With just a couple of weeks left in the season, and the Reds completely out of it, why do I care about Wily Mo Pena hitting a homer to put the Reds up four in the ninth? Why do I sit in my home and cheer for that? Why do I get excited about a super pitching performance from Aaron Harang? Why do I care about the Reds beating the Cubs at this point in the season.
Because I’m a Reds fan. Period. For better or for worse, I’m going to enjoy a Reds win.
Why do I care? I’m not sure, but I do care.
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.