It was a tough battle, fought ferociously, but the Pirates emerged the winners in the Fight For Last Place by losing two of the three game series this weekend. Not that the Pirates were in any real danger of losing the title, but the Reds were in a position to make a real statement about their suckitude if they were swept by the only team in their division with a worse record.
I was lucky enough to see the final game of the series, live and in person, this afternoon as part of my annual Big Anniversary Trip.
I thought the Reds might have a real chance to prove themselves worse than the Pirates when they were being shut out through six innings, but Jason LaRue spoiled that when he provided the one home run I would see over the course of my two-game visit. Soon, the Reds were up 3-5, which is the score at which the game would end.
This battle is won, but the war is not over. The Reds will be visiting Pittsburgh next weekend after a stop through Chicago to take part in the Battle For Biggest Unrealized Expectations.