Sunday Evening Post

Stranger in a Strange Land

What am I supposed to do with an Adrian Gonzalez bobble-head? It's what they gave me as I entered Dodger Stadium for the third day in a row. The aging first baseman, hands up towards the heavens in celebration... Read More...

The Joy of Losing

I have to believe there is a lesson in all of this. This futile exercise of a baseball season such as this one has merit. You don’t often see the reference of losing teams, but you believe it’s th... 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...

Maloney was money

It was April 16, 1970. The Reds had a new manager in Sparky Anderson. They had some exciting young players in Don Gullett, Wayne Simpson, Bernie Carbo and Hal McRae. They also guys by the names of Rose, Bench... Read More...

All Star Weekend … I’ll Pass

By the time you read this Sunday night, All Star Mania will take over the Queen City.   People, media, parties and commotion on Fountain Square and beyond.  I wish for great weather and no disaster... Read More...

The Reds’ forgotten no-hitter

For a franchise that has never produced a Cy Young Award winner, the Reds have a lot of history with no-hitters. You can start with Johnny Vander Meer, the only hurler in the history of baseball to throw bac... Read More...

An Interview with Murray Cook

Murray Cook was hired by the Reds as their GM in October 1987, and served as the GM during the 1988 and tumultuous 1989 season. Several of his trades landed key contributors to the 1990 World Champions. Born in... Read More...