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Reds vs Braves–July 20, 2016

GOOD MORNING AREN'T YOU SO, SO GLAD YOU STAYED UP FOR THE END OF THAT HIGHLY UPLIFTING GAME?!!!?!?!? YEAH! Here's the best news:  There's more coming!  Final game of three between Reds (35-59) and Braves... Read More...

The Most Difficult of Births

Yesterday I made a dropoff at the door of Good Samaritan Hospital, and saw a man trundling from the parking garage, holding a tiny outfit on a plastic hanger, tags dangling from the little arm. I had the follo... Read More...
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Reds vs A’s– June 12, 2016

Today's 1:10 game between the Reds (24-38) and the Athletics (25-36) completes a three-game series. Of which the Reds have won two. The Reds. Have won two. I'd take credit but I'm too tired to figure o... Read More...

Fly-By Hope

The dirty little secret of parades is that being in one consists of 95% waiting, and when the wind kicks in, you wonder why you ever came. I first learned this a couple of years ago when I shadowed Ohio State's... Read More...

The Art of the Broken Team

Without baseball, I would not exist. About eighty years ago, my grandfather was playing in a club baseball game in Fairmount. At some point he began backing towards the bleachers to catch a foul ball. He ... Read More...

Getting to OK

As I type this, the Reds are losing late, which has happened about half the time they've played so far. Seasons like this feel as though they lose much more often. Bullpen and blowup and hip impingement and Tom... Read More...