The Riverfront by Chad Dotson

Chad Dotson
Telling you the truth about Cincinnati sports and having some fun along the way
Created 22 Sep 2020
  • Why all of Cincinnati should be celebrating the Bearcats
    07 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 2 1
    What a weekend for Cincinnati sports, am I right? No, I’m not talking about the Bengals; yes, I told you the bandwagon was about to get full (and yes, I still believe that), but they laid an egg again...
  • The Bengals bandwagon is about to get crowded
    30 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    You would be forgiven if you didn’t really believe in the Cincinnati Bengals coming into the 2021 season. After all, this is the franchise that hadn’t won a playoff game since the first week of 1991. ...
  • In Appreciation of the 1999 Reds
    23 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 1 1
    This summer, as we watched a Cincinnati Reds team that was clearly flawed, I kept returning to the idea that, despite clear weaknesses (in the bullpen, especially), the team was just fun to watch. For...
  • The next face (and hair) of the Reds: Jonathan India has arrived
    16 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Last year, with the entire minor league season canceled, hardcore observers of the Cincinnati Reds had plenty to ponder. Like every other team, the Reds operated an “alternate site” where they worked ...
  • The week the Reds stopped pretending to care about winning
    09 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 2 2
    What a week. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the best week to be a Reds fan. It all began with the trade of two-time Gold Glove catcher Tucker Barnhart to the Tigers last Wednesday. In exchange, Cincinnati r...
  • The Rays vs the Reds and the nature of fandom
    02 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 0 1
    A couple of weeks ago, on the World’s Most Dangerous Podcast, we debated the nature of fandom by attempting to answer this question: would you rather be a fan of a team like the Tampa Bay Rays, who ma...
  • Re-evaluating Ken Griffey, Jr.'s place in Reds history
    26 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Our old friend Ken Griffey Jr. was in the news lately. You may have seen that Junior purchased shares in the Seattle Mariners franchise and joined the Mariners Partnership Group. He’s a part-owner of ...
  • An Homage to Obscure Reds
    19 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 5
    This week — because we really can’t discuss the current playoffs, at least as they pertain to our beloved Cincinnati Reds — we’ve been reminiscing about the 1990 championship team. Especially Eric Dav...
  • Reds Fans Deserve Better
    12 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    I miss baseball in October in Cincinnati. Last weekend, the lovely Mrs. Dotson and I went down to The Holy Grail with some friends. It was the first day of October, and the Cincinnati Reds were still ...
  • Eugenio Suárez: All-Star Shortstop?
    22 Mar 2021 • 7 min read
    The Reds finally have a shortstop! Well, kinda… Last week, Reds manager David Bell announced that All-Star third baseman Eugenio Suárez — a former shortstop — would shift one position to his left on t...
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