Originally Posted by Todd Gack
For me, and I mean this with 100% truth, it was when Phillips was thrown out at 3rd base. I was pissed at the time because I knew how important it was to get up on teams in elimination games. I just had a bad, bad, feeling about that play when it happened.
As a long-time Cincinnati sports fan, you develop a sixth-sense as far as when "the ship is about to sail."
Some cities' teams always seem to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Cincinnati teams do the opposite.
Some teams find a way.
Cincinnati teams find a way to make excuses.
With the once or twice in a lifetime exception, this is how it has always been. As a result, I have taken a much more casual approach as a home team fan.
After a while, it all seems like Groundhog Day. Starting about 5 years ago, I went from hardcore fan, to mildly interested. And it has paid dividends, in time not wasted, and money.
I could have had a free ticket to yesterday's game. But I figured, "they'll probably blow it. I'll just check the score on my phone and maybe listen to the last few innings." And once again, the home team folds, and I am grateful I didn't waste my time.
My advice to any Cincinnati sports fan:
Don't waste your time. From Greg Cook to Cueto, and all the Kenyon Martins, Kijana Carters, Krumries, Kimos, etc in-between... there is nothing but a mountain of heartache and a molehill of triumph waiting for you if you continue.