Apr 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; The Cincinnati Reds celebrate their win against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Update (4/19): Cincinnati Reds, Brandon Phillips

“Heeeeey this isn’t the morning anymore” shut up twitter trolls it is before noon when I’m writing this so deal with it.

The Reds won yesterday, the weather was nice, classes ended for University of Cincinnati Bearcats students. What wasn’t to like about yesterday? Honestly you can have no complaints, unless you got fired or your girlfriend cheated on you. Perhaps your dog crapped on the sidewalk and you have to pick it up and toss it in the storm drain because it smelled so bad, just an example. If any of that happened complain, if not be happy!

Cincinnati Reds

Three in a row, count them, 1, 2, 3. By far the longest win streak so far for the Reds and a much needed show of strength by the Reds. Alfredo Simon picked up his second win on this season Friday behind yet another dominant outing. Simon dropped his ERA to 0.86. The second lowest in the NL behind former Red Aaron Harang (0.70) go figure.

The offense continued to perform well again Friday. The team also combined for five stolen bases Friday, led by Billy Hamilton and four others.

The Reds will be back in action at 2:20pm, Tony Cingrani (1-1) will be on the mound.

Brandon Phillips

Brandon Phillips was the worst person in the world Friday. Sure there is a genocide happening in Darfur and the Ukraine is on the brink of a civil war. That isn’t nearly as bad as what Phillips did Friday according to ESPN’s Keith Olbermann. Yes they guy fired by MSNBC, then Current TV which is remarkable considering he was the headline there. Being a Mets fan has taken its toll on Olbermann.

Phillips photobombed a picture at Wrigley Field Friday that went viral. Phillips had to lead to get in the pic. In the first inning Phillips was removed from the game for back spasms. Thus making him the worst person for hurting himself because of leaping. Perhaps he hurt his back due to the gigantic whiff he took at the plate?


You know who is the worst person in the world Keith? He hosts a show at midnight on ESPN2 called “Olbermann”, a show that was only put on the air because your old friends at ESPN felt bad for you.

Video of the Day

How to not catch an Electric Eel. Is there even a proper way? No clue, I don’t mess with electricity, end up looking like Sigourney Weaver in the 80’s.


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