Daily Archives: April 6, 2011

April 6, 2011

How We Looking?

So, how about those Reds?

They’re off to a 5-0 start, and the only other time they did that was 1990. They have already scored 43 runs this season, second only to the 1976 team. They brought Sean Casey into the booth, raising the general level of awesomeness to levels unseen since 2006.

The start of baseball this year lifted a weight that I hadn’t realized had settled on my spirit, and such a crazy good beginning has been sort of surreal. The minor league season hasn’t even started yet, and I’m already swept up in a tide of enthusiasm at the major league level.

I think maybe I say that every year, but this time I don’t feel the need to say, “it might all change tomorrow, but they can’t take away what’s happened so far.” That’s nice for a change.

Meanwhile, what the hell is happening to the Cards? You know the kerfluffle that comes up every year when some player actually tries to make a hit when the team is up by 8 or something and old school ballers get all pissy about how that’s not sportsmanship? It feels a little like it’s not fansmanship to root against the Cards so far this year. I’ll have to bust out some new material to poke at the Pirates, who are cruising in second place at 4-2.

But that’s cool; I’ve got to have some parrot jokes around here somewhere. In the meantime, the answer to the question is “sooooo good.”