Dear Nation,

Chad Dotson started Redleg Nation in 2005. He did it for the simple reason of wanting to provide a space for obsessive – but always civil – discussion of the Cincinnati Reds. We’re proud to say the site has stuck with that purpose, now twelve years later.

This is the week we make our pitch to you to support Redleg Nation, based on the value it provides you.

Redleg Nation remains a labor of love. There isn’t a person who writes here that expects compensation. We take on a couple Reds-related sponsors like the Dayton Dragons. But otherwise we keep Redleg Nation free of the clutter and annoyance of ads. We don’t make a penny off the number of clicks, views or visitors. Our fundraising campaign is limited to one week. This week. Those are conscious choices.

It’s easy to donate. You don’t have to fill out a membership form or join anything. You don’t even have to go to a separate fundraising site. Just click the DONATE button in the right column. For mobile users, it’s just as fast and simple. Scroll down the front page and you’ll see the button.

As we’ve done in the past, we’ll recognize your contribution for a year. The supporter list has tiers based on contribution level:

  • Home Run Supporter ($25-49)
  • Grand Slam Supporter ($50-99)
  • All-Star Supporter ($100-$149)
  • Hall of Fame Supporter ($150+)

You can make a one-time contribution or set up monthly payments. Either way, donating is super easy and takes a minute or two. We use a PayPal account, but you don’t need one yourself to donate, just a credit card.

Opening Day is a time for renewal of our love of baseball and our bonds to the Cincinnati Reds. We hope Redleg Nation has become one of those bonds and you’ll be able to support our ongoing efforts.

Thanks again, for reading and commenting.


Steve Mancuso

Managing Editor

6 Responses

  1. kmartin

    Thank you to all who contribute content to this site. Reading Redleg Nation adds so much to my experience as a Reds fan.

  2. UKMD

    Thanks for the great site! I read it daily and appreciate all the hard work that goes into it. Just sent my yearly donation.


  3. Steve Hanshaw

    I’ve loved this site since probably 2009 or so. About time I helped out a bit. Thanks to all the contributors for your efforts to make this the very best of Reds fan sites.

  4. Jim Zimmerman (Reds fan since 1963)

    This site is a treasure trove of rich Redleg information of every type. Thank you to everyone who contributes to this obvious labor of love. I reap such enjoyment from reading the engrossing stories it is time to do my small part. I’ll be adding my inadequate financial support. Besides, Mr. Redleg needs his mustache trimmed! Thank you all again.

  5. cfd3000

    As ever it’s a pleasure to be part of the RLN community. I appreciate all of the hard work from Chad and Steve and all the contributors, and all the passion of the writers and the fans and commenters. As a die hard Reds fan for more than 40 years who has never lived in or near Cincinnati it’s hard to convey how much this site and community enhance my experience following the Reds. I’m happy to pitch in a little to help RLN thrive, and I hope everyone with the means to do the same will throw in a little as well. Thanks guys! (And Mary Beth and all the RLN ladies as well, of course!)