I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m sick. I’m anxious. I’m a mixed bag of emotions right now. One game to decide the fate of the 2013 season. Win and advance. Lose and your season is over. The roster has been announced. All that is left to do now is play the game.
The Reds and Pirates played one another 19 times during the regular season. The Reds won
7 8 of those games, dropping 11. All eyes will be on Johnny Cueto. Can he shut down the Pirates offense? Is he healthy enough to win this one game playoff? Was he the right choice over Latos? Then eyes will be on the Reds offense. Can they get enough hits and runs to beat Pittsburgh? Will the Reds team that blasted Pittsburgh 2 weeks ago show up or will the same Reds team that got swept by the Pirates this past weekend rear its ugly head? I wish I had these answers already. It would probably help keep me from throwing up right about now. Will this Reds team keep our hopes alive for a World Series title, or will they break our hearts? We’ll know the answer by midnight.
Over the course of the 2013 season, I have asked you guys to do a lot of things in these game threads. I have asked you to discuss the game, cheer on the Reds, skip work, tell your boss to shove it, and probably even wooo a time or two. I do not know what to ask you to do tonight. Maybe pray, if that’s your thing. Maybe sit intently and focus on the game or cheer loudly in a bar, perhaps. If you’re like me, you’ll be sitting in your living room, beside your son who you’ve brought up to be a Reds fan as well, and you’ll cheer, scream (maybe cuss), and hope to goodness our beloved Reds can pull this thing out. So what I ask of you tonight, Reds fans, is cheer your guts out, pull as hard as you can for the Reds to win, and hope that at the end of the night, you’re hugging your friends and family in celebration that the Reds have advanced!
Discuss the game here and…. Go Reds!! Please!