I’m sick to my stomach.
Last year, I was forced to institute a personal policy of turning the television (or internet) off whenever Danny Graves entered the game. He’s easily my least favorite Red of the last five years, and it just wasn’t worth the heartache to watch him blow another game.
After tonight, I am re-instituting that policy. I resolve never to watch Danny Graves pitch for the Reds again, unless I’m in the stadium. And even then, I might go get a coney or something.
It’s just not worth it. I get mad every time he comes into a game and does his thing, and life’s too short for that. Baseball is my favorite game, but Graves has done the impossible — he takes the fun out of the game for me.
Danny Graves is dead to me.
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.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.