Basically when your record is 53-68, being 9 back on Aug 18th means your division sucks.

With 40 games left in the season, being 9 back is pretty much like Evel Knievel revving up his skycycle as it faces the ramp overlooking the snake river canyon... we might buy tickets to watch but really the potential for a miracle is much more illusion than reality. There's a reason an ambulance is standing by....

I want to believe. I do. I really do (as I suspect a lot of fellow Zoners do too).

Can you convince the cynics among us that we're way too down on the Reds? If so, this thread is for you....