Originally Posted by SandyD
For me, baseball is about the ride. The downs are as important as the ups. I occasionally get really bummed out by a "big loss" like the 3-run homer off Bailey by Molina a few weeks ago. And last night too. But ... it's part of the process.
For those of us who remember, losing the series in 1972 made winning in 1975 all the sweeter.
Losing in September doesn't make this season bad. Look at it this way, if both the Reds and Cards win today, the Reds have a chance to clinch at home.
Playoffs? Satisfied to get there? Not really. I really WANT them to win it all. I really DON'T want them to get blown out in the first round. But, I'll take it one game at a time. Whatever happens, it will be great to get there.
Well said, Sandy. Life is a train ride and all that. And baseball is life.
The only way I come out of this season happy is when the Reds win the World Series.
If they lose in the playoffs, I'll be happier (as in degrees of feeling better about the Reds) than I was at the beginning of the year and pleased with making the post-season and look forward to 2011. But I won't be content with what happened and I'll want more.