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Robb Hoff

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  • Edge Rushers Vic Beasley, Dante Fowler and Bud Dupree Were Big Winners at NFL Scouting Combine
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    Edge Rushers Vic Beasley, Dante Fowler and Bud Dupree Were Big Winners at NFL Scouting Combine

    5 years ago

    NFL Teams Have Plenty of Edge Rushing Options for 2015 NFL Draft

  • West Virginia WR Kevin White Big Winner at NFL Scouting Combine
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    West Virginia WR Kevin White Big Winner at NFL Scouting Combine

    5 years ago

    Speed, size and explosion separate Kevin White from rest of 1st-round draft prospects at NFL Scouting Combine

  • Golfing & Fishing
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    Golfing & Fishing

    5 years ago

    by Robb Hoff April 17, 2013 I'm still smearing the windburn across my face from yesterday's outing of fishing and golf. In an ideal world, those two activities would be daily essentials before anything remotely considered to be work should be...

  • Ohio River Hybrid Striped Bass Action
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    Ohio River Hybrid Striped Bass Action

    5 years ago

    This big five-pounder provided a thrill. by Robb Hoff April 10, 2013 Among the varied benefits and services that state governments can provide for their residents, count me among those who rank the state programs to stock hybrid striped bass...

  • Ohio River Smallmouth Too Cool To Eat
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    Ohio River Smallmouth Too Cool To Eat

    3 years ago

    Ohio River Smallmouth Too Cool To Eat Mango Revolution spinner Thailand

  • Ohio River Fishing Brings Spring Action
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    Ohio River Fishing Brings Spring Action

    5 years ago

    by Robb Hoff April 7. 2013 Finally Spring has sprung in the Ohio River Valley, and fishing wise that means the sauger are moving on with the winter and other species like the smallmouth bass and the hybrid striped bass are rolling into the...

  • Fishing For The Future
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    Fishing For The Future

    6 years ago

    by Robb Hoff February 26, 2013 I've finally reached the point where I truly understand that every time I fish, the past and the future are tied to the end of the line of every cast I make in this ever-fleeting present. And for that I have my...

  • So Much Depends Upon An Old Lure Box
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    So Much Depends Upon An Old Lure Box

    6 years ago

    by Robb Hoff January 27, 2013 I was surprised to learn that the inspiration for The Red Wheelbarrow poem by William Carlos Williams was a fisherman who fished out of Gloucester. Apparently, the red wheelbarrow and the white chickens were located...

  • How About It Corky? Can The Cuban Missile Be A Big League Starter?
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    How About It Corky? Can The Cuban Missile Be A Big League Starter?

    6 years ago

    by Robb Hoff January 25, 2013 Catcher Corky Miller may be better known for his perfected fu manchu than his slugging percentage and is likely more recognized by the fanbase of the Cincinnati Reds Triple A minor league team in Louisville than he...

  • 2013 NFL 3-Round Mock Draft
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    2013 NFL 3-Round Mock Draft

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff March 19, 2013 1st Round 1. Chiefs Luke Joeckel T Texas A&M 2. Jaguars Ziggy Ansah DE Brigham Young 3. Raiders Sharrif Floyd DT Florida 4. Eagles Dee Milliner CB Alabama 5. Lions Eric Fisher T Central Michigan 6....

  • Slave Jail Exhibit at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
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    Slave Jail Exhibit at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff I can remember the profound sense of eery solemnity that coursed through me the first time I entered the "Slave Jail" that is now the centerpiece exhibit of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. It was the...

  • Cincinnati Bengals Get Second Chance Against Houston Texans
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    Cincinnati Bengals Get Second Chance Against Houston Texans

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff January 3, 2013 Just when it looked like the Cincinnati Bengals would face the daunting task of playing their Wildcard game on the road against either the Patriots or Broncos, the Houston Texans handed a gift to the Bengals by...

  • Homage to Big Klu: Cincinnati Reds First-Baseman Ted Kluszewski
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    Homage to Big Klu: Cincinnati Reds First-Baseman Ted Kluszewski

    5 years ago

    by Robb Hoff December 30, 2012 Now that the end of the world hasn't come courtesy of Mayan apocalypse and Christmas is past, the time comes to reflect upon the New Year. Unless of course you're like me and the New Year doesn't really start...

  • Reds Country Mourns Death of Ryan Freel
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    Reds Country Mourns Death of Ryan Freel

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff December 23, 2012 If you've ever felt the rush of running full sprint for a fly ball, only to realize at full speed that you were going to have to decide in a split instant to dive headlong, regardless of the consequences of the...

  • Investing.....Let's Go Krogering
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    Investing.....Let's Go Krogering

    5 years ago

    by Robb Hoff December 21, 2012 While we watch the fiscal cliff debacle in the nation's capital deteriorate into its most comedic and flagrant testament of political retardation yet, we also have to swallow the volatility of financial markets as...

  • Cincinnati Bengals Still Haunted by Ghost of Bill Walsh, Presence of Dick LeBeau
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    Cincinnati Bengals Still Haunted by Ghost of Bill Walsh, Presence of Dick LeBeau

    3 years ago

    Cincinnati Bengals still haunted by San Francisco 49ers and Bill Walsh.

