Author Robert Skead has been a successful children’s author for quite some time, but his new e-book finally puts together a story around his hometown hero, and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer, Johnny Vander Meer. In Catching Rainbows: The story of Johnny Vander Meer's Back to Back No Hitters, he pays tribute to the man who put Midland Park, New Jersey on the map. Robert Skead is on the phone and in The Front Row with Betsy Ross.
According to the Cincinnati Reds, Ryan Ludwick will have surgery Wednesday. This is to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder suffered after sliding headfirst into third base Monday.
It was in the third inning of the opening day game against the Angels.
Ludwick will go on the 15-day disabled list and a corresponding roster move will be made before Tuesday night’s game.