Re: Is it OK to call it a choke and still be proud of them?
Choke yes. Historic? Hardly.
And yes, the 2012 REDS were a team to be proud of. Over-achievers in some respects, and adversity beaters in others. The division was theirs with surprising ease.
Overall, a good year. We'll get over this bad ending soon enough.
It would be nice to get another shot next year.