  • Is Santa Choo Coming to Cincinnati?
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    Is Santa Choo Coming to Cincinnati?

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff December 11. 2012 Just a couple of months ago, The collective of Cincinnati Reds fans known as Reds Country was left gutshot by a blown golden opportunity that saw one of the best teams in Major League Baseball crumple during a...

  • Cincinnati Reds on Mission to Win for Next Two Years
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    Cincinnati Reds on Mission to Win for Next Two Years

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff December 10, 2012 Cincinnati Reds owner Bob Castellini just wished Merry Christmas to every fan in Reds Country with two signings that will allow the Reds to seriously vie for World Series championships for the next two years. The...

  • Sauger or Saugeye?
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    Sauger or Saugeye?

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff December 9, 2012 At the end of the fishing day, it really makes little difference whether or not the fish are sauger or saugeye, just as long as they are out of the water and on their way to the table because both are equally...

  • Sauger on a 70-degree December Day
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    Sauger on a 70-degree December Day

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff December 3, 2012 The plan wasn't to fish. I scheduled some personal time off of work so that I could drive my people an hour-and-a-half away for my son's basketball game. But when the game was canceled what else could I do? I...

  • Ohio River Smallmouth Not Ready for Winter Yet or Operation Tecumseh!!
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    Ohio River Smallmouth Not Ready for Winter Yet or Operation Tecumseh!!

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff November18, 2012 Mild late Fall temperatures may mean only one thing for some of us in the Ohio River Valley -- Get your lines in the water before winter gets here for good! Equipped with curly-tailed jigs and hopeful for a...

  • Rainbow Trout By Any Other Name......
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    Rainbow Trout By Any Other Name......

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff Nothing quite like fly fishing for trout in a Montana stream tucked away from the rest of the earth like some oasis from a time gone by........... Or fishing for one of the 2,500 rainbow trout that the Kentucky Department of Fish &...

  • When the Fish Don't Hit, the Memories Will
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    When the Fish Don't Hit, the Memories Will

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff November 4, 2012 Hurricane Sandy quickly put a stop to the Fall fishing on the Ohio River in about a New York minute. Below Markland Dam, the water had risen from under 20 feet to over 33 feet in a just a few days, and with the...

  • Ohio River Sauger Arrive With the Cold
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    Ohio River Sauger Arrive With the Cold

    6 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 28, 2012 Nothing quite like the arrival of wintry chill to pronounce that the sauger are becoming more active in the Ohio River! These toothy pike/perch type fish are native to the Ohio River and thrive in its water year...

  • Procter & Gamble Legacy on the Rise
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    Procter & Gamble Legacy on the Rise

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 26, 2012 Imagine if you will............no.....don't. Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" intros are about as dead to this world as Procter & Gamble's defunct soap opera "As the World Turns" or the company's moribund logo. And...

  • What the Mango is Going On Here?
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    What the Mango is Going On Here?

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 22, 2012 I had only been at the Ohio River dam wall for about 10 minutes, slow jigging the blue Mango LS 84 when the soft tug I felt as I gradually pulled up went...........WHAM! And the brawl was on. If you've ever had a...

  • Timing Options or Buying for the Long Haul
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    Timing Options or Buying for the Long Haul

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 18, 2012 Listening to CNBC's Jim Kramer interview the much-maligned co-founder of Chesapeake Energy Aubrey McClendon had to seem like a gate was opening for stockholders who have rode out the rough tumble the company's...

  • Reds Season of Destiny Ends With a Thud
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    Reds Season of Destiny Ends With a Thud

    5 years ago

    The Cincinnati Reds 2012 was a season of destiny that ended with a thud, but the Reds may be on the verge of destiny once again with the 2015 MLB All-Star Game on the Cincinnati horizon.

  • Hybrid Striped Bass Are Tasty
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    Hybrid Striped Bass Are Tasty

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 11. 2012 Last night's hard freeze left a layer of frost fused to the top of my SUV. But the thaw came quick with a cloudless sky and an infusion of warmth still resisting the inevitable arrival of Fall and Winter. By a...

  • Reds Choke! On Verge of Historic Defeat....Or Unprecedented  Win
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    Reds Choke! On Verge of Historic Defeat....Or Unprecedented Win

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 10, 2012 Down to one last gasp, beaten and thoroughly dominated, somehow the San Francisco Giants still had a pulse in their divisional playoff series against the Cincinnati Reds after dropping the first two games of the...

  • Arroyo, Offense Lead Reds to Blowout Win and 2-0 Division Series Lead Over Giants
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    Arroyo, Offense Lead Reds to Blowout Win and 2-0 Division Series Lead Over Giants

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 7, 2012 Towards the end of 2011, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo gave up four home runs to Milwaukee Brewers hitters in yet another loss in a loss-marred, disappointing season last year. The game was included as part...

