30. October 2016 18:11
The Cubs are choking at home, resulting in the Indians being one game away from a World Series championship. Will the Cubs manage to send the series back to Cleveland, or is tonight the night Cleveland takes it all? We'll know in a few hours.
22. October 2016 13:47
And up 3 games to 2. Hard to imagine that the world series this year could be the Cubs versus the Indians. Not exactly a match that jumps to the top of the preseason prediction list.
Onward to the WS!!
14. October 2016 16:12
Hell has not yet frozen over and the Cubs live on to the next round. Can both of these states continue? We'll see in the next week how they do against the Dodgers.
6. October 2016 19:27
Now that the Blue Jays have gotten by the wild card playoff (bye-bye Orioles) and have won game one versus Texas, and the Mets fell to the inevitable even year juggernaut, the SF Giants (what can you say about MadBum that hasn't been said when it comes to his mastery in must win games?) we are on the nitty gritty division series. Who to root for? I'm still leaning a bit towards the Giants.
30. September 2016 18:29
The last series of the season (assuming the Reds are not going into the playoffs) is always bittersweet to me. Watching the games, even in the background while doing something else, is such a part of much of the year, starting with high hopes in spring training and not often seeing those hopes realized, that I miss them when it is off season. How many days 'til pitchers and catchers report?
On another note, it appears that the Reds improved play once a few key bullpen members came off the DL saved Bryan Price's job. It had to be noticed that in spite of the 25 games below .500 at the ASG the team did not give up on the season. Team character was a large part of that, but player management also was important.
24. September 2016 14:55
Just about the only question remaining in the Reds season is whether or not Homer Bailey pitches again. Price hinted that he might start Monday night. Guess we will have to wait and see.
16. September 2016 11:18
A strange 4 game series with the Pirates starts tonight, with a day-night doubleheader tomorrow and a Sunday day game. Only two of the games are being carried by FSOhio (no makeup game and bumped by the Bengals - Steelers game on Sunday). Such is life when your team is in last place.
9. September 2016 15:44
Time for a new thread as the magic 7 days and LOCK is about to happen. Nothing much to say except I have not liked the way the team has played in the past week and hope that this is not how the remainder of the season plays out. I really miss Billy Hamilton in the lineup and I think the Reds do too.
2. September 2016 11:12
Just as soon as the Bats' season ends, we will see a few new faces on the big league bench and hopefully field. I am expecting mostly non-pitchers, as many of the top pitching prospects have been seen and/or are also reaching their inning limits, as the innings in AA/AAA count just as much as those in the big leagues. Who do you think will be in a Reds' uniform this time next week?
24. August 2016 12:48
Billy Hamilton has become what we all hoped he would be -- a game changer. His defense continues to absolutely amaze everyone. Dan Straily has been a particularly fortunate pitcher to have many of Billy's most spectacular catches occur while he is pitching. Straily always cheers when they happen and the two of them make the highlight reels. The sixth inning last night showcased one of the most mind boggling catches (and that is saying something when you look at his complete body of work) Hamilton has made. It was definitely a defining moment in the game and kept the shutout against one of the highest scoring teams in baseball intact. Hope to see more of the same in the future.