Wednesday, October 10, 2012

On the verge of the unthinkable...

Don't lie to me.

Let's see a show of hands of who thought we'd win this series after being demoralized in Game 2.


Look, we're all great fans. We've stuck with this team through thick and thin, but this... the way we were manhandled in our own yard was enough to make anyone give up.

I was one of them.

I tried so hard to find a silver lining or a reason not to hang my head in defeat, and I couldn't. That being said, this team has proven most of us wrong.

Obviously, I wanted so badly for them to make an epic comeback in Cincinnati, but just didn't see it happening. Well... seeing is believing, and I'm back on board with everything I have.

Just like I said in my previous post, we've been with this team all year, and we know what they're capable of. They've been capable of this comeback all along, but we just weren't seeing it.

It's that "it" factor I've been talking about. It's something you can't explain and it makes no sense sometimes, but it's the reason we keep watching.

A potential win on Thursday proves that the impossible can be accomplished. We're playing a team with a stronger lineup, in a ballpark that favors them, and all in front of THEIR fans. Yet, we're now the favorites. If you haven't heard this before, we're on the verge of doing something that just hasn't been done before.

1) The Reds haven't been swept at home all season
2) The Reds haven't lost three games in a row all season
3) No team has ever come back to win a 5 game series on the road after losing both of the first two games at home

Simply historic stuff is what we're talking about, and it's all going to come down to Matt vs. Mat.

I hate Mat Latos and so do you. He's an insufferable little prick that I dislike as much as any Dodger. He is disrespectful, surly, and I wish nothing but the worst for him on the baseball field.

He broke Dave Flemming's sunroof, he's insulted us, and he's frustrated us with his excellent performances. For this, he will have to pay the ultimate price-- a playoff failure.

There are few people in the game of baseball that I'd like to beat more than Latos, and with a newly-inspired team full of Hunter Pence's disciples, I believe we will all have a great day.

I will leave you with this inspiring quote from Hunter Pence, as he fired up his teammates prior to the Game 3 win:

"Get in here, everyone get in here ... look into each other! Look into each others eyes. I want one more day with you. It's the most fun, the best team I have ever been on, and no matter what happens we must not give in, we owe it to each other. Play for each other, I need one more day with you guys, I need to see what Theriot will wear tomorrow, I want to play defense behind Vogelsong because he's never been to the playoffs. Play for each other, not yourself. Win each moment, win each inning, it's all we have left."


  1. The quote by Pence was actually prior to game 3 not following.

    1. You're right. My bad. Updated. Thanks for reading.