I know the feeling.
Marc Lancaster says that optimism abounds as the Reds head north:
Never one to get too excited – particularly over something as nebulous as spring training performance – Dan O’Brien measured his words carefully as he summed up Reds camp.
“Talent-wise, we’re improved,” the general manager said. “But that is only a part of the equation. The next step when the regular season begins is being able to carry forward and execute our organizational game plan in regards to pitching, hitting and defense.”
In other words, as optimistic as everyone was as they packed their bags to leave Sarasota, they still have to play the games, and that’s the only measurement that counts.
Well, the games start counting tomorrow. Finally.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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