Whenever I hear the words “All-in,” I think of James Bond. I envision the collective eyes of a hazy, casino floor slowly turning in his direction; the cigarette dangling dangerously from the corner of his mouth; the almost imperceptible smirk informing the contours of his lips, born of a certain knowledge only a few fortunate souls possess; a Bond girl on his left flank; a chilled martini sweating in a glass on his right. The slight tug on one French cuff—then the other—serves to acknowledge the room and all those eyes. Only a fool bets it all unless he or she knows something everyone else at the table does not. He is no fool.
November 7, 2019
October 9, 2019
If he was the soundtrack of your youth, he was my soundtrack, my newspaper-in-the-driveway, my Encyclopedia Britannica, my baseball whisperer all rolled into one.
October 6, 2019
We, as fans, don’t often get a real look behind the veil of Reds’ operations and philosophy. In one tweet, Kyle Boddy had pulled back that veil and flung us down the rabbit hole.Continue Reading
October 6, 2019
Players come and players go. The carousel turns.
August 28, 2019
Human nature wants to believe that in sport, offense and defense are just two sides of the same coin; a 50/50 proposition. It’s easy. It’s a clean proposition. But, they are not.
February 20, 2019
Like an egg slipping off a plate, conjecture sits precariously on rumor’s tongue, ready to drop as truth into the conversation with all the stealth of the evening sun surreptitiously dropping over the horizon.
August 25, 2018
“You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans.” —Tom Robbins
July 16, 2018
Confused by the Reds’ rebuild? Quit blaming Dick, Walt and the departed Price. Look higher up.
April 28, 2018
The Cincinnati Reds’ rebuild is right where it should be
February 23, 2018
Can Opening Day be far away?