Bill Hamilton and Bruce Play Long Ball in 7-5 Loss to Cards

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Well if you told me that we were gonna be 4-2 at this point I would’ve been ecstatic.  But the fact of the matter is, losing to the Cardinals at our yard hurts like a bitch.  Not only that, but we skipped a rotation spot to pitch Cueto on 5 days rest and lost that game in a pitchers dual on Saturday.  Then we come back on Sunday, battle hard take a 2 run lead after 7 and then Jumbo comes in and blows that lead in the top of the 8th.  This early in the season and we can’t find a guy to lock down the eighth.  Like every single time we have needed a guy to shut that down this season (like every game) that guy has given up big runs.

Positives:  Chapman is the best pitcher in baseball.  Frazier, Votto, and Hamilton are producing and we have been in every single game we’ve played.

The bottom of the lineup HAS to start producing.  Byrd, Meso, BP is doing okay, and Bruce needs to keep hitting bombs.  I like the way Price has been managing thus far, but we have to keep that fire like a bunch of fucking outlaws that nobody respects or it’s gonna be a long ass year.

Now for tonight, we got Lester and the Cubs @ Wrigley and it’s almost a must win.  I wanted to call Sunday a must win.  After a devastating loss to the cards Saturday i thought we needed to bounce back with a series win.  With any team that has championship pedigree the team has to learn how to keep 1 loss from turning into 2 and into 3 or so on.  It’s just a fact and we have yet to prove it.  This is our first adversity of the season and i want to see how we handle it.

Go REDS!

Question of the day: why is Kylie Jenner wearing a Reds Shirt?



This always confuses me.  It’s not like the hat, where people will just rock Cincy hats all the time, but a shirt? Now that’s like an intentional act to demonstrate fan-hood.  But while she doesn’t know ANYTHINNG about sports I need to share the fact that this adolescent smoke is wearing a Reds jersey tee and spreading the love!

Former Red, Josh Hamilton Relapses on Cocaine and Alcohol and His Whole Season is In Question

Josh Hamilton has been summoned to New York for a meeting with MLB officials. 

NY Daily News–  Josh Hamilton, the slugging outfielder who seemed destined for baseball stardom but has been repeatedly sidelined due to substance abuse, was summoned to New York to meet with MLB officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue.  A source told The News that Hamilton — whose struggles with crack cocaine and alcohol have been well-documented — suffered a cocaine and alcohol relapse. According to CBSSports.com, Hamilton told MLB about his relapse. His father-in-law, Michael Chadwick, reportedly said Wednesday that Hamilton has “hit a bump in the road, keep him in your prayers.”

The Los Angeles Times reported that the Angels are preparing for a possible suspension.

Let me first say depending on the severity of this relapse etc.  this is very sad and unfortunate for Josh and his family.  But how did this not happen sooner?  Isn’t LA the coke capital of the world next to Miami?  When he accepted a contract in So. Cal. we always knew this was a possibility.  And the problem with addicts is that, they can’t just go have a drink or two, once they have a taste they can’t stop, imagine how shitty that must be.  LIke he just has to go about the entirety of his life without the help of drugs and alcohol, it’s just a sad situation.  When he was with the Reds and also with the Rangers he literally had to have a person designated to follow him around/be near him and make sure he wasn’t sneaking off to do drugs.  That’s insanity.  Just imagine that.

I’m not gonna pretend to know how Hamilton deals with his addiction or feels on a day to day basis but I am VERY curious to see if the Angels have some type of clause in the contract that mentions a relapse.  Maybe they can get out from under the guaranteed money that they owe him, because to be honest he wasn’t worth the money when he was clean for the Angels, he definitely isn’t worth it when he’s battling a drug addiction. Let’s just hope everything works out for the Angels and Hamilton and maybe the Reds can scoop him back up at a 90% discount.

Fingers crossed.

The Buckeyes Thought Everyone Forgot About the Ass Kicking of Alabama, Proceed to Realease Video To Rub It In

ZEEEEEEEEEKKK!!!!

1st class video here.  Nothing like a good ole fashioned shit smear all over Alabama’s face.  Hey the SEC is the best conference in college FB? Welp, here’s this video to remind you what happened when our best went against your best. Bragging rights are the most amazing thing, you have like an entire year to just shit all over everyone and they can’t say anything at all about it.  Gotta respect it.

The Victoria’s Secret Spring Swim Special Is Tomorrow Night and is a Must Watch

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If this is anything like the VS fashion show that takes place in the winter, this will be a huge success.  Quite frankly, this seems a little late, after everyone (boys and girls) stop and stare every November at these models walking down the runway to some of the most popular bands and live performances each year.  So I heard Maroon 5 will be performing in the special and a few others, all I can say is that you should watch this because I will be!

Sidenote: I absolutely love Candice Swanepoel?

Dez Bryant Allegedly Appears in Screen Shots of “Ray Rice Type” Video

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I hope this isn’t true, for the alleged woman’s sake and for Dez’s sake and for football fan’s sake and for the NFL’s sake.  I hope no woman was beaten to an extent like this or at all, but if these tweets are true and you are an abused woman why are you extorting Dez and not releasing the tape for people to see so he gets punished and people can see that domestic violence is a huge issue?  That’s why I’m not fully buying this story.  If you sell it to TMZ you can get paid and get the word out, selling it to Dez’s team doesn’t get you nearly as much.  But if this happens again for the NFL it’s gonna be a shit show, and I truly hope that we don’t lose another player at the peak of their game.  That will do nothing but hurt the NFL and how electrifying it is to watch Dez ball on Sundays.

Can We Talk About The Brownies New Helmets/Logo for a Second?

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I do not hate the Browns.  I hate the Steelers and Ravens each more than I hate the Browns, meaning I hate them the least out of all the other teams in the AFC North.  Sure I think the fan base can be a little bit much, but I have many dear friends that are fans of the Browns and to be honest they are loyal die-hard fans that you have to respect.  The point is, when I’m talking about uniforms and designs/logos etc. I am as unbiased as they come.

This switch makes absolutely ZERO sense to me for the following reasons:

-The Browns have never cared about progressive uniforms, they have made a name for themselves as having, in my opinion, the most classic and traditional uniforms the NFL has to offer.  Why should they start now?

-If you were going to change the animal/mascot face why the hell didn’t you go back to the elf???? That was the most badass little mascot:

-The Orange that they made “brighter” isn’t brighter at all! Maybe on the logo it is, but watch a Browns game for me one time, the helmets they had last year were so fuckin’ bright orange:

-And lastly, the font.  The font looked old school and awesome and now looks as if it was designed by a college grapic design major, that took a font off of photo shop and a dogs face from clip art.  Be better Browns.  Changing your colors and logos isn’t going to distract those hungry fans from the lack of performance on the field.