CINCINNATI — A letdown was expected after the three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, but not the type of letdown that hit the Cincinnati Reds Monday like a Volkswagen smashing into the Hoover Dam. The Reds are losing All-Star
Joey Votto will be gone — for at least four weeks, if not longer. Votto will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus, the Reds announced in the early going to Monday night’s game. Votto
CINCINNATI — In the euphoria of the three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend, Scott Rolen interjected a sobering thought, even though it was he who stuck the exclamation point on the end of the series with
CINCINNATI — The veteran Scott Rolen, uncomfortably wearing a loose-fitting .188 batting average, was at third base Sunday night while the rookie Todd Frazier, comfortably sporting a spiffy .278 average, sat in the dugout. “Todd Frazier has never been...
CINCINNATI — Dusty Baker didn’t know the numbers, but he suspected it from pure memory and personal observation. His suspicions? The Cincinnati Reds who play in All-Star games start the second half with weak bats. And he said, “You should
CINCINNATI — Another knuckle-gnawer evolved Saturday between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals and Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick applied a knuckle sandwich to the Cardinals — a 10th-inning walk-off home run for a 3-2 victory. Ludwick worked...
CINCINNATI — Dusty Baker completed his post-game TV/media interview in his office after his Cincinnati Reds stopped the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3, and Baker’s 13-year-old son, Darren, chirped loudly, “Hey, dad, the Brewers tied it up.” Said Baker with...
CINCINNATI — It seems like forever since the Cincinnati Reds played a game in Great American Ball Park — and it has been 15 days, which in baseball life is forever. For five of those days, I spent vacation time
UNSOLICITED OBSERVATIONS from The Man Cave, seeing Charlie Sheen sitting behind the Reds dugout, wearing a Cincinnati Reds cap, as if he might come into the game as his character, closer Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the movie Major League.
UNSOLICITED OBSERVATIONS from The Man Cave where the heat index was 100, a four Diet Zero night, three more soft drinks than the Cincinnati Reds were able to score runs. TAKE A MEMO, Miss Jones, to a Mr. Tony LaRussa,
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