Richard Fitch
Richard Fitch

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Jon Heyman Skewers the Reds

It can get ugly when you’re losing. The boys at ESPN don’t put you on TV on Sunday nights. People come to your games disguised as empty seats. The “Unlike” button on your Book of Face gets a workout. You get muted, unfollowed and just generally shat upon.Continue Reading

This Is The One You Keep

 

In a Forgotten Season, This Game Will Live On

This is the one you keep. As the season stretches on and the losses mount, this is the one you remember and hold close. Maybe you fold it up and put it away in that special place you reserve for such things because, after all, this is what makes Baseball special. 162 potential gifts waiting to be unwrapped.Continue Reading

Weekend at Pete’s

His National Hall of Fame dream over, Pete Rose comes home

He moved carefully, thoughtfully, this man I took to be in his late 80s or 90s. You wouldn’t measure his movement in steps, but more accurately in inches. The steps were excruciatingly slow, but purposeful, not plodding. He worked his body like a man summoning all his limited resources for the task ahead. As he came up the aisle, the standing room crowd behind the seats three deep parted to let him pass. A younger man, a friend or perhaps a son, shepherded him through the throng. The game was minutes away from beginning, but he appeared to be leaving, having already accomplished what he had come here to do.

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No Reds Country For Old Men

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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.

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