Adam Duvall, Matt Harvey, Billy Hamilton, Scooter Gennett, Raisel Inglesias. All names we heard as possible trading chips as the Reds put the finishing touches on their rebuild. Well, Adam Duvall wasn’t the most likely player to be dealt, but he was the first.
With the July 31st trade deadline looming, its very possible Saturday night was the last we’ll see of Matt Harvey in a Reds uniform*. To say the trade to bring Matt Harvey from New York was a success would be a major understatement. A lot of people scoffed at the idea and predicted he’d be unhappy in Cincinnati, leading to poor performance and clubhouse drama. In fact, the exact opposite has happened. By all accounts, Matt Harvey has been a valuable asset on and off the field. Other veterans on the team don’t want him to be traded, and that tells me all I need to know about Matt Harvey. Continue reading
Here I am, just minding my own business, enjoying a Friday afternoon after a long grinding work week and Alabama drops this bullshit on us. Talk about ruining a guy’s weekend.
Shoutout to this girl that got booted from Barstool Idol for showing up late. You have no idea but I use this GIF more often than I’d like to admit. We’re not hiring, sorry.
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming. Continue reading
If you listened to last week’s Nati Boys episode, you know by now that I wasn’t part of the podcast ensemble because of a lovely beach vacation with my beautiful family. Chances are you stopped listening after that news was delivered within the first few minutes of the show and I can’t really blame you. Nobody wants to listen to a podcast hosted by a soccer fan, a Laker fan and Melissa McCarthy’s stunt double. Continue reading
I know it’s a bit of a stretch, but hang with me here. I don’t know about you but this is the first Sunday I’ve been excited for since the middle of the 2017 NFL season. With Tiger Woods in the mix at The Open and the cool, rainy weather, I’m getting some major football Sunday vibes. The Bengals, the other Tigers that have been torturing me for years with their promised success and subsequent failure, didn’t give us much to get excited for in the second half of the season. Plus my fantasy teams sucked and I had nothing to play for, but you don’t want to hear about that. Because of the familiar circumstances and since I’m bored without much going on in the sports world other than my Reds coming out flat in the second half, I’m treating The Open’s final round like a football Sunday. The chili’s on, I’m wearing sweatpants with a long sleeve t-shirt, the laptop’s open, and I don’t plan on leaving the couch until I scramble to throw away all of my empty Coke and Miller Lite cans when I hear the Football Night in America music start. Continue reading
I’ll be honest- I don’t watch a lot of Phillies games. Hand in the air, I’m man enough to admit that. I’ll never get over what they did to my 2010 Reds. Whether it’s the Roy Halladay (RIP) no-hitter or the Jay Bruce error fiasco triggered by the white rally towels, there’s a lot about that 2010 National League Divisional Series I don’t want to relive. Even today, as I ordered a cheese steak from Jersey Mike’s, I called it a “Number-17” instead of uttering the name of the city that made the cheese steak famous. It’s a delicious sandwich and I’m fatter than I am proud. I’ll never stop eating cheese steaks, that’s a promise, but that doesn’t mean I have to pay homage to their city every time I want to eat one. But we’re not here for cheese steak slander. Check out next weeks’ soccer blog for that. Continue reading
Earlier in the year, on Mother’s Day in fact, I compiled a list of the hottest television moms. Since today is Father’s Day I tried to make sure both sides were represented, but let’s be honest, there aren’t many good looking dads on television. Instead, casting directors forced my hand and made me write a blog about the best television dads. A lot of television dads are great for different reasons, so while some people might see certain guys as “bad dads”, I’ve tried to appreciate them for who they are. Life as a dad is about more than just making sure food is on the table and yelling at the referees from the sideline and I think this list provides a well rounded appreciation for dads of all shapes, sizes and mental capacities. So without further ado…