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,

That’s life: Hybrid bullpen fails Reds in season’s first visit from Cubs

6:16 am Apr. 22, 2017

I come to praise Bryan Price’s management of the Cincinnati Reds bullpen, not to bury it.
But the Reds manager got bit by his hybrid bullpen approach Friday night against Chicago.
With Raisel Iglesias having thrown 33 pitches the night before and Tony Cingrani on the DL, Price went into the night a bit short-handed, at least as far as guys who have pitched in high-leverage situations.
He got what he needed

4 amazing facts about Bronson Arroyo’s first win in his Reds return

9:59 pm Apr. 18, 2017

The Cincinnati Reds pounded the Orioles on Tuesday night, grabbing a 9-3 win at Great American Ball Park. 
Bronson Arroyo got the win for the Reds as his comeback continues. He lost his first two starts this season when he was unable to avoid the big inning. 
Here’s how he made history with the victory Tuesday night: 

Prior to this season, no Red had started a game at 38 years of age or

Blue Jackets’ Werenski shows off wicked black eye

6:54 am Apr. 17, 2017

The Columbus Blue Jackets have played the Pittsburgh Penguins three times so far in these Stanley Cup playoffs, and all they have to show for it is one viral Twitter post.

I guess Zach Werenski, whose gnarly black eye has more than 60,000 likes, and the CBJ are really testing that theory about no publicity being bad publicity.

But, hey, is there any better way to sum up how the series is

Watch Ohio State football players get their gold pants for beating Michigan

7:14 pm Apr. 13, 2017

Ohio State football players took time away from the last week of practice for another rite of spring: the awarding of gold pants charms for beating Michigan.

Jim Lachey of St. Henry and Piqua native Matt Finkes are among those shown helping hand out the prized possessions, a tradition started after coach Francis Schmidt famously told reporters Michigan players put their pants on the same way his team did.

The Wolverines had

Cincinnati Reds first try at hybrid bullpen approach a success 

10:00 pm Apr. 7, 2017

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price talked about using his bullpen in a unique (or perhaps throwback) fashion in 2017, but he didn’t really try it until game four of the season. 

So far, so good. 

In relief of rookie Amir Garrett, Michael Lorenzen pitched a perfect seventh inning in St. Louis on Friday night before giving way to Raisel Iglesias. 

The live-armed Cuban pitched a perfect eighth inning, though he was extended by