  • Rollin' On The River: Punkin' Chunkin', Giant White Bass and the Reds On Deck
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    Rollin' On The River: Punkin' Chunkin', Giant White Bass and the Reds On Deck

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 7. 2012 Normally, I write hubs about three subjects: Ohio River Fishing, the Cincinnati Reds and Michael Kruse Music. But in scrolling through the hub categories, it dawned upon me that I'm not always really just writing...

  • Reds Live Up To Their Billing: Pitching, Defense and Home Runs
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    Reds Live Up To Their Billing: Pitching, Defense and Home Runs

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 6, 2012 When Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto came up obviously hurt with one out in the first inning, Reds Country swallowed its collective tongue. This was not good, and the playoff win drought that has lasted since this...

  • Ohio River -- Cold Weather Fishing!
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    Ohio River -- Cold Weather Fishing!

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 6.2012 In two hours of fishing, you would think a catch of the five fish pictured with this article would be an indicator that the fish were hitting well. But they really weren't hitting well. The hybrid striped bass...

  • Michael Kruse, Roberto Falconieri Jam in Vevay, Indiana
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    Michael Kruse, Roberto Falconieri Jam in Vevay, Indiana

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 5, 2012 It's been awhile since Michael Kruse and Roberto Falconieri played together in the Rome band Fab and The Hoopsnakes, but they're fusing their considerable talents once again while they've got the opportunity to do...

  • Kentucky Bass, Largemouth Keep Ohio River Fishing Edgy
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    Kentucky Bass, Largemouth Keep Ohio River Fishing Edgy

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 5, 2012 The Ohio River may still teem with hybrid striped bass, but catching even smaller ones has become more of a chore as the Fall weather starts to creep into the river valley. Fortunately, the other type of bass --...

  • Reds Await Playoff Fate in the West
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    Reds Await Playoff Fate in the West

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 4, 2012 Reds Country watched the Cincinnati Reds win the National League Central Division and continue to provide glimpses of greatness -- like Homer Bailey's no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates -- after the division...

  • Chartreuse Balls and Fairways Full of Leaves
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    Chartreuse Balls and Fairways Full of Leaves

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 4, 2012 There's nothing quite as dramatic as the display of Fall colors from hardwood foliage.....especially on a golf course where finding a ball hit down the middle of a fairway during this time of year can result in a...

  • Early Fall Fishing on the Ohio River
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    Early Fall Fishing on the Ohio River

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff October 4, 2012 With temperatures in the mid-70's and a steady10 mile-an-hour wind funneling upriver, fishing is almost an afterthought as you stand on bank of the Ohio River, squinting into the glare and cascade of sparkles that...

  • Homer Bailey: The King of the Wild Frontier!
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    Homer Bailey: The King of the Wild Frontier!

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 28, 2012 Homer....Homer Bailey.....King of the Wild Frontier! Maybe not King of the Wild Frontier, but most definitely King of the Road and owner of a No-Hitter! Bailey's no-hitter Friday night against the Pittsburgh...

  • Topwater Lures Can Produce on Overcast Days
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    Topwater Lures Can Produce on Overcast Days

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 28, 2012 Without a Rapala Shad Rap left in the tackle box, what's a poor fisherman to do.....try some of the dozen other crankbaits, spoon lures or rubber shad hooked to big jug heads. As it turned out, the trick on this...

  • Cueto Back to Dealing on the Mound for Reds
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    Cueto Back to Dealing on the Mound for Reds

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 25, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds passed one preliminary post-season test Tuesday night with flying colors: Johnny Cueto pitched like Johnny Cueto once again and he did so against a playoff-caliber offense in the potent...

  • Reds Celebrate Division Title With Their Eyes On The Prize
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    Reds Celebrate Division Title With Their Eyes On The Prize

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 24, 2012 It's different this time around for the Cincinnati Reds than it was in 2010. You can hear it in the voices, understand it in the word choice, and see it in the eyes of the players who were there in 2010 when the...

  • Fall Fishing on the Ohio River
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    Fall Fishing on the Ohio River

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 21, 2012 Cooler temperatures may mark the decline of summer, but the fishing on the Ohio River doesn't have to drop. The window of activity at a spot like the downriver release of Markland Dam will still keep the cycle of...

  • Fore! Back on the Links!
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    Fore! Back on the Links!

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 20, 2012 After a hiatus of couple months, hitting the golf course seems like Spring again, even though it's just the opposite now with Fall about ready to strip the hardwoods of their leaves and ready the path to winter in...

  • Reds Lower Magic Number to Two With Sweep of Cubs
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    Reds Lower Magic Number to Two With Sweep of Cubs

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 20, 2012 With another series sweep under their belts, the Cincinnati Reds lowered their Magic Number to clinch the N.L. Central Division to 2. Perhaps even more important, the win was the fourth straight for the Reds and...

  • Hybrid Striped Bass Active on the Ohio River
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    Hybrid Striped Bass Active on the Ohio River

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 16, 2012 One of my favorite places to fish in the world is a stretch of bank on the Great Miami River between an oxbow inlet and a sheer channel bank where bank swallows colonize. The reason I like it so much -- besides...

