ESPN has their Reds season preview up. It’s written by Jerry Crasnick, and it’s actually a pretty good in-depth preview. Below the fold, check out the photo of Edinson Volquez, Joey Votto, and Johnny Cueto that was featured on the front page of ESPN’s MLB section.
I gotta tell you, though…you guys were ripped off by ESPN. Check out this passage:
But the Reds win out because of their surplus of arms. Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cueto, Aaron Harang, Bronson Arroyo and Micah Owings make for one of baseball’s best 1-through-5 starting contingents. As astute Reds fans and Scrabble devotees have pointed out, you can take the first letters of their last names and spell “HAVOC.”
Being called astute fans is a compliment, I suppose, but it would have been nice to see The Nation — by which, I mean YOU, the community here — credited for the HAVOC quip. After all, that originated with one of the fine commenters here at RN; remember this?
Well, we didn’t get a link from ESPN out of that, but either way, I urge you to go read the piece. It’s not bad.