Newly-minted Hall of Famer Barry Larkin has been hired to manage the Brazilian team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Given the short and relatively scant history of baseball in Brazil, I'm pretty confident in saying that their best hope is having him bat lead-off and play SS.
Over at Reds Minor Leagues, Doug Gray has a very thorough review of the Billings Mustangs' season. Supplemental First Round Draft pick Jesse Winker - who was anything but supplemental - did a .338/.443/.500 number in 275 plate appearances. Bob Steve was there too, before moving up to Dayton.
The top four sexually satisfied cities in the U.S. are well within Reds Country. Good work, guys and gals, good work.
Phillies 24/7 does a weekly segment called From the Phans, where a fan (blogger, writer, whoever) of the Phillies' opponent is asked about their opinions of their team, the Phillies series, and topics of interest to the two clubs. When host Michael Cerio reached out to Red Reporter, I agreed to tape an interview for the show. The link above is to a podcast version of the interview which aired sometime after 3 PM today. I hope I don't sound like a moron...but the interview did get some pub out there for RR, even if it is only mainly going to be heard in Philadelphia. I just got the link, so here it is. 2nd edit: skip to 38:30 in the audio player to hear the interview.
Thankfully, Jerry Crasnick (former Cincinnati sports writer) actually keeps up with our beloved franchise for the worldwide leader. Solid commentary, too.
They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. Jamie Ramsey learned this lesson the hard way last night. One of the many reasons I eschew Twitter in favor of this community when it comes to discussing my favorite baseball team.