I'm speaking in reference to other years, I really think this is the most depressed I've ever been since losing the 95 NLCS. I was born in 79 and my first Reds memory is Rose breaking Cobb's record. Some of you may say that 91 was a depressing year coming off a championship, even though I remember the 90 NLCS and World Series like it was yesterday and think the emotional high was enough for me as a kid for about 3 seasons, so 91 didn't affect me.
Now this year with the high expectations have really affected my mood, and I can't remember another whole season like this one that has just really got me in a funk. Today I should be jubilant, my beloved WVU Mountaineers are about to kick off and right now all I'm thinking about is how this time last year we were counting down our magic number, now we are fighting for our lives just to make it to .500. This really sucks and I hope the owners will do something about it. But making a list I'd say these are the top 5 times I've been depressed over the Reds.
1. 1995 NLCS-I actually cried when the Reds lost Game 1, I knew they were done after that.
2. When Barry Larkin retired, I still felt he had another 1-2 seasons left in the tank, and he should have signed with someone in order to get his 2 HRs for a career 200 and 40 RBIs for a career 1,000.
3. 2011 season-anyone who is a Reds fan knows why.
4. 2000-85 wins after a season where they won 96, and had acquired the best player in the game at the time.
5. 2006-frustrating to see the Reds fade in September and October narrowing missing the playoffs, that team was fun to watch with their offense as well.