I once asked Bill Maher during an interview what he knew about Cincinnati.
“Nothing,” he said.
“Nothing?” I replied.
“Well, I loved the Big Red Machine.”
Yes, for many Cincinnati remains best known as the city that spawned one of the greatest baseball teams the world has ever seen. And now, more than three decades after its heyday, Joe Posnanski’s new book The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season and a Heart-Stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds revisits just what made “The Machine” so unique.
CityBeat recently spoke with Posnanski, a gifted sports columnist and author who currently writes for Sports Illustrated, to discuss his fascinating, often funny book.
Read Jason Gargano's interview here.