinking the title was in the bag. Wasn't. I was wrong. Another disappointing season. This year I will be more quiet but still enthusiastic. We can do this guys. Today is the first spring training game of the 2020 campaign. Welcome baseball. Go … Continue reading First Cincinnati Reds Spring Training Game
I'm sure you already know what a special day today is. I bet you're already feeling warm and happy. Because unofficially winter is over. You see, pitchers and catchers report to the Cincinnati Reds camp today to start Spring Training so I have a happy and warm feeling all over. Wait a moment, someone is … Continue reading A very warm, very special day
Okay, everyone who didn't watch the big game last night, raise your hand. Hmmm. Thought so. What I love is that TiVO has a feature where the DVR will play back the recording skipping the game and letting you watch just the commercials. Though generally, I thought they were a deeply mixed group (except for … Continue reading National Football Hangover Day
I thought last year was the season we would win it all but I was wrong. Turns out this season will be that magic year. I'm sure of it (as any baseball fan will let you know). Pitchers and catchers report in 43 days. Of course, hope springs eternal every year for baseball fans, especially … Continue reading The Cincinnati Reds 2020 campaign