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bigredmachine1976
09-28-2010, 11:10 PM
enough said

Chip R
09-28-2010, 11:11 PM
Our Cincinnati Reds!!!

reds44
09-28-2010, 11:11 PM
YESSSSSSS!!!!!

I love all of you!!

vaticanplum
09-28-2010, 11:11 PM
To Jay Bruce, all the Reds, and the death of the lost decade.

Celebrate here, kids.

:beerme:

Griffey012
09-28-2010, 11:12 PM
That was hands down the best moment in my Reds fan career! I cannot wait for the playoffs!

Brutus
09-28-2010, 11:12 PM
YouTube - Kool & The Gang - Celebration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M&ob=av3e)

The Operator
09-28-2010, 11:12 PM
I'm so happy I just might cry.

This is so beautiful.

reds44
09-28-2010, 11:13 PM
YouTube - DJ Khaled "All I Do Is Win" feat. Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain & Snoop Dogg / Victory In Stores Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXzlRoNtHU)

vaticanplum
09-28-2010, 11:13 PM
The mods are going to need to merge like 18 emotion-soaked threads.

Reds!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Voice of IH
09-28-2010, 11:14 PM
^^^^
and each one deserves to be Posted!
GO REDS!

Oxilon
09-28-2010, 11:14 PM
Anybody know if there is a live feed of the celebration on the internet?

UKFlounder
09-28-2010, 11:14 PM
How sweet it is

reds44
09-28-2010, 11:15 PM
Anybody know if there is a live feed of the celebration on the internet?
THIS.

Anybody??

sivman17
09-28-2010, 11:17 PM
no words to describe my emotions
:jump::jump::jump::jump::jump::jump::jump:

The Voice of IH
09-28-2010, 11:17 PM
ESPN 2 has Baseball tonight on, I'm sure they will show clips

Joseph
09-28-2010, 11:17 PM
Wooooooooohoooooooooo! I feel like a kid again.

bigredmachine1976
09-28-2010, 11:17 PM
My 13 year old son just saw the reds reach the playoffs for the first time in his life. That was perfect. When Bruce came up in the bottom of the 9th we both said blow one out of here. He did and we went off.

Cicero
09-28-2010, 11:19 PM
My 13 year old son just saw the reds reach the playoffs for the first time in his life. That was perfect. When Bruce came up in the bottom of the 9th we both said blow one out of here. He did and we went off.

WOOOHOOOOOO

I had a bottle of champagne that my best man got for us as a wedding gift. It tastes good. :cool:

What a great feeling. I somehow knew when Bruce came up that the game was over. Not sure why but I knew he was gonna knock it out.

SirFelixCat
09-28-2010, 11:20 PM
Told my wife Bruce was going yard there...muted the TV (recording the game anyway) and turned on XM to listen to Marty call it...BOOM!

So, so happy tonight!

Spitball
09-28-2010, 11:21 PM
:beerme: Wow!

Griffey012
09-28-2010, 11:21 PM
Told my wife Bruce was going yard there...muted the TV (recording the game anyway) and turned on XM to listen to Marty call it...BOOM!

So, so happy tonight!

I cannot wait to hear a clip of Marty's call.

Rounding Third
09-28-2010, 11:22 PM
Yup

RedRoser
09-28-2010, 11:22 PM
SWWWWEEEEETTTTT!!! :beerme:

HokieRed
09-28-2010, 11:22 PM
WOOOHOOOOOO

I had a bottle of champagne that my best man got for us as a wedding gift. It tastes good. :cool:

What a great feeling. I somehow knew when Bruce came up that the game was over. Not sure why but I knew he was gonna knock it out.

Me. too. It's exactly what I thought when Phillips made that last out in the 8th. It was all setting up for Bruce.

Cicero
09-28-2010, 11:23 PM
Told my wife Bruce was going yard there...muted the TV (recording the game anyway) and turned on XM to listen to Marty call it...BOOM!

So, so happy tonight!

I would pay for an MP3 of Marty calling it. Would make the all time list of great ring tones too.

LoganBuck
09-28-2010, 11:23 PM
I, a 32 year old man, was jumping up and down in my bedroom, and scraped my knuckles on the ceiling.

oneupper
09-28-2010, 11:23 PM
I would like to congratulate the St Louis Cardinals, who have now clinched second place.

WMR
09-28-2010, 11:23 PM
Yea son!

Reds Fanatic
09-28-2010, 11:24 PM
Just fantastic!!! Can't wait to go to the playoffs next week.

Eric_the_Red
09-28-2010, 11:24 PM
It's been a long time coming. No playoffs since 1995, the heartbreak of 1999, a decade of losing....and now this. Enjoy it Reds fans- we deserve this season. Woooohooo!!!!

Go Reds!!

Griffey012
09-28-2010, 11:24 PM
I, a 32 year old man, was jumping up and down in his bedroom hopping, scraped my knuckles on the ceiling.

I am impressed you can still get up that high...I am only 24 and probably cant. :beerme:

Cicero
09-28-2010, 11:24 PM
I would like to congratulate the St Louis Cardinals, who have now clinched second place.

:D I guess Brandon Phillips was right after all. I hope it stings.

bigredmachine1976
09-28-2010, 11:25 PM
Come on leave me a reply. I think I was the first to post by about 1 minute

edabbs44
09-28-2010, 11:25 PM
Dudes, congrats to everyone on here. We've been through a ton and we all deserve to enjoy this.

OesterPoster
09-28-2010, 11:25 PM
Funny, I called that HR to my wife too. She wanted me to carry a sleeping kid up to their bed during that commercial break, and I said, "Do you really want me to miss a Jay Bruce home run?"

This Hudy Delight I'm drinking has never tasted so good.

Tom Servo
09-28-2010, 11:26 PM
I never would have thought it back in the beginning of April. This is awesome.

Redsfan320
09-28-2010, 11:26 PM
Yeah, baby, yeah!!

Seriously though, remember a designated driver, guys.

320

dabvu2498
09-28-2010, 11:27 PM
Sometimes you wonder if you'll live long enough to see it again. And I'm not old like RFS.

Happy for all Reds fans. Happy for our guys. Happy for our city/region. Even happy for Dusty Baker.

Chip R
09-28-2010, 11:27 PM
I would like to congratulate the St Louis Cardinals, who have now clinched second place.

+1

How will Chris Carpenter explain this to his son?

Cicero
09-28-2010, 11:27 PM
The only thing that could make this sweeter is if the old left hander were here to see it. RIP Joe.

nemesis
09-28-2010, 11:28 PM
I am so emotional right now.


I wanna thank Walt Jocketty for having way more vision than anyone GM has had in 20 years around here. I wanna thank Bob Cast and company for approving the Rolen trade, the money for Chapman and hiring Dusty Baker. (wow I just said that). I wanna thank all the developmental people who turned all there prospects into players. Folks we are on top of the mountain and it might be a few years before we have to climb down.


Mutherhecksonofawoo YEA!!!!!!!!

reds44
09-28-2010, 11:28 PM
Remember when we were 7-11?
Remember the game in Atlanta?
Remember the game/series in Philly?
Remember being swept by the Cardinals?

UKFlounder
09-28-2010, 11:28 PM
What a way to win it!

vaticanplum
09-28-2010, 11:28 PM
I've gotta say, we've been holding on for such a long time, making jokes about how we were never going to get there...but there was a part of me that really believed we never would.

I did not remember how this feels. I can't stop crying.

nemesis
09-28-2010, 11:29 PM
Heather has to be on cloud 9.

nemesis
09-28-2010, 11:29 PM
I can't stop crying.

Me either and I don't want to.

bucksfan2
09-28-2010, 11:29 PM
Dudes, congrats to everyone on here. We've been through a ton and we all deserve to enjoy this.

Well said Ed. It has been a great season and a lot of fun.

edabbs44
09-28-2010, 11:30 PM
Remember when we were 7-11?
Remember the game in Atlanta?
Remember the game/series in Philly?
Remember being swept by the Cardinals?