  • Reds Chop Magic Number to 5
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    Reds Chop Magic Number to 5

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 16, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds have resorted to playing some ugly baseball lately. Despite sweeping a stumbling Pittsburgh Pirates team earlier last week, the Reds have somehow managed to drop two of three games in series...

  • Ohio River Fishing Alive and Well!
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    Ohio River Fishing Alive and Well!

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 14, 2012 The quest for more Ohio River smallmouth bass lured me to the water again today for a couple hours in the afternoon before the first of the fall chill swept into the river valley. I changed my tack a bit in...

  • Smallmouths Make For Big Fun
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    Smallmouths Make For Big Fun

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 13, 2012 The Ohio River below the Markland Dam didn't take long to settle after heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac had water pouring straight over the outflow gates. In fact, it was remarkable to see just how...

  • Reds Magic Number Dwindling Fast
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    Reds Magic Number Dwindling Fast

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 12, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds are bearing down on their second N.L. Central Division crown in three years. Wednesday night, the Reds were vying to top the 30-games-over-.500 plateau for the first time since 1999. The Reds...

  • Reds Make No Dent in Magic Number
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    Reds Make No Dent in Magic Number

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 10, 2012 The scoreboard stumper at Great American Ball Park on Sunday was somewhat of a sore subject -- how many pitchers had won 15 games in the history of games between the Cincinnati Reds and the Houston Astros. Of...

  • Reds Magic Number Stays at 17 with Loss
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    Reds Magic Number Stays at 17 with Loss

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 7, 2012 If there's a good time for a team to collectively slump at the plate, having an 8.5-game lead in your division with less than 25 games left in the season would be about as ideal of a time as any. Such it is for...

  • Fishing Lures From the Past
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    Fishing Lures From the Past

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 6, 2012 I'm not a collector of fishing lures, but I have held onto about 75 older lures over the years. Some of these were given to me and others were ones that were included with tackle boxes that I bought. Many of the...

  • Cincinnati Reds Magic Number Countdown Stands at 19
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    Cincinnati Reds Magic Number Countdown Stands at 19

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff September 2, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds hit an uncharacteristic wall in the last two games of their series with the minor league team disguised as the Houston Astros. For some reason, the Reds morphed back into the team that struggled...

  • Cincinnati Reds in Midst of Historic Season
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    Cincinnati Reds in Midst of Historic Season

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 31, 2012 Not since 1976 have the Cincinnati Reds won 80 games in a season so soon. That back-to-back World Series winning team of the Big Red Machine in 1976 notched its 80th win on August 26. The 2012 version of the...

  • Michael Kruse Sends Summer Off With Sunset Bar & Grill Finale
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    Michael Kruse Sends Summer Off With Sunset Bar & Grill Finale

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 31, 2012 Michael Kruse peeled off an acoustic flourish for his final performance of the summer at Sunset Bar & Grill in Warsaw, Kentucky. Friday's finale marks the wrap of a two-month gig that infused the Ohio River...

  • Ohio River Fishing About To Change
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    Ohio River Fishing About To Change

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 30, 2012 The Ohio River pools levels have been about as low as they can go, but rain arriving into the Ohio River region from the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac may change that quickly. Low pools mean some areas -- like...

  • Reds Ride Without Votto Comes Full Circle
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    Reds Ride Without Votto Comes Full Circle

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 26, 2012 Now that Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is set for a two-game, minor league rehab stint before returning to the team this upcoming weekend, the amazing run the Reds had without Votto looks like it's coming...

  • Darling International Could Soon Be Rendering Profit Spike
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    Darling International Could Soon Be Rendering Profit Spike

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 24, 2012 Just how much the impact of severe, if not historic, drought will have upon the use of corn in the near future is no doubt going to make or break some small and not so small fortunes through the futures market. But...

  • Ohio River Hybrids Starting to Chase Surface Shad
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    Ohio River Hybrids Starting to Chase Surface Shad

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 24, 2012 As the threadfin shad start to move in masses and the shadows of one swirling vortex after another starts to drift along the surface of the Ohio River, the hybrid striped bass start to take notice and embark upon a...

  • Reds Rookies Clutch in Win Over Phillies
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    Reds Rookies Clutch in Win Over Phillies

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 21, 2012 As much as Dusty Baker, Brandon Phillips and Sean Marshall tried to hand a win to the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday night, the rest of the Cincinnati Reds rallied to the rescue behind a strong outing by up-and-down...

  • No Mike Leake Freak Show; Reds Lambasted
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    No Mike Leake Freak Show; Reds Lambasted

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 20, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds got to Philadelphia Phillies top ace Roy Halladay early and often, but that was only a moral victory sidenote to an otherwise ugly drubbing Monday night. The Reds hitters will find some solace...

  • Reds Get-Away Game Surge Just in Time to Face Halladay
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    Reds Get-Away Game Surge Just in Time to Face Halladay

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August19, 2012 After an unlikely double against Cincinnati Reds fireballer Arolids Chapman, the stage was set for the lowly Chicago Cubs to do the unthinkable -- come from behind in the ninth inning to escape Cincinnati with a...

