Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Clincher

My friend, who shares our tickets, told me a great story (great story, not great happening) about his ending up in the ER instead of celebrating with Jay Bruce, et al. on Tuesday night. He got hit on the head by a foul ball and had to leave the game. (He's going to be all right -- or at least no worse off.) That got me thinking, I would like people to put in the comments where they were and what they were doing when the Reds clinched.

Rachel and I were in our room in the rental house in Florida listening on the I-Phone via the MLB At Bat app. We also had espn on (with the sound off) which was showing the Yanks clinching a spot in the playoffs. Suddenly, the screen split and espn showed GABP erupting. Then my espn ScoreCenter app buzzed (meaning a score in the Reds game). The I-Phone has a short delay, but we knew something good happened, and then we heard Marty's call. We've known for a while now the Reds were going to win, and we knew for about three seconds that they just won, but it was still a great moment.

Rachel and I have invested a ton of money, time, and emotion in these Reds, following them at home and away and just about every night on t.v. when we couldn't be at the park. It's taken over our entire summer (that and the foot). I think we both felt extremely proud of the team and happy they won, but also relieved and validated that we didn't waste all that money, time, and emotion. Without a doubt, this has been our favorite team. Once again, congratulations to Dusty and the boys on a great season.

4 comments:

Thomas said...

I was at home, waiting for one of you or Rachel to post the outcome on Facebook. :)

Thomas said...

I mean "you or Rachel", not "one of you or Rachel". Oops.

Dave Zahniser said...

Thomas, then your wait wasn't much longer than our I-Phone delay.

Jill said...

I was at book club, and heard a replay of Marty's call on the way home on the Nashville sports radio station. As I said on FB, I definitely got chills and a bit teary. I'll admit it.