Just have faith in these guys. Everyone from the top down to the bench has contributed this season. They really were a team this season.

bigredmachine1976
09-28-2010, 11:30 PM
Thanks. Go Cats!

TheBurn
09-28-2010, 11:30 PM
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/2208/anchorman.jpg

bucksfan2
09-28-2010, 11:30 PM
Remember when we were 7-11?
Remember the game in Atlanta?
Remember the game/series in Philly?
Remember being swept by the Cardinals?

Can't say I do. Can you remind me ;)

Baseball happens. Good teams bounce back. This Reds team has bounced back time after time again.

Eric_the_Red
09-28-2010, 11:32 PM
Where is FCB? ;)

Degenerate39
09-28-2010, 11:32 PM
Words can't describe how I feel right now. I've never witnessed anything like this before. I dont think I've ever been this happy

OesterPoster
09-28-2010, 11:33 PM
I haven't seen a status update on Facebook by the Rally Onion yet. He must be partying hard.

Griffey012
09-28-2010, 11:33 PM
Me either and I don't want to.

I can't believe I am not there....

reds44
09-28-2010, 11:33 PM
I haven't seen a status update on Facebook by the Rally Onion yet. He must be partying hard.
It was up there right away. I believe it said "You're Welcome."

Bob Borkowski
09-28-2010, 11:33 PM
Whine some more, Cardinals.

BoydsOfSummer
09-28-2010, 11:34 PM
I got one from Da Rally Onion!

reds1869
09-28-2010, 11:34 PM
I am in ecstasy. From the low of attending my grandfather's funeral to the high of seeing the Reds clinch, all in one day. As I look out my window at Pete Rose Way it is total pandemonium. I've never loved the sound of honking horns and screaming until now!

Reds Fanatic
09-28-2010, 11:34 PM
I haven't seen a status update on Facebook by the Rally Onion yet. He must be partying hard.

Rally Onion needs to rest up. He still has a lot of work to do.

redsmetz
09-28-2010, 11:35 PM
For your musical enjoyment, courtesy of Shake It Records Facebook page, he writes:

On June 1st I wrote the following right here in this very space, [QUOTE]: Shake It Records ~ It's now June, they are safely over .500 and they are tied for 1st place. We hereby officially declare THE REDS, good. June 1 at 6:24pm. [UNQUOTE] - I was vilified, pilloried, decried, berated, I say! I heard cries of jinx! hex! damned! Well, The Cincinnati Reds are the National League 2010 Central Division Champions and at the expense of the lowly Cardinals.

YouTube - I'm A Believer Original - Neil Diamond (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iPU6gqUSXU)

Gallen5862
09-28-2010, 11:35 PM
I was fortunate to see on Tv the "Big Red Machine' World Series Championships and the 1990 World Series Championship. This 2010 NL Central Championship is a very happy moment as well. I only got to read the game thread for most of the season. I can't wait to see the Reds in the Playoffs again on TV.

Griffey012
09-28-2010, 11:37 PM
I really want a T-Shirt that reads "In Dusty We Trusty"

vaticanplum
09-28-2010, 11:38 PM
I can't find pictures yet. I really don't understand why this isn't the primary focus of the internet right now.

bigredmachine1976
09-28-2010, 11:38 PM
I was at game 2 of the 76 World Series. There is nothing like it. Hope the ride is a long one.

Reds Fanatic
09-28-2010, 11:38 PM
I can't find pictures yet. I really don't understand why this isn't the primary focus of the internet right now.

I have been looking for a good picture of the Bruce home run and I have not found one yet.

sivman17
09-28-2010, 11:39 PM
Already bought my division champs t-shirt!

UKFlounder
09-28-2010, 11:39 PM
Here's a link to one on ESPN.com's coverage of the game. i can't post the picture, just the link. There are a couple more in the gallery

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?gameId=300928117&photoId=855085

George Anderson
09-28-2010, 11:40 PM
I have been looking for a good picture of the Bruce home run and I have not found one yet.

I fell asleep in the 8th and I missed the HR. I can't find it anywhere either.

I must have angered the Baseball Gods in some way.

UKFlounder
09-28-2010, 11:40 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?gameId=300928117&page=1

Link to the photo gallery - it looks like they're slowly adding to it

bucksfan2
09-28-2010, 11:40 PM
I never watch Reds Live. Haven't changed the channel. Probably won't until I go to bed.

Reds Fanatic
09-28-2010, 11:41 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?gameId=300928117&page=1

Link to the photo gallery - it looks like they're slowly adding to it

That is a fantastic shot of Bruce rounding first.

Reds Fanatic
09-28-2010, 11:41 PM
I never watch Reds Live. Haven't changed the channel. Probably won't until I go to bed.

They could keep this postgame show on all night and I would stay up to watch it.

Tony Cloninger
09-28-2010, 11:41 PM
Do you believe in Improbables?
I have been to the Great Wall of China......I have seen a grown man satisfy....well never mind.

Congrats to the team. I hope they did not hit Bruce in the oblique too hard.

bucksfan2
09-28-2010, 11:42 PM
That is a fantastic shot of Bruce rounding first.

Bruce's reaction once he hit the ball was classic. He knew it was gone and wanted to round the bases as fast as possible. Wonder how that HR trot rates on the Rosales scale?

reds44
09-28-2010, 11:44 PM
Just heard Marty's call on the postgame show, brought tears.

I've heard grumpy Marty more then I've heard happy Marty. Beautiful.

cincy09
09-28-2010, 11:47 PM
any links to the radio call?

fearofpopvol1
09-28-2010, 11:47 PM
Happy and speechless...just trying to soak in this amazing moment. What a season it's been.

Griffey012
09-28-2010, 11:48 PM
Remember when Coco said a big reason he came to the Reds was because said he thought the Reds had a better chance to win than the Brewers? Guess he was right. I even love Coco right now.

dabvu2498
09-28-2010, 11:48 PM
The look on Miguel Cairo's face as he waits for Bruce at home is the best thing I've ever seen.

Brutus
09-28-2010, 11:49 PM
YouTube - Celebrate (1975) - Three Dog Night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXI6CdTVJ-0)

redsmetz
09-28-2010, 11:49 PM
I've gotta say, we've been holding on for such a long time, making jokes about how we were never going to get there...but there was a part of me that really believed we never would.

I did not remember how this feels. I can't stop crying.

VP, was you that wrote about your Grandpa? I've been thinking about my Grandma tonight. She was such a huge Reds fan (and never got to see the Big Red Machine).

Degenerate39
09-28-2010, 11:50 PM
YouTube - Queen - We are the champions, live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdCrZfTkG1c)

11larkin11
09-28-2010, 11:51 PM
Seriously, any links to Marty's call gets mad props

reds1869
09-28-2010, 11:52 PM
Seriously, any links to Marty's call gets mad props

No doubt. I can't wait to hear it...if I can over the honking horns! What a fun evening.

Brutus
09-28-2010, 11:52 PM
Seriously, any links to Marty's call gets mad props

Thirded. I want to hear that.

OesterPoster
09-28-2010, 11:52 PM
I've been refreshing on youtube too, hoping that someone from the crowd posts their video of Bruce's homer from in the stands.

BoydsOfSummer
09-28-2010, 11:52 PM
Eric The Red sighting in the clubhouse. Sweet.

vaticanplum
09-28-2010, 11:53 PM
The video is up on reds.mlb.com. If you've stopped crying, prepare to start again.

redsmetz -- yes, that was me. Our grandparents would have loved this. We'll just have to enjoy it enough for two.

Mario-Rijo
09-28-2010, 11:55 PM
The video is up on reds.mlb.com. If you've stopped crying, prepare to start again.

redsmetz -- yes, that was me. Our grandparents would have loved this. We'll just have to enjoy it enough for two.

Count me in, Grandpa would have loved it and especially this team.

