Anti-Shift Crowd Rejoices: Matt Carpenter Bunted for a Double

This is actually pretty hilarious. I’m kinda in a grey area when it comes to the shift. I don’t hate it, but I also think it’s getting out of control in some aspects. Plays like this make me wish the Reds had the nuts or wherewithal to do something like this. We’ve all seen them try to lay down bunts, and it’s not pretty. To ask them to do this would be like asking me to go five minutes without looking at my phone. It’s not gonna happen so quit asking. Continue reading

Scooter Gennett Named National League Player of the Week

What a stretch of baseball for the Cincinnati Reds. As a team, they’ve rattled off six straight victories and are the owners of the league’s longest active winning streak. I guess they don’t call us #Wincinnati for nothing. Two weeks ago Joseph Daniel Votto was named the National League Player of the Week, and now Scooter Gennett earned the same honor. Somewhere out there, St. Louis Cardinals fans are debating that Yadier Molina deserved the award despite being on the disabled list after failing horribly as a catcher and getting hit in the nuts with a baseball.

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