It’s been a rough stretch for the good guys, and of course, we had to get to the bottom of it. In the first half of this episode Nate rants about The Bad, The Good, and What Comes Next for the big league club.

Rounding things out in the second half, Tim Daniel sits down with Nick Curran, Broadcast Director and Play-By-Play voice of the Louisville Bats. Together they try to figure out who on the AAA club can help the Reds break out of their malaise.

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13 Responses

  1. Ghostrunner_onthird

    I think the curse is real. So let’s bring him back.

  2. MK

    If it were a Votto (the poster boy for Reds losing teams) curse then the team would be winning. The opposite of what happened when Joe was their leader. The curse of the Bambino came after the Babe had been a significant contributor to Championship Red Sox teams. The Colovito curse came less than a decade after the Indians had been in the World Series. The Goat curse came when the Cubs were a very successful team.

    Another difference with Babe and Rocky was they still had great years ahead of them, Joe doesn’t and they didn’t fall down steps to miss another half season.

  3. Brian

    I get tired of hearing how great the Vottocontract was. 2014 he had a bad year but was hurt. He was great the next 4 years and was a top 3 paid player for those results.He had 1 very good year in his last 5 and 4 below average years that he was paid a ton of money for each year. His last five years of production/ salary contributed heavily to the crap show. It’s a kick in the butt if the guy taking up 20% of the team’s salary isn’t producing.

  4. Rednat

    if we had Votto this year, i think we would have been better this year. i don’t think there is a question of that.

    • MK

      Physically he has been unable to get even one minor league at bat. How does that help this team?

      • Doug Gray

        One could argue that if the Reds had brought him back he wouldn’t have hurt his ankle on a bat in the Blue Jays dugout.

  5. ksdavis

    Maybe the Reds should have kept Bader. Hitting 280 for the Mets. Maybe he was cursed playing for the Reds.

  6. donny

    I don’t think it’s a bright idea to say anything about the Reds is a curse.
    The more it gets brought up in ‘articles’ or ‘websites’ the more the fans start mentioning it through articles and conversations. The more it gets mentioned the more popular it becomes. The more popular it becomes the reds players will start hearing it. When the Reds players start hearing it, then it becomes a problem, ”and the curse is created”. What is that saying the more you say it the more it is believed.

  7. Rednat

    Im kind of sick of old GABP TO be honest. compare team record at gabp vs riverfront? maybe we are playing on cursed grounds or something

  8. Mike W

    I called for Joey to be our manager during Spring training. I’ve reiterated that the last several weeks. The players respect him and he knows most of them. One way or another we should change managers now, before we have to play .600 ball to get to 90 wins (which is only .556 baseball!). As it is RIGHT NOW, we have to play .592 ball the rest of the way to get to 90 wins. Let’s go guys!


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