  • Reds Split in Tale of Two Teams
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    Reds Split in Tale of Two Teams

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 18, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds fell short in their bid to take a twinbill Saturday against the Chicago Cubs but showed tremendous tenacity in the nightcap in their comeback from an 8-2 deficit to makes things interesting before...

  • Reds Wallop Latest Version of Lovable Losers
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    Reds Wallop Latest Version of Lovable Losers

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 17, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds formula for success -- decent starting pitching and the long ball -- worked well enough Friday night for another win, rocketing the Reds to 25 games over the .500 mark and preserving their...

  • Michael Kruse Plays at The Sunset Bar & Grill in Warsaw, Kentucky
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    Michael Kruse Plays at The Sunset Bar & Grill in Warsaw, Kentucky

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 17, 2012 Michael Kruse is scheduled to continue playing for the rest of August on the Ohio River deck at The Sunset Bar & Grill in Warsaw, Kentucky. Kruse will play at The Sunset Bar & Grill Fridays from 5-8 p.m. and...

  • Reds Get Rocked; Look to Get Back on Track Against Lowly Cubs
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    Reds Get Rocked; Look to Get Back on Track Against Lowly Cubs

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 16, 2012 No starting pitching worth a hoot. No three-run homers. No win for the Cincinnati Reds. For the fourth straight time, Homer Bailey has pitched batting-practice poor. Bailey has given up four earned runs in his...

  • Onyx Cave, KY Action Park are Diamonds in the Mammoth Cave Rough
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    Onyx Cave, KY Action Park are Diamonds in the Mammoth Cave Rough

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 16, 2012 Mammoth Cave is a National Park for plenty of good reasons, and its mysteries revealed below the unassuming surface suit the name "Mammoth." But there are other sites and activities that are well worthwhile when...

  • Louisville Slugger Museum A Must For Reds Fans
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    Louisville Slugger Museum A Must For Reds Fans

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 16, 2102 The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is a must for any baseball fan but even more so for Reds fans thanks to displays that feature tributes to the Big Red Machine greats Johnny Bench, Pete Rose and Joe Morgan, as...

  • Reds Back in the Saddle; Long Ball Brigade Front and Center Once Again
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    Reds Back in the Saddle; Long Ball Brigade Front and Center Once Again

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 16, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds formula for success with or without first baseman Joey Votto seems fairly straightforward: rely on pitching until somebody hits a home run. So far, so good. The Reds are adept at beating...

  • Reds Crash Land In Freefall From Dream Season
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    Reds Crash Land In Freefall From Dream Season

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 10, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds looked poised to run away with the N.L. Central division and vie for the best record in baseball as the streaking team embarked upon a seven-game road trip against teams with losing records and...

  • Wipers, Squeakers, Hybrids......Whatever You Want To Call Them, The Ohio River Is Loaded
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    Wipers, Squeakers, Hybrids......Whatever You Want To Call Them, The Ohio River Is Loaded

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 9, 2012 The final score was 50-29. My son Adam won....and he made sure that I understood that he almost doubled the number of hybrid striped bass that I caught during our 1-1/2-hour worth of getting our lines wet in the Ohio...

  • Reds Drop Third Straight; Risk Freefall From Baseball's Best Record
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    Reds Drop Third Straight; Risk Freefall From Baseball's Best Record

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 7, 2012 The Reds kept their 3-1/2-game lead atop the N.L. Central division intact but dropped their third straight game and appear to be in some jeopardy of squandering the work they put in to claim the best record in Major...

  • Reds Look to Cueto to Stop Slide and Keep Best Record in Baseball
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    Reds Look to Cueto to Stop Slide and Keep Best Record in Baseball

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 6, 2012 Nothing quite like a bad Bronson Arroyo start to open the can of worms that has been stewing in the hot summer sun since the Cincinnati Reds started to reel off a winning streak for the ages: how long can the starting...

  • Reds Stumble But Keep Best Record in Baseball
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    Reds Stumble But Keep Best Record in Baseball

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 5, 2012 It's hopefully a sign of things to come: 121,030 fans in Great American Ball Park for a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates. No doubt Reds fans would like to continue to see home...

  • Reds Roll With Rolen Once Again; Leave Pirates In Wake
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    Reds Roll With Rolen Once Again; Leave Pirates In Wake

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 4. 2012 Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen is showing the same signs of life that revitalized his career in 2010 and catapulted the Reds to a N.L. Central division title. Rolen started the Reds charge for the team's...

  • Reds Blank Pirates behind Latos, Bullpen; Division Lead Grows to 4-1/2 Games
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    Reds Blank Pirates behind Latos, Bullpen; Division Lead Grows to 4-1/2 Games

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 3, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds finally squared off with the upstart Pittsburgh Pirates in the much-anticipated series between the top two teams of the N.L. Central Division. And the Reds delivered a knockout punch with a 3-0...

  • Marty Brennaman, how you lookin' now?
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    Marty Brennaman, how you lookin' now?

