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Video: Watch Billy Hamilton beat out routine grounder to first base for a single

Your browser does not support iframes.Most major league hitters who ground a ball to the first basemen are easy outs. However, most major league hitters are not Billy Hamilton.Watch as the fleet-footed youngster legs out a relatively routine groundball to Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo in the third inning of Sunday's game at Wrigley Field.Hamilton would use his speed shortly...
Via Redlegs Review
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Why things are turning around for the Cincinnati Reds

For a Cincinnati Reds team that started the 2014 season with eight players on the disabled list, the goal was to just make it out of April around .500. Their chances to do that looked bleak in the first few weeks of the season, stumbling to a 3-8 record in the first 11 games. However, some missing pieces to their puzzle have been working their way back to the line up and things have...
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Fantasy Baseball: Is it time to drop Billy Hamilton?

Speedster Billy Hamilton has had a rough start to the 2014 season to say the least. Two weeks into the season, Hamilton is hitting under the Mendoza line and is struggling to even get on base. These struggles raise the question: Is it time to drop Billy Hamilton? Before the season, many fantasy owners projected Hamilton to steal over 70 bases – some even thought he could swipe...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds activate reliever Marshall

Slowly but surely the Reds are getting healthier. They activated left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday and he should be available when the Reds play the Cubs in the second game of a three-game series in Chicago. The Reds optioned reliever Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville to make room for Marshall on the roster. Marshall's addition means...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Simon Says Pick Up Alfredo

"I know it was you, Alfredo, you broke my heart--because I should have picked you up yesterday. You're nothing to me now. Not a brother, not a friend--but, I'll admit you may be an intriguing add in fantasy baseball this week." Michael Corleone's words for his fantasy team are harsh but true. Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon continued his streak of success yesterday...
Via Razzball
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Brandon Phillips pulls off epic photo bomb

Brandon Phillips has skills -- both on the field, and off. Before Friday's game at Wrigley Field, the Reds second baseman showed off his photobombing skills on some unsuspecting fans. But not just any fans... Phillips leaped in the air to execute a hilarious photobomb on the goalie of the Team USA women's hockey team: Well done, @DatDudeBP.
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Is this swing by Billy Hamilton one of the worst in history?

Your browser does not support iframes.Billy Hamilton is arguably the fastest player in the major leagues. But the youngster is still learning the ropes at the plate as evidenced by his .176 batting average and .222 on-base percentage.On Friday, the rookie went down on strikes against Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija in the top of the first inning. And the swing Hamilton took on strike...
Via Bush League Chronicle
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Reds hope to stay hot in Chicago, looking for fourth straight win

Wrigley Field appears to be the ideal place for the Cincinnati Reds to continue their current surge. Looking for a fourth straight victory overall, the Reds can continue their dominance in Chicago by handing the Cubs a sixth consecutive defeat Saturday. Alfredo Simon allowed a run over six innings and Ryan Ludwick had two hits as Cincinnati (7-9) won 4-1 at Chicago on Friday to extend...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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What Was Reds OF Billy Hamilton Trying to Hit? A Bug?

Fifteen years ago no one but the people watching the game at home would have known that Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton was trying to kill a bug with his swing while at bat during Friday afternoon's game with the Cubbies. Thanks to the internet--we all know.via Cut4The crappy part is that he later had a double that drove in the first run for the Reds in what would be a 4-1 win...
Via FatManWriting
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Brandon Phillips Shows Athleticism, Photobombs U.S. Olympian (Photo)

The Cincinnati Reds visited the Chicago Cubs on Friday, and Brandon Phillips used some serious leaping ability to photobomb some fans. The Reds second baseman was able to jump in the air and spread eagle at the exact moment of the photo, making for a hilarious photobomb. Even more entertaining is the fact that one of the people having their picture taken was a U.S. Olympian. Molly...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips’s photobomb game is strong

Tweet Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has a pretty good handle on social media. Friday afternoon before the Reds defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 at Wrigley Field, Phillips executed a glorious photobomb on USA Women’s Hockey player Molly Schaus: Sneaky photobomb by @DatDudeBP #hemustdoboxjumps pic.twitter.com/WKhKjyaIxb — Molly Schaus (@schaus729) April 18...
Via Los That Sports Blog
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Video: Highlights from Johnny Cueto's complete game masterpiece against Pirates

Your browser does not support iframes.Both Johnny Cueto and the Reds entered Wednesday eagerly looking to notch a win. Cueto was aiming for his first win in 2014 while the Reds were simply looking for their first series victory in five tries. As fate would have it, both found what they were looking for on a crisp afternoon on the banks of the Ohio River.In short, Cueto was absolutely...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Unassuming Leake keys Reds win

CINCINNATI -- Mike Leake is an unassuming figure. Put him up against the likes of a Jonathan Broxton and, well, one is a little more intimidating than the other. If people haven't figured it out yet, it's not good to judge Leake no matter where he is on the baseball field. Leake's performances on the pitching mound and in the batter's box Tuesday were instrumental...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman pitches off mound, wows observers

After a horrific scene just three-and-a-half weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds (and really all baseball fans) got a bit of good news today when Aroldis Chapman, the hard-throwing lefty closer for the Reds, threw off the mound for the first time.  Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez, breaking facial bones throughout his...
Via Reading Between The Seams
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chapman recovering better than anticipated

Anyone who saw the spring training video of Aroldis Chapman getting struck in the head by a line drive knows how serious the immediate ramifications were at the time. At worst, Chapman may have sustained an injury that would threaten his life, or possibly even his career. At best, Chapman was probably looking at some time on the sidelines due to a concussion and contusion to the...
Via Redlegs Review
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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