August 25, 2006


Reds tied for first (JOHN FAY, 8/25/06, Cincinnati ENQUIRER)

The Reds started the epic 10-game West Coast road swing by moving into a virtual tie for first place in the National League Central.

"It was nice to get off on the right foot," catcher David Ross said.

You could say that.

The Reds came back from three runs down to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 before a crowd of 38,754 at AT&T Park Thursday night.

"The whole key for us is that - with everything that's gone on - we've stayed so loose," reliever David Weathers said. "To us, 3-0 is nothing. With our offense, we never feel like we're out of it."

repeat after me: small market teams can't compete.....

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 25, 2006 9:30 AM

....unless the Red Sox foolishly deal them a starting pitcher.

Posted by: John at August 25, 2006 10:29 AM

Let's see. Metropolitan Cincinnati has 2 million people and almost connects with metropolitan Dayton which has another million people. That makes a possible source of 3 million people. That does not sound like a small market in my book.

Posted by: dick at August 25, 2006 10:35 AM

If it really were a small market it wouldn't have a sports franchise, would it.

Posted by: oj at August 25, 2006 10:42 AM

No GM in baseball would trade you Wily Mo for Arroyo today.

Posted by: oj at August 25, 2006 10:43 AM

Every year at least one team does compete. The problem is that they can't stay competitive on a regular basis.

Posted by: Brandon at August 25, 2006 1:00 PM

the A's do

Posted by: oj at August 25, 2006 1:09 PM