Originally Posted by OC_Red
It wasn't a direct comparison between the Reds and the Bengals. I was more looking at the current state of mind of the Reds against that of past Bengals teams. You could use any number of repeatedly downtrodden clubs as examples.
Baseball is just as much a game of mental toughness as it is a physical sport. And it is played by humans, and as such those players can go through the same gamut of emotion we average joes do each day.
So, when I say a case of the Bungles, I guess I mean more the feeling of despair one feels when you think you are outclassed/outgunned/out-everything by your opponent and the resultant poor play that is demonstrated from that.
Sorry for any confusion and thanks for the discussion.
If the Reds had that kind of thing going on, they wouldn't have won Saturday. They wouldn't have won the first two games in San Francisco last year in the playoffs.
Things happen. There isn't always some alternate explanation for it other than those dudes on the other side were just better.