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    The awesomeness of this season

    I don't think we're talking about it enough. Here we are on Sept. 12 and the Reds absolutely have the divisional championship wrapped up. They could completely collapse down the stretch and still win the division. They have the second-best record in all of MLB ... and the team with the best record just shut down their best pitcher (and their most-valuable player overall). It would be like the Reds shutting down Cueto right now. Well, the Nats do have a better/deeper staff, so they can withstand the loss better than the Reds could, but you get the point.

    Anyway, what a remarkable season. The Reds even lost Votto for a month-and-a-half. Hopefully they do well in the playoffs, but this season is already a resounding success in my book no matter what happens in October. So many guys having excellent seasons; performing better than most expected. Jay Bruce has been fantastic. So has Bronson Arroyo, Todd Frazier, Ryan Ludwick, Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Phillips and others. Votto would likely be the favorite for NL MVP if he didn't get hurt. However, the only thing that matters there is he's back healthy now and playing like nothing ever happened.

    What a season.

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    Re: The awesomeness of this season

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    I don't think we're talking about it enough. Here we are on Sept. 12 and the Reds absolutely have the divisional championship wrapped up. They could completely collapse down the stretch and still win the division. They have the second-best record in all of MLB ... and the team with the best record just shut down their best pitcher (and their most-valuable player overall). It would be like the Reds shutting down Cueto right now. Well, the Nats do have a better/deeper staff, so they can withstand the loss better than the Reds could, but you get the point.

    Anyway, what a remarkable season. The Reds even lost Votto for a month-and-a-half. Hopefully they do well in the playoffs, but this season is already a resounding success in my book no matter what happens in October. So many guys having excellent seasons; performing better than most expected. Jay Bruce has been fantastic. So has Bronson Arroyo, Todd Frazier, Ryan Ludwick, Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Phillips and others. Votto would likely be the favorite for NL MVP if he didn't get hurt. However, the only thing that matters there is he's back healthy now and playing like nothing ever happened.

    What a season.
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    Playing meaningful, yet pretty pressureless games in September is awesome. I allowed myself just to sit back and enjoy the sillyness that was the 14 inning game the other night. It's fantastic.
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    Hooray for winning baseball!
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    This season has been and continues to be pretty awesome!
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    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

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    Yet again... The Reds are playing meaningless baseball in September.....




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    Re: The awesomeness of this season

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsMan3203 View Post
    Yet again... The Reds are playing meaningless baseball in September.....




    In a good way!
    Haha. I might have to steal that line. I love it.


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    Re: The awesomeness of this season

    Kudos for this thread!

    This is a somewhat historic Reds season. For those of you too young to have enjoyed the Big Red Machine, this is the (Reds') greatest regular season in your lifetime. So sit back and take it all in for the next three weeks before the pressure comes back. Although they haven't clinched yet, if the Cardinals continue playing like they are, we could lose all our remaining games and still win the division. That's pretty incredible to say 3 weeks out. A lot of things have gone right for us this year but we've earned that luck!

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    It has been a fun season, not only watching the Reds, but even following Redszone. I've been coming here much more often and I bet at least some others have been too.

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    I think the problem is that we have become jaded with all of this winning. I mean very soon we will be the Central Division champs for 2 out of the last 3 seasons. At some point in time you just get so use to it that it doesn't mean anything anymore.
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    These are the good old days. All you 20 somethings (or younger) smell the roses now. My age group has spent 35 to 40 years hoping to recapture the magic of the 70s. Even 1990 can't really compare since it was more of a one off type deal. Back then, I never knew it would take so long to get into a run of seasons where the Reds will be a legit threat to win it all. I think we're in a period like that now. Savor it.
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    Re: The awesomeness of this season

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    These are the good old days. All you 20 somethings (or younger) smell the roses now. My age group has spent 35 to 40 years hoping to recapture the magic of the 70s. Even 1990 can't really compare since it was more of a one off type deal. Back then, I never knew it would take so long to get into a run of seasons where the Reds will be a legit threat to win it all. I think we're in a period like that now. Savor it.
    In 1990 I knew there were many more good years to come because the core nucleus of Davis, Larkin, Rijo, Browning, Sabo etc were all so young so 1990 was just the beginning of many great years to come.

    The same could be said maybe to a lesser degree in 1995 and 1999. The future looked so very bright and we didn't need to stop and smell the roses because the future looked so incredibly bright.

    I think after a while we all painfully found out the future didn't end up being to terribly bright like so many of us thought it was.

    So the OP is right on the mark and we do need to really enjoy this season because Lord knows when or if we will season like this again.
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    1990 I was in my second year of college and listen to every game on the radio. Believe it or not, only about 20-30 games were televised.

    I lucked out on the phone and got World Series tickets. Eric Davis's homerun in the 1st inning was my fondest sports moment in person.

    The NLCS against the Pirates is the most under rated series in my life time. It was a War against a great team.

    I cried when they swept the A's. I was happy they won it, sad I could not go to game 6 and 7, and sorry this magical season was over. I lived and breathed Reds baseball from August through October and it was over.


    Honestly, 2010 was all about just getting over the hump. 2012 is about winning a World Series. We have as good of a chance as anybody.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster View Post

    The NLCS against the Pirates is the most under rated series in my life time. It was a War against a great team.
    That series was intense. I will never forget that series. It was so close I was hard to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    In 1990 I knew there were many more good years to come because the core nucleus of Davis, Larkin, Rijo, Browning, Sabo etc were all so young so 1990 was just the beginning of many great years to come.

    The same could be said maybe to a lesser degree in 1995 and 1999. The future looked so very bright and we didn't need to stop and smell the roses because the future looked so incredibly bright.

    I think after a while we all painfully found out the future didn't end up being to terribly bright like so many of us thought it was.

    So the OP is right on the mark and we do need to really enjoy this season because Lord knows when or if we will season like this again.
    1990 seemed more like 2010 to me. I'm really happy that they won enough at the end to beat the Pirates and then got hot at the end and crushed the A's. I never had a sense that the team could repeat or recapture that and other teams were always consdered bigger threats to win coming into the season. I think this team will be among the top two or three favorites in the league for the next several years (especially if they address CF). I never felt that way about those early 90s teams.
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