September 12, 2006

What a Difference a Year Makes

Padres: Perspective
Hey, remember back when we were all making fun of the Padres for making it to the postseason with a .500 record? Little did we know how close we'd be to living that exact same dream just a year later.

And tonight, with the help of Jason LaRue and despite the best efforts of Jerry Narron, the Reds have again dragged themselves within a game of .500 and made their playoff chances not entirely laughable.

These are good times, my friend.

4 comments to “What a Difference a Year Makes”

  1. Daedalus says:

    reds are now 72-72.

    back in the spring, i was just hoping for a .500 season. i never dreamed that .500 might be good enough to make the playoffs.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Darn for not updating the record as soon as they won! And darn me for writing a post in my sleep and not figuring it out for myself!

    I’m with you: who would have figured mediocrity would be enough to get you a postseason berth? But it’s awesome!

  3. Daedalus says:

    i pretend like the league is so balanced and that’s why everyone sucks rather than everyone just sucks and that’s why no team except the mets is much above .500. that way i can forget that the reds really do kind of suck. but i don’t care anyway because they are in the playoff race for the first time in aaaaaaaaaaages and its fun and frustrating and more fun than not.

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    Even “kind of” sucking is better than “totally” sucking, which is what we’ve gotten for years. Baby steps.