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    Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    The way things stand going into the final game of the season, the winner of Tuesday's WC game will travel to St. Louis to begin the NLDS with the Cards. Honestly, a week ago, I did not see this coming.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/postseasonpicture.jsp

    St. Louis has done what they are supposed to do, and could very likely end the regular season on a 6-game winning streak and finish with the best record in the NL. Less than a week ago, the Reds were 2 games behind the Cards in the NL Central. Going into play today, the Reds are 6 back.

    The exact opposite of what we hoped would happen actually happened. And now, the Reds face the task of winning a play-in game in Pittsburgh in front of a sellout crowd who hasn't hosted post-season baseball since Fred Flinstone sat down with Wilma in front of a rack of brontosaurus ribs. And if they escape the Steel City, they will likely earn the privilege of playing the next two at the home of their nemesis.

    Naturally, the Reds will win Tuesday, take two in St. Louis, then complete the NLDS sweep in front of the home crowd. Right? Right? Right.
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    Re: Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    Our down the stretch choke du jour feels a lot like last year to me; with Tuesday serving as the Game Five of the NLDS.
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    Re: Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    Not worried. Everybody knows Dusty's teams own elimination games.

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    Re: Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    Would rather face STL in a best of 5 than LA.

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    Re: Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fil3232 View Post
    Would rather face STL in a best of 5 than LA.
    At this point, the Reds can't get past the Brewers, Cubs, or Mets in a best of 3, so does it really matter? (This after taking 6 of 7 from the Cards and Dodgers.)

    I honestly think it doesn't matter who the Reds play. All that matters is which Reds team shows up. They can beat anybody, and they can be beaten by anybody outside Planet Houston.
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    Re: Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cant Touch This View Post
    At this point, the Reds can't get past the Brewers, Cubs, or Mets in a best of 3, so does it really matter? (This after taking 6 of 7 from the Cards and Dodgers.)

    I honestly think it doesn't matter who the Reds play. All that matters is which Reds team shows up. They can beat anybody, and they can be beaten by anybody outside Planet Houston.




    This perfectly describes the Reds.

    And every other team in the history of professional baseball.

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    Re: Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
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    This perfectly describes the Reds.

    And every other team in the history of professional baseball.
    Exactly. So it doesn't really matter who they play. It just matters when they play them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cant Touch This View Post
    Exactly. So it doesn't really matter who they play. It just matters when they play them.
    I'd rather avoid having to face Kershaw until it's absolutely necessary. But that's just me.

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    Re: Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cant Touch This View Post
    At this point, the Reds can't get past the Brewers, Cubs, or Mets in a best of 3, so does it really matter? (This after taking 6 of 7 from the Cards and Dodgers.)

    I honestly think it doesn't matter who the Reds play. All that matters is which Reds team shows up. They can beat anybody, and they can be beaten by anybody outside Planet Houston.
    So this is Planet Houston...



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    Re: Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    So this is Planet Houston...



    Kneel before Zod!

    I loved him in The Limey.

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    Re: Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
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    This perfectly describes the Reds.

    And every other team in the history of professional baseball.
    Except for the Astros. Don't think they can beat anybody.

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    Re: Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    Time to look past a dismal homestand and kick some Pirate booty in Pittsburgh!!!!

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    Re: Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Thursday in St. Louis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    So this is Planet Houston...



    Kneel before Zod!

    I was hopeful someone would pick up on that.
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    Dusty and Hurdle are the only two NL managers in playoffs that have managed a team to World Series


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