THE CINCINNATI REDS ARE NL CENTRAL CHAMPIONS
It happened in perfectly cinematic fashion - on a home-field walk-off home run by Jay Bruce (a Jay Bruce who almost didn't make it into the starting lineup that day). The hero of the night, whose efforts put an exclamation point on the regular season (instead of an interrobang), represents both the very immediate present and bright future of the organization - and the hope that the 15 Year Playoff Cycle, while it served the aggrieved fan quite well, is simply outdated.
The Reds have secured a spot in the playoffs, but there remain a few lingering questions:
- Where do I get a Reds bathrobe?
- Do we get included in that stupid TBS Kid Rock promo for the playoffs now?
- Will they induct Jay Bruce into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame now, or wait until the season is over?
Submitted sans snark or superfluous commentary. If you're champagne jam turned into an overnight drunk, you probably don't want to read much anyway. Pile on your links, amateur videos and ruminations:
Reds Video Section at Fox Sports Ohio
May I recommend "The Whole City is Happy," command performance by Dusty Baker?
Shot heard 'round the 'Nati - "Double Rainbow" of The Clinch?