Saturday, April 29, 2017

MLB Week 3 - Insanity or Genius?

Dan Howard
Staff Writer

Ok, ok so what do I know anyway?

A couple of weeks ago, when our Reds were rolling at 7 – 2, I complimented Bryan Price for the way he handled the pitching staff.

Yeah, I spoke waaaaaay too soon.

His genius two weeks ago has quickly faded to insanity.

You probably see where this is going, and its way past due.

I don’t know if Price is holding the Reds hostage, or he knows deep dark secrets on GM Dick Williams, advisor to the GM Walt Jocketty, or owner Bob Castellini, but the time has come to show Bryan Price the door.

Can he turn it around? What do you think? He’s has the “keys to the car” for a little over three seasons and what has been the result? Eighty-six losses in 2014, ninety-eight losses in 2015, followed by last year’s ninety-four losses.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

MLB Week 2 - Still the First

Dan Howard
Staff Writer

Memo to MLB – Can the Reds get a do over from the beginning of this recent homestand?

Last week I wrote that I expected the bubble to burst, just not this soon.

Despite the home woes during the Milwaukee series, our beloved Reds are still in first place, barely. It’s been a while that the Reds have been in first place this late in the season.

Did I mention that this is only the second week of the season?

The pitching has been decent, the offense, with a few exceptions, has been lacking.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

MLB Week 1 – Who’d Thunk It?

by: Dan Howard
Staff Writer

Nine games into the 2017 season and the best team in baseball is… (drumroll please) our Cincinnati Reds.

At 7 – 2 the Reds are off to their best start since the World Championship season of 1990.

The optimistic twelve-year-old living inside me believes the Reds can win it all this year. The fifty-three-year-old working class stiff that I am knows the bubble is bursting soon, but let’s enjoy it while it lasts. Remember this is the youngest team in the majors.

Second Coming of the Nasty Boys? After the first ten games of this season Cincinnati is second in the National League in Earned Run Average – 2.73, lowest ERA after the first ten games since 2.63 in 1990.

Monday, April 3, 2017

A Harsh Winter

by: Dan Howard
Staff Writer

As I begin my first article of 2017, I must open with an apology to you, the loyal readers of this blog. My Redlegs Review colleague, and best friend, Dr. Jack Ward, and I gave a brief explanation in our last podcast, published after the World Series, in case you didn’t hear it, I’ll explain.

On Friday, October 14th, 2016 while preparing to do our weekly podcast which was going to be a recap of the Divisional Series and our predictions for the upcoming League Championship Series, I phoned Jack, who said we needed to postpone the broadcast because his wife, Cindy, was experiencing some health issues and had to go to the hospital. Due to the complexity of her health issues, Cindy, an organ donor recipient, and diabetic, needed to be admitted to the University of Kentucky hospital, where the doctors are familiar with her illness.

The bad news came the next day. Cancer. Cindy was promoted from this life to eternal glory on Tuesday, October 18.