Daily Archives: September 14, 2009

September 14, 2009

Despite Reds’ Elimination, Phillips is Kickin’

The Reds’ loss to the Cubs yesterday officially eliminated the Reds from being able to win the National League Central. Not that the rest of the division is faring much better, by-and-large. The Cards have a 9.5 game lead over the Cubs.

Honestly, doesn’t it get a bit boring being a Cardinals fan after a while? Oh, yeah, we already know it does, evidenced by the fact that 75% of their team blogs closed up after their last WS win.

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Felipe Lopez, left, turns the double play while avoiding Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)The Reds’ magic number for wildcard elimination is 2. The Reds didn’t do anything to reduce that tonight, though the Rockies might, as they go up against the Giants.

In other news, Brandon Phillips just hit home run number 20 of the season, making him a 20-20-20 man. That’s 20 homers, 20 stolen bases, and 20 doubles. How they decided on that combination of stats, I don’t know. If they chose stolen bases, walks, and ERA instead, Paul Janish would be on the list.

September 14, 2009

Hal McCoy Day at GABP

Hal McCoy, back in the dayWednesday the Reds are honoring Dayton Daily News beat writer Hal McCoy, who is retiring after this year. The DDN is footing half the bill for your tickets. No word yet on whether McCoy will be hired by Deadspin.

This photo, by the way, was taken when newspapers were still relevant.