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The Cincinnati Reds are playing in Los Angeles, which marks the homecoming for former Dodgers that came to Cincinnati via trade in the offseason. If you were expecting a Kumbaya moment for Puig and the Dodgers, well.. you didn’t get it.
The Reds are 1-8, and are officially depressing us. We discuss their poor start, the fight in Pittsburgh, and what it will take to turn this club around. Dietrich’s home-runs got us excited for the bats to turn it around for the ballclub, since the pitching has been decent so far. Enjoy the episode!
You can call me a homer all you want, and you’d probably be right, but 2019 feels different than anything we’ve experienced in recent history for the Cincinnati Reds. Offseason trades that brought us Sonny Gray, Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood and Tanner Roark aren’t something we’re accustomed to in the Queen City. Usually we’re just trying to figure out who in the hell is gonna be in our starting rotation, which first year player is gonna disappoint us and what bargain bin bench player will be viewed as the savior until about mid-April when we realize there’s a reason nobody wanted to sign them. But not this year. No sirree. This year is the year of the Reds, and if half of my bold predictions come true, we’re gonna have one hell of a summer in Cincinnati. Continue reading
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
CLEVELAND (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for making an obscene gesture to Indians fans on Tuesday night.
Puig flashed the middle finger on both hands at fans sitting behind home plate at Progressive Field after hitting a home run in the second inning. Baseball executive Joe Torre announced the one-game penalty and undisclosed fine.
Puig is appealing the decision and will play Wednesday night. The mercurial player said he ”stooped” to the level of fans who he said were heckling him in the on-deck circle. Puig said that the group of fans kept talking to him after the home run.
If you asked me the top five things I’d want to accomplish in my lifetime, somewhere in the 2-4 range would be “doing something to crush Cleveland fans dreams and cap it off with a double bird salute.” Tuesday night, Yasiel Puig got to live my dream. Continue reading