Sunday, April 19, 2009

I don't know what to say about the Reds

This is bizarre, and by this, I mean everything. The offense has stunk, the defense has stunk, the pitching has stunk, yet there we sit, 6-5, a decent record at this point. This team is certainly different. Can anyone remember the last time we had to worry about scoring runs, and by that I mean on a regular basis?

Yet they're enough. They said the feel of the team was different this spring. There's definitely something unquantifiable about what's going on. Some call it "luck." Some call it "playing above potential." Some reference terms named after Greek mathematicians. Whatever it is, it's not something I feel we've seen in a long time. It's like the baseball gods are smiling on us for the first time in a very long time.

How else do you explain the second base ump's botched call at second which went the Reds' way and may have been the game changer? Or the fact that two errors in the first inning resulted in zero runs for the Asstros? The positive energy of the clubhouse, well, you know, perhaps there is something metaphysical about the whole thing, something beyond the realm of the three dimensional world we're accustomed to believing is the only thing that really exists about the world. Maybe the positive energy actually means something.

Or perhaps it's just luck. Either way, the no hitting is not sustainable. Even the baseball gods don't give away that many gifts. But hey, I'm loving the winning right now!


FanOfReds said...

I agree, it's amazing that a team with no offense, defense, and (so far) spotty pitching is somehow above .500! I suppose as Reds fans we are used to the breaks all working against the this is a completely new concept! said...

The baseball gods help those that help themselves, and when you have a young player standing far and above the rest at AAA and he just happens to play the same position where you currently have a black hole at offense on the parent club, you can only fight the karma for so long.

"Where would he play?" asked Baker when queried about Rosales. Where Indeed. It's quite the conundrum.

Anonymous said...

yeah, I don't have a lot of confidence in the offense, but I'll take the "lucky" wins!