On today’s episode of Riverfront Radio, we have immediate reactions to Aquino hitting monster home-runs at Great American Ballpark, and the first Bengals preseason game. The Reds are looking good after a 10-1 win over the Cubs with a of bunch guys that were playing in Louisville earlier this month. Do we have a quarterback controversy in Cincinnati? NO. We love Andy. Enjoy the show!
There was a lot of Reds news to catch up on from the past week between the Pirates fight and all of the deadline trades. Amir Garrett may have cemented himself as a fan favorite with his decision to take on the entire Pittsburgh bench by himself. We give our thoughts on the departure of Puig, Scooter and Co., the arrival of Trevor Bauer and what the future holds for the Reds for the rest of 2019 and beyond. We also look forward to the Bengals first preseason game and even dabble in some FC Cincinnati talk.
The Reds are off to an absolutely abysmal start after the All Star break, which other than preventing Mac from having to get some awkward tattoos, has been of little benefit to us as fans. We discuss the potential trade deadline moves the team could make now that they’ve solidified themselves as sellers, and also give David Bell props for breaking the franchise record for single-season manager ejections. With the NFL preseason just a couple weeks away we start looking forward to football season and we take a few minutes to belittle each other for our personal preferences of ice cream flavors.
Eugenio Suárez and David Bell have been ejected. For Bell, it is his seventh ejection of the season, establishing a new single-season franchise record for managers. Clark Griffith was ejected six times in both 1909 (as player-manager) and 1910 (as manager). #Reds
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.
Clint Boling is calling it quits for the Bengals, and we wish we could retire early too. The Reds are off to a crappy start to the 2nd half of the season, and we wonder if they’ll be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. We also talk more in depth about the Reds 150th anniversary jerseys they’ve been wearing. Enjoy the show!
The Reds earned another series victory over the Cubs this past weekend, which included some fireworks between Yasiel Puig and Pedro Strop. We discuss that, David Bell’s record-setting ejection numbers and the fact that Castillo is the lone Reds All-Star. We touch on the ridiculous NBA free agency numbers and Mac and Whitty get their hopes up thanks to some late-breaking NHL free agency rumors. We also take a moment to wish are friends north of the border a Happy Canada day, as well as a Happy Fourth of July to all of our listeners here in the states.
If you just looked at the final score from last night’s game, one could assume Tyler Mahle got beat up and forced the Reds to go to their bullpen early. Well, you know what they say about assuming something… Continue reading →