Tonight felt a little bit like last year–if only for one night

Tonight’s 3-2 win finally saw things go the Reds way a little bit. Home runs from Bruce, Renteria, and Votto and a big couple of defensive plays late to hang onto the narrow victory.

The season’s gone, and we can’t love them like we would like to love them. And the victories of the now can’t be as sweet as they were. But for just a night–a perfect August summer night–they were as good as they always were.

This sport really has a way of sobering a fan.