Chip R
09-28-2010, 11:56 PM
VP, was you that wrote about your Grandpa? I've been thinking about my Grandma tonight. She was such a huge Reds fan (and never got to see the Big Red Machine).


redsmetz -- yes, that was me. Our grandparents would have loved this. We'll just have to enjoy it enough for two.

Don't doubt for a minute that your grandparents had the best seats in the house. :thumbup:

WVRedsFan
09-28-2010, 11:57 PM
I cried. Yep. like VP, I cried. It's probably not OK for an old man like me to cry because your baseball team won, but after 15 years, the lost decade and summer after summer of frustration, I cried. I know my Dad's in heaven enjoying this. I went to my first game as a kid in 1961. I remember the clinching in 61, 70, 75, 76, 90, and tonight. Tonight was the best.

reds44
09-28-2010, 11:57 PM
A thought just dawned on me, how awesome is it going to be to see the Reds play in the playoffs?

I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around that.

sonny
09-28-2010, 11:57 PM
so I had to work tonight. Anything happen that I should know about?



:)

Griffey012
09-28-2010, 11:58 PM
Pretty hilarious picture of EV downing some champaign...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?gameId=300928117&photoId=855152

RFS62
09-28-2010, 11:58 PM
It's a beautiful thing.

This team is so much fun to watch. So theatrical.

I'd love to be in Cincinnati tonight. Should be quite a party.



:beerme:

bigredmachine1976
09-28-2010, 11:59 PM
Whoever moved my thread thanks!

This team could be special for a few years.

Bought NLCS tickets earlier today. Hope I get to use them.

Bob Borkowski
09-29-2010, 12:00 AM
so I had to work tonight. Anything happen that I should know about?



:)

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

LoganBuck
09-29-2010, 12:00 AM
Logan Ondrusek and Mike Leake standing next to each other, satisfies my sense of proportion.

VR
09-29-2010, 12:02 AM
#22 on that slide show is one of my favorite Reds photos...ever.

sivman17
09-29-2010, 12:03 AM
maualuga58

Can't fall asleep. Please stop honking ur horns. Aaarrrggh


Haha love it!

Tom Servo
09-29-2010, 12:03 AM
So this is a Redszone first. Crazy.

reds44
09-29-2010, 12:04 AM
Wow Bruce was only the 5th player in baseball history to hit a walkoff HR to clinch a playoff berth.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2010, 12:04 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/169557415.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1285730430&Signature=AlHSz6wUTj4%2F1wZF3qzI6YsGIXY%3D

reds44
09-29-2010, 12:04 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/169557415.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1285730430&Signature=AlHSz6wUTj4%2F1wZF3qzI6YsGIXY%3D
Hello new backround.

vaticanplum
09-29-2010, 12:05 AM
#22 on that slide show is one of my favorite Reds photos...ever.

That's glorious. Damn you ESPN for not letting us grab your photos!!!

So many first. GABP will host its first playoff game!!

membengal
09-29-2010, 12:05 AM
Per SC (Reds top story), Bruce is just the 5th player to hit a walk-off homerun to clinch a playoff berth. Ever.

Griffey012
09-29-2010, 12:05 AM
Great pic Sir Charles...and thanks for the new background. Hopefully I can change it in a few weeks!

bigredmachine1976
09-29-2010, 12:06 AM
control printscreen?

edabbs44
09-29-2010, 12:06 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?gameId=300928117&photoId=855152#photo_855157

This pic cracks me up. On here we are always going back and forth, who should play and who sucks, yada yada yada.

This picture is Janish dumping a Bud tall boy on Gomes' head. No talk about UZR, RISP, BA vs RHP/LHP or anything else. Just two guys about winning.

Awesome.

LoganBuck
09-29-2010, 12:07 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/169557415.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1285730430&Signature=AlHSz6wUTj4%2F1wZF3qzI6YsGIXY%3D

Thanks for the new background what an awesome picture.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2010, 12:07 AM
Great pic Sir Charles...and thanks for the new background. Hopefully I can change it in a few weeks!

Not from me. That was courtesy of the Sun Deck.

OesterPoster
09-29-2010, 12:07 AM
Mo Egger tweeted that they're working on a link to Marty's call.

redsmetz
09-29-2010, 12:08 AM
The video is up on reds.mlb.com. If you've stopped crying, prepare to start again.

redsmetz -- yes, that was me. Our grandparents would have loved this. We'll just have to enjoy it enough for two.

My cousin from the same family on the last day of Spring Training called the Reds clinching today. He must have been yacking with Grandma!

Griffey012
09-29-2010, 12:08 AM
Not from me. That was courtesy of the Sun Deck.

Whoever posted that should get an immediate call-up :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2010, 12:09 AM
Whoever posted that should get an immediate call-up :thumbup:

Prf15

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85983 (http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85983)

traderumor
09-29-2010, 12:09 AM
My boys went running around the house, priceless! Their first and at times I wondered if they'd ever get to see such a night with the Redlegs in my lifetime.

Then, there is my dad, who missed his first playoff run since becoming a fan. I am sure he is smiling if the Lord let him peak in on his grandsons tonight. Hey, dad, thanks for being a Reds fan. We continue to carry the torch, buddy!

corkedbat
09-29-2010, 12:09 AM
Amzaing feeling! I forgot how good it was. I could get used to this again on a regular basis.

I'm thrilled for the fans, the area, the management, everyone. I'm proud to root for these guys too because they seem like like and honestly good group of guys. proud of them and proud to root for them.

One question though... do you think the poofy-haired fancy-boy got any beverages in his coif? :D

Alsohave to add a special congratulations to Dusty. I've been tough on him at times, but I gotta say all-in-all, he did quite a job.

kbrake
09-29-2010, 12:10 AM
anyone have marty call?

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2010, 12:10 AM
Mo Egger tweeted that they're working on a link to Marty's call.

I hope they get it. You'll love it. It was pure joy. :O)

Mario-Rijo
09-29-2010, 12:11 AM
A thought just dawned on me, how awesome is it going to be to see the Reds play in the playoffs?

I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around that.

It's gonna be sweet, I haven't watched the playoffs since they were in them my little sacrifice for them.

Benihana
09-29-2010, 12:11 AM
Unbelievable! Couldn't have scripted it better.

redsmetz
09-29-2010, 12:13 AM
This has been fun, but I've got to hit the hay. Good night, all. Happy Reds Day!

OnBaseMachine
09-29-2010, 12:13 AM
UNBELIEVABLE! This is one of the best days of my life. I've waited a long time for this and I couldn't have asked for a better way to do it. This is such an amazing feeling!!!!!!!!

15fan
09-29-2010, 12:13 AM
Bruce's homer landed in just about the same spot @ GABP as the Eric Davis HR in Game 1 of the 90 WS.

reds44
09-29-2010, 12:14 AM
http://web13.twitpic.com/img/169568898-f462fbee32c690fc5679a32ab70d3e5d.4ca2abb0-scaled.jpg

reds44
09-29-2010, 12:15 AM
More photos:
http://omgreds.com/2010/09/28/clinch-and-grin/

WVRed
09-29-2010, 12:15 AM
I said before the game started tonight that it would be tonight. Everything just seemed perfect.

Stubbs robbing Carlos Lee of the home run clinched it for me. The Reds winding Wandy Rodriguez down in the 6th set up a battle of bullpens, which I thought the Reds would have the advantage in.

Even better to watch Bruce do it. I hope Votto and Bruce are both fixtures with the Reds for years to come.

Mario-Rijo
09-29-2010, 12:16 AM
Hello new backround.

Thanks for the idea. That is one sweet background!

Griffey012
09-29-2010, 12:17 AM
Thanks for the idea. That is one sweet background!

I am going to go to sleep starting at that picture, and then probably wake up to it.

HotCorner
09-29-2010, 12:18 AM
Awesome pic! Thanks for the new background. :)

sivman17
09-29-2010, 12:18 AM
That is seriously probably the coolest picture I've ever seen in my life.

