1. Cincinnati Reds Roundtable No. 2

    Welcome to the weekly round-table conference of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Writers Scribus Opinionati. Again, let's call the entire staff in: Illya, Russell, Stephen, both Tylers, Adam, Doug, Dan, Tom, Kevin, Bryan and Matt, Schmitters and Lamar...

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  2. Take Your Mean Mouth and Hit the Bricks!

    I may stand alone on this subject, but if so, then alone I stand. It is my belief that B/R was established and is maintained for the purpose of allowing amateur writers to have a forum in which to hone their skills...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 250 reads 96 comments

  3. MLB History 101: Hack Wilson

    Hack Wilson is just a name on a page to most fans. They think of him as a statistic—most RBI in one season 190. Oh, make that 191, because it was changed in 1999 due to a mistake made by an official scorer...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 602 reads 4 comments

  4. Will the Real Bronson Arroyo Please Stand Up?

    How many old timers are reading this now? Don’t be embarrassed, just raise that hand. Just as I thought, not too many. Gather round kids and Uncle Cliffy will tell you a story...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 132 reads 2 comments

  5. The National Baseball Hall Of Fame Needs Changes

    The National Baseball Hall of Fame needs to make some changes. I believe a writer can vote for nine or ten players as the rules now stand. This should be changed; it kind of makes it a test with bell curve results...

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  6. Why Anderson Silva Will Destroy Forrest Griffin

    Forrest Griffin has always been a “main event” fighter. By that I mean he puts on the best show of the night, usually...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 1,055 reads 73 comments

  7. Cincinnati Reds Roundtable

    I would like to call in all of my Cincinnati boys for this Roundtable Discussion. Illya, Russell, Stephen, both Tylers, Dan, Kevin, Adam, Jake, Chad, Doug, Bryan, Schmitters, Lamar and Matt, all of you, come on in, have a seat...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 133 reads 19 comments

  8. Rip Van Winkle: Cincinnati Reds' Style

    If Rip van Winkle would have fallen asleep in Cincinnati about three years ago, he would wake up, look at the roster and say, "How long have I been out?" About the only names he would recognize would be Brandon Phillips, Aaron Harang, and Bronson Arroyo.

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 115 reads 4 comments

  9. Cliff Eastham's Yankees All-Franchise Team

    Welcome to installment No. 3 of the All-Franchise teams. I am endeavoring to formulate the All Time Team in each franchise’s history. A few parameters need to be established prior to beginning...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 1,096 reads 44 comments

  10. The Reds Need a Strong Second Half

    I know it is merely stating the obvious, but they have played with such mediocrity in the first half that I am currently in a severe condition of melancholy...

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  11. Cliff Eastham's MLB Rookie All-Star Team of All Time

    It is not a common occurrence in the All-Star game to have a rookie on the squad. In the generations of baseball history, there have been 84 rookies named to the Midsummer Classic...

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  12. The Top 10 Right-Handed Hitters in MLB History

    Of the top 10 career batting averages, eight of the hitters are left-handed. When you think of the best hitters ever, lefties pop up unceremoniously. Ty Cobb, Joe Jackson, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth...

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  13. Cliff Eastham's Red Sox All-Franchise Team

    Welcome to installment No. 2 of the All-Franchise teams. I am endeavoring to formulate the All Time Team in each franchise’s history...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 2,422 reads 56 comments

  14. For Dusty Baker's Ears Only

    Dear Dusty, Just the other day Chris Welsh and Thom Brenneman (I think, maybe it was Grande or perhaps even the "Cowboy", they are all running together in my mind now—just like ...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 119 reads 10 comments

  15. For What It's Worth: My Two Cents About The All-Star Game

    I have been watching All-Star games for a number of years. In fact, when I began watching them, they played two each summer. Therefore, I would say I know just a tad about the Mid-Summer Classic...

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  16. E. Encarnacion— "E" is For Error

    Edwin Encarnacion is back. If you don't believe me, look at yesterday's box score: E—Encarnacion. No, they are not just calling him by his initial, the man again showed his lack of defensive prowess...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 119 reads 2 comments

  17. Cliff Eastham's Orioles All-Franchise Team

    Welcome to my latest project! I am endeavoring to formulate the All-Time team in each franchise's history. A few parameters need to be established prior to beginning: First, no player will appear on more than one team...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 5,157 reads 70 comments

  18. Homer Bailey: You Deserved Better Than This

    Homer Bailey did not deserve what he was served by Dave Weathers last night. Bailey was pitching one of the best games you could imagine. Through seven innings, he had limited the St. Louis Cardinals to just two hits and was ahead 3-0...

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  19. The Top 10 Right Fielders in Baseball's Hall of Fame

    Well friends, here we are at the end of the journey. This is the last installment of the Cooperstown’s Best series. We have managed to make Top 10 lists on each of the other positions, and this is the end of the road...

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  20. What Exactly Is Old School?

    The term “Old School” is tossed around quite a bit. It is used freely and loosely, and many times condescendingly. Young guys are notorious for statements such as, “Dude, that guy ain't into real sports...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 145 reads 7 comments

  21. The Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball's Hall of Fame

    Do yourself a favor, and hit the single page link below. This is the eighth installment of the Cooperstown’s Best Series. We only have one more to go after this, and then the recap showing each position’s leader...

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  22. Why Should A-Rod Go Unpunished For Steroid Use?

    While the baseball world looks disdainfully at Manny Ramirez, life goes on as usual for self-proclaimed cheater, liar, and breaker-of-rules Alex Rodriguez...

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  23. The Top 10 Left Fielders in Baseball's Hall of Fame

    Welcome to installment No. 7 of my Cooperstown’s Best series. We are looking at the best 10 Left Fielders who are currently in Baseball’s Hall of Fame...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 1,274 reads 15 comments

  24. Cincinnati's Crosley Field Would Be Named Hudepohl Park Today

    When I was a kid, you knew the names of the ballparks in which MLB teams played. For example, if I was asking my friend Al where the Yankees would be the next weekend, he would say “Comiskey Park...

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  25. The Top 10 Shortstops in Baseball's Hall of Fame

    There are presently 23 Shortstops in the Hall of Fame. Two of them are not included in these computations; Pop Lloyd and Willie Wells, both great players, both from the Negro Leagues with no irrefutable or credible statistics to be found anywhere...

    Cliff Eastham Written by Cliff Eastham about over 5 years ago 4,719 reads 35 comments