Thursday, March 30, 2006

Yeah Baseball!!

I'm really starting to enjoy this winning stuff. I wasn't sure I could handle liking a team that wins more than a few games. I was never a Bengals fan, so I didn't really enjoy their past season, and the Browns sucked, as usual. The only other sport I really follow other than baseball and football is hockey, and, always loyal to my state (and partially due to a can of Pepsi) I'm a Blue Jackets fan. In case you don't know, the Blue Jackets are another typical Ohio sports team. I've never really followed a team while they were having a good season. I've been a Reds fan my whole life, but I was 7 at the time of their most recent World Series victory, and I was far more interested in My Little Ponies than baseball at the time. I vaguely recall them being swept in the play-offs (I think) by the Braves in '95 or '96. I only remember that because I did not know what " being swept" meant and I wondered why all the Braves fans were carrying around little brooms. When my parents explained it I thought it was very rude. I probably would have felt differently if the Reds fans had been the ones with brooms.

I'm trying not to have openly extra high hopes for the Reds this season, as I feel it will probably jinx them, but it's hard. This spring has been pretty neat. I mean, they shut out the Red Sox 4-0 today. That's exciting. Arroyo pitched well. I've been hearing some promising things about Milton lately. Their record for ST is 20-11. I am all kinds of pumped for next week. I'd be pumped even if the Reds had lost every game this spring, though.

Yeah baseball! Go Reds!

2 comments:

Red Hot Mama said...

You said:
I wasn't sure I could handle liking a team that wins more than a few games.

I know what you mean. I considered switching to the Pirates or something (seeing as they look so much like the Reds anyway), but I decided to give this winning thing a try. Maybe we'll like it! ;)

Jacci and/or Christina said...

It seems like some pretty sweet stuff so far. We're pretty new to it, but it seems that everyone coped well through the whole Big Red Machine thing. I think we'll pull through.