Unbelievable.

Cicero
09-29-2010, 12:21 AM
Man I feel like an old friend I have not seen in 20 years just burst through the front door. The gleam that never quite left the eyes of any Reds fan over 30 just exploded over the Cincinnati skyline.

Welcome back Reds. I missed you.

marcshoe
09-29-2010, 12:22 AM
'can't even speak.

Griffey012
09-29-2010, 12:22 AM
Everyone let this soak in and enjoy it, odds are we will never have a better Division clinching feeling. We weren't supposed to be in contention but we were, we were supposed to fade away but we didn't. Another pure example of resiliency, and oh my it feels amazing. I might rock my Bruce jersey until it starts to smell funny.

BuckeyeRedleg
09-29-2010, 12:24 AM
I am pleased.

Johnny Footstool
09-29-2010, 12:25 AM
I was 3 when the Reds won in '75. From that moment on, I have been a Reds fan, despite living in Kansas for the last 30+ years.

My oldest son is 4, and we get to share this. I can't describe how happy that makes me.

Shock the world, boys.

paintmered
09-29-2010, 12:25 AM
Man I feel like an old friend I have not seen in 20 years just burst through the front door. The gleam that never quite left the eyes of any Reds fan over 30 just exploded over the Cincinnati skyline.

Welcome back Reds. I missed you.

:thumbup:

Griffey012
09-29-2010, 12:27 AM
Anyone else disappointed FSN took off the coverage...I could watch that for another 24 hours.

BoydsOfSummer
09-29-2010, 12:30 AM
I start 2nd shift thursday...just in time for the Reds first playoff game in 15 years. BAH!

I might have to wear my shooting ear muffs and some kind of blinders until I can reach my DVR. :cool:

George Anderson
09-29-2010, 12:30 AM
'can't even speak.

caaan't eveennee tyyyppee ;)

OnBaseMachine
09-29-2010, 12:32 AM
Seriously, could anyone have drew it up any better? Edinson Volquez pitches a great game. Joey Votto had a big hit in the sixth inning. Scott Rolen followed with one of the best atbats of the season to draw a walk. Drew Stubbs made an epic catch to rob Carlos Lee of a 2-run HR. Aroldis Chapman threw a dominant 1-2-3 inning and picked up the win, and Jay Bruce, the budding superstart hit the walk-off HR to clinch the 2010 NL Central. Amazing!

Captain Hook
09-29-2010, 12:33 AM
I am so happy to be here!

OnBaseMachine
09-29-2010, 12:33 AM
I will never forget September 28th, 2010.

BoydsOfSummer
09-29-2010, 12:34 AM
Sorry Mark "Daddy Wags" Wagner aint here to celebrate. Then again, maybe he and Nuxie are somewhere celebrating.

HotCorner
09-29-2010, 12:35 AM
Sorry Mark "Daddy Wags" Wagner aint here to celebrate. Then again, maybe he and Nuxie are somewhere celebrating.
:thumbup:

Captain Hook
09-29-2010, 12:45 AM
FYI Jay Bruce is set to be interviewed on the midnight Baseball tonight.

dman
09-29-2010, 12:46 AM
I don't know about you guys, but with all the other awesome stuff that went on tonight, seeing Eric Davis celebrating in the clubhouse with the current team just seemed fitting. That right there made me think that maybe, just maybe this could be our year (and hopefully every year after this).

KronoRed
09-29-2010, 12:46 AM
Neat.

Captain Hook
09-29-2010, 12:49 AM
I don't know about you guys, but with all the other awesome stuff that went on tonight, seeing Eric Davis celebrating in the clubhouse with the current team just seemed fitting. That right there made me think that maybe, just maybe this could be our year (and hopefully every year after this).

At the very least we won't see the Reds on those longest losing season or playoff drought list.I do get the feeling we're back for good though.:beerme:

Rounding Third
09-29-2010, 12:50 AM
"What about that ****!" - Mr. Rhodes

BoydsOfSummer
09-29-2010, 12:51 AM
Poor Jim. I could tell he was feeling left out. I figured somebody would eventually come get him. Glad they did.

vaticanplum
09-29-2010, 12:53 AM
For your musical enjoyment, courtesy of Shake It Records Facebook page, he writes:

On June 1st I wrote the following right here in this very space, [QUOTE]: Shake It Records ~ It's now June, they are safely over .500 and they are tied for 1st place. We hereby officially declare THE REDS, good. June 1 at 6:24pm. [UNQUOTE] - I was vilified, pilloried, decried, berated, I say! I heard cries of jinx! hex! damned! Well, The Cincinnati Reds are the National League 2010 Central Division Champions and at the expense of the lowly Cardinals.

YouTube - I'm A Believer Original - Neil Diamond (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iPU6gqUSXU)

Totally stole this for my Facebook page. Thanks redsmetz.

vaticanplum
09-29-2010, 12:55 AM
On a side note, I would have given 6+ of my organs to have been there tonight. Can't wait for accounts from those who were.

OesterPoster
09-29-2010, 12:55 AM
700wlw just replayed the call. Awesome.

kaldaniels
09-29-2010, 12:57 AM
"What about that ****!" - Mr. Rhodes

Nice to see Rhodes living it up.

OesterPoster
09-29-2010, 12:58 AM
1st video I've seen posted on youtube from a fan in the crowd.

YouTube - 2010 Cincinnati Reds clinch the National League Central (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2qfHZnRTc0)

Rounding Third
09-29-2010, 01:02 AM
Vintage style. Perfect iPhone size. Really wish we had some higher quality images!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/Manning89/brucevintageiphone.jpg

OesterPoster
09-29-2010, 01:04 AM
@MoEgger1530 Mo Egger
Jay Bruce's homer clinching the division for the #Reds. Hear Marty's call. Blog: http://bit.ly/bvjcsj

vaticanplum
09-29-2010, 01:04 AM
The Reds are the top story on ESPN's mlb page with that fabulous picture:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/

...and I'm about to write the worst academic paper in history.

vaticanplum
09-29-2010, 01:07 AM
I feel like a crazy person, but I just can't stop being happy about this! This team, this team!!!!!

Danny Serafini
09-29-2010, 01:13 AM
I made sure to wear my Joe Nuxhall shirt today so that I'd have it on when they clinched. Man this feels good!

11larkin11
09-29-2010, 01:14 AM
The Reds are the top story on ESPN's mlb page with that fabulous picture:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/

...and I'm about to write the worst academic paper in history.

40 pages of history to read before tomorrow's lecture for me

sivman17
09-29-2010, 01:15 AM
40 pages of history to read before tomorrow's lecture for me

Med school exam on Friday covering every virus known to man... :thumbdown

Danny Serafini
09-29-2010, 01:17 AM
I can't get over how awesome this picture is:

http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=media%2Fgettyphoto%2F2010%5C09%5C28%5CGYI006 1848358.jpg&w=715&h=476

reds44
09-29-2010, 01:21 AM
1st video I've seen posted on youtube from a fan in the crowd.

YouTube - 2010 Cincinnati Reds clinch the National League Central (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2qfHZnRTc0)
40 seconds in.

"All I do is win"

dman
09-29-2010, 01:27 AM
One shining moment that I remember, and when I can get a still of it is when Bruce is getting a hug from Jim Edmonds during the celebration on field right after the homer. We might not be able to fully comprehend what that trade brought over, but as somebody pointed out to me, it was no coincidence that Bruce made a 180 from where he was prior to the trade.

Kc61
09-29-2010, 01:35 AM
I've now watched the Bruce home run seven times.

Going for eight.

westofyou
09-29-2010, 01:36 AM
Wrote this on OD

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81137



Let’s play a game, let’s grab some years from the Cincinnati Reds past, just 3 seasons, all spaced evenly, the seasons I’m speaking of are 1917, 1938 and 1956.

To most it’s just three random years in the 20th century, unless of course you are a Reds fan.

