Re: Is it OK to call it a choke and still be proud of them?
"Choked" means to cave under the pressure. I certainly don't think the Reds caved under the pressure. They played hard, pitched great, got tons of men on base and lost to a team that was playing great. If Votto and Cueto were healthy it likely would have been different. Calling this a choke is pretty clueless in my opinion.