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    This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    It hit me tonight as Votto rounded the bases....this is really happening. The Reds aren't going to fade. The Cardinals aren't going to catch us.

    I'm not even worried about jinxing us by typing these words anymore. It became real clear to me tonight....we're gonna do it.

    I was about 30 minutes behind on my DVR, but the good news is that after the HR, I was able to rewind and watch it again....and then again....and then I got my wife from the other room and had her watch it....again. My daughter had just fallen asleep so I couldn't get loud, but I did pump my fist and kept screaming "YES" in my head.

    It's like a release of a decade+ of frustration. It's awesome.

    You can thank my beard come October

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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    Yes, Virginia...I mean...Yes Edskin it appears to be so!
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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edskin View Post
    You can thank my beard come October
    Had to shave mine off before the Cards series... You saw how that ended up...

    Just started getting it back the last couple days and...

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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    Yes, it is going to happen. And, not only that, the Reds will probably go into next year as the favorites to do it again.

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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    I think it is happening. October baseball and all that. They may lose in the playoffs, but the good thing is that the roster isn't built for 2010 and that's it. They have some staying power.

    If played correctly, they should have a few years in them at least.

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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

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    Standings At Close of Play of September 11, 1951
    
    NL
    
    Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
    Brooklyn Dodgers               137   88   48    1  .647     -   758  571
    New York Giants                140   84   56    0  .600   6.0   704  594
    St. Louis Cardinals            137   72   64    1  .529  16.0   597  611
    Boston Braves                  137   68   68    1  .500  20.0   650  577
    Philadelphia Phillies          139   66   73    0  .475  23.5   582  565
    Cincinnati Reds                141   60   80    1  .429  30.0   500  617
    Chicago Cubs                   140   58   81    1  .417  31.5   569  669
    Pittsburgh Pirates             141   57   83    1  .407  33.0   629  785
    
    
    Standings At Close of Play of September 11, 1964
    
    NL
    
    Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
    Philadelphia Phillies          141   85   56    0  .603     -   617  534
    St. Louis Cardinals            141   79   62    0  .560   6.0   609  581
    Cincinnati Reds                142   78   63    1  .553   7.0   576  498
    San Francisco Giants           143   79   64    0  .552   7.0   574  525
    Milwaukee Braves               141   73   68    0  .518  12.0   685  652
    Pittsburgh Pirates             140   72   68    0  .514  12.5   597  543
    Los Angeles Dodgers            143   70   71    2  .496  15.0   531  505
    Chicago Cubs                   141   64   77    0  .454  21.0   567  635
    Houston Colt .45s              143   58   85    0  .406  28.0   457  560
    New York Mets                  143   49   93    1  .345  36.5   515  695

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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    woy-

    Debbie Downer, c'mon man, live a little....say it...

    "it's gonna happen"


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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edskin View Post
    woy-

    Debbie Downer, c'mon man, live a little....say it...

    "it's gonna happen"

    I'm checking airlines yes, ain't posting about it though.

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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I'm checking airlines yes, ain't posting about it though.
    Never took you for the superstitious type....actually kind of glad to see that out of you.

    As a man of numbers....do we know what the all-time % of teams making the playoffs after holding a 7+ game lead with 20 to go?

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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    Woy's post wasn't a downer. It showed what good position the Reds are in. They're 7 games up so even a 1951 or 1964 breakdown won't lose them the pennant.

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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Code:
    Standings At Close of Play of September 11, 1951
    
    NL
    
    Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
    Brooklyn Dodgers               137   88   48    1  .647     -   758  571
    New York Giants                140   84   56    0  .600   6.0   704  594
    St. Louis Cardinals            137   72   64    1  .529  16.0   597  611
    Boston Braves                  137   68   68    1  .500  20.0   650  577
    Philadelphia Phillies          139   66   73    0  .475  23.5   582  565
    Cincinnati Reds                141   60   80    1  .429  30.0   500  617
    Chicago Cubs                   140   58   81    1  .417  31.5   569  669
    Pittsburgh Pirates             141   57   83    1  .407  33.0   629  785
    
    
    Standings At Close of Play of September 11, 1964
    
    NL
    
    Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
    Philadelphia Phillies          141   85   56    0  .603     -   617  534
    St. Louis Cardinals            141   79   62    0  .560   6.0   609  581
    Cincinnati Reds                142   78   63    1  .553   7.0   576  498
    San Francisco Giants           143   79   64    0  .552   7.0   574  525
    Milwaukee Braves               141   73   68    0  .518  12.0   685  652
    Pittsburgh Pirates             140   72   68    0  .514  12.5   597  543
    Los Angeles Dodgers            143   70   71    2  .496  15.0   531  505
    Chicago Cubs                   141   64   77    0  .454  21.0   567  635
    Houston Colt .45s              143   58   85    0  .406  28.0   457  560
    New York Mets                  143   49   93    1  .345  36.5   515  695
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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I think it is happening. October baseball and all that. They may lose in the playoffs, but the good thing is that the roster isn't built for 2010 and that's it. They have some staying power.

    If played correctly, they should have a few years in them at least.
    This is what excites me the most. Seeing the Reds play in the playoffs it not enough for me. I want to see the team win a World Series again. I'm most excited about how this team is playing and how the team and the system is set up for the future.

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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    This is really, really exciting. I was 14 when the Reds won in 1990, and I'm not saying that will happen again, but I'll tell you what... the NL doesn't have a dominant team this year, and it's a good year to head into the dance with nothing to lose. I think this team could surprise some people--including us all!
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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    I think tonight was the coffin nail for the Cards, but yeah who's feeling very confident in the Reds right now...some healing and a Volquez come back could restore some of that by October.

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    Re: This is gonna happen, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsMan3203 View Post
    Had to shave mine off before the Cards series... You saw how that ended up...

    Just started getting it back the last couple days and...
    Man my beard is keeping the ladies away and I ain't liking it all that much, but this is one of those things you do because for some reason it makes it more special... I was at work watching gameday online and it said HR Votto and I about flew across the parking lot and I didn't even see it... I love this...
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