I was inspired by my pal Mike “Whiskey” Sours (@Mike_Sours) today to purchase a piece of “art” for Better Off Red Headquarters.  A custom order has been placed for a door-sized Burt BobbleRed “Fathead.”  I’m pretty stoked about it and can’t wait to see what a life-sized Burt looks like…



Congratulations to Reds fans Andrew Dunn and Ben Wietmarschen for being selected as finalists to participate in the 2013 MLB Fan Cave!  Andrew and Ben are trying to make the cut to compete as “Cave Dwellers” at the MLB Fan Cave in New York.  If they make it, they’ll participate in a Survivor-style challenge throughout the 2013 baseball season in which they’ll try to outlast all other Cave Dwellers.  Oh yeah, and they’ll also attempt to watch every single MLB game while they’re there.

Let’s help these guys represent the Reds on a national stage!  Click HERE to vote for Andrew and Ben.  For addtional information (and hijinks) log onto MLB Fan Cave.


Here’s some good news for those of you who can’t wait for Reds baseball to start…

Beginning March 4th, Fox Sports Ohio will be airing a “Reds Live – Spring Training 2013” program every weeknight at 10pm ET.  The show will feature news, notes, interviews and features.


And speaking of news, Chris Heisey and Alfredo Simon today signed 1-year deals to avoid arbitration.  Homer Bailey, Shin-Soo Choo, Mat Latos and Mike Leake are the remaining arbitration-eligible Reds.


The equipment truck from Cincinnati leaves for Goodyear, AZ on February 4.  Pitchers and catchers report to camp on February 12.  Position players report on February 15.  Are you ready yet?


A few people forwarded me this yesterday from ESPN’s web site…


I had no idea Ryan Ludwick played hockey! And if he’s going to use an alias, why not “BROTHER” Salmela instead of “Ansii?”

This was emailed to Ryan and he responded with a chuckle and, of course, a “Brother!”


That’s all I’ve got for now.  I’ll have more in a bit.  January is almost over, thank goodness!

Expect good news



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