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Opening Day in Cincinnati has a different vibe this year. And that’s okay.
The Jay Bruce Era is ending as it began, with more waiting—and always the weight of expectationsContinue Reading
On Jan. 7, 2008, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards named No Country for Old Men the year’s Best Film. Four days later, the Cincinnati Reds named Walt Jocketty Special Advisor to President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini.
I cannot tell you how much I loved Warren Zevon, his music, his balls-to-the-walls sensibility. When the troubadour was dying of lung cancer over a decade ago, David Letterman had him on The Late Show and asked how the diagnosis had informed his work—and Zevon said “you’re reminded to enjoy every sandwich.”
“You cannot predict the future.”
With apologies to a very smart Dan Szymborski, creator of the ZIPS projection simulator, PECOTA, and the prescient Steamer, conceived literally around the corner from where I once lived on Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights at the Saint Ann’s School, you are pushing a very heavy rock uphill when you attempt to predict future events. The future is unknowable. This we know. And yet we beat on, bunts against the shift.
There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.
There are so many things. So many moments to hold and rewind as we Cincinnati Reds fans head off in our hardhats to the reconstruction project ahead and you head off for your well-deserved October glory.
Pardon the interruption, Baseball, but there are just a few things that need to be said.
Thanks, Johnny Cueto.Continue Reading