Well, I "teased" late last week, and now, here it is.

Yes, the smarter RZ members pretty much guessed what the big surprise was going to be. But this year, I am adding a special twist.

In the past, I've started these tracker, "save the season" threads with a note of sarcasm and cynicism-- basically admitting at the outset that my efforts were futile. This year, that's not the case.

This year, this thread is GOING to propel the Reds to a turnaround.

Here is how it's gonna happen:

We play 40 games between now and the end of the day on the 4th of July. I am telling everyone right now, that the fireworks in Cincy that night will be celebrating our nation's independence, as well as the Reds getting themselves back into the race.

Between now and the 4th, the Reds are going to go 26-14. They will be 43-41 as the 4th comes to a close. That will put them in the thick of the playoff race down the stretch. Beyond that, I can't guarantee anything.

This is not a "hope," it is a fact.

If this doesn't happen, I will change my name to ILOVERFS62 for the rest of the season. That's how confident I am

It will start this week. We are going to take at least 6 of the 8 games on the homestand.

I will track our progress in this thread.