Cincinnati Reds – NL Central Champions

In early August the Cardinals sweep the Reds in Cincinnati to take a one game lead. Although there were 41 games to go, many were discounting the Reds chances. After that series, the Reds won seven in a row, thus starting to distance themselves from the Cardinals.

I’ve only been up for 90 minutes this morning, yet I heard and seen the game-winning, title-clinching home run by Jay Bruce at least 10 times … and probably many more before the day is done. For this life-long Reds fan, what a special moment.

It’s been a long 15 years since the last playoff appearance, especially when most of the teams weren’t contenders – so today is special!

Image property of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

PS: This video with the radio call by Hall of Fame announcer Marty Brennaman wasn’t available this morning. Enjoy this memorable moment in Reds history.

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6 thoughts on “Cincinnati Reds – NL Central Champions

    • Lester,
      Thanks as it has been a long time comin’. Totally agree with you about the Royals and Pirates. Just so happens that a friend and I were discussing them at lunch today. I feel for their fans. Thanks for commenting.

  1. Congratulations!!!! Hope to see you guys in the World Series, Afrankangle, great job!!!! Just hope my Yankees stand a chance with the way your guys are playing…somewhere today, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, etc…are extremely proud, with good reason.

    • Al,
      Many thanks. Although our heroes from the past are smiling, this team is more like the 1990 team, which not many gave a chance then went wire-to-wire and sweeped the A’s. I don’t know if the Reds make it past the first round, nonetheless I cherish the moment. Good luck to your team. Thanks for commenting.

    • 3rd Stone,
      Many thanks. The Reds were a surprise to many (including myself), but like I always say, you can’t lose a playoff without being in it.

      Chapman can deliver heat … then can throw a good slider. Totally unfair. Thanks for commenting.

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