Re: How are you going to forget about the loss?
It hurts. Still does and it will for awhile. My wife doesn't understand, of course, but I expect that. Here in Phoenix no one is crushed...so its nice to have Redszone where I can read about the pain others are feeling. The Reds did choke and I don't fully understand why some are hesitant to call it what it is. Up 2-0 they just had to reasonably perform like they did all season (not losing 3 in a row at home).
Hate to kick a guy when he's down, but I can't support Dusty. I can't stomach his lineups like plugging the shortstop in the #2 hole even when its Valdez. It was hard to watch Bochy make all the right moves managing with a sense of urgency while Dusty seemed to think there was plenty of time until there wasn't.
The nature of Sports is that you can't have the Joy without also feeling the Pain. Those who are so quick to "move on" after the loss surely aren't as vested in the team as I am. I had real joy after the Game 2 win and remember thinking how great it was that I could be so happy without spending a dime. I'll root for ASU and OSU now but its not the same because the Reds are easily my #1 team. Sure I'll get over it. But I recognize that the great 2012 season will always be remembered as the year the Reds choked at home to the Giants.