Over the years, I have had a hatred of many teams.  Growing up, the Atlanta Braves were always on tv and in my area you were primarily a Reds fan or a Braves fan.  So I naturally hated the Braves and their fans. Then in my teenage years and through the late 90s and early portion of the 2000s, that hatred transferred over to the Red Sox and Yankees, for obvious reasons. 

However, in recent years, I have focused my hatred onto one team and one team only… The St. Louis Cardinals.  Ever since the 2010 brawl, I have despised the Cardinals and everything about them.  I have co-workers who are Cardinals fans.  Friends who are Cardinals fans.  And family members who are fans.  I can not stand talking baseball with them.

So nothing will make me happier today and for the rest of this week than taking it to the Cards.  Discuss the game here and let’s hope for a Reds thumping.

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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  1. Oh my god. They scored without a successful sac bunt.

  2. Dat Dude don’t like dem WLBs.

  3. Bruce getting some respect.

  4. An insurance run here would be huge.

  5. This is a huge AB for Frazier. Let this game be put out of reach.

  6. Walk Bruce and pitch to Frazier?

    Ok.

  7. Chicken. Pitch to him, you coward.

  8. Big time!!!!

  9. If that had hit Todd I’m fairly sure he would have started turning green and the broadcast would have gone off the air.

  10. That was simply a great AB.

  11. Nice AB SuperTodd.

  12. That’ll do, Todd. That’ll do.

  13. BP brings out the chirping crickets in St. Louis with the leather last inning and the stick this inning. A beautiful noise.

  14. RWI.

  15. LOVE CARDINAL MELTDOWNS

  16. That’ll work too.

  17. Welcome to the Reds, Jack!

  18. Cards are absolutely discombobulated.

  19. suh-WEET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Cards fans are starting to go home.

    And we’re still here.

    WHO OWNS THIS HOUSE?

  21. You know, that was a great stop by Kozma. How did that not get through?

  22. Not sure why they didn’t put Meso in for Hanigan here…

  23. Not that I’m complaining, but….

    Why did they leave Boggs in after the meltdown? Guess they figure no sense in burning through another pitcher?

  24. Hoover…is warming up. Awesome. Let the kid pitch. MELTDOWN CONTINUE

  25. Marty says the St. Louis fans “are leaving Busch Stadium like rats off a sinking ship.” Guess those really knowledgeable fans know what’s up.

  26. OK, I’m enjoying this. I admit it.

  27. The Bad News Cards.

  28. FYI – i am enjoying this half inning.

  29. Looks like it will be Hoover – Id give him a short leash – dont let the tying run come to the plate with him pitching.

  30. still only one out. And good for hanni– he’s got to start somewhere.

  31. Funny how a half inning can make us all forget about Choo, isn’t it?

    But don’t worry, we’ll be reminded in the Titantic Struggle Recap.

  32. I love the smell of roasting cardinals in the evening.

  33. And the beat goes on. This. Is. Awesome.

  34. Todd scores. This is what you get for hitting him.

  35. Wow….

    I haven’t seen a meltdown like this since Danny Graves pitched for the Reds.

  36. CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  37. Choo gets those runs back!

  38. Choo says “What errors?”

  39. I’m guessing Choo feels a little better right about now

  40. SAVE SOME HITS FOR TOMORROW, GUYS!

  41. Wow! That kinda makes up for the dropped balls.

  42. Pour it on, fellas. Pour it on.

  43. choo just got those 3 runs back that he left in the outfield.

  44. Is there a white flag out yet? Molina looks really embarrassed. And I am thrilled. Heisey makes 2 outs in the same inning. funny.

    • @George Culver: Molina probably isn’t sure what day it is. I kinda thought Hanigan’s foul off his head gave him a concussion. Really.

  45. Late to the party but still enjoying it. Maybe Joey is saving his hits until they are needed. We all know he is going to hit .330 +/- a few points here and there. GO REDS

  46. Pardon me boys, is that the Cincinnati Soo Choo. Bases clearing double. Go baby go.

  47. Umm, let’s rest Hoover. I’m available for the 9th.

  48. Best baseball town in America!

  49. FYI – for those scoring at home, I am still enjoying this half inning. A LOT.

  50. If a bunch of Cardinals whine in an empty stadium…..

    Does anyone care?

    • @CI3J: Unlike the philosophical question that you indirectly refer to, there is a certain answer to this one: No.

  51. Votto just made that look easy.

  52. Wow…just Wow.

  53. Remember when we were just hoping to scratch out a run or two? This is quite nice…

  54. Everyday is like Christmas with this bunch.

  55. I guess we won’t be arguing about who pitches the 9th at this point. Yesterday I wasn’t so comfortable in the 9th, with a 3 run lead. Even I am comfortable with a 9 run lead.

  56. Score 9 in the ninth. Poetic.

  57. That, my friends, is how you pick your teammate up after some rough defense. And that, kids, is how you keep your head up when things go wrong. Choo after the 7th inning…Single, Walk, Double, 2R, 3RBI

  58. Put in valdez for the 9th– save your bullpen for tomorrow!

  59. Reds have scored more runs in this inning than the Pirates have all season.

    Chris Heisey has two outs in this inning.

