Re: It's a new month...
Don't get wrong, this is a WHOLE lot better than the past 7 years. But it also has a lot to do with the NL being so poor and not the Reds being so good. 67-67 teams should NOT be in the thick of the race on September 1st.
But I am glad they are and I'll enjoy the run while it lasts.
However, I'd be lying if I said following this team has been a "blast" this year. IMO, it feels very much like what it is--- a .500 season. In addition to the obvious talent issues, I don't sense any real magic here-- we've had a few nice comeback wins, but almost all have been followed with losing streaks.
If my enjoyment level of the 1999 was a "10" then my enjoyment of this season has probably been a "6"-- which is certainly better than the "2" it has been in recent years.