Empty Fields

It was a simple field. The path to it ran past my grandmother’s house, through a set of bushes and into a circular clearing behind. First base was a tree stump. Second was a raised patch of earth that ki... Read More...

Rituals

This time of year is always tough. Football season is ramping up, the weather has hinted that it might start to cool off a bit here soon, and the kids have gone back to school. Even those of you who are not eit... Read More...

What If The Plan Isn’t Working?

Ever since we started this most recent rebuild, the Reds have told us to BE CALM and DON’T WORRY, because (and repeat this with me now) “There is a plan.” This plan allegedly includes graphs ... Read More...

The Records Fall

Sometime this week, or maybe the next, Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins will break Pete Rose’s hallowed record for most career hits. Before you get excited, there are caveats to that, of course. Ich... Read More...

Hey. Let’s Keep Adam Duvall

Playing GM for a major sports franchise is a fun thing to do. That’s part of why so many of us do Fantasy Sports. Unfortunately, for many of us, there is a huge difference between making fantasy trades o... Read More...

Reality Check

When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than to dunk a basketball. I spent hours at the park – day after week after moth after year – jumping as high as I could, dreaming about the day I’d ... Read More...

The Evolution of Hoover

Remember the good ol’ days a few years ago when we told ourselves, “If Chapman can’t close, we’ve always got guys like JJ Hoover!” Remember that? That was awesome, wasnâ€â... Read More...

In Search Of Corky Miller

As we made our way through 2015 and into the current season, many of us focused on turning the page from the successes of the past few years to what shape the new team will take. What will the pitching staff lo... Read More...