  60. BRUUUUUCE! I hope this half inning lasts another 15 minutes or so.

  61. do you guys realize that it’s possible that heisey might make all three outs this inning? that would make my season.

  62. Come on Todd hit a Granny and that will finish it for good.

  63. This is just silly.

  64. I’m surprised that the 2nd baseman didn’t throw the ball away as well.

  65. Even Bruce was laughing about that.

    That was just fun to watch.

  66. I wonder how Carpenter is explaining this to his kid?

  67. Todd Frazier with a mercy look at a called third strike. Guess he got bored.

  68. Todd is merciful.

  69. TF, the humanitarian.

  70. Todd the Merciful … I like that.

  71. If I were the Cards hitters I would just stand there and take 3 straight strikes and save my energy for tomorrow.

    • If I were the Cards hitters I would just stand there and take 3 straight strikes and save my energy for tomorrow.

      If I were the Cards hitters, I’d be embarrassed to come out of the dugout.

  72. “That, my friends, is how you pick your teammate up after some rough defense. And that, kids, is how you keep your head up when things go wrong.”

    We give Dusty Baker a whole lot of crap deseverably so for some of his moves, but you got to say over the past few years the Reds have been a club that doesn’t really give up on games.

    • @earl: Giants fans I know – who don’t like Dusty – give him credit for that much. That is, the Giants were the same way with him. (Not that they’ve stopped.)

      The way one of them put it: Dusty loses about 5 games in a season with in-game strategy, the players never quitting under him wins about 5 a season, so it’s a wash.

  73. Could this mark the end of the Busch Stadium jinx for the Reds ? They’ve had a terrible record at Busch over the last 10 years.

  74. Help, I’m awaiting moderation.

  75. Nasty slider by JJ there, atta boy.

  76. I think you got your wish, Chris.

  77. Billy Hamilton with another single and another stolen base.

  78. So how will ESPN spin this in the Cardinals’ favor ??

  79. That stadium is resembling a Marlin’s crowd.

  80. We’re having fun now! Tough day for Cards’ fans… This Reds team can score some runs.

  81. Holy cow, that was a serious bit of glovery there.

  82. Votto. Ha. That is all.

  83. Wow, what a play. What a game. Good times, guys!

  84. The only Cards fans still in the ballpark are the drunk ones that can’t see the 1 in front of 3 in the Reds scoreline.

  85. I’m kinds waiting for someone else to get drilled. The Cards are kinds old school like that. “Those Reds are getting a little comfy in there!” I hope Matheny and company don’t play it that way anymore. TLR and Duncan sure did though.

  86. Great play by Votto to get the out and end the game. Great tough as nails comeback win for the Reds. Lets make it two in row with a win tomorrow night. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  87. Take THAT, “best fans in baseball.”

  88. Looking back at the box score now.. Bruce went 4 for 5 and had a walk. That is huge.

  89. Just reviewing game. Could be coincidence but Choo seemed to lose focus on both fly balls when his first step hit the warning track. If anyone else would have butchered those two flies, there would be many comments about him not being a CFer. As for me, I’m still fine with the experiment even if Reds had lost the game. The question down the road might be how can we sign Choo or is it conceivable the Reds might deal Bruce?

    • @jas_428: I don’t see the Reds trading Bruce.

    • @jas_428: No way the Reds trade Bruce.

      On the Choo note though, I really think it’s a bit ridiculous that they refuse to consider the idea of playing him in LF, and putting Heisey in CF. At least the 3 unearned runs Choo caused were all negated by his 3 RBI bases clearing double. Plus the guy’s getting on base like crazy.

      • @ToddAlmighty: If a change is going to be made with Choo, and I don’t think it should be yet, I would prefer moving him to RF, where he is a proven commodity with a strong arm, and move Bruce to CF.

        A problem with moving Heisey to CF is that Paul and Ludwick (when he returns) can’t play CF. Better to just leave LF to that group.

        On a related topic, it would make sense, in a late defensive replacement situation, to take out Choo, put Heisey in CF, and Paul in LF.

  90. Chris, I just read your opening statement now. I can relate. My father is a diehard Cardinals fan and I used to love talking baseball with him but now I try to stick to just talking 20th century baseball.

    As for hated teams, we have, not surprisingly, the same history. The Braves as “America’s Team”. Ugh.

    In the 60’s and 70’s I (and I think most Reds fans) hated the Dodgers.

  91. Votto saved poor Hoover’s arm. If Descalso reaches then Hoover–already over 20 pitches–would have had to keep going. But at least we would have saved Manny Parra’s arm. Great win, but bringing in Hoover in that inning is managerial malpractice. He clearly hasn’t recovered from 47 pitches on opening day. Rest was more important than getting back on the horse to build his confidence.

  92. I can’t wait for the recap of this one!!!

  93. I agree with my friend Eric The Red. I don’t understand why Hoover was brought in there. That’s a situation in which you’re going to want one pitcher to finish it off no matter how long it goes. Parra was the logical choice, to me.

  94. The AP recap of the game calls the Cardinals the defending NL Central champs. Sigh.

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About Chris Wilson

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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