I did a little session for about six weeks moving those lighter balls faster and just focusing on that,” Antone said. We re-tested and the numbers seemed to be where we wanted it, so we just went back to the normal training regimen. When I was in the offseason, I saw my numbers and it was pretty normal.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 1:27 am
This is first in a series of stories on the winners of the fan vote for the Reds All-Time Team: Sparky Anderson’s most famous quote about Johnny Bench is this: “I don’t want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench. That fits Bench, who, of course, is the fans’ pick at catcher on the All-Time Reds Team. But my favorite quote from Anderson about Bench is from a story I was working on for Bench’s retirement.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 12:18 am
Nick Lodolo, LHP Participating in his first big league camp, Lodolo impressed Cincinnati Reds Manager David Bell with his maturity. He threw only one inning in spring training games as the Reds wanted to be cautious with his workload before his first full pro season. Exposing Lodolo, the No.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 2:19 pm
Naturally, that 385 mark was the most in all MLB in that span, far besting fellow stars Paul Goldschmidt (322) and Mike Trout (302), too. We’ve highlighted Joey’s walkability already this week, however, noting that it’s the type of prowess that should be celebrated long into the future. What we’re circling back on today is a little bit of reinforcement of Joey’s other tremendous abilities, specifically for those folks who choose to believe that all Votto does is walk.
Posted: April 3, 2020, 5:51 pm
Enquirer sports columnist Paul Daugherty is replaying the 1975 World Series using APBA Baseball, a well-known board game in existence since 1951. In due time, the way Sparky Anderson ran his pitching staff would be seen as standard, but 1975 wasn’t yet that time. In ’75, the Reds set a major-league record by going 45 starts in a row, beginning on June 12, without a complete game.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:04 pm
Before the modern-day coronavirus plague infected the United States, the Cincinnati Reds were scheduled to open the Major League Baseball season March 26. That would have been the earliest home opener in Reds history or since 1876 when the National League was founded. Now, with baseball on hold and much of the country shut down, it is unknown just when it will be safe enough for large gatherings of fans to congregate again.
Posted: April 2, 2020, 3:12 am
SportsPulse: March 26 was supposed to be MLB’s Opening Day. Mackenzie Salmon looks at the top storylines we would have been talking about. Has the postponement of the 2020 Major League Baseball season got you down?
Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:27 pm
Hit King and former Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose is wearing a Reds-themed mask in Las Vegas and doing well “for anyone interested or worried,” per a Facebook post Tuesday night from long-time associate Arnie Metz. In a Good Morning America interview Wednesday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was asked to review its guidance on wearing masks.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:52 pm
Construction on Oriole Park at Camden Yards began in earnest in 1989, and it took nearly 3 full years to complete. When it was finished for the start of the 1992 season, though, Baltimore’s new park kicked off a ballpark renaissance across the game of baseball, with franchises largely eschewing the rotund concrete messes they played in throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:52 pm
As the calendar turns to April, Fox Sports Ohio has a nice fix for anyone missing Cincinnati Reds Baseball. Fox Sports Ohio will replay all the Reds’ wins over the Boston Red Sox in the 1975 World Series, beginning Wednesday, for regional television viewers. Here’s the full schedule: April 1 at 7 p.m.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:37 pm
Great American Ball Park stands vacant on what was scheduled to be the Cincinnati Reds 2020 Opening Day. There are questions about what a shortened Major League Baseball season could look like this year, but it’s obvious players are itching to return to the field. Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed said Tuesday that he would be open to wearing masks during games if it meant he could play sooner.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 3:08 pm
For baseball fans of a certain age, the Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s – the Big Red Machine – left an indelible mark. While other teams may have been more impressive offensive juggernauts for a year or two, no modern club brought the thunder for an entire decade like these guys. Their best player – Joe Morgan – is an inner circle Hall of Famer and arguably the best second baseman of all time.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 5:00 am
Any age discrimination claim alleged by Lassiter necessarily fails,” the judge wrote. The judge said Lassiter’s arguments didn’t hold water because he’s younger than 40 years old and not covered by the Age Discrimination and Employment Act. The Reds declined comment.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 12:28 pm
What I mean by that is forcing the issue of getting so many games in that you risk injury, and you risk major injury to players, because you are trying to get in as many games as you can,” Barnhart said. This is all assumptions and thoughts from me specifically — it’s not from the union — but you’re going to have to protect us as players,” he continued. And if you can’t do that, I think that would be where I personally would kind of draw the line.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:25 am
No one knows when baseball and other suspended sports will resume, because no one knows when life might return to normal in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak. Three-quarters of a million people around the world have become infected and over 35,000 have died, according to a running count kept by Johns Hopkins University, counts that include more than 140,000 infections and more than 2,500 deaths in the U.S. “At this point, it’s hard to say what can or should be done.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 5:10 am