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Posted on 28. Mar, 2009 by .

 

As the Cincinnati Reds enter their clubhouse for Spring Training in Sarasota, Florida, the first thing they see is a picture of Hall of Famer Johnny Bench. Bench is arguably one of the greatest catchers of all time. Above this giant autographed picture, is the slogan, “Prepare to Win.” Bench, among other former Cincinnati Red […]


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Posted on 27. Mar, 2009 by .

 

I want to thank all the readers for the emails and comments about the Dernell Stenson article the other day.  It was an emotional story to tell, and I heard from many of you that it was an emotional read also.  I feel that is very important for the organization to keep the memory of […]


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Posted on 26. Mar, 2009 by .

 

In the game of baseball you could be here one minute and gone the next.  For Drew M. Anderson it all happened so fast.  Anderson was on the backfields at the Cincinnati Reds Spring Training Complex warming up for a game against minor leaguers from the Minnesota Twins.  Anderson was in the starting lineup playing […]


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Posted on 25. Mar, 2009 by .

 

In the first round of the 2007 MLB First Year Player Draft, the Cincinnati Reds selected High School Catcher Devin Mesoraco 15th overall.  Upon signing, Mesoraco was assigned to the Gulf Coast League where he struggled with injuries during the short rookie league schedule.  In 2008, 30 games into the minor league season, Mesoraco was […]


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Posted on 24. Mar, 2009 by .

 

There are two types of games in spring training. The one where you play in front of fans who paid for a ticket and ones where there may be a bleacher on a backfield for passing fans to stop and watch.  The later is what a minor league baseball camp game is usually like.  They […]


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Posted on 23. Mar, 2009 by .

 

In November of 2003, Cincinnati Reds Outfield Prospect Dernell Stenson was killed while playing in the Arizona Fall League in Phoenix.  He was found dead on a residential street shot, and apparently run over by a car.  Some five and a half years later, Stenson’s presence is still felt in the Cincinnati Reds organization. . […]


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Posted on 22. Mar, 2009 by .

 

As evidence by the picture below, getting a parking spot closest to your destination is not always the best thing.  This is very true when it comes to Spring Training baseball.  The car shown was parked beyond the outfield wall of a minor league backfield, and was shattered by a home run ball as the […]


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Posted on 21. Mar, 2009 by .

 

The picture above may not look like much of anything, but it is a very important structure to the Cincinnati Reds.  At the baseball complex in Sarasota, Florida the minor leaguers have four fields at their disposal that they use for camp and games.  The four fields are all next to each other and home […]


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Posted on 19. Mar, 2009 by .

 

Just came from Ed Smith Stadium to watch the Cincinnati Reds take on the Boston Red Sox in a game under the lights.  Not surprisingly, it felt like a road game for the Reds as the place was packed with Red Sox fans.  Ed Smith Stadium was completely sold out, and there were even a […]


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Posted on 19. Mar, 2009 by .

 

For years now, cities all around the United States of America have been placing exotic and different works of art around their areas.  In 2004, the City of Cincinnati displayed over 200 sculptures made of regulation major league baseball bats.  Each sculpture was different and designed by carious artists or organizations around the city. Forgotten […]


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