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 3, 2012 With the witching hour approaching for Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman to live up to his promise of having what's left of his hair shaved from head, the curiosity over just how a bald-headed...

  • Bengals Invite Fans to Practice at Paul Brown Stadium
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    Bengals Invite Fans to Practice at Paul Brown Stadium

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 2, 2012 What better way to cap another win by the best team in Major League Baseball -- the Cincinnati Reds -- than to walk a couple of blocks from the beautiful setting of Great American Ball Park to the equally picturesque...

  • No Ice Cream or Pizza but the Reds Serve Another Win
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    No Ice Cream or Pizza but the Reds Serve Another Win

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 2, 2012 Need Ryan Ludwick, one of the hottest hitters in Major League Baseaball right now to win? No. All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugging superstar Brandon Phillips? Nope. How about probably the very best hitter in...

  • Reds Keep Best Record in Baseball; Broxton Gets Taste
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    Reds Keep Best Record in Baseball; Broxton Gets Taste

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff August 1, 2012 Once again the Cincinnati Reds relied on the long ball and their bullpen to bail out poor starting pitching. The 6-4 win kept the Reds lead in the N.L. Central division at three games ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates....

  • Reds Reclaim Best Record in Baseball; Make Best Trade Before Deadline
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    Reds Reclaim Best Record in Baseball; Make Best Trade Before Deadline

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 31, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds came out blasting Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres, jumping to a 6-0 lead on home runs by left fielder Ryan Ludwick and first baseman Todd Frazier. But the phenomenal string of starts by...

  • Reds 10-Game Winning Streak Snapped; Mesoraco Suspension Looms
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    Reds 10-Game Winning Streak Snapped; Mesoraco Suspension Looms

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 30, 2012 It's probably only fitting that the Cincinnati Reds 10-game winning streak ended with Mike Leake starting the game just like he did the first game of the winning streak. Leake coughed up six runs in that first game...

  • Reds Keep Best Record in Baseball Pace; Win 10th in a Row
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    Reds Keep Best Record in Baseball Pace; Win 10th in a Row

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 29, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds kept their share of the best record in Major League Baseball today by pounding the Colorado Rockies 7-2. Starter Mat Latos again showed the stuff expected out of a Number 2 in the rotation by...

  • Mike Kruse and Jamonn Zeiler at The Sunset Bar & Grill deck in Warsaw, KY
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    Mike Kruse and Jamonn Zeiler at The Sunset Bar & Grill deck in Warsaw, KY

    6 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 29, 2012 There wasn't any Blood on the Tracks by the time I left the Sunset Bar & Grill in Warsaw, Kentucky Sunday afternoon, but if there was it would've sparkled like the summer sheen across a sun-drenched Ohio River right...

  • Ohio River Dam Fishing
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    Ohio River Dam Fishing

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 29, 2012 Most of the fishing I've done over the years around Ohio River navigation dams has been limited to Meldahl Dam and Markland Dam between Maysville and Warsaw, Kentucky. During many outings by both boat and bank, I've...

  • Reds Win Ninth Straight; Keep Lead in N.L. Central
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    Reds Win Ninth Straight; Keep Lead in N.L. Central

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 28, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds don't exactly have the look of an unbeatable team, but they have managed to scratch and claw their way to a nine-game winning streak against bad teams to keep their lead at two games atop the N.L....

  • Warmouth, Coosa Bass, Rock Bass, Bream....No Matter What They Are, They Fight Hard
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    Warmouth, Coosa Bass, Rock Bass, Bream....No Matter What They Are, They Fight Hard

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 27. 2012 I've spent a fair share of time in my writing days researching and writing about one of the more intriguing figures of the early American naturalist movement -- Rafinesque. What one academic type or another...

  • Gone Fishin' : General Butler State Park in Carrollton, Kentucky
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    Gone Fishin' : General Butler State Park in Carrollton, Kentucky

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 26, 2012 We all have components of our psyche so engrained within us that we eventually come to recognize their power does not actually reside entirely within us. Such it is for me with the Purple Worm. Now the Purple Worm...

  • Reds Comedy of Errors Sets Stage For Stubbs Again
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    Reds Comedy of Errors Sets Stage For Stubbs Again

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 25, 2012 Four errors by the Cincinnati Reds -- a team that arguably is the absolute best defensive team in the entire major leagues. Two didn't matter, thanks to another superb effort by Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey,...

  • Back to the One-Run Reds? Not Yet, Thanks to CoCo!
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    Back to the One-Run Reds? Not Yet, Thanks to CoCo!

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 24, 2012 Just when it looked safe to poke your head out and keep you eyes open, the Cincinnati Reds returned to their patented one-run ineptitude. One run.....once again. But then Houston Astros closer Francisco "The Ulcer"...

  • Reds Play to Level of Competition, Win Anyway
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    Reds Play to Level of Competition, Win Anyway

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 23, 2012 The Houston Astros are playing their way through the 50th year of the franchise like they started as the Houston Colt 45's when the team debuted with a 64-96 record. Furthermore, the lowly Astros are leaving their...

