Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Last game/postseason

  1. #1
    Mon chou Choo vaticanplum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Last game/postseason

    Yesterday I went to the Cubbies-Reds game with my mama, whom I have not been to a baseball game with (just the two of us) since I was a little kid, despite the fact that she was the one who introduced me to the sport. I was going to post about it on the game thread, but I see that there is none. So let it be said: this was the best Reds game I have been to all year, apart from maybe the smackdown at Wrigley the second week of the season. It was flat-out awesome. The weather was made for baseball, there were a lot of people there with a lot of kids (quite a lot of them following the Bengals game), which made me happy, and the game itself was fabulous and would have garnered a lot more attention if it wasn't, you know, kinda worthless. Complete, excellent game for Harang -- his strikes vs. ball rate was insane) and an absolutely bang-up bottom of the ninth from all of the unlikeliest suspects, including, as my mother will now forever refer to him, Roll It Royce. From a Cubs-hating perspective, the only thing that could possibly have made it better was if they walked in the winning run -- which of course they were very close to doing; the last hit was on a full count -- but from a baseball-loving perspective, it was just perfect. There was a sense of community and relaxation and happiness in the ballpark which I have not felt for a long time.

    So it chilled me out a little bit, and made me remember that all told, I have loved this season for the Reds. It has been so different from the last few years in a lot of ways, and I think there have been some brilliant moves and there have unquestionably been some brilliant moments. This is not to say that I blindly accept everything they have done and continue to do and that I won't continue to be furious with them a lot over the coming months. But I stand by this: this was a special team for me this year, I loved the mishmash of players we had even if I want a handful of them yanked off the field for good, and I think they scrounged together a very entertaining season from bunch of weird parts. I am really happy to have followed the team through this board as well. The Reds have a lot of work to do before they are a really good team. But I'll tell you, it was really nice to just enjoy a great Sunday baseball game. That's all.

    But moving on: do we do anything on this board regarding postseason, thoughts, predictions, etc? The Reds are all but out of it, but I for one looooove postseason baseball in all forms, and have still not quite forgiven the world for putting some of the games on cable. Do we ever have game threads?

    I liked Cyclone's post about who we will all be rooting for, but would anybody be interested in a predictions thread?
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member Reds Fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Piqua, OH

    Re: Last game/postseason

    A predictions thread would be good. Usually right before the first round someone puts up a predictions thread.

Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!

RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball

Contact us: Boss | GIK | cumberlandreds | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | RedsfaninMT | redsfan1995 | The Operator