3-6pm, ESPN 1530
6pm, Inside Pitch, 700 WLW
Chris Welsh, FS Ohio, 3:20
Nick Brunker, voice Cyclones, 3:45
Joe Luckhaupt, FS Ohio Reds statistician/author, 4:30
HERE are stats, notes, videos and photos from the Reds 4-1 win over the Pirates.
Wrigley Field turns 100 today
NFL schedule release tonight: 8pm
We already know who will play and where they will play, tonight we find out when they play. So, millions of NFL fans will gather around their TV, jump on-line or follow on Twitter, to simply find out the final pieces of the NFL season schedule. How popular is the NFL? The sport has moved the draft two weeks later and continues to put the sport in our sports conscious 365-days a year. I read this Denver Post column a couple of weeks ago about the NFL.
Football vs Baseball: It's past time to change pastime
Baseball was our national pastime, and it dutifully served this role for generations. I'm an admitted baseball romantic, and to me, this game is our identity — it's a beautiful game with time-honored heroes, played upon a green stage in our country's version of cathedrals. Yeah, yeah, there were rampant cheaters injecting themselves with steroids and god-knows-what-else, but the smell of freshly cut grass, oh my!
But even I have to face reality — football is clearly our national pastime. Like, clearly. Give it the title, throw on the title belt, put it on its business cards: "Football, National Pastime of the United States of America."
NFL Draft: List of 30 players invited to NFL Draft
NFL Network: Bengals should draft Pitt QB Tom Savage
Andy Dalton has a horse named Red Rifle?
Timeout for Trivia
Name the ML player with the longest last name for each franchise
Just Google it
Who are the most searched athletes and teams, by state?
Down on the Farm
Remember this name: Ben Lively. The 22-year old RHP is dominating for the Reds at Bakersfield. The Reds No. 13 prospect is 6'3 215 lbs, a 4th round pick out of Central Florida in 2013. Last night was his 2nd consecutive 6 IN, 10 K performance. Even more impressive are his season numbers: 4 starts, 23 innings, 8 H, 1 R, HR, 1 BB, 33 K....wow. Game story/feature on Lively.
Video done on current and former Blaze players Jimmy Moran and Juan Duran:
Number 500 for Albert
Are you getting ready?
UK's Julius Randle says he's declaring for the NBA draft
This is awesome by Xavier baseball
On this date
April 23, 1964: Cincinnati Reds at Houston Colt .45s
Colt Stadium...Houston, TX
"Joe Nuxhall and Reds Win, Despite Being No-Hit"
From Steven Sharp: Sometimes pitching a no-hitter just isn't enough. That was the case for pitcher Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt .45s. Johnson pitched 9.0 innings for a complete game and didn't allow any hits to the Reds. Reds pitcher Joe Nuxhall matched him for a complete game too. In the top of the ninth inning, with the help of two errors by the Colt .45s, the Reds scored one unearned run, to take a 1-0 lead. Nuxhall retired the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth inning, and it looked at first like he had retired the third batter too. Due to a play at first base in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs on which the umpires allowed Pete Runnels to be ruled safe at first base, the Reds played the game under protest. Runnels grounded to first and had been called out at first base by the first base umpire, but the home plate umpire overruled the call, stating that Reds first baseman Deron Johnson didn't have control of the ball in making the putout, which drew the Reds game protest. When Nuxhall struck out the next Colt .45s batter, John Weekly, for the third out of the bottom of the ninth inning AND since the Reds held on to the 1-0 lead for the win, the protest would not be needed. Nuxhall shut out the Colt .45s on five hits for the win.