1. 2010 MLB Draft: First Round Mock Draft

    The Major League Baseball amateur draft is not nearly as sexy as the NFL or NBA drafts. In fact, a lot of baseball fans likely don't know that the three-day, 50-round marathon kicks off on Monday...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 5,178 reads 16 comments

  2. Cincinnati Reds Look To Louisville for Relief

    Manicurists in Reds' country have a love/hate relationship with this season's relief crew. They love them in the sense that their businesses are booming...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 344 reads 19 comments

  3. Potent Quotables: Cincinnati Reds Version

    The Cincinnati Reds have a longer, and arguably richer, history than any other Major League Baseball team. In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings were one of the inaugural teams in the National League...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 1,344 reads 3 comments

  4. Relief Pitchers the Cincinnati Reds Should Target

    Look at that. Sir Arthur Rhodes is either making the "V" sign (for "victory"), or trying to hump his back upward for the "W" (which would signify "win"). He is begging Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty for another arm to come out of the pen...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 1,289 reads 9 comments

  5. 2011 All-Star Game: Will It Move Out of Arizona?

    The Arizona Immigration Law is undoubtedly stirring a lot of emotions. If you have not heard of it, then feel free to go back to sleep. Your government will take care of you—that's a promise—well, from them...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 385 reads 6 comments

  6. Cincinnati Reds: Another Fire Dusty Baker Article

    That's a photo from last year of some umps asking Dusty if he is serious about placing Willy Taveras in the leadoff slot. Here's what was going on: Ump No...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 395 reads 31 comments

  7. Cincinnati Reds Starting Pitchers: Getting It Done—Really Done

    Entering the 2010 baseball season, the Cincinnati Reds and their fans had lofty expectation for the starting staff...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 508 reads 7 comments

  8. Justin Bieber, Coco Cordero's Body, JaMarcus Russell and the Future of the Reds

    First, I should probably explain who that kid with the funny hair cut is to people, unlike myself, who are not lacking in the "having a life" department, and actually go outside sometimes—other ...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 671 reads 4 comments

  9. Gillette's Civil Rights Game in Cincinnati: Whoop-Di-Diddly-Doo

    "Civil rights include the ensuring of peoples' physical integrity and safety; protection from discrimination on grounds such as physical or mental disability, gender, religion, ...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 555 reads 5 comments

  10. Cincinnati Reds Skipper Dusty Baker is Driving Me Insane

    In the words of my esteemed colleague, Jim Anchower , "Hola amigos. How's (stuff) shaking out? I know it's been a long time since I rapped at ya, but misery's been flying at me from ...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 377 reads 6 comments

  11. Mike Leake Tells Brandon Phillips That the Game Is Not Over

    The most impressive play, or non-play, of the Mother's Day game at Great American Ball Park came immediately after Cincinnati Reds ' rookie sensation, Mike Leake allowed his first ...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 683 reads 11 comments

  12. Chicago Cubs: Starlin Castro Breaks MLB Debut RBI Record

    Starlin Castro had Chicago Cubs' fans licking their chops since they first caught wind of his Arizona Fall League performance and while they watched his spring training. The newly turned 20-year old Dominican made his major league debut on Friday night...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 527 reads 7 comments

  13. Cincinnati Reds' Dusty Baker: What Dirt Does Miguel Cairo Have on You?

    Dusty, does this Cairo guy have an incriminating video of you smoking crack à la Marion Barry? A Dusty Baker sex tape à la Paris Hilton? We're fans. We will understand and forgive your past indiscretions...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 392 reads 8 comments

  14. Cincinnati Reds: Please Help Our Pen—Call Aroldis Chapman

    The Cincinnati Reds' starters are pitching like we thought they would going into the season, including, yes, Aaron Harang. But the Reds have an unexpected problem...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 20 reads 7 comments

  15. Potent Quotables: Top 10 Baseball Quotes You've Never Heard

    Baseball is unlike any other American sport. While its popularity has diminished and has been overtaken by the NFL, there is no denying its rich history. Over the history of the game, many words have been used to describe it...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 5,988 reads 30 comments

  16. Bob Uecker: Iconic Hall of Fame Broadcaster to Undergo Major Heart Surgery

    How can a player with a six-year stint in the majors, and a .200 career batting average become one of the most beloved characters in Major League Baseball? Be Bob Uecker—that's it, fairly simply...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 637 reads 13 comments

  17. Cincinnati Reds: Another Take on the Joe Morgan Hiring

    Cincinnati, whether deserved or undeserved, has long held a reputation of racist city. And no, that's not a photo of Joe Morgan giving a "black power" fist. He's waving...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 625 reads 10 comments

  18. Super Sexy Surfer Babes

    I have no idea why surfing has always fascinated me. It's possible that living in a land locked state, and never having had the opportunity to give it a whirl...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 9,798 reads 1 comments

  19. Dusty Baker's Cincinnati Reds: Happy Thoughts

    It's come to my attention that my recent articles have not painted Dusty Baker or the Reds in a positive light. In an effort not to be a constant downer like the Cubs fan pictured above or beside this article, I vow to change...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 268 reads 9 comments

  20. The Hugs Are Over: Dusty Baker Needs To Be Fired

    I've said it time and time again. And this is the final straw. Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker needs to be fired. Either Sunday night or Monday morning. If, for nothing less, the disposition of this club that can and should compete...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 1,306 reads 7 comments

  21. Dusty Baker, Aroldis Chapman, Aaron Harang: One Up, Two Down—Guesses?

    Of those three gentlemen, one needs to make his way to the Queen City, and two need to hit the road. Since one is down on the farm and two are already with the big club, it's a question most third grade Reds' fans can answer correctly...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 702 reads 13 comments

  22. Brandon Phillips: Should the Cincinnati Reds Shop Their Star Second Baseman?

    In no way is this a knock against Brandon Phillips. He's the best all-around player on the Reds' roster. People fortunate enough to watch him regularly know he should be shipped the Gold Glove Award before each of the next 11 seasons...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about 4 years ago 628 reads 11 comments

  23. What to Walk Away with After Friday's Reds Win Over the Cubbies

    Most Reds' fans who visit this site are already well aware of Friday evening's nail biter victory vs. the Chicago Cubs. Let's start with Homer Bailey. Bailey struggled through four tough innings...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 4 years ago 169 reads 3 comments

  24. Oh Yeah, That's Why Our Reds are Losers: Dusty Baker

    I've had a while to simmer down. Please congratulate me if I can somehow manage my way through this piece without jumping into one of Rahm Emanuel's profanity-laced tirades. Dusty Baker is the sole reason why our Reds are losers...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 4 years ago 450 reads 15 comments

  25. Not Aroldis Chapman, Not Travis Wood: Reds' Five-Hole Goes to Mike Leake

    In his first spring training ever—and with last year's Arizona Fall League listed as the only professional fodder on his Major League résumé—Mike Leake snagged the role of fifth starter for the Cincinnati Reds on Friday...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 4 years ago 537 reads 3 comments