Last Week 7th....This Week 17th.


Last year, the Reds and Cardinals fought with fists, elbows and, in Johnny Cueto's case, a scimitar. This year, they're bickering over the timely delivery of weather forecasts. Consider this the latest blow in the wussification of America. ... The Reds are a smart organization, so let's assume they're not confusing pitching quality with pitching quantity. ... Even though he didn't throw very well, Mike Leake stole a win over the D-Backs on Thursday. Get it? See, that's funny because Mike Leake got busted for stealing t-shirts! Belated topical humor cuts like a hot blade through chilled squid.