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Blue Wahoos cleared for play

Yeah, it was a mere formality, but it’s still a reason to celebrate: the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League) were officially approved to play in 2012 by MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. The approval, which was expected after approval from the Southern League and Minor League Baseball, means the Blue Wahoos front office can […]

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Commissioner: Reds should cover ballpark debt with their billions in profits

Since the Cincinnati Reds are generating billions — billions! — of profits from Great American Ball Park, it’s about time the team steps up to cover debt service on the facility, instead of taxpayers, according to a Hamilton County Commissioner. Of course, the owners of the Reds aren’t making billions off the operations of the […]

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Reds, Bats extend PDC through 2014

The Louisville Bats (Class AAA; International League) will remain the Cincinnati Reds‘ top farm team through 2014, as the two teams extended their Player Development Contract for two additional years. “The Reds are thrilled to have the opportunity to formally extend our relationship with the people operating one of the truly great professional baseball operations […]

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In memoriam: Sparky Anderson

Sparky Anderson, the manager of Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine World Series champs and later a Series winner with the Detroit Tigers, passed away today at the age of 76. He had been in poor health and recently hospitalized for dementia. Anderson was the first manager to win World Series with two different teams in two […]

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Reds, Mudcats extend PDC

The Carolina Mudcats (Class AA; Southern League) and the Cincinnati Red extended their player-development deal by two more years. “The Reds are very pleased to be renewing their Player Development contract with the Mudcats. We are extremely happy with the way the relationship has developed over the past two summers,” said Terry Reynolds, Senior Director […]

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Crosley Field / Cincinnati Reds

When baseball fans think about Cincinnati, they think about firsts. The first professional baseball team. Charter members of the National League and the American Association. The first night game. The first pitch of the season. For six decades this city of baseball firsts played its games at the “old boomerang at Findlay and Western,” Crosley […]

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Goodyear Ballpark / Cleveland Indians

Goodyear, located on the far western edge of the greater Phoenix area, isn’t the first place to come to mind when brainstorming for the ideal spring-training locale. But the new spring home of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds combines state-of-the-art training complexes with one of the more pleasant ballparks in the Cactus League, in […]

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Ed Smith Stadium / Baltimore Orioles

Ed Smith Stadium has seen a lot of change in recent years. First, the Cincinnati Reds and Sarasota Reds bailed at the end of the 2009 season. Then the Baltimore Orioles shifted spring-training operations to Sarasota for 2010, signing a 30-year contract to play at a renovated facility. This offseason more extensive changes will take […]

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