A quick tour around the interwebs….

–Oh. My. Goodness. You have to watch this. (Huge tip of the cap to Craig.) It’s ten minutes of footage of dead-ball era baseball, including an outstanding look at the 1919 World Series featuring our Redlegs (about 2 minutes in). Awesome.

–Jeff Passan says the Reds have reason for optimism. I can’t believe I’m inclined to agree.

–Mark Sheldon has a good piece about the Reds increased emphasis on international scouting.

–John Fay is looking forward to one particular aspect of spring training.

–Doug Gray spoke with Mark Serrano, the Reds’ sixth-round draft pick in last year’s draft.

–Jamie Ramsey talked with Paul Janish.

–Finally, a post by Joe Posnanski that I’ve been meaning to link for a while; it’s about Strat-o-Matic, and the recent set of player cards that were released featuring Negro League stars. It’s a must-read, especially if you are a Strat player.

And yes, I’m going to get back to our Strat-o-Matic Reds dream series between the 1990 and 1975 Reds. Game three will be posted this weekend.

–Oh yeah, one more thing: I’m with Coco.