There’s just six meaningless baseball games left in our once full season. Where in the Hell did this season go? It seemed like it was just yesterday that we were walking around the Queen city on Opening Day in freezing temperatures, watching our buddy take shots off a bartender after the game.
And now we’re down to this. Two more Homer Bailey starts, including one tonight against the Cardinals. Maybe Jay Bruce gets three or four more games in right field. Then we’ve got a whole offseason to speculate what the heck the Reds will do. And that spans out an entire frosty winter and a long, cold spring.
Don’t do this to us baseball season. This was the year that the Reds were supposed to resemble the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays. Next year we won’t be fooled like that. And this season has been a disappointment for us no doubt that caused us to slack in the blogging department at times. When your favorite sports team struggles, it can cause you to lose enthusiasm for a sport. We’re victims of that like anyone else.
But we’re really going to miss our Reds. And we’re going to miss waking up every day and looking forward to the first pitch of a 7:00 PM game. There are things that a baseball fan just can’t forget about all offseason. Those are the things we’ll be thinking about until next April.