Reds 62-48, 1 1/2 games up on the Cards (although that will likely be back to 1/2 game as the Cards are smacking the Fish around 7-0 at the time I authored this glorious missive) with 52 to play. Also in great position for the Wild Card should it come to that.
How many of us saw this coming? Honestly? I didn't. I am the eternal optimist when it comes to the Reds and Bengals, but this season has blown the mind of this child of the sunshine.
Once it became clear to me that this bunch was a legit contender and not a team that was going to fade away after the midway point, I made it a point to enjoy it. Each game. It's been sooo damned long since we've had a legitimately GOOD team..I just decided to enjoy it.
I think we'll make the playoffs in some capacity. Makes me sick that we can't gain any separation from the Cardinals, as well as we are playing....our series vs. them in Cincy will be very, very entertaining, but won't provide any type of separation for either team unless there's a sweep....if no one sweeps, there's only a game swing either way.
Will be very interesting to see what happens with the likes of Harang, Homer, Leake, Gomes, etc down the stretch. Lots of difficult decisions to be made. It's easy to be a keyboard cowboy and state your opinion on what needs to be done but, when it's actually your decision, it's much tougher. Point being, let's take it easy on Walt if one of his moves doesn't work out perfectly.
Get behind these boys and let's kick some ass over these next 52 games and hunt for a Red October. Go Reds!