Re: Limping into the playoffs
History is littered with teams who struggled into the playoffs, some of them barely even making it, and then going on to win the whole thing.
Besides, this is the time of year - and this happens every year - when the dregs of MLB have their dead cat bounces and beat a few contending teams here and there. They call them "spoilers" for a reason - thankfully The Reds have a good enough lead they don't really have to worry about that.
So the Marlins beat us twice. Well, we just swept Pittsburgh. Houston just beat Philadelphia the other night. They beat us two out of three last weekend. Even a team as god-awful as Houston is capable of showing some life and beating a contender here and there. It happens every single year without fail.
Remember when a pretty awful Reds team single-handedly ended The Cubs' chances of making the playoffs?
If The Reds should be worrying then every other contender sans Washington should be in full-blown nuclear meltdown panic mode.
Originally Posted by BCubb2003
Don't worry. I'd say the game threads are about league average.
2013 Reds Record when I attend: 5-4
2012 Reds Record when I attend: 10-7