Shawn notes that Anderson Machado has been activated from the DL. Thankfully, he’ll be going to Louisville.

Marc has some information on Thomas Pauly’s surgery, including a quote from Doc Hollywood.

Red Hot Mama discusses why the phrase “titanic struggle” is all too appropriate when it comes to this year’s version of the Reds.

JD presents Hal McCoy’s “Whopper of a Column.” I’ll have more on this later, since it demonstrates everything that’s wrong about this franchise. I never thought I’d see McCoy get something this right, but he did.

Joel mentioned this in a comment below, but here’s his link that says the Reds offense “still ain’t the problem.”

Hey, the Reds lost to the Braves thirty years ago, too!