One thing about Scott Rolen, he may have had a tough game tonight, but I'll be he steps up to the mic in the postgame interviews.
I don't care if they were supposed to make the playoffs in 2010 or not.
They DID make the playoffs and game #1 was them being no hit and game #2 was them crapping all over themselves.
"three dimes, a one hundred dollar bill and and 87 ones..."
I have no idea what the Reds' mind set was. But you have to have a killer instinct. You played 6 months of a backbreaking 162 games to get here. And unless you have a laser focus, you can blow that season in 20 minutes.
I think being happy is just weak.
Pay attention to the open sky
edit: Roy, not sure what else I can say that I haven't already. Wanna complain that they won't have another shot? Fine. I'll bow out and let ya guys do that. Just let me know when you come to your senses. K?
Last edited by redsfandan; 10-08-2010 at 10:13 PM.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
Well, if nothing else...this game was a learning experience. I still love this club and I think we'll be seeing the post season fairly regularly for the next few years. But this game really showed our youth IMO.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.
If you want to know why the national media ignores the Reds a lot of times, watch the tape of tonight's game. Teams that lose like that don't get picked to win in the post season.
While I agree they have a team built for the future it is dangerous assuming you are going to be back in the postseason. A lot can happen from year to year and a lot of teams that thought they would be back for another run are not back for years. Except for these teams that can spend their way into the postseason other teams have a smaller margin for error and you never know what is going to happen.