Re: The 2010 Central Division Champions...
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.
Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012
Put an end to the Lost Decade.