1. The Reds lose the World Series in the 9th inning of the 7th game of the World Series to the Texas Rangers on a Josh Hamilton.
2. Optomism abounds as attendance tops 2.6M. Bob Castellini is so inspired that on December 20, 2012 he goes out and re-signs Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Ryan Madison and signs Cole Hammels, Matt Cain, David Wright and Josh Hamilton.
3. December 21, 2012. The World ends.