Last night, the Cincinnati Reds became NL Central Champions and clinched a spot in the
One of my favorite things about living in Ohio the past few years has been getting to know the sport of baseball and cheering on the Reds. Baseball season has eliminated the "drought and depression" of sports that tends to occur after the NFL season is over for my husband and I. We truly have grown to love the Reds, and I honestly believe that no matter where his professorly job search takes us, I will have a little soft spot in my heart for that big red "C" and the Queen City.
Since the Reds have been working to clinch the NL Central title for a few days, I thought it best to avoid the games on TV. For some odd reason, we're very super (or should i say "stuper")-stitious, and feel that when we pay careful attention to the game, the team doesn't perform as well. They LOSE.
It's after 10 p.m., I've just finished Glee and watching my love, Michael Bolton (who was a horrendous dancer and kind of a cranky a*hole) say his good-byes to Dancing with the Stars, and I decide to check the Reds score - they're tied with the Houston Astros at the bottom of the 9th inning! WHOA! Jay Bruce stepped up to the plate as Cincinnati fans hoped and prayed for a home run to seal the deal, and what do you know... it happened! My husband and I weren't bad luck! We actually watched them win the game and celebrate their spot in the playoffs!!! I wish I could've been there as the fireworks were set off... how cool!
As I sat in the Great American Ballpark this past April and watched them get pummeled by Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals on opening day, I had no hopes or expectations that the Reds would eventually become champions of their division and return to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years! Regardless of what happens in the playoffs next month, I will be excited to cheer on the Reds!
|The home crowd, April 5, 2010|
|Reds Opening Day 2010|