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1999: Prove it

In the fourth installment of our look back at 1999, Mike Piazza gets emotional and Bobby Valentine goes to the videotape.

Reds fire manager Dusty Baker

Ownership wanted to change direction after the Reds' elimination at the hands of the Pirates.

Who starts for the Reds in the wild card game?

Who should start for the Reds in Tuesday's wild card game, Mat Latos, Homer Bailey, or Johnny Cueto?

Casting Complete for 2013 Reds Movie

Within weeks we will begin principal photography on a feature film that will follow the 2013 Reds from spring training through their World Series victory parade. While very true to life, the movie...

This Week in Baseball Season 1 Recaps: Episode 15

It's Let's Get Small Week on TWIB '77! Small guys playing small ball, doing little things to win big games! Also, Lou Brock explains himself. (Not really)

This Week In Baseball, Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1

MLB quietly released the first season of This Week in Baseball. I am loudly recapping it. Here is episode one.

Johnnie B. Baker and the Legend of Knifey-Spoony

A somewhat interesting article on WAR over 5 year spans, but found this tidbit particularly intriguing: 1989-1993: Barry Bonds (46.3), Rickey Henderson (34.3), Cal Ripken (30.3), Ryne Sandberg (29.4), Ken Griffey Jr. (28.6) Speaking of 1993, Bonds was off-the-charts spectacular that season, as he led the NL in home runs, RBIs, on-base percentage, slugging and total bases, scored 129 runs, won a Gold Glove, stole 29 bases, cured the sick and kept the fog out of San Francisco. An interesting note: Bonds spent most of that season batting fifth, as Dusty Baker wanted to split Clark and Bonds, two left-handed batters, with righty Matt Williams. So Baker hit his best hitter fifth, giving him fewer plate appearances over the course of the season (about 30 fewer than if he’d hit third all season), and the hitter with the lowest OBP fourth, cutting into Bonds’ RBI opportunities. It’s likely that if Baker had gone Williams, Bonds, Clark or Bonds, Williams, Clark, the Giants may have won an extra game or two ... and beat out the Braves.

Holy Crap! Literally, Says Dusty Baker

I swear, I am not making up this part of the article, quoting Baker about something that happened near the end of his managerial tenure with the Cubs: "At the very end, somebody took a dump right where I stood in the dugout every day," Baker said Monday morning. "That was the low point. The grounds crew guy cleaned it up. He said, ‘Oh, I think it’s dog crap.’ I said, ‘No it ain’t. That’s human crap.’"

Harang admits 4-inning relief outing messed him up

"What it did," said Harang, "is fatigue me beyond the point of recovery. I started to change my arm angle to compensate for the fatigue and that’s when my forearm started to bother me." RSCWKRP's note: Did everyone already know GABP was "cynically called Great American Small Park?"
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