Wake Up with Aristides Aquino’s Three Home Run Game

I’m not gonna sit here and tell you I wasn’t devastated when Yasiel Puig was traded to the Indians in a three-team deal that landed Cincinnati Trevor Bauer. It wasn’t because I was upset that Bauer was suddenly a Red, that was actually something that took away the sting a little bit. But there was still a void in my heart for a power hitting, exciting right fielder that we suddenly had no replacement for. Sure, guys like Philip Ervin and Jesse Winker have shown flashes of exceptional play, but Yasiel was Yasiel. They called him the Wild Horse for a reason. Whether he was crushing home runs, showcasing his arm from the warning track or trying to fight the entire Pirates organization, he was fun to watch.

In steps Aristides Aquino. What has he done? Oh, nothing much, just hit 7 home runs in his first 10 MLB games, including tonight’s three home run performance. Continue reading

The Next Four Games Will Decide The Reds’ Fate

Whoooooooooooooooooo buddddddddy……. if you were to tell me the Reds would be playing meaningful baseball vs. the Cubs in August, I would’ve asked how ugly the plane crash was that led to the demise of the Brewers and Cardinals. Like every season, I had false hope, but I think at the end of the day I probably knew the Reds were a year away from being a legit contender in the NL Central. But here we are in August with the Reds 7-games back from the NL Central leading Cubs coming to down for a 4-game series.

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Nick Senzel Left Today’s Game With an “Illness” and I’m Totally Not Freaking Out

The Reds were in a prime position to sweep the Milwaukee Brewers today just in time to instill a false sense of hope and confidence right before the trade deadline. Will the Reds buy or sell? A lot of that depended on how the Milwaukee and Colorado series go.

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BREAKING: DAVID BELL HAS MADE HISTORY

That’s. My. Manager.

He might not have put on an Aaron Boone quality meltdown on an ump, but this is what I fucking love about David Bell. You might disagree with some of his double switches or quick/late hook with starters, but you can never question his commitment to this franchise and his players.

Hey Bobby Cox- David Bell is comin’ for that ass. What a year 2027 is gonna be when David Bell eclipses Bobby Cox’s record of 161 total ejections en route to his 5th or 6th championship (you never know when injuries may derail a season).

Whether it was a strike or not, I understand why Suarez was so mad too. The ump was itching to toss him and there’s no doubt in my mind that he said something to Geno on his way out of the dugout that sparked Round 2 of their beef.

Go Redlegs. Championship run starts today.

Call Me Crazy, but Tonight’s the Night the Reds Turn The Season Around

I know, I know, I know. The Reds have had about a zillion chances to get their season turned around over the last few months. After the 1-8 start we knew it’d be an uphill battle, but luckily the NL Central has been so tight all season that the Reds have been within striking distance despite not being over .500 since March 31st when they were 1-1. Every time we think they’re ready to take the next step and get right back into the hunt, we’re reminded how terrible our offense can be in innings not named ‘the first inning’. Continue reading

Thanks to Scooter Gennett, We Know What the Reds Will Look Like in 2052

FaceApp has taken the world by storm today. To be honest, this could’ve been around forever but today is the first day I’ve heard of it because I saw it all over Twitter and Instagram, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hooked. I’ve checked to see how old I’d look with all different types of facial expressions and how badass I’ll look in my 70s while wearing a Blue Jackets hat and noise cancelling headphones. I ran out of ways to smile/dress/curl my upper lip by noon and it sucked, so I started to wonder what other people would look like when they get old and crusty.. and whatta ya know….

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Wake Up With Todd Frazier’s 2015 Home Run Derby Victory

In honor of tonight’s Home Run Derby (which shouldn’t even count since Cleveland’s hometown boy Derek Dietrich isn’t in it despite Christian Yelich bowing out due to a back injury), I thought it might be nice to look back at the only good thing that has happened in Cincinnati sports in the last 5 years. 2015 doesn’t feel like it was that long ago, but looking back at the highlights of Todd Frazier’s insane final round of the Home Run Derby in front of the hometown Cincinnati crowd reminds me how sad our sports lives have been since that July evening.

The Reds traded Todd Frazier to the White Sox after the 2015 season, but The Toddfather will forever be royalty in Cincinnati for what happened on Monday, July 13, 2015. Continue reading