Sep 8, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; The Cincinnati Reds celebrate as Zack Cozart (2) scores the winning run past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (left) at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds Need To Ignore Sports Writers

I know the secret. Yeah, you read that right. I know the secret. The secret to success. I know exactly what the Cincinnati Reds need to do to win the world series. It’s simple. Oh, is it simple. Are you ready? Okay, here it is: the Cincinnati Reds need to ignore everything we write at

That’s right. Brandon Phillips should ignore my article on where he should bat. Tony Cingrani shouldn’t read what Jesse Borek had to say about his role. And it’s not why you think.

Here at, we try to give you an interesting perspective on the Cincinnati Reds. We are fans, first and foremost. I believe our writing staff brings to the table context and perspective you can’t read anywhere else. And I think that’s invaluable.

But there’s one group of people I don’t want reading our insight and analysis: the Cincinnati Reds. Although we pride ourselves on in depth writing, that’s what we are-writers. I don’t play baseball, especially not for the Cincinnati Reds. I may write an article about lack of leadership in the clubhouse, but I’m not in the clubhouse. 

At the end of the day, we’re writers. There are so many distractions for these players and the last thing they need to be doing is reading hitting tips or pitching strategy from some blogger. (Even if we do think we’re right!) We write to provide interesting and in depth analysis. Our articles are for the fans, by the fans.

So to the Cincinnati Reds players, I know the secret to winning the world series. I know exactly what needs to be done. But it starts with you deleting twitter, clicking out of this article, and just playing the game.

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