The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get
Did you hear the Reds won the National League Central Division for the second time in three years? I ask that because apparently FOX Sports Ohio didn’t show any of it. In fact, even my MLB TV subscription wouldn’t work because it was a “nationally broadcast” game (even though I couldn’t figure out where in the nation it was actually being broadcast).
Anyway, my local FOX channel was kind enough to cut into their game-of-the-week to show the Reds clinch in the top of the 9th, and MLB Network briefly cut to the Reds’ locker room to show the celebration. From what I’ve heard, I was lucky to see as much as I did, because people in the Cincinnati viewing area saw… a car show on FOX Sports Ohio.
But all of that is behind us. The Reds are division champs, and I think that’s pretty damn cool. I have to admit, the most enthusiasm I could muster up yesterday afternoon was an approving nod as I watched the Reds players storm the field. It’s not that I wasn’t excited, I just know that this division title won’t mean a thing if they get swept in the first round (again).
Division titles are nice. League titles are better. World Championships are best.
My wife and I also made a toast to Dusty. It’s important to keep your marriage fresh by doing things you’ve never done before.
We have another week before we’ll learn who (and where) we’re playing in the first round of the playoffs. Does it matter who we face? Not really. This team is either ready or it’s not. They’ve won series this season against everyone from the Yankees to the Cubs, so I have zero reason to believe that they can’t–and won’t–show up in the 2012 postseason. We’ll find out soon enough just how good this team can be.
By the way, why in the world does Marty Brennaman schedule his annual charity golf out in the second to last weekend of September?
It’s Probably Gonna Happen (Maybe)