One Great Season
I lived in Cincinnati for a total of 14 years, and while I never really became a huge Reds fan, I'm glad a lot of good friends and loyal fans got to enjoy a thrilling win and NL Central Division title Tuesday night.
Jay Bruce led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run to centerfield to give the home team a 3-2 win, clinching the Reds' first postseason appearance in 15 years.
And naturally, Reds fans — and of course, some haters — had a few things to say on Twitter late Tuesday. Cincinnati resident Chad Ochocinco surprisingly had nothing to Tweet about his baseball buddies. Anyway, here's a sampling:@maualuga58: "Congrats to the Cincinnati Reds for clinching the NL Central division. #awesomeness"
@JoeStrauss: "A crowd of 30,151 watched Reds' clincher at Great American. Cards haven't had crowd that small all season. #CincyOnFire"
@amyeditress: "lifting a glass of Maker's 46 to toast the #Reds--it seems appropriate. #redwax"
@justinrowland: "It's gonna be great to see the #Reds play some October baseball. Can't wait!!"
@sweetmelissakae: "Twitter has truly enhanced my #Reds experience...sharing this season with my Reds tweeps is really special. Thank you all."
@DaggumRoy: "@ukberger Who remembers the 1990 World Series Reds - A's Game 3? Not me. Puke, blackout in bathrm, 21st Bday. Been long time comin, Reds!"
@MARudnick: "The Reds & Rangers are going to the playoffs. The Chiefs are undefeated. Tiger and Lebron are the most disliked athletes. What an odd year."
@Kjthegreat: "Let me say something #stlcards fans won't say ... Congratulations to the #Reds on winning the Central, you outplayed us and you deserve it."
@spacemnkymafia: "Just saw the Bruce homer. What a moment. As late as August I thought the Reds would fade and were still a year away. I was wrong. Congrats."
@SaLouUjv: "Reds win division. Downtown celebrates. Sam is guaranteed to be miserable at work in the morning."
@sTuckBeats: "I was born in Cincy. The Reds haven't made the playoffs since I was 3. This is big."
@car724: "Dude, that's a cool way to clinch, Reds."
@PJKraegel: "The Reds are gay. On a level similar to the Cubs. But not as gay."
@jhansenout1: "I've been a Reds fan all my life, despite some St Louis straying in college. Excited for playoffs, despite knowing we'll be swept."
@dpgeeezy: "Congrats to the reds for making the playoffs. but does anybody really think that rotation can hang with the giants/phillies?"
@pdsnyder: "Apparently Jay Bruce is The Dude. And he abides."
@krazyglue: "Irony: #Reds win NL Central under the leadership of Mgr Dusty Baker, a Dodger during the Big Red Machine era!"