On today’s episode of the Nati Boys podcast, we talk about the excitement and staleness of a new Bengals season with the first preseason game happening this week. We also talk about the depressing Reds with all of their injuries, and we discuss the first episode of Hard Knocks with the Cleveland Browns. Our fantasy draft this week is of things we’d like to see covered in the Hard Knocks documentary style. Enjoy the show!
The Nati Boys (minus DB) are talking Bengals training camp this week as the NFL preseason is officially underway. We also discuss the MLB trade deadline, which passed earlier this week. While the Reds did make one move at the deadline, there were a few more that we expected to see, which inspired our fantasy draft of trades we’d most like to make.
Ah, yes.. Hippies vs. Hard-ass Ushers. A rivalry that has been passed on through generations from ballpark to ballpark. Tropicana Field is known for packing them in so I can understand where this lady is coming from. What happens when John Jaso is down there talking to former teammates and coaches and some 78-year-old retired dude just happens to be coming to sit down in the only seat occupied in an entirely empty row? I’m gonna go out on a limb and assume John Jaso is a lover, not a fighter. You know what they always say: Peace, love and baseball. One love. Buffalo soldier. Other hippie things. Although, I would pay to see John Jaso try to passively ward off the onslaught from an old man who has nothing to lose.
The way the whole thing shook out was quite humorous. In between trips to the concession stand for candy and hot dogs, John Jaso wanted to throw a couple of ‘sups’ out to his boys from his days in Tampa. Were they going to talk about the time they got tossed from one of Tampa’s 3,824 strip clubs or the time one of them got so drunk the night before a day game and lost the battle vs. bubble guts in the dugout? I don’t really know. Maybe he’ll tell us when he comes on the podcast. Continue reading →
The Nati Boys get you ready for the upcoming MLB season this week with a preview of the Reds, and our predictions for the World Series. Our fantasy draft this week is of things that deserve a parade similar to Opening Day. Enjoy the show!
Baseball is back! We dive into some of the spring training news, with the Tebow injury, Russell Wilson socking dingers at Yankees camp, and Cozart making some disparaging remarks about our beloved Redlegs. Since it’s Oscar season, our fantasy draft this week is of movies that we feel need sequels. Enjoy the show!
As summer gives way to fall the MLB postseason is finally upon us. It was a long and grueling regular season filled with errant helmet throws, pointless rules debates, and, worst of all, the Mets. One hot button issue that has taken over the world of contact sports of late has been concussions and the risks they pose for future health concerns. While head trauma is certainly a very real and very scary threat, we witnessed another very scary moment on Tuesday night during the Yankees/Twins Wild Card matchup (at least most guys would consider it scary). I’m hear to bring your attention to another player safety issue that doesn’t get nearly as much press coverage as it deserves: dudes getting hit in the junk. Continue reading →
We entered the 2017 Reds regular season having low expectations, mostly due to the trading away of fan favorite players and a lack of post season appearances. Tight competition in the NL Central has allowed this team to stay relevant up to this point in the season. You can’t deny the fight in this years team, they have received outstanding performances from unexpected players.
McGregor versus Mayweather may never happen, but until we see the “SUPER FIGHT” (aka Mayweather dance around for about an hour) Harper versus Strickland is what we have to watch.
Ben Margot, Associated Press
Being a 24 year star Harper has already made a name for himself in Major League Baseball. It does seem as if he tries to put on a bad boy image at times, but on Memorial Day he picked the wrong guy to try that with.
The Reds are coming off of a pretty underwhelming seven game road trip where they managed to pile up one W. Today, the Colorado Rockies come to Cincinnati for a three game series at GABP. Whenever they come to town, I’m reminded of a traumatic experience I had as a kid at a Reds/Rockies game.
Let me set the stage for you. The year is 1998. On a warm May day, the pudgy pre-pubescent 12 year old version of me is pumped to be heading to Riverfront stadium with my uncle and siblings. We didn’t go to a ton of Reds games when I was a kid (2-3 a year, tops), so that day was a special treat. A pregame meal of Skyline and soda had me hyped up as we took our seats near the outfield foul territory along the 3rd base line. Continue reading →