As the Reds enter the 2010 season they teeter in a small shadow of a classic pattern that they have experienced before, a string of losing seasons, as in, unsuccessful, as in stinky, crap, sub standard. That’s nine straight sub .500 seasons the Reds have chasing them into this opening day, and that’s fortunately for us, (but not your grandfather) is not their worst either.

From 1945 to 1955 the Reds failed to top .500 once, that’s 11 straight seasons, in 1956 they won over 90 games, didn’t win the league, but won the cities hearts as they topped one million for the first time (the last of the 16 teams to achieve the feat)

In 1938 the Reds were a year late in topping .500 felt GM Warren Giles and the 1937 season was the ninth in a row below .500 for the team, a run so bad that collectively the team had a .399 winning percentage during that run and unbeknown to the locals the team was lucky still call Cincinnati its home. Fortunately that particular run ended in 1938.

In 1917 the Reds had a new skipper in the great Christy Mathewson and a 7 year run of sub .500 finishes. Matty vowed to change that and it was his institution of more pitching in the Reds system that would not only get the team to .500 but would define the team as a pitching and defense team for the next decade.

Each season also was the footnote to a Reds appearance in the World Series. The 1919 team was still in many ways a Mathewson creation, the 1939 Reds team was a souped up version of the 38 team, while the 1956 team redefined the type of teams the Reds would produce from pitching first teams to hitting first teams and thus use that model to carry them through their most successful decades.

So here we sit, spring of 2010 the Reds have not hit .500 since 2000, since then the franchise has steered itself slowly and in a truly rudderless fashion enough to drive any diehard away.

And yet….. it’s opening day, and for that we have hope…

Brutus
09-29-2010, 01:36 AM
I've now watched the Bruce home run seven times.

Going for eight.

For me, I lost count somewhere around 13 :)

Matt700wlw
09-29-2010, 01:38 AM
http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/30265/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/30265/1120/richmedia/final_call_bruce_homer_9-28.mp3


Marty's call

Matt700wlw
09-29-2010, 01:41 AM
The greatest sporting event moment I have ever been to. Tonight.

Az Red
09-29-2010, 01:53 AM
Well, done, Reds! Well done!

WVPacman
09-29-2010, 01:59 AM
I have been waiting for 15 years to get to say this and this morning my friends I get to say it again. The Cincinnati Reds are YOUR 2010 NL Central Division Champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Man that felt:beerme::beerme: good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fearofpopvol1
09-29-2010, 02:00 AM
Reds are currently a top trending topic on Twitter in Chicago!

WVRedsFan
09-29-2010, 02:11 AM
No sleep for me tonight. Just to excited and happy. Moments like this only happen so often. Time to savor, enjoy, and relax until the playoffs. And then go at it again.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2010, 02:26 AM
Heather has to be on cloud 900,000.

Fixed that for you, LOL :p:

I am BEYOND pumped up right now! I can't believe I was there to witness this fantastic moment. It was so exciting that I can't even find all the words right now. I may have to post more tomorrow, LOL ;) I also have to get up for work in about six hours and I haven't even gone to bed yet! The game ended around 10 PM and I didn't get home until about midnight. I would have stayed downtown even longer if I hadn't gone to the game by myself. I REALLY wanted to head to Fountain Square and live it up for a few hours! :D

The air at the ballpark was totally electric. You felt like something big was going to happen but you didn't know when to expect it. I was sitting in my seat early in the game just taking in the moment and for some strange reason, I didn't feel like I was by myself if that makes any sense. We were a big Reds family tonight and everyone was just excited and completely pumped up right from the start. I talked to the girls sitting to either side of me for most of the game (very nice people), talked to the guys sitting around us, met up with some other folks at the RedsTweetUp event (Jamie Ramsey is a VERY cool dude and you may see me with a Better Off Red sign in a blog photo soon!), tweeted whenever I got a chance, and partied my absolute heart out with everyone after Jay's HR landed in the birm off to the right of my seat (was sitting under the smoke stacks in the second row). Drew's HR robbing catch was also not far away from my seat so that made the excitement even bigger for my section. When Jay's HR went out I thought the crowd was going to jump onto the field! The electricity went up about two thousand fold and the fireworks were literally right above my head (have cool photo of the fireworks behind the smoke stacks from my seat). Watching those guys celebrate brought tears to my eyes and I am not kidding when I tell you that I probably took close to 300 photos of the post game celebration. Some of them may not be totally clear but that's all right, LOL :laugh: I am going to treasure this night and even though I still have two more games (possibly three) to go to later this week, tonight is going to stay with me for a very long time. I wasn't home when the Reds clinched in 1995 and obviously the heartbreack of 1999 is with all of us, but tonight was just incredible and I feel privileged that I got to witness it in person. I am BEYOND proud of this entire team and I cannot wait to go to my playoff game next week and cheer my heart out for the NL Central Champion Cincinnati Reds!! :jump: (BTW-Will try to post some pics tomorrow evening. I think I got some really fun ones of all the celebrating!)

Ok, I really should try to get some sleep now, LOL :p:

Caveat Emperor
09-29-2010, 02:33 AM
I just got back in from the game and post-game celebration down on fountain square.

Tonight was one of the most amazing nights I've ever spent at the ballpark. There was an electricity in the air at the park -- one of the liveliest crowds I've ever seen at a Reds game. People on their feet for innings at a time. Loud chanting whenever players were at bat. One kid even brought in one of those damn Vuvuzelas and was blaring away during key moments. When Bruce connected with that ball, I saw people hugging strangers, beer go flying into the air, kids hoisted up onto shoulders. Everyone had a camera out or a cell phone in hand trying to capture some part of this moment.

The fireworks went off, the crowd roared, and slowly started to drift off into the night. Yet, a few thousand (including me) lingered. I suspect we were all still soaking in exactly what we had just seen -- trying to reconcile years of futility and awful play with the amazing moment of success we'd just seen. There were times over the past few years where I was convinced this team was doomed to the also-rans of baseball: A Kansas City East, a Pittsburgh West. I'd wondered aloud to friends if I'd ever see another Reds playoff team in my lifetime. At every turn this year, I waited for "My Reds" to show up -- "My Reds" that choke in big games, acquire bad players and miss opportunities to succeed. But, this year, "My Reds" never showed up. This was different, and I wanted to soak this moment in.

Then, as we all stood there, a funny thing happened: Bronson Arroyo emerged from the dugout, beer in hand, and started jogging around the outside of the stadium giving high-fives to the fans. No fanfare, no cameras following him, just Arroyo taking a lap, thanking the fans and taking it all in. Then, slowly, the rest of the team emerged from the clubhouse and all circled the field, thanking the fans who had remained. It was a really neat moment, scripted or unscripted.

I wish every person who has contributed to this community could have been at GABP tonight. It was an amazing night to be a Reds fan, and the first true celebration in over a decade. For those of us who spent too many nights talking about teams that couldn't compete run by managers who couldn't win and suits who had no idea what took to succeed, it's been a night too long in the making. But, those awful nights and awful years just made everything that happened all the sweeter.

Goodnight, RedsZone. The new magic number is 7 -- the Cincinnati Reds are going to the playoffs, and they're now 7 wins away from the World Series.

RedEye
09-29-2010, 03:23 AM
Wouldn't you know it--the night I most want to post on RedsZone is the night my computer finally dies. Here I am at 2:21 in the morning adding a frazzled but jubilant peep of happiness to this thread that has been too-long coming. Congrats to everyone here! We really deserve this.

Razor Shines
09-29-2010, 03:40 AM
Awesome stuff woy, heather and ce.

I've been feeling pretty miserable lately. Just had knee surgery, can't play ball for 6 months, but I don't even care about that any more. When Jay hit that ball I almost jumped, but thought better of it. I didn't think I'd tear up. I didn't when the Colts won the super bowl, but this was different. Maybe because I didn't expect this maybe because there are more games in baseball and you're living and dying with the team almost every night, hell it may just have been the pain meds...I don't know. What I do know is that at least for tonight there is crying in baseball.

kbrake
09-29-2010, 03:46 AM
Just got back from the bar. Watching again on DVR.......just amazing.

