Editorials

The Soft Bigotry of High Expectations

“If I have ventured wrongly, very well, life corrects me with a penalty. But if I haven't ventured at all, who can help me then?”    —Kierkegaard The philosopher in all of us is cry... Read More...

Stand Up

I was sitting in the GABP Machine Room Grill I was staring in my empty coffee cup I was thinking that Marty wasn't lyin' All the salty margaritas on the downtown Banks I'm gonna drink 'em up And if G... Read More...
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Won’t Get Fooled Again

You put your left foot in You pull your left foot out Once you looked “all in” Now everything’s in doubt. They’re doing the Hokey Pokey down by the river at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way. Aga... Read More...
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When Great Isn’t Good Enough

Even now, it remains curious and a bit confounding how this man has been received. So much excellence, so many hits, and yet so many conflicted feelings from the local fans. He would strike out. He would make a... Read More...
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Searching for the Next Sparky

Any venture capitalists out there? Somebody with some spare cash burning a hole in his pocket? Hey. Charlie Sheen’s a huge baseball guy and a serious Cincinnati Reds fan. He’s got wads of ca... Read More...
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Dusty Baker’s Last Rodeo

Didi and Gogo, those lost souls awaiting the mysterious, never-to-arrive Godot in Samuel Beckett’s absurdist tragicomedy have nothing on Reds’ fans, abandoned for yet another Fall, left out in the... Read More...
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Joey Votto and the Eyeball Test

  VOTTO… Time to rattle the SABR cages again, I suppose. But yesterday was another example why some of us believe he has had a subpar season. A chance to give the Reds the lead passed him by. in the ... Read More...
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The Road Ahead

"In Dusty's five seasons here he's taken us to the postseason twice and has proven he can lead our teams to championship-caliber play on the field. He's the right manager to continue the building process that w... Read More...
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When Giants Walked the Turf

As I watched the feed of the ceremony from GABP stream to my computer screen many miles away, one thought took front and center: I know I’ll never see their like again. Growing up in the 60s and 70s, wi... Read More...