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Redsfan320
07-06-2010, 01:23 PM
320

RBA
07-06-2010, 02:08 PM
Reds?

Chip R
07-06-2010, 02:10 PM
Reds?

:thumbup:

cumberlandreds
07-06-2010, 02:12 PM
Reds?

That would be my vote.

GOYA
07-06-2010, 02:20 PM
Hal McCoy needs a nickname.

Redsfan320
07-06-2010, 02:20 PM
:rolleyes: Let me restate: Hal McCoy says this year's Reds team needs a nickname. Happy now? :)

320

TRF
07-06-2010, 02:22 PM
Votto and the pips.

The MVP's

GG fever (No I don't mean George Grande)

savafan
07-06-2010, 02:25 PM
Red Tide (from the song by Rush)

RedsManRick
07-06-2010, 02:26 PM
What was the 1990 team's nickname? The 1999 team? Let's make some history first and then decide what history call us. Being up 2 games in July is great, but giving ourselves nickname screams Napoleon Complex to me.

cumberlandreds
07-06-2010, 02:29 PM
I hope their nickname by the end of October is World Champions.

savafan
07-06-2010, 03:05 PM
What was the 1990 team's nickname? The 1999 team? Let's make some history first and then decide what history call us. Being up 2 games in July is great, but giving ourselves nickname screams Napoleon Complex to me.

I don't know about nickname, but I remember "Red October" being used often during 1990.

Degenerate39
07-06-2010, 03:08 PM
Little Red Machine?

Far East
07-06-2010, 03:11 PM
"Baker's Bashers"

TheBurn
07-06-2010, 03:20 PM
Little Red Machine?
Nice! :D :thumbup:

reds44
07-06-2010, 03:22 PM
Red Rising

savafan
07-06-2010, 03:22 PM
Red Dawn
Red Storm Rising
Red Headed Step Children

OnBaseMachine
07-06-2010, 03:24 PM
I remember the 1999 team being nicknamed The Big Road Machine. That team went 51-30 on the road and 45-37 at home.

nemesis
07-06-2010, 03:28 PM
They've had one all year. Comeback Kids.

Always Red
07-06-2010, 03:39 PM
They've had one all year. Comeback Kids.

Throw in a shaky bullpen, and they've been the Cardiac Kids as well.

TRF
07-06-2010, 03:41 PM
Welcome to the RedsZone!

wait, is that taken?

15fan
07-06-2010, 03:43 PM
2009 - Hal's last year as DDN Reds beat writer.

2010 - Reds are legit post-season contenders for the first time in a generation.

Coincidence?

TheNext44
07-06-2010, 04:06 PM
Hal was the writer who coined "The Big Red Machine," which is why he is looking for a name for this squad. I like the idea.

I think it's time to admit that this is a really good contending team. No smoke and mirrors. And they only look to get better.

They deserve a nickname. I just wish I was clever enough to think of one right now.

RedsBaron
07-06-2010, 04:38 PM
Hal was the writer who coined "The Big Red Machine," which is why he is looking for a name for this squad. I like the idea.


Who came up with that nickname has been disputed. Pete Rose claimed to have coined the nickname, a claim most people doubt. I've read that a non-Cincinnati area sportswriter (whose name escapes me at present) came up with the nickname.
Edit: I have also seen where Bob Hertzel claimed credit for the nickname.

Hap
07-06-2010, 05:00 PM
Infield Of Dreams

Matt700wlw
07-06-2010, 06:04 PM
2 out Rally monsters :D

Yachtzee
07-06-2010, 06:51 PM
The Undead Reds.

WebScorpion
07-06-2010, 10:05 PM
Red Onions. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-forum/img.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Yachtzee
07-06-2010, 10:32 PM
Night of the Living Reds (sorry, on a zombie kick. Of course the slogan could be "You Just Can't Stop Them).

GADawg
07-06-2010, 10:45 PM
[QUOTE=TRF;2145542]Votto and the pips.

The MVP's

GG fever (No I don't mean George Grande)[/QUOT

"Votto and the Pips" gets my vote! that's so stupid that it's hilarious

WebScorpion
07-06-2010, 11:15 PM
InfraReds!

Cross Reds.

Red Bulls.

