Reds hitting coach trying to stay positive during COVID-19 crisis One day after the Opening Day that wasn’t, first-year Cincinnati Reds hitting coach Alan Zinter spoke to reporters on a teleconference about how he’s keeping in touch with the players during the COVID-19 crisis. There’s no guarantee Major League Baseball will return in May, which is the earliest it could resume. No one knows anything at this point.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:31 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Former All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds announced on his Instagram page that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms. The 49-year-old Edmonds sent a video update Saturday night on his Instagram Story saying he was back home after testing positive for pneumonia for the first time in his life, but was awaiting results of tests for the coronavirus.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 6:18 am
What it means for the Reds is a player like Trevor Bauer will become a free agent next winter whether games are played this year or not. A look at some of the big questions surrounding the sport following the MLB and MLBPA agreement: Q: When will games begin? That is out of baseball’s control and depends when most of the country ends restrictions surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:44 pm
An aerial view of Cincinnati’s downtown riverfront during what was supposed to be Cincinnati Reds opening day. Once the final out was caught in right field, players in Cincinnati Reds uniforms mobbed Amir Garrett around the mound and fell into a dogpile. Who said there was no baseball these days?
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:38 pm
Greg Arias 2 hours ago While sports are on this extended hiatus during these crazy days of this COVID-19 pandemic, we thought rather than writing something on a Saturday it would be fun to do and mash, or mush of videos and tidbits from the world of sports to give you something visual to watch to help pass some time while you’re stranded inside your homes. So without further ado, here are some sports tidbits and videos for your enjoyment.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 2:00 pm
He made it through four innings weaving in and out of danger before the wheels came off a bit in the fifth inning. Shortstop Freddy Galvis led off the inning with a single. Flaherty was able to get the eighth and ninth hitters out, but it was Reds leadoff man, centerfielder Shogo Akiyama, that made the first strike, taking Flaherty deep for a two-out, two-run homer.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 6:00 pm
The WAR numbers are from their years with the Reds. WAR does a great job of measuring a player’s impact offensively and defensively. The biggest challenge is figuring out which position to place Pete Rose, the franchise’s all-time leader in WAR, in.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 1:32 am
A look at Cincinnati throughout the day leading up to the Reds’ Opening Day game. Thursday was the day everyone circled on their calendars – or set a reminder on their phone. Opening Day was supposed to arrive.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 11:12 pm
Opening Day at home wasn’t easy for Cincinnati Reds fans, broadcasters, players and former players, who tried to make the best out of the situation by sharing tweets on the day that would’ve been the city’s unofficial holiday: The Enquirer’s Bobby Nightengale wrote Thursday: “This year, this strange year amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the dreaming is about when things will return to normal. Great American Ball Park sat empty.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:35 pm
Previously a Staff Writer at Bleacher Report Cornell University graduate On the day Major League Baseball’s 2020 season was supposed to begin — before the coronavirus pandemic put sports on hold — many of the game’s biggest stars took to social media to share their thoughts and feelings. Here are a few of the more notable posts: Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout narrated an official MLB coronavirus video — urging all baseball fans to come together to fight the pandemic.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:32 pm
An SI.com story by Tom Verducci shares Cincinnati Reds’ Opening Day anecdotes on what would have been the city’s unofficial holiday, courtesy of two Reds employees who have plenty of stories about the team – Rick and Mark Stowe, sons of long-time clubhouse manager Bernie Stowe. The Reds shared Verducci’s article on their Twitter account: Among highlights from Verducci was this one involving former Reds GM Jim Bowden: In 1998, the Reds neared the end of a training session on the eve of Opening Da…
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:03 pm
The Reds might not be playing today and there won’t be a parade, but we still have the Opening Day spirit in our hearts. It’s a Cincinnati thing. We’re celebrating “Fauxpening Day” all day today and we hope you join us.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 2:27 pm
Inside that huge, horseshoe-shaped ballpark, a favorite son had returned. Tom Seaver was back with the New York Mets six years after being traded away. Looked it up a little while back – at 38 years old, he shut down a pennant-winning Phillies lineup that featured Pete Rose and three Hall of Famers.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 6:15 pm