First off just let me pour out some sheer emotion. Do you know how happy it makes me to turn on the radio and to hear Thom and Marty Brennamen say during the post-game show saying that this is the biggest regular season win since 1999 for the Reds? They’re confirming what I feel. I’m not crazy.
I love this team. I love Jay freaking Bruce. I love Joey Votto. I love Coco Cordero. Hell, I even love Aaron Harang right now. The season; for the time being, has reached it’s apex. Today is a wonderful day to be a Reds fan. Today is a day in which the entire league will take notice of what this team; this team who has now won 25 games in their last at-bat and is first in the league in fielding, is doing.
Jay Bruce hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 8th inning off Roy Halladay to give the Reds a 4-3 victory. The Reds dug out of a 3-0 hole against one of the best pitchers in the game. They’re going nuts on 700 WLW. I am on a cloud that I won’t come down from for a long time. I am as excited about the sport, the Reds, and life in general as I’ve been in a long, long time.
This is why I love baseball. This could have been last night. We lost a heartbreaker. But redemption was only a wake-up away. Little did we know. Thank you Reds.