BearcatShane
09-29-2010, 03:46 AM
I hope everyone enjoyed this. I really do. No matter how many divisions the Reds win over the next 10-15 years It will be hard to top this one. This won't be topped. That was fun.

Reds Freak
09-29-2010, 03:50 AM
Just got back from the game as well. To echo what Heather and CE said, it was the most electric baseball game I've ever been to. When Bruce hit that home run, I was jumping up and down like an idiot and got to enjoy a big hug with my sister and my dad, who passed on his love of baseball and the Reds to me. It was incredible to be able to spend that moment with him.

We didn't want to leave the park after it was over. They showed the locker room celebration on the big screen in GABP and it was wonderful to see the team come back out after a while and do a victory lap around the stadium.

We went up to Fountain Square after we left the stadium and it was packed with people just standing around smiling and laughing and highfiving. What a wonderful, wonderful night...

reds44
09-29-2010, 03:54 AM
Just got back from the bar, everytime the highlights came on I stopped and watched and just soaked it all in. No matter what I was doing, I stopped and watched.

I love everyone's post who were down there. Keep them coming. Amazing reads.

I still can't believe this happend. I've witnessed my teams in other sports win NBA Titles, a Stanley Cup, and win the Super Bowl, but I honestly don't know if any of them matchup to tonight.

To watch as must losing as I and everyone else did since I became a Reds fan, and then we get to tonight, it's amazing.

Just think of all those posts in the minor league forum from a couple years ago:
"2010 lineup could like like..
Stubbs CF
Bruce RF
Votto 1B"

and to have a night like tonight where Stubbs robs a dude of a homer, Votto is the MVP, and Bruce hits a walkoff to win the NL Central, it's just unreal. It's hard to believe. I love it.

Ron Madden
09-29-2010, 04:04 AM
We listened to the game as we always do at work tonight and went to the bar after work. GOOD TIMES!

I LOVE WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

reds44
09-29-2010, 04:06 AM
Hahahaha that song is everywhere!

YouTube - Reds celebrate 2010 NL Central title (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaAl9u9yTik&feature=youtu.be)

reds44
09-29-2010, 04:12 AM
YouTube - Jay Bruce Walkoff into Playoffs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwlsYGzGCEo)

reds44
09-29-2010, 04:17 AM
This one is even better (some language)
YouTube - Cincinnati Reds Clinch The NL Central! Best Ending Ever! Jay Bruce Walk-Off Homerun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8qmrNqp0kI)

Homer Bailey
09-29-2010, 04:29 AM
Watched at a bar with several co workers. Held back the tears. Just got back to the hotel and watched it all and did not hold back.

No more words need to be said.

The Operator
09-29-2010, 05:13 AM
I remember when I was in 9th grade, laying in my room during Christmas break watching highlights of the 1990 Reds season. I kept thinking to myself about how great The Reds were going to be because we had Dunn up, Kearns on the way, Howington, Aramboles, etc. coming up for the pitching staff. And it just never, ever happened.

Tonight, it happened. This really hasn't even set in to me yet. I mean, I realize we're going to the playoffs. But the magnitude of this hasn't really hit me yet. What a great night to be a Reds fan, even if I have had to spend most of it in my study instead of out on the town killing brain cells.

Ron Madden
09-29-2010, 05:39 AM
I remember when I was in 9th grade, laying in my room during Christmas break watching highlights of the 1990 Reds season. I kept thinking to myself about how great The Reds were going to be because we had Dunn up, Kearns on the way, Howington, Aramboles, etc. coming up for the pitching staff. And it just never, ever happened.

Tonight, it happened. This really hasn't even set in to me yet. I mean, I realize we're going to the playoffs. But the magnitude of this hasn't really hit me yet. What a great night to be a Reds fan, even if I have had to spend most of it in my study instead of out on the town killing brain cells.

It will hit you like a ton of bricks on day one of the playoffs.

It seems like I always had a belly full of butterflies on day one of the playoffs.

;)

GAC
09-29-2010, 06:05 AM
As Clapton once sung.... "Hello old friend, it's really good to see you once again"

Congratulations to the 2010 Cincinnati Reds.

That Bruce walk-off simply highlighted what this season for the Reds has been all about.

I was worried when Bruce was heading home into the throng of teammates waiting to greet him, and everyone was jumping on him in celebration...... my gawd be careful, don't re-injure the guy!

redsmetz
09-29-2010, 06:24 AM
I made sure to wear my Joe Nuxhall shirt today so that I'd have it on when they clinched. Man this feels good!

My wife was kind enough to iron my Reds dress shirt, just with the Wishbone C logo on it to wear this weekend. She asked me yesterday if I was going to wear it then, but I told her I'd wear it to celebrate clinching - can't wait to put it on!

redsmetz
09-29-2010, 08:18 AM
A nice synopsis of our race to the finish, from MLB.com

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?affiliateId=facebook_share&content_id=12560233&topic_id=8877986&c_id=cin

oneupper
09-29-2010, 09:07 AM
A nice synopsis of our race to the finish, from MLB.com

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?affiliateId=facebook_share&content_id=12560233&topic_id=8877986&c_id=cin

Worth a watch.

One thing that struck me was that practically all the media has pointed to the August brawl series as the team's "pivotal point" in the season.
Very few of us here would concur. I think there was even a thread about that.

Roy Tucker
09-29-2010, 09:10 AM
OK kids, the real fun starts now.

MattyHo4Life
09-29-2010, 09:27 AM
Congrats to the Reds! Now that they made it to October baseball, I hope they can get to the World Series. The Reds have had a good season. I look for a good rivalry between our two teams in the seasons to come.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2010, 09:28 AM
Worth a watch.

One thing that struck me was that practically all the media has pointed to the August brawl series as the team's "pivotal point" in the season.
Very few of us here would concur. I think there was even a thread about that.

I agree. IMO, the pivotal point in our season was the team meeting after that embarrassing loss to the Padres early in the season. The game with all the baserunning mistakes & errors.

edabbs44
09-29-2010, 09:37 AM
The Reds did what few truly expected of them this season. With that already in their pockets, this season can be called a success.

Now it's time to go out and get some more. #2 seed and 1st round home field advantage is next on the agenda.

Redsfan320
09-29-2010, 09:44 AM
Thanks for the great season, guys! Now I can't wait for playoffs!

320

blumj
09-29-2010, 09:49 AM
Congratulations, I'm really happy for you guys.

lollipopcurve
09-29-2010, 09:53 AM
One of the greatest moments in my nearly half century of following the ballclub. It doesn't get any more climactic.

Congrats to all you younger fans who've never seen a clinching, and thanks to all those posting game reports and video. Really appreciate it.

Thread of the year!

Reds Freak
09-29-2010, 09:58 AM
OK kids, the real fun starts now.

How in the world does it get more exciting than that?!? Not sure I can take it!

Krusty
09-29-2010, 10:11 AM
It has been a long time. Job well done.

Roy Tucker
09-29-2010, 10:16 AM
How in the world does it get more exciting than that?!? Not sure I can take it!

Playoffs, baby, playoffs.

It may not have the adrenaline shot of a pennant-winning walk-off, but each and every pitch, each and every AB, and each and every fielded ball is magnified. Its not distractedly ho-hum watching the Phils or the Dodgers or the Mets or whoever in October playoff baseball, its the *Reds*.

Its the team that you live and die with, the team where you get wrapped around the axle about a stupid game in April against the Pirates that ESPN doesn't even know exists, where you watch the standings all year thinking "well, gee, not bad, maybe, could be, I could be wrong, oh crap, don't get your hopes up", you grumble over Fay's dopey game stories over your Cheerios and OJ, you talk to your dog over a play made, you banter on RZ and wonder if anyone else's hopes are starting to get up, and a slow creeping realization overtakes you and you start to actually believe.