  • Barry Larkin in the Hall of Fame; Johnny Cueto on the Mound
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    Barry Larkin in the Hall of Fame; Johnny Cueto on the Mound

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff One thing was for certain while flipping between the Cincinnati Reds game and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Reds great shortstop Barry Larkin on Sunday -- the 2012 Reds sure could use Larkin's bat in the lineup now. The...

  • Reds Remain Atop The Heap
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    Reds Remain Atop The Heap

    7 years ago

    By Robb Hoff July 21. 2012 The Cincinnati Reds may have not scored 12 runs in an inning Saturday night the way the St. Louis Cardinals did against the totally hapless Chicago Cubs or even score four runs in an inning the way the Pittsburgh...

  • Reds Hanging On For Dear Life
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    Reds Hanging On For Dear Life

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 20,2012 The Reds have the second best record in the National League, but it still seems like game-in and game-out they're hanging on for dear life. Even when first baseman Joey Votto was in the lineup, it seemed like winning...

  • Dat Dude Do It True!
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    Dat Dude Do It True!

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 19, 2012 Cleveland Indians fans may want to turn their heads from this, but one of the best trades in the history of the Cincinnati Reds is the one that landed second baseman Brandon Phillips for a player to be named later, who...

  • Reds Are On The Ropes
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    Reds Are On The Ropes

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 18, 2012 Hard to believe that splitting a four-game series at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks is wishful thinking for a team that looked as poised to coast through the summer the way the Cincinnati Reds did just a few...

  • OH NO VOTTO!
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    OH NO VOTTO!

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 16, 2012 Just when it looked like clear skies, smooth sailing, easy money....etc., the sky darkened, the wind howled and the terrain was destroyed like the fist of hell ascended from the earth and....well, maybe not all of...

  • Reds on ESPN
    2

    Reds on ESPN

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 15, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds and St Louis Cardinals faced off for another grueling battle in the the series finale of their three-game set Sunday night. Reds pitcher Homer Bailey tossed a quality eight innings in place of ace...

  • Reds Say So Long Janish! Hello First Place.....Again and For Good!
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    Reds Say So Long Janish! Hello First Place.....Again and For Good!

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 14, 2012 No sooner had MLB Network/Fox Baseball America's sidekick Tom Verducci remarked that the St. Louis Cardinals had purchased reliever Victor Marte from the Kansas City Royals for one whole U.S. dollar than the feeling...

  • Butterflies, Andy Warhol and the Reds at the Plate
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    Butterflies, Andy Warhol and the Reds at the Plate

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 13, 2012 The Butterflies of the World exhibit at the Krohn Observatory is quite an experience. An epiphany of the winged marvels dance throughout their showroom, revealing their intricacies up close as they land on the variety...

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    "Earnie" Lombardi: What the Schnozz Is Going On Here?

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 12, 2012 News of the recent find of 1910 rare baseball cards in pristine condition instantly evoked fascination for me about the treasure but also conjured memories of a youth spent collecting vintage baseball cards. Not that...

  • Going, Going, Gannett, Gone! -- Epitaph For A Venerable Vocation
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    Going, Going, Gannett, Gone! -- Epitaph For A Venerable Vocation

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 11, 2011 I've been reading Tim Sullivan's columns for quite some time. Sullivan, Mark Purdy, Mac Engel and Paul Daugherty are all sports columnists who I have perused on a regular basis over the past four years as I meander my...

  • Reds Win Ugly; Weather N. L. Central Storm for Second Half Run
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    Reds Win Ugly; Weather N. L. Central Storm for Second Half Run

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 8, 2012 The Cincinnati Reds finished their 11-game West Coast road trip 6-5 and managed to keep pace with the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates in the N.L. Central despite finding ways to lose games and leave runners stranded. A...

  • Homer Bailey; King of the Wild Frontier
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    Homer Bailey; King of the Wild Frontier

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 7, 2012 The pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus was heaped with praise for his legendary "Go to the River" analogy in which after some telling of the tale he disrupted the space-time continuum with that moment of profound...

  • Reds Lineup Changes; How We Lookin'?
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    Reds Lineup Changes; How We Lookin'?

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 6, 2012 There was an interesting tidbit in The Cincinnati Enquirer this morning: not since 1898 have the Reds starting pitchers in the team's rotation gone as far into the season intact as they have this year. The pitching...

  • The Real Price the Reds Paid for Trading Josh Hamilton
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    The Real Price the Reds Paid for Trading Josh Hamilton

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 5, 2012 Edinson Volquez looked great his first year with the Cincinnati Reds after the trade that sent slugger extraordinaire Josh Hamilton from the Reds to the Texas Rangers. His two-seam fastball would skid a foot back...

  • Reds Face Second Place; Ode to the Harangatuan
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    Reds Face Second Place; Ode to the Harangatuan

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 4, 2012 Following a Pittsburgh Pirates afternoon win, the Cincinnati Reds faced second place for the first time in awhile. They were in the driver's seat in the N.L. Central, but the upstart Pirates now look poised to at least...

