Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 22, 2013

Reds’ new manager press conference at 3 p.m.

Bryan Price has been the pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds since taking over for Dick Pole in 2009.

The Reds’ 61st manager, Bryan Price, had been the pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds since taking over for Dick Pole in 2009.

In about 15 minutes, we’ll get to hear from the Reds’ new manager:

FOX Sports Ohio will carry today’s Cincinnati Reds press conference live from Great American Ball Park. Reds broadcasters Jim Day and Chris Welsh will report live starting at 3:00pm.

Reds President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini and President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty will introduce Bryan Price as the club’s new field manager.

I imagine I won’t be the only one recording it. It could be a new era for Cincinnati. I wonder whether he’ll say all the right things. If he can manage to avoid saying, “no pressure” and “status quo” he’ll be on the right track.

October 2, 2013

It’s easy to know whom to root for now

The Reds could have won last night. The spark they would have needed is something we have seen from time-to-time all throughout the season. There was a chance it would reappear last night–when better?–but it was clear after just a couple innings it just wasn’t there.

Oh well.

Oh well.

Oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well oh well.

Starts to sound like “LOL” after a while, but we certainly haven’t been doing much of that. You know, when we started RHM back in 2005, I’d never seen a winning team. I quite gleefully tripped along enjoying year after year of really crummy baseball. There wasn’t much worth talking about on the field, so I talked about personalities and hair styles and never missed what I’d never seen.

In a way, I pity Pirates fans. Now that they, too, have tasted fruit from the tree of winning, goofing on the team’s choice of hats and mascots will never be the same.

To be clear, though, in most ways, I do not pity Pirates fans.

For the first time, I can maybe understand why people follow the Cubs. The glorious victories a Cub fan imagines are never muddied with the painful shortcomings of actually happening. Much easier to enjoy that baseball that comes after you’ve made the shift to “maybe next year” when that shift happens before October.

Still, I wish the Major League affiliate of the Indianapolis Indians the best of luck in their upcoming series. I’d rather see them take it than anyone else. May their spark continue to shine bright.

Not quite done mourning yet? The Reds actually made a video embeddable. It’s a little group therapy for us all.