Playoffs are watching an entire game on the edge of your seat with your fingernails in your mouth. Each game is watched with a magnifying glass with a racing brain running up and down all the decision trees of each play. A play happens and you just erupt. You finally let your inner fan out and expose yourself to being ecstatic and overjoyed in winning and absolutely crushed and devastated in defeat. There is no in-between.

TRF
09-29-2010, 10:18 AM
Congrats to the Reds! Now that they made it to October baseball, I hope they can get to the World Series. The Reds have had a good season. I look for a good rivalry between our two teams in the seasons to come.

Absolute Class.

NJReds
09-29-2010, 10:21 AM
Worth a watch.

One thing that struck me was that practically all the media has pointed to the August brawl series as the team's "pivotal point" in the season.
Very few of us here would concur. I think there was even a thread about that.

Obviously the turning point was the Rally Onion. Nothing will convince me otherwise. :thumbup:

Reds Fanatic
09-29-2010, 10:29 AM
Playoffs, baby, playoffs.

It may not have the adrenaline shot of a pennant-winning walk-off, but each and every pitch, each and every AB, and each and every fielded ball is magnified. Its not distractedly ho-hum watching the Phils or the Dodgers or the Mets or whoever in October playoff baseball, its the *Reds*.

Its the team that you live and die with, the team where you get wrapped around the axle about a stupid game in April against the Pirates that ESPN doesn't even know exists, where you watch the standings all year thinking "well, gee, not bad, maybe, could be, I could be wrong, oh crap, don't get your hopes up", you grumble over Fay's dopey game stories over your Cheerios and OJ, you talk to your dog over a play made, you banter on RZ and wonder if anyone else's hopes are starting to get up, and a slow creeping realization overtakes you and you start to actually believe.

Playoffs are watching an entire game on the edge of your seat with your fingernails in your mouth. Each game is watched with a magnifying glass with a racing brain running up and down all the decision trees of each play. A play happens and you just erupt. You finally let your inner fan out and expose yourself to being ecstatic and overjoyed in winning and absolutely crushed and devastated in defeat. There is no in-between.

Very well said. Last night was fantastic but next week is where it really gets fun. I still remember the Reds playoff game I attended 15 years ago and it still probably the best atmosphere of any baseball game I have ever attended. I also very well remember who intense every minute of the 1990 postseason was. You almost felt sick to your stomach watching some of those close games. I can't wait I am excited just thinking about being back in that playoff atmosphere.

CarolinaRedleg
09-29-2010, 10:42 AM
Amazing. Last night, as I was watching ESPNEWS (we are blacked out for Reds coverage where I am) and saw the score come across the ticker, I think I scared my wife half to death with my shout. I was in high school amid scores of Braves fans the last time the Reds went to the playoffs. It's been a long time coming.

Redsfan320
09-29-2010, 10:48 AM
It's been a good year for the broadcasting crew too.

After hearing GG some this month, I realized how much I missed him, but Thom has gotten much better.

Welsh and Cowboy are both great.

And every call Marty makes is still pure gold.

Keels... well, Keels is crap, but oh well.

Oh... and Kelch is good too.

320

Redsfan320
09-29-2010, 10:52 AM
My dad raised a legitimate question this morning- Why does everything have to be an excuse to drink; couldn't they celebrate with Coke just as easily. I mean seriously.

320

Matt700wlw
09-29-2010, 10:56 AM
My dad raised a legitimate question this morning- Why does everything have to be an excuse to drink; couldn't they celebrate with Coke just as easily. I mean seriously.

320

That'd be pretty funny, actually. A bunch of baseball players shaking up cans of coke and opening them in their teammates' faces :)

blumj
09-29-2010, 10:59 AM
How in the world does it get more exciting than that?!? Not sure I can take it!

You might need pharmaceutical assistance. At least, make sure you're stocked up on all the OTC stuff, you might not know where it's going to hit you.

RichRed
09-29-2010, 11:01 AM
Computer problems have kept me from weighing in until now, but I wanted to be a part of the best thread in the history of RedsZone.

This is all so freaking beautiful.

vaticanplum
09-29-2010, 11:02 AM
In all the delirium, have we talked yet about the fact that Jay Bruce wears 32 and won the game 3-2?

I didn't get very much sleep.

The Voice of IH
09-29-2010, 11:03 AM
My dad raised a legitimate question this morning- Why does everything have to be an excuse to drink; couldn't they celebrate with Coke just as easily. I mean seriously.

320

We did that when we clinched a High School Football Playoff in 2008, it was fun as hell :thumbup:

westofyou
09-29-2010, 11:04 AM
My dad raised a legitimate question this morning- Why does everything have to be an excuse to drink; couldn't they celebrate with Coke just as easily. I mean seriously.

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You mean Coke the huge international corn syrup monster that's making the world fat, buying up water reserves and branding itself everywhere on the planet?

Pass

Roy Tucker
09-29-2010, 11:13 AM
My dad raised a legitimate question this morning- Why does everything have to be an excuse to drink; couldn't they celebrate with Coke just as easily. I mean seriously.

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Josh Hamilton skipped the Rangers' celebration and went to speak at a church.

His teammates said they were going to douse him with bottles of water.

Redsfan320
09-29-2010, 11:17 AM
You mean Coke the huge international corn syrup monster that's making the world fat, buying up water reserves and branding itself everywhere on the planet?

Pass

You were a hippie in the '60s, weren't you? :cool:

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George Anderson
09-29-2010, 11:17 AM
My dad raised a legitimate question this morning- Why does everything have to be an excuse to drink; couldn't they celebrate with Coke just as easily. I mean seriously.

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Darryl Strawberry and Steve Howe would like this idea.

OesterPoster
09-29-2010, 11:20 AM
Interesting take from the STL paper...top 10 games which went wrong for the Cardinals this year. My head is still too fuzzy to make an attempt at the top 10 games which went right for the Reds this year.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/article_307a1840-c745-11df-b2e5-0017a4a78c22.html

I think this one is my favorite from the list:


New York Mets 2, Cardinals 1 (20 innings)

April 17. Busch Stadium

Jaime Garcia's five hitless innings opposite Cy Young Award-winner Johan Santana were an afterthought in the 18th inning when both teams remained scoreless and thinning rosters hinted at hi-jinks ahead. A sacrifice fly to Kyle Lohse, forced into action as a left fielder, and a two-out RBI single from Yadier Molina created a 1-1 tie through 19 innings. In the 20th, the winning run scored off Joe Mather, who pitched two innings in the game and became the first Cardinal position player to get a decision in 22 years.

One double switch in the 11th resonated through the remainder of the game. Manager Tony La Russa lifted Matt Holliday and planted the pitcher in the cleanup, smack behind Albert Pujols. The three-time MVP was intentionally walked the rest of the game, and twice he was walked to load the bases. Each time, the pitcher batted to avoid squandering an inning on the mound and each time the pitcher struck out. And the game grinded on. "It's real obvious," La Russa said, "if you double-switch Holliday out of the game, unless you have a really deep bench, you've got a problem."

westofyou
09-29-2010, 11:23 AM
You were a hippie in the '60s, weren't you? :cool:

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I was a toddler in the 60's

Redsfan320
09-29-2010, 11:27 AM
I was a toddler in the 60's

Ah, so I see. Well, don't a great many things have corn syrup in them? Buying up water reserves? Don't all beverages? Advertising bombardment? And alcoholic beverages, particularly beer, don't?

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Sea Ray
09-29-2010, 11:28 AM
My dad raised a legitimate question this morning- Why does everything have to be an excuse to drink; couldn't they celebrate with Coke just as easily. I mean seriously.

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Well, if all they're going to do is spray it, you've got a point, but a certain amount of bubbly is ingested and the alcohol does make a difference at that point. Actually what I saw was most of the players drinking from these huge red cans of Budweiser. I'm sure that was what was given to them but if I were a professional player I would have opted for a better beer

LawFive
09-29-2010, 11:28 AM
Cheers to RedsZone's FIRST of many postseasons!

