As the Reds head off to the postseason for the second time in three years, I'm still sad to see the everyday grind of the regular season come to an end. Every game from here on out is out to be so stressful and must win that it won't be any real enjoyment unless we win. It's hard to believe that 162 games have came and passed. This season was extremely strange and the success of this team just kind of sneaked up on us. This is the best Reds team, record wise since 1976!! Are you kidding me?? 1976??
It felt like most of the time (me included) was spent worrying about a 5th starter, Dustys lineups, Stubbs poor batting average, Frazier getting playing time, when to bring up Billy Hamilton that I didn't enjoy the ride near as much as I should have. I guess you can say 2010 spoiled us for more and you have to give major props to the organization for making that the expected. I think 80% of the success of a team is how well it fairs during a regular season. I mean the playoffs are only 1 month. The regular season lasts 6 months and the job of the team is to give us hope those entire 6 months that they can play another month. As well as I want the Reds to do in the playoffs I must say that I'm proud of what this team has already accomplished and will no way see this season as a bad season if we exit the playoffs early. I'm 27 and I can't help think back at the first few years of my life as a knowledgeable reds fan. 1992-2009. Think how painful the early 2000's were. So much hope yet we couldn't win 70 games. Ok, I'm done, I just want to thank the Reds for a great season and best of luck in the postseason!