1. Best Wedding Gift Ever

    I just got back from my parents' house where they had me rooting through all the stuff in their basement. I ran across a box of matches with two of my dearest friends names inscribed on it—as well as their wedding date...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 8 years ago 1,156 reads 3 comments

  2. Hamilton Slumping: No Need to Hear About His Demons

    If I had to pick one story that made me nauseous by the end of the 2008 season, it would be Josh Hamilton's journey from "hell" to the big leagues. So what? He put down the crack pipe, found Jesus, and started playing a game again...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 8 years ago 224 reads 2 comments

  3. Is It Jay Bruce or Austin Kearns?

    Reds' fans who are not familiar with Hal McCoy's blog are missing something truly special. Seems like he is one of the last old-school beat writers. You know the type...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 8 years ago 363 reads 6 comments

  4. Tommy Hanson: The Scouting Report

    In baseball circles, word traveled faster than an Australian brush fire. Tommy Hanson got the call. The news has put every fan of lights-out pitching, all Atlanta Braves' fans, and his fantasy baseball owners into a maniacal tizzy...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 8 years ago 1,896 reads 4 comments

  5. Let the Tommy Hanson Era Begin

    In what is perhaps the biggest news to come out of Georgia since the 1976 election of a peanut farmer to the White House, the much anticipated call to Gwinnett from Atlanta has happened...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 8 years ago 459 reads 1 comments

  6. Matt Maloney Will Debut on Saturday

    Alright, calm down. I'll admit it—busted. Nothing is official yet. That said, it finally looks like Reds' fans have reason to get excited over seeing a starting pitcher get the call from Louisville (rather than Homer Walker Bailey)...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 8 years ago 66 reads 0 comments

  7. Stressing Votto's Vertigo

    Closed door meetings. Secrets not to be disclosed to the media or even players' wives. In fact, word around the campfire says that Jarred Burton casually mentioned it to his pet turtle. He was promptly sent down to Louisville...

    Illya Harrell Written by Illya Harrell about over 8 years ago 394 reads 10 comments