Yasiel Puig Has No Time for LA’s Bullshit

The Cincinnati Reds are playing in Los Angeles, which marks the homecoming for former Dodgers that came to Cincinnati via trade in the offseason. If you were expecting a Kumbaya moment for Puig and the Dodgers, well.. you didn’t get it.

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What Do You Do When the Team Can’t Buy a Hit? Light the Bats on Fire

If this doesn’t work, then there’s really no hope for the Reds. Pedro Cerrano famously ate a bucket of chicken before the biggest game of his life. Some guys rub a lucky rabbit’s foot. Some guys pray. Some guys change up their routine or double down on their superstitions. Nobody really knows what works.. but Tucker.. Tucker might be on to something. Continue reading

Bold Predictions for the 2019 Cincinnati Reds

You can call me a homer all you want, and you’d probably be right, but 2019 feels different than anything we’ve experienced in recent history for the Cincinnati Reds. Offseason trades that brought us Sonny Gray, Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood and Tanner Roark aren’t something we’re accustomed to in the Queen City. Usually we’re just trying to figure out who in the hell is gonna be in our starting rotation, which first year player is gonna disappoint us and what bargain bin bench player will be viewed as the savior until about mid-April when we realize there’s a reason nobody wanted to sign them. But not this year. No sirree. This year is the year of the Reds, and if half of my bold predictions come true, we’re gonna have one hell of a summer in Cincinnati. Continue reading

Other Than the Day I Tried to Buy the Perfect Undershirt, Was Yesterday the Worst Day in Cincinnati History?

Buying undershirts has always been a hardship of mine. I’m the perfect mixture of tall and hefty that makes buying shirts nearly impossible. Undershirts are no different in that regard. XXL? Too baggy to wear under a dress shirt and ends up being too short to stay tucked in. XL? After a few cycles through the laundry, I look like Philadelphia Collins from Trailer Park Boys.

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Luis Castillo Named Opening Day Starter for 2019 Championship Run

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A lot of people thought it might be Sonny Gray because of the trade the Reds made to bring him to Cincinnati and giving him a new contract before he even pitched an inning in a Cincinnati Reds uniform. Not so fast my friends. The Reds have named Luis Castillo the 2019 Opening Day starter. Continue reading