BCubb2003
09-29-2010, 11:30 AM
I was surprised to learn that Phillips was such a clean liver. He doesn't seem like the most straight-laced person.

Raisor
09-29-2010, 11:42 AM
I'm still on cloud nine.

westofyou
09-29-2010, 11:42 AM
Ah, so I see. Well, don't a great many things have corn syrup in them? Buying up water reserves? Don't all beverages? Advertising bombardment? And alcoholic beverages, particularly beer, don't?

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Yep, but Coke is sticky and a pain to clean, pass me the booze, the ones without corn syrup please.

RichRed
09-29-2010, 12:11 PM
Actually what I saw was most of the players drinking from these huge red cans of Budweiser. I'm sure that was what was given to them but if I were a professional player I would have opted for a better beer

Maybe that was their way of taking one last shot at the Cardinals, celebrating with an Anheuser Busch product.

Tommyjohn25
09-29-2010, 12:14 PM
Just wanted to stop in and say, I'm at work, and I still have tears in my eyes.

bucksfan2
09-29-2010, 12:16 PM
Maybe that was their way of taking one last shot at the Cardinals, celebrating with an Anheuser Busch product.

Bud may be the official beer of MLB. I have seen those Budwiser Reds cans all baseball season long.

It would have been better had the Reds said no to Bud and got another brand. The problem is Miller is synonymous with the Brewers and Coors with the Rockies. I think the players may have been upset with a clubhouse stocked full of Hudy!

Sea Ray
09-29-2010, 12:20 PM
Bud may be the official beer of MLB. I have seen those Budwiser Reds cans all baseball season long.

It would have been better had the Reds said no to Bud and got another brand. The problem is Miller is synonymous with the Brewers and Coors with the Rockies. I think the players may have been upset with a clubhouse stocked full of Hudy!

I would have given them Christian Moerlein 5th and Vine Marzen

SirFelixCat
09-29-2010, 12:21 PM
Yup, still loving this.

Larkin Fan
09-29-2010, 12:25 PM
It's the day after and I'm still flying high. What an amazing win. There really just aren't words to describe how great it is that post-season baseball is back in Cincinnati again. And for us to clinch in such a dramatic matter sweetened it even more and placed a huge exclamation point on the excitement that this team has brought this year. I can't imagine clinching any other way.

Congrats guys. Now go get 'em in the playoffs!

Cedric
09-29-2010, 12:25 PM
Just wanted to add how awesome it was at the game. Bronson coming out before anyone else and doing a victory lap was just great. Watching Arthur Rhodes get picked up by Francisco and another play and playfully thrown in the air was hilarious.

Amazing night and I'm thrilled that two of our best young players had a huge part last night.

Cyclone792
09-29-2010, 12:29 PM
I was at the game last night. Simply incredible. I'm still pretty speechless.

Time seemed to stop for me when Bruce's ball was in the air. I knew he crushed it off the bat, but it was a magical and seemingly forever moment watching that ball sail through the GABP sky. I remember thinking to myself "is this real?" while the ball was in mid flight, almost too nervous to do anything until I saw for sure it was gone even though I already knew it was gone as soon as he hit it.

We left the stadium right before the players re-emerged out of the clubhouse, and I wish I could have seen that. Nevertheless, the experience on Main Street was surreal. For a time, Main Street became Bourbon Street. Police shut down intersections from Main to Fifth, and it was a sea of celebration all the way from GABP up Main Street to Fifth Street and then on to Fountain Square. Fans were hugging and high-fiving random strangers, and wild bursts of Reds chants filled the air. Both scenes, looking up Main Street from GABP and looking down Main from Fourth Street, were absolutely picturesque.

Quite simply, last night was simply the best baseball moment I've ever witnessed and experienced in person.

OnBaseMachine
09-29-2010, 12:36 PM
Awesome stories guys, keep them coming! This is so exciting!

Eric_the_Red
09-29-2010, 12:39 PM
I was glad to wake up this morning and see this thread was still here.

It wasn't a dream!

Cedric
09-29-2010, 12:40 PM
Also wanted to mention that I got choked up pretty bad when I was driving home and Doc Rodgers played Marty's home run call.

Can anyone just imagine what Joe would have been doing in the background? He would have loved this beyond belief. Thinking about Nuxy got me worked up. Great call by Marty also!

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2010, 12:44 PM
I vividly recall the 75, 76 & 90 wins...but I can't recall having this giddy feeling like right now. I've been grinning like an idiot all day long and I can't stop. Heck, I don't want to stop. I feel so....satisfied. Happy & content. :O) Can't wait for tonight's game. Keep it rollin' boys!!!

Larkin Fan
09-29-2010, 12:44 PM
Tom Hanks had it wrong. There most definitely is crying in baseball. After last night, I think most Reds fans, including myself, can attest to that.

westofyou
09-29-2010, 12:45 PM
Can anyone just imagine what Joe would have been doing in the background?

Get outta, get outta here, gett outta HERE.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2010, 12:48 PM
Get outta, get outta here, gett outta HERE.

For those of you who missed it, Marty was doing JUST THAT during that deep drive Stubbs hit off the wall for a double. Kelch was doing the PBP, but you could clearly hear Marty in the back yelling "get out, get out, GET OUT!!". Totally made me think of Joe. :)

Roy Tucker
09-29-2010, 12:53 PM
For those of you who missed it, Marty was doing JUST THAT during that deep drive Stubbs hit off the wall for a double. Kelch was doing the PBP, but you could clearly hear Marty in the back yelling "get out, get out, GET OUT!!". Totally made me think of Joe. :)

Moments like Bruce's HR brings the 12 yr. old boy out of the crustiest of guys.

:wave:

dabvu2498
09-29-2010, 01:02 PM
I love all the pictures from last night, if for no other reason than it's an interesting group of guys.

Guys that we've "known" about for a while, and anticipated them providing a moment like this: Votto, Bruce, Volquez, Cueto.

Guys who "deserve" it for their years of service to the club: Harang and Arroyo.

Guys that you never expected (or maybe wanted) to be Reds: Cairo, Cabrera, Rolen, Corky Miller.

And then all the youngsters that have played such a big role: Leake, Wood, Ondrusek, Chapman, and so on.

sivman17
09-29-2010, 01:06 PM
I love all the pictures from last night, if for no other reason than it's an interesting group of guys.

Guys that we've "known" about for a while, and anticipated them providing a moment like this: Votto, Bruce, Volquez, Cueto.

Guys who "deserve" it for their years of service to the club: Harang and Arroyo.

Guys that you never expected (or maybe wanted) to be Reds: Cairo, Cabrera, Rolen, Corky Miller.

And then all the youngsters that have played such a big role: Leake, Wood, Ondrusek, Chapman, and so on.

That's a great way of putting it. Although Votto has had an MVP season, it really has been a team effort all season long. Youngsters, veterans, and everyone in between has played a major part in the success of this team. Can't wait to watch them in the postseason.

Reds Freak
09-29-2010, 01:08 PM
I've been told that the players, or at least some of them, made their way to Fountain Square last night and into the bar Mynt that's right there. We had already left the square so not sure how many people were left out and about when they were there...

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2010, 01:09 PM
For some reason, that picture I posted here (via the Sun Deck and Prf15) has disappeared. I thought it was so fitting, I've uploaded it to my site and you guys can download it here.

http://www.the-genies-lamp.com/clinch.BMP

http://www.the-genies-lamp.com/clinch.BMP

bucksfan2
09-29-2010, 01:13 PM
Were all the guys of legal age to drink last night? I know Bruce is 22 and Leake should be around the same age. Wonder about Chapman? Cueto and Volquez looked like little kids in a candy shop last night.

OnBaseMachine
09-29-2010, 01:16 PM
This guy called it!

YouTube - The Shot Heard Round the NATI - (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiDp4Eq4CqA)