THE RELENTLESS CINCINNATI
The new Reds play defense
and ignore the couches. They bounce around the clubhouse, mingling with each
other and ducking the schoolboy shenanigans of Leake, a scruffy sort who
looks like he made it to the ballpark after playing hooky in high school,
probably by riding his skateboard out of there. I watched Leake in the Reds'
clubhouse for 20 seconds before the game Wednesday, and in those 20 seconds
he slapped the naked ass of Reds executive and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan and
playfully goosed a (dressed) teammate with a bat handle.
Cincinnati deserves this fun, successful Reds team By:Greg Doyel
As the youthful Cincinnati
Reds surprisingly roll to what would be their first National League Central
Division title in 15 years, general manager Walt Jocketty admits, "I guess
maybe we're a little ahead of schedule. But it's hard to tell when you've
got a younger club."
This is to say that with youth, sometimes timetables are immaterial.
"We felt we had a good club that would be competitive," said Jocketty. "But
it's come together fast."
Edmonds calls Reds relentless By:Rick Hummel
While the Reds have the best hitting team in the National League, their
fielding is the best in all of baseball. As a team, they have the fewest
errors and the best fielding percentage in the majors. No starter has more
than ten errors (Orlando Cabrera, the team's shortstop, has ten exactly) or
a fielding percentage lower than .977.
Cincinnati can go to the World Series By:Andy Brown
No rookie is immune from the pink backpack, not even the one with the $30
million contract and the shiny Lamborghini and the biggest fastball anyone
can remember seeing. Aroldis Chapman is the greatest thing since Ö well,
since Stephen Strasburg, which doesnít constitute a whole lot of time, but
whatever. Greatness canít spare Chapman from carrying a bag covered in
pastels and princesses.
It is also filled with sunflower seeds and gum and drinks and candy, and
because he is a rookie and the youngest player among Cincinnati Reds
relievers, it is Chapmanís duty to haul the sack to the bullpen before every
game no matter how silly it looks. And it looks downright ridiculous, the
long, lithe Chapman with a knapsack meant for a teenage girl strapped across
Reds phenom Chapman is pretty in pink By:Jeff Passan
win International League West championship
collects Southern League's top honor
THE TIMES NEWS
Votto is too good to be true
DIGITAL SPORTS DAILY
field big advantage to Triple Crown
not shutting down Leake
and K's BLOG RED
ready for Reds
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