We need some fun stuff today, don’t we? Well, a quick FYI: we’ve updated all of our “fun stuff” pages. Links are below, but you can always access these pages using the bar up there at the top.

–Loyal Citizen jdarts has contributed some new wallpapers to celebrate the division championship. I don’t think he’s made a Roy Halladay wallpaper yet, but stay tuned.

–A couple of new insane jerseys, including one from the night Jay Bruce hit his division-clinching homer.

–Two new contributions to the RN Around The World page. One is a minor celebrity sighting; the other is a picture of my brother.

I love the pic of my brother. He lives in China, and went to an exhibition game that MLB played over there. They don’t get much baseball, so he couldn’t pass it up, but on a daily basis, he survives by reading RN. (Surprisingly, it’s one of the few sites that isn’t blocked.) Anyway, at the game, he was walking through the parking lot and ran into a random Reds fan. He said he ran over and asked the guy to have a picture taken. Who knows what this guy was thinking when a 6’4″ American came running at him.

This is the same brother who ran with the bulls in Pamplona a couple of months ago.

–Loyal Citizen Ben Rutler sent in some new banners for the header above. See if you can pick out the new ones. Thanks, Ben.

Feel free to email me if you have any pictures to submit for any of these projects.

–Finally, I had to link to this series of caricature sketches of Reds players that the Enquirer posted. Those are great but then, I’m easily amused.

11 Responses

  1. bearcats2004

    Interestingly, RLN is one of the few sites that IS blocked on my school’s server. They file it under “gambling” and block it. I’ve asked it to be reassigned, but to no avail . . .

    • Chad Dotson

      Interestingly, RLN is one of the few sites that IS blocked on my school’s server. They file it under “gambling” and block it. I’ve asked it to be reassigned, but to no avail . . .

      That’s not good. I get at least one or two emails a month from gambling sites and/or shady ticket brokers, wanting to advertise on RN. I hit the delete button and move on. Not interested.

      If nothing else, the editors have tried to make this place as professionally-run as a fan blog can be. It bothers me that it would be blocked as a “gambling” site.

      On the other hand, if they blocked it because my stupid posts and poor writing were making their students dumber for having read them, I’d have to concede that they have a point.

  2. Red Leg Bill

    Wow…I still remember that knuckle ball. He was tough.

  3. Red Leg Bill

    On a different note…I think I am the only guy that keeps this minimized throughout the day and refreshes it on occasion. I either need a life or the Reds need to justify my insanity with a win tomorrow night!

    • RedinTenn

      On a different note…I think I am the only guy that keeps this minimized throughout the day and refreshes it on occasion. I either need a life or the Reds need to justify my insanity with a win tomorrow night!

      I’m with you on refreshing the Nation throughout the day, Bill. 😯

      Justifying the insanity… that’s good stuff, there.

  4. John W

    I have a hunch that the man wearing the ‘Reds’ cap from Asia might not be a Reds fan but a fan of the Hiroshima Carp. The Carp use the same logo as the Reds, but I guess you can never know for sure.

  5. Ethan D

    Actually 7 for 5.ChapmanLeakeBaileyWoodCuetoVolquezArredondo

    I thought Arredondo was more of a late inning bullpen kind of guy

  6. nick in va

    @Chad Dotson:

    It bothers me that it would be blocked as a “gambling” site.

    One too many Pete Rose mentions.