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Welcome to Chris Sabo’s Goggles, one of hundreds a few unofficial blogs dedicated to the Cincinnati Reds.

I’m a tall, 38-year-old Cincinnati Reds fan who has lived in Chicago for the last 14 years. I live close enough to Wrigley Field that when the wind blows north I can smell the sad, lonely desperation from the stands and the pee from the urinal troughs (and the stands).

The stupid Cubbies (and their fans) suck.

While I’m at it, I’m not too fond of the Cardinals, either.

2014 marks the 7th season that I’ll be “covering” the Reds the only way I know how: half-assed.

I grew up in Cincinnati from 1984-2000, so I remember when Deion Sanders not only played for the Reds, but enjoyed playing for the Reds. I’m still not certain that really happened.

The purpose of Chris Sabo’s Goggles is to inform baseball fans about the Cincinnati Reds, without all of that geeky baseball stuff like “stats” and “facts.” I don’t have time for any of that nonsense.

Chris Sabo’s Goggles will never use any of the following expressions:

  • Epic fail (See also: Fail)
  • Man-up (See also: Man-suit, Man-stench, Man-cave, etc.)
  • Drinking the Kool-Aid (Example sentence: “Stop drinking the {INSERT PLAYER/TEAM NAME HERE} Kool-Aid.”)
  • Hater (See also: Hating on, Haterade, etc.)
  • Stay classy (See also: “Keep it classy {INSERT CITY NAME HERE}.”)
  • Corey Patterson (See also: He Who Must Not Be Named)
  • Willy Taveras (See also: Willy Patterson)

Use of any of the above expressions by my readers is subject to public mockery.

I hope you enjoy my site. If you don’t—see if I care.

If you’re a Chicago Cubs fan and you’ve found this site by mistake, please return from whence you came.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Bill Farro permalink
    March 7, 2008 2:35 PM

    As a life long Reds fan, I have a lot of disdain for Cubs fans. They don’t love baseball. They love to party. Great American Ball Park is too small and thus, a disaster for the Reds. I don’t believe the Reds will contend in the Central as long as Griffey and Dunn fail to hustle. The question that all of the reporters failed to ask Dusty is, “What are you going to do when they dog it running the bases?”

  2. March 14, 2008 8:09 PM

    I am gonna go ahead and disagree with the first comment. It is possible to win in a hitter’s park but you need pitcher’s who can pitch in it. Harang and Arroyo have both demonstrated that they can and will pitch consistently good at home despite the bandbox dimensions. In fact with Dunn and Griffey (below average range) as our corner outfielders we are better served playing in a small park.

    The Reds primary problem the last few years has been an atrocious (and I mean just horrible) bullpen coupled with a bad back end of the rotation. You can’t win a division with only 2 quality starters and a mish-mash of washed-up or never-was talent in the bullpen. Fortunately these glaring weaknesses are being addressed and we now stand at the threshold of better things to come. Stay tuned.

  3. Carlos permalink
    July 14, 2008 4:08 PM

    Best blog name ever.

  4. February 24, 2009 11:36 PM

    God bless this blog. I’m sitting here reading the same things that I’ve been thinking for 20 years. Thank you for bringing this to life.

  5. April 10, 2009 3:18 AM

    Mad cow disease! I like it!

    When I lived in Columbus, OH from ’92-’99, we got a major league (yeah, right) hockey team. The local free rag did a survey on what the team should be called, and the consensous (sp?) at the time was the Columbus Mad Cows. They had a front page illustration and everything.

    IIRC, “The Other Paper” suggested that upon ever goal scored, instead of the typical horn, there would be an insane mooing sound played over the P.A.

    I dunno, maybe you had to live there…

    DW

  6. Shawn permalink
    February 23, 2010 12:17 PM

    Hilarious. I was a huge Reds fan (Sabo particular) as a kid and to have his ‘legacy’ live on this manner is great. Course, I’m now a NY Mets fan, but Sabo’s goggles are forever. I had the #17 Zubaz hat and every possible rookie card he EVER had..

    May have to keep checking this blog in secret, lest Omar Minaya track me down and take away my already too expensive, obstructed, way out in left field, Not-Quite-Shea Stadium tickets..

    and the Great American Ballpark is lovely, but only cuz of those fuzzy orange caterpillar looking “cheese dogs”.. yum.

  7. Scott permalink
    April 14, 2010 11:11 PM

    Love the blog…Born and raised in Upstate NY, but a Reds fan since 1974 at age 8. Sabo was/is one of my favorite players ever and love the fact his legacy is alive with this truly honest blog. As much as I live and die emotionally with what transpires with Reds’ outcomes I am critical of some of the things that are not addressed and the futility they (we) have displayed, especially since 2000. I will continue tuning in to Chris Sabo’s Goggles for an honest look into what is happening in Reds Country!
    Thanks.

  8. May 25, 2010 7:27 AM

    SAYYYYY-BOHHH!!!!

    Love the site…keep it up. Remember the good ole days when they swept the “bash brothers?’….before Paul O’Neil did cameos on Seinfeld?

    I will alwasys swing my bat like Sabo :-)

  9. T:@CuRB76 permalink
    July 6, 2010 2:50 PM

    I am so glad I found this blog, half-assedly (lol) dedicated to my favorite player of all time – Chris “Spuds” Sabo. I’m 34 y.o. and a SFC in the Army, getting ready to take my Reds pride to the middle-east, at of all times, during the middle of the race in October. I’m saddened, but rest assured this blog is going to keep me safe during my trip, as the bodies strength is only as good as the brains’. Ok, enough of all the crap, this site is awesome. Good job resurrecting Reds Pride. I thought I was the only fan left. As I said before, I am/was a huge Chris Sabo fan, all the rookie cards (I still have them), my sports number has always been 17, (except for one year when I changed it to #4 to honor Lou Gehrig, since I was born on his birthday(19June). My first time ever watching a World series WAS the 1990 sweep of the A’s, and the greatest moment for me was watching Spuds hit 2 dingers in the same game. Keep it up, I’m already following you on Twitter, and am now going to read some of your historical posts. Bleed Red!

  10. August 17, 2010 8:04 PM

    We Cubs fans Do love baseball. And we like to party sometimes.

    Meehan

  11. helen weight permalink
    May 13, 2011 7:38 PM

    Life long Reds fan trolling the Internet for “what happened to Chris Sabo” while I watch my new team, the Ray’s since moving to St. Petersburg Florida in 1996, which was coincidentally Sabo’s last year in baseball. Love the blog. The Reds Forever the Yankees Never!

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