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Fire Blocks plan to reshape downtown Dayton faces growing pains

The Reds’ new Pete Rose statue looks a lot like Wolverine

9:55 am Jun. 19, 2017

Pete Rose was immortalized in bronze when the Cincinnati Reds unveiled a statue of him outside Great American Ball Park on Saturday.

Or is it Wolverine?

That was the first thing I thought of when I saw pictures of the statue over the weekend.

The initial reaction indicated I’m not the only one, so here’s a closer look.

How does the head on the statue of the

Here’s how Devin Mesoraco’s game-winning homer looked for the Reds

10:34 pm Jun. 2, 2017

After being shut out for eight innings Friday night, the Cincinnati Reds scored twice in the ninth to send their game against the Atlanta Braves to extra innings.

That gave Devin Mesoraco the chance to wear the laurel of hero, and he took full advantage. 

The Reds catcher homered to left-center field to give Cincinnati a 3-2 walk-off win. 

Check out Cardale Jones’ all-time great #TBT

4:18 pm May. 4, 2017

Cardale Jones obviously learned a lot at Ohio State.

That includes how to laugh at himself.

The Buffalo Bills quarterback proved that with a great “Throwback Thursday” in honor of his upcoming graduation from college.

If anyone was planning to bring up his infamous tweet — delivered when he was an otherwise unknown underclassman in Columbus — he beat them to it.

No doubt congratulations are in order, not just for earning that degree

Fare thee well, Frank Deford

9:14 am May. 3, 2017

In honor of legendary sportswriter Frank Deford announcing his weekly segment on NPR will be coming to an end this month, here are my two favorite passages from his amazing memoir, Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter, a must-read for anyone in the business.

First, on conversing with a subject for a story:

Grown-up interviewing is basically only what you learned going out on high

Reds masterfully troll Cubs fans with brilliant ‘Bandwagon cam’

6:48 am Apr. 22, 2017

As happens in those relatively rare times over the years when the Chicago Cubs are good, fans of that team are descending on Great American Ball Park this weekend to cheer against the home team in Cincinnati.
Looks like the Reds have decided instead of getting mad, they’ll get even.

Well done, Reds scoreboard operators. 

Well done. 

Of course, it didn’t turn out so well in regards to runs on the scoreboard Friday night,