Category Archives: The Cincinnati Kids

The Reds, baseball’s attendance problem, and Cincinnati’s status as a “baseball town”

[Cincinnati Magazine] In the July issue of Cincinnati Magazine, I’ve got a long story on the Reds and their fans. It could have been much, much longer, as my (very gracious) editor can attest. Still, I managed to put a … Continue reading

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Cincinnati TV, circa 1972

I’m way behind on posting extra Reds material, mostly because I’m struggling with a revision to the Reds story itself.  But I wanted to throw up a link [warning: huge .pdf] to this wonderfully weird essay from 1972. It’s by … Continue reading

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I survived sports talk radio

Yesterday, after the Pirates finished off the Reds, I left Great American Ball Park for the last time and headed to the Clear Channel radio studios. Despite I-71’s best efforts to stop me, I made it in time to talk … Continue reading

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The more things change . . .

Everything people worry about in baseball today is right here in this short, unbylined item from December of 1951. You’ve got your revenue sharing (i.e., road attendance); your anxieties about new media and new distractions (television); your sales and marketing … Continue reading

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The Cincinnati Reds in pop culture [UPDATED]

Heck of a game last night. It was such a good game, in fact, that after Joey Votto laced the winning hit into right field, I did a fist pump. Now, that’s a ridiculous gesture when I’m watching the game … Continue reading

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Broadcasting live from Great American Ball Park

I’ve been a Cincinnati Reds fan for as long as I’ve been a sentient being. I remember getting my adjustable foam hat signed by Marge Schott — or, technically, signed by “Schottzie II.” I remember struggling to understand the Houston Astros’ … Continue reading

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