The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
I'm looking forward to this weekend of baseball. I'm going to watch our Reds at 7:00 while keeping an eye on the Braves/Phillies series then I'm going to watch the Giants/Padres after the Reds game ends. Hopefully the Padres can win game one and keep their hopes alive for another day.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Yessir.It's go Phillies and Padres all weekend, correct?
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
This doesn't deserve a thread of its own so I'll just post it in here. This is hilarious - Erick Aybar swings at a pitch that narrowly missed hitting him a bad spot:
I miss Adam Dunn.
Hopes for avoiding the Phillies are not completely dead yet. Padres are up 4-0 on the Giants in the 3rd and the Phillies are up 11-5 on the Braves in the bottom of the 9th.
If the Padres sweep and the Braves lose 2 of 3, there would be a playoff.
Same goes for if the Braves get swept and the Padres win 2 of 3.
An interesting thing could happen if the Padres sweep and the Braves lose 2 of 3. The Padres/Braves/Giants would all be tied.
Might as well just focus on the Phillies, and maybe even pull for it at this point. The travel schedule alone would be brutal if the Reds have to go back and forth to Frisco or San Diego twice in one week. It might be unsatisfying to some to get bounced without winning at least one playoff series. But, if you are REALLY talking about going as deep as possible the Reds are probably going to have to play the Phils at some point. Best to have them in a short series, as has been noted by many, than the NLCS.
Actually if the Padres sweep and the Braves get swept the Padres would win the division and the Giants would be the wildcard.
One thing is for certain. The Reds stand to gain absolutely nothing by winning a single additional regular season ballgame this year. It really doesn't matter who Dusty rolls out there the next two days.