Red Harangs. (herring)

The Red Aheads.

The Whole Redchilada!

REDblooded
07-06-2010, 11:26 PM
The Ready or Not's (here we come)...

Ron Madden
07-07-2010, 04:49 AM
Who came up with that nickname has been disputed. Pete Rose claimed to have coined the nickname, a claim most people doubt. I've read that a non-Cincinnati area sportswriter (whose name escapes me at present) came up with the nickname.
Edit: I have also seen where Bob Hertzel claimed credit for the nickname.


I believe the first time I ever saw the nickname Big Red Machine was in a piece written by Bob Hertzel. I've also heard that Jim Murray may have been the first to use the nickname.

TheNext44
07-07-2010, 06:28 AM
Who came up with that nickname has been disputed. Pete Rose claimed to have coined the nickname, a claim most people doubt. I've read that a non-Cincinnati area sportswriter (whose name escapes me at present) came up with the nickname.
Edit: I have also seen where Bob Hertzel claimed credit for the nickname.

I'm too young to know first hand who started the name, but I've always heard that Hal was the first to use it. But I've never heard Hal claim this, so who knows? It is on his Wiki page, but that doesn't mean much. Thanks for the info :)

RFS62
07-07-2010, 07:53 AM
How about a tribute to you wacky Ohioans favorite summer passtime.

The Crimson Cornholers.

RedsBaron
07-07-2010, 07:58 AM
In Greg Rhodes and John Erardi's "Big Red Dynasty," page 84, they wrote that the "Big Red Machine" nickname was first used in print by LA writer Bob Hunter after the Reds defeated the Phillies 19-17 in a 1969 slugfest ( I watched that game on TV; the game ended with Pete Rose making a diving catch in right field). Rhodes and Erardi also repeat Rose's claim that he created the name, referring to his antique car as the "Little Red Machine" and the Reds as the "Big Red Machine." I can recall that the nickname was first used in 1969, as the Reds were baseball's best hitting team in 1968 and 1969, even though they didn't win a pennant until 1970.
The argument that the 2010 Reds need a nickname seems way, way premature to me. Many, probably most, great teams had no nickname. What was the nickname of the 1929 A's or the 1936 Yankees or the 1953 Yankees or the 1970 Orioles? Not all teams with a great nickname were really that great anyway: the "Whiz Kids" was a good nickname, but the 1950 Phillies had but one pennant and no world championships to their credit; the no-nickname 2008 team was a better Phillies team.
Some great nicknames come years after the event. "The Boys of Summer" is a wonderful name for the Brooklyn Dodgers teams of the 1950s, but the nickname was coined by Roger Kahn nearly 20 years later.

Roy Tucker
07-07-2010, 08:08 AM
Not the Reds have a Hispanic flair, but I've always liked Los Rojos.

But I agree with RB, every good team doesn't necessarily need a nickname. It has arise organically or else it seems forced. I think "Big Red Machine" is a once-in-a-lifetime nickname that was a.) great and b.) stuck.

Always Red
07-07-2010, 08:46 AM
Not the Reds have a Hispanic flair, but I've always liked Los Rojos.

But I agree with RB, every good team doesn't necessarily need a nickname. It has arise organically or else it seems forced. I think "Big Red Machine" is a once-in-a-lifetime nickname that was a.) great and b.) stuck.

Los Rojos- I like it, and the Reds do have a number of Latino ballplayers.

RichRed
07-07-2010, 09:24 AM
Red Reign

(Should they actually win something, that is.)

Always Red
07-08-2010, 08:00 AM
Hal came up with one today: The Big Rally Machine

http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/cincinnatireds/entries/2010/07/07/the_big_rally_machine_pitching.html

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 04:07 PM
I like Hal's a lot, but as a zombie movie fan, I thought of

Return of the Hitting Reds (or Winning Reds)

I doubt many Reds fans will get it, but I've always felt that the last decade the Reds played like half dead Zombies.

Raisor
07-17-2010, 04:11 PM
Reds 2010: We Hate The Cubs.

wheels
07-18-2010, 12:51 PM
How about a tribute to you wacky Ohioans favorite summer passtime.

The Crimson Cornholers.

Oh boy.....Maybe not. Ohhhhh, the connotations!