Posted on 03. Apr, 2009 by .


As I talked about yesterday, the Cincinnati Reds play an exhibition game on Saturday at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio against a team made up of the Reds top prospects in the minor leagues.  Above is a picture of the jersey that the players on the “Futures” team will be wearing.  The back will […]

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Posted on 02. Apr, 2009 by .


For the first time in the history of the organization, the Cincinnati Reds will play two exhibition games against a collection of players made up from its own minor league system. Listed as a “Futures” game, the final 25 man roster will travel first to Carolina, then to Dayton to play a game against all […]

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Posted on 01. Apr, 2009 by .


I tackled the drive home and survived…Legs were a bit unsteady when I got out of the car, but glad to have that over with.  Will up in Dayton the next few days at Fifth Third Field preparing for the Futures Game on Saturday. Please check back as I will give some details and describe […]

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Posted on 31. Mar, 2009 by .


Although spring training is not fully complete, it is time for me to head back north to prepare for the minor league season.  At Fifth Third Field in Dayton, we will be hosting a Future Stars game, between the Cincinnati Reds Major League Club and a collection of “Futures” from the minor league system, made […]

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Posted on 30. Mar, 2009 by .


The word “conversion” is used a lot in sports.  In basketball, players try to convert the “old fashioned three point play” when getting fouled making a field goal.  In football, team stats are judged on converting on third down or a two point conversion. But in baseball, the word “conversion” can be used to mean […]

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Posted on 29. Mar, 2009 by .


With the Cincinnati Reds spring training career in Sarasota, Florida coming to an end, I thought I would give you a few pictures from the complex.  A few of these pictures are some behind the scenes items that the general public does not get a chance to enjoy.

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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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Random Quote

“I dont care if Im Cy Young or if Im the 25th man on the roster. If Ive got that ball in my hand and m out there on that mound, thats not your mound. If you want to run across the mound, go run laps in the bullpen...If my grandmother ran across the mound, shed hear the same thing he heard. Period.”
by Dallas Braden after Alex Rodriguez crossed the mound