If the Reds do well they will win 81 games -if they do poorly they'll win 70...and almost all the difference is related to no real change -just a blip on the pythag. scale (over or under performing it), but no real difference.
I think it's easy to get swallowed up in this kind of statistical breakdown of a team. I think it's also sad to see it happen to fans. The team's been in a trough, no doubt, and that wearies the faint of heart, too.
We're finding out who the diehards are. Punch-drunk, maybe, but still here.