  • Reds vs. Dodgers and Let Bygones Be Bygones
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    Reds vs. Dodgers and Let Bygones Be Bygones

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 3, 2012 There was a time when the Cincinnati Reds versus the Los Angeles Dodgers was the marquee matchup in the National League. Not only were the two teams division rivals in the old N.L. West, they were two of the better...

  • Reds All-Stars and All-Star Snubs; Jay Bruce Leaves Reds Dry in Series Finale With Giants
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    Reds All-Stars and All-Star Snubs; Jay Bruce Leaves Reds Dry in Series Finale With Giants

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff July 1, 2012 No one deserves to be a starting National League All-Star more than Joey Votto, but when you see Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval starting ahead of Mets David Wright, it's hard not to draw the logical conclusion that the...

  • Latos and Leake, Lords of the Left Coast
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    Latos and Leake, Lords of the Left Coast

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 30, 2012 After back-to-back one-run complete games tossed by hurlers Mike Leake and Mat Latos, the fortunes of the Cincinnati Reds on their 11-game West Coast road trip appears to be very promising. The Reds may only maintain...

  • Drywall anyone? How to play USG on the rise.
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    Drywall anyone? How to play USG on the rise.

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 29, 2012 If you bought 1,000 shares of USG on October 3 of last year at $6.13 per share, you should happily take your roughly $13,000 profit at $19 per share and call it a good 10-month return. But if you didn't jump in on...

  • Reds West Coast Blast From Past
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    Reds West Coast Blast From Past

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 28, 2012 It still doesn't always register with me that the Reds aren't in the N.L. West anymore. Of all the biggest disadvantages Major League Baseball could dump upon a team, placing the Reds in the N.L. West when the leagues...

  • The Unhittable Arroyo Whiffle Ball and The Cuban Tumbler
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    The Unhittable Arroyo Whiffle Ball and The Cuban Tumbler

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 26, 2012 In advance of my son's birthday, his great uncle presented him with one cornucopia of a psychedelic cheesecake, all aswirl with vibrant food coloring layers of raspberry, banana, strawberry, orange, lime and turquoise....

  • The Tattooed One Rises - Mat Latos Pitches Complete Game
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    The Tattooed One Rises - Mat Latos Pitches Complete Game

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 25, 2012 Edinson Volquez -- the player the Reds traded Josh Hamilton to the Rangers to get. First round draft picks Yonder Alonso, Yasmani Grandal and Brad Boxberger. A gob of talent the Reds tossed away to get Mat Latos...

  • Cincinnati Reds:The Cuban Missile Looks More Like The Scud Dud
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    Cincinnati Reds:The Cuban Missile Looks More Like The Scud Dud

    7 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 24, 2012 Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer and left fielder Josh Willingham stuck a fork in the Cincinnati Reds Saturday afternoon with two clutch at-bats against Reds struggling closer Aroldis Chapman. The 4-3 loss to the...

  • Johnny Cueto, An Old Metal Driver and A Snake in the Basement
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    Johnny Cueto, An Old Metal Driver and A Snake in the Basement

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 23, 2012 I wasn't able to watch the Reds game until the bottom of the eighth due to work, and unfortunately had to miss an apparently dominating outing by Reds ace Johnny Cueto. But as the game winds down with the Reds poised...

  • The Wish To Be A Red Indian: Cincinnati Reds
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    The Wish To Be A Red Indian: Cincinnati Reds

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 22, 2012 Playing softball for the first time in seven years left a lot to be desired.....my feet don't move the way I feel like my brain is instructing them to move anymore and my eyes betray me. I started in...

  • Chesapeake Energy: Buy or Sell?
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    Chesapeake Energy: Buy or Sell?

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 21. 2012 Beware the brash predictions of anyone heavily invested in a company, especially if the barker runs an asset management fund. So when you hear claims that Chesapeake Energy stock should climb to $50 a share or more...

  • Cincinnati Reds Lead Dwindling; Cleveland Indians Surge
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    Cincinnati Reds Lead Dwindling; Cleveland Indians Surge

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 20, 2012 Cleveland Indians ace Justin Masterson put an exclamation point on The Tribe's sweep of the Cincinnati Reds by striking out the side in the top of the ninth inning and ending the game with a called third strike on the...

  • Cincinnati Reds
    0

    Cincinnati Reds

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 19, 2012 No one will mistake Sean Marshall for Bob Feller for a variety of reasons, but with Indians journeyman Aaron Cunningham facing the Reds lefty set-up man in the bottom of the 9th of a deadlocked 1-1 game with a full...

  • Cincinnati Reds
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    Cincinnati Reds

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 18. 2012 The Battle For Ohio between the Cleveland Indians and The Cincinnati Reds on Monday night didn't quite live up to its billing as a showcase of animosity between Tribe pitcher Derek Lowe and Reds manager Dusty Baker,...

  • Cincinnati Reds
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    Cincinnati Reds

    8 years ago

    by Robb Hoff June 17, 2012 It's no secret that Reds manager Dusty Baker and Indians pitcher Derek Lowe dislike one another. That venom surfaced Wednesday when Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos dusted Lowe with a tight 96-mile-an-hour heater that...

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