This week SI is running an excerpt of Joe Posnanski's forthcoming book The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-stopping World Series -- The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds. My apologies for posting a fanshot before commenting in an actual thread. If this link has already been posted, let me know and I'll delete this fanshot. I'm also wondering if anyone has read Daryl Smith's book Making the Big Red Machine: Bob Howsam and the Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s. That one sounds interesting, too.