IF the Reds clinch tonight….

We’ve been waiting 15 years too. Actually, longer because 1995 ended in a sweep and was all about those mighty, muscular Cleveland Indians.

There’s so many things that will go unsaid, because you can’t put emotion into written words. How can you possibly bottle up 80% of your life following this game and pour it into a post? A simple post won’t do it justice–whenever this inevitable clinching does take place.

Other sites are bigger, use more stats and numbers to back up their opinions, have glossier set-ups. They’re more politically correct. They’re more positive. But I can assure you one thing: no blogger on the planet could have possibly wanted this worse than we have. If there’s anyone else out there who’s lived this, suffered this, been tortured over the losing and has lived it, breathed it, and slept it (or lack there of) for as long as we have–we feel sorry for you.

And IF tonight is the night, we’ve got a smorgasbord of goodies coming your way. We’ve all been in this together, after all.

So keep it locked on Diamond Hoggers after the champagne is done popping in the Queen City. We might just keep this party going all night. ‘Cause we’ve been waiting a long time for the Reds to play October baseball too.