The New Reds Spring Training/Batting Practice Hat is Here, and I Hate It

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Why do they have to do this shit? Why does everything have to look so goddamn stupid all the time when they introduce special editions of hats? Whatever happened to keeping it simple? Sure, throw a secondary logo on the Spring Training hats for a cash grab. They’ve been successful in doing that in previous years.

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Is that ideal? No. Ideal would be wearing an all-red with a wishbone C and no black drop shadow for every game from the day pitchers and catchers report in February until the World Series parade, but there’s zero chance in hell New Era or the MLB would allow that when they can charge people $40 to wear whatever monstrosity they create year after year.

This year’s version just looks like something you’d get at a flea market in a poor bootleg attempt at a cool hat.

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You can hardly even tell its Mr. Redlegs sliced and diced and squeezed into the iconic wishbone C. Maybe it’s the lighting, but that doesn’t even look like the correct shade of red. But I’m not gonna get all Darren Rovell on you and start talking pantones because I don’t feel like getting stuffed into a locker today. Hell, I don’t even think Pete Rose would wear this thing

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At least from far away and on TV it might look close to what they should be wearing.

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Oh well. I’m way too angry about this on a Thursday night, so I’m gonna just let it go and feel sorry for the poor saps that get sucked into buying one of these for $40 off the clearance rack after the season is over. I’m looking at you, Jefe.

Enjoy your day, morning or evening… whenever you’re reading this. I’ve got coneys to eat.

PS – It looks like this hat was spotted at Koch Sporting Goods on 4th Street in Cincinnati. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend stopping by. They have so much great gear from every Cincinnati team (current and former) as well as a lot of other great local flavor on top of a plethora of stuff for every team in any league you can imagine. They’re the place to go if you need any custom jerseys as well; they do incredible work. They could use some extra business lately too since some scumbag decided to rob them this week.

Hell isn’t hot enough for whoever did that.

The Pats Have Been Caught Cheating (Again)

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The Bengals have won a game, and then quickly got back to their losing ways against the Browns this past weekend. The Patriots have been caught filming the Bengals sideline for their upcoming matchup, and we’re not surprised. Dan and Ben both went to Reds Fest this year, and we talk about our experience there, as well as the recent Reds signings.

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Jeff Has Several Strokes

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Riverfront Radio is back with another great episode. On today’s podcast we talk about the recent Reds struggles, and our love/hate of their throwback uniforms. We also get into whether Geno Suarez getting plunked by a Pirates pitcher was on purpose or not. We’re also going to have to monitor Jeff’s health during the upcoming week; he’s got some issues. Enjoy the show.

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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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Reds and Dodgers Swap Large Contracts in Blockbuster Deal

Oh my God, it finally happened. As first reported by Whitty via his screenshot of the ESPN alert he got on his phone, the Cincinnati Reds have finally traded Homer Bailey to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Continue reading

David Bell Named Reds Manager, Time to Start World Series Parade Planning

Is this a bit of an overreaction on my part? Maybe, but why be a fan if you can’t get excited about a major organizational change  that seems to be the right move? It might also be the fact that I’m in a good mood because the Bengals haven’t had the chance to break my heart yet today.  Continue reading

HOT TAKE ALERT: Sometimes Watching Losing Reds Baseball on TV is Better Than Competitive Baseball

Ok, hear me out. Yes, I would much rather the Reds be winning and in the conversation for all of the National League playoff spots that are up for grabs heading into the final weekend of the season. But the fact of the matter is that we haven’t had a single glimmer of hope that they’d be competing for the postseason since ehhh, let’s say early April. Some might argue sooner, but I’m an optimist.

When winning baseball is on TV, the broadcast is largely about the product on the field and focusing on every excruciating pitch as your team’s season hangs in the balance. When you’re the Reds, the folks in the booth have to find better, more interesting things to talk about as the Reds struggle to score runs throughout the month of September.  Continue reading

Joey Votto Continues to Be the Gift We Don’t Deserve

Every day I wake up and think I can’t love Joey Votto more than the day before, then he goes and does something like this.

As the great Tom Green said in Stealing Harvard: I wanna be Kyle. I knew this guy at camp. He was maybe 13. He got two girls pregnant, man. Two girls pregnant. Yea, Kyle.  Continue reading

Aaron Boone Suspended One Game For Losing His Shit

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It’s hard to believe a manager leading the Evil Empire to a 86-50 would be feeling the heat, but that’s the world we’re living in. Thanks to the Red Sox and their impressive 94-43 record, putting them 7.5 games in front of the Bronx Bombers entering play Sunday, Aaron Boone has had every single move he makes critiqued. Sure, some of them have been head scratchers but its kinda what you expect out of a first year manager.  On Friday night, Aaron finally snapped and put on quite a show for people who love manager meltdowns.  Continue reading