Monday, May 25, 2015

MLB WEEK 7 – THE LONG SUMMER

Photo Credit: USA Today

by: Dan Howard
Staff Writer

Uh, can we go back to April 6 and start this season over again?

Good News; the Reds are 5 – 1 against Pittsburgh this season.

Bad News; the Reds are 13 – 25 against everyone else.

Geez, nine game losing streaks are depressing, aren’t they?

Our beloved Reds are closer to the last place Brewers than the first place Cardinals this season. Then again, Milwaukee was expected to be bad this year.

There comes a time when changes need to be made. How much longer will Cincinnati’s ownership continue with manager Bryan Price? The largest payroll in club history, nine game losing streak, ten and a half games out of first, no leadoff hitter, no consistent starting pitching, and the relief pitching is a joke, and it’s only Memorial Day.

Monday, May 18, 2015

MLB Week 6 – A Bit of History

Photo Credit: Columbus Dispatch

by: Dan Howard
Staff Writer

I don’t know about you, but that three game beating the Giants delivered to our Reds left me with a sore backside.

The last time I felt this sore over a beating was when the University of Kentucky men’s basketball whupped the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament.

You Heard it Here First Department; a bit of Reds history will happen Tuesday night when Cincinnati travels to Kauffman Stadium to play the Kansas City Royals. It will be the first time in franchise history the Reds will play the World Champions and the American League Champions in consecutive games.

Question to Billy Hamilton; exactly how many bunt hits do you have this season?

Monday, May 11, 2015

MLB Week 5 – Rain, Rain, Go Away


by: Dan Howard
Staff Writer

Barely one month into the 2015 season, our Reds have had two postponements and six rain delays. At least it’s not snow, right Colorado.

Did you see Coors Field this past Sunday? A May storm dumped six inches of snow late Saturday night, yet the grounds crew got the field ready to play Sunday afternoon.

Isn’t it nice to know that baseballs aren’t inflated?

During Monday night’s rain delay, Reds Live aired Jim Day’s interview with Pete Rose. If you’re a baseball fan, you have to watch it.

My kids think Pete Rose and I are related. His opinion about hitting and mine are similar. See the ball and hit the ball. Not talkin’ rocket surgery here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MLB Week 4 – Cincinnati’s M*A*S*H Unit



by: Dan Howard
Staff Writer

Who would have thought four weeks into the 2015 season the Reds Most Valuable Player would be Dr. Tim Kremchek, Cincinnati’s team physician.

How’s that 106 million dollar contract to Homer Bailey looking now? Twice on the Disabled List and unlikely to return for the remainder of the 2015 season.

Is Sean Marshall expected to return….ever?

Guess who is still in Louisville? Sam Lecure.

Sorry to hear about the dismissal of Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. You know, it’s easier to can the manager instead of firing the players.