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Did you know Tracy played on 5 major league teams?
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My favorite site. Not for those easily offended.
This is a great NBA blog. The NBA (National Basketball Association) is a professional men's basketball league, consisting of 29 American teams, and one Canadian team. It was founded in 1946. Cincinnati used to have a team. I wish it did now.
Better Off Red
Jamie Ramsey is the Assistant Media Relations Director of the Reds. He takes you behind the scenes of a Major League team. And he writes funny captions for his photos.
Plenty of scenery and funny stuff on Big Smudge. I'll be honest, these guys told me they were fans of my show, and even if they didn't mean it, that gets them linked.
Bugs and Cranks
If it's about baseball, these guys usually have something to say about it. And it's usually funny.
Booze, Ladies, and Football.
Calling It Like It Is
A guy from Cincinnati, who uh, well he calls it like it is.
Chris Sabo's Goggles
A Reds fan stuck in Chicago does a blog. He says the purpose of the blog is to inform people of the Reds without the geeky stuff, like facts for example. My kind of guy.
You're probably thinking this website is about me. Actually, it's not.
Local college basketball blog by two guys...one a UC fan, the other an XU fan.
The Godfather of sports blogs.
My favorite baseball blog. I thought I loved the game, then I read these guys.
Stuff guys like. At least stuff normal guys like.
Hugging Harold Reynolds
Very funny sports blog with one of my favorite names.
John Clay's Sidelines
John is an outstanding writer who covers everything and anything UK-related.
Larry Brown Sports
The other Larry Brown, not the guy who's coached half the teams in the NBA.
Look At Me Shirts
Be the guy in the ironic shirt. Take credit for someone else's joke.
Mo Egger's Blog
Did you really think my blog wouldn't be on a list of "favorites?"
Do you like mind-numbing statistical analysis of the Reds? Do you treat every game like the fate of the world rests on it? This site is probably not for you.
Most negative man in America. And I usually agree with him.
Pro Football Talk
Not daily, but almost hourly reading for NFL fans.
Everything and anything Reds...and more, by Reds fans.
Rush The Court
The Ubiquitous college basketblog.
A little UK, a little Louisville. A lot of funny.
Anything and everything hoops.
A Cincinnati guy based in Vegas. What I'd write if I could write.
Because some things can't be taught.
I admit, I'm a geek.
Who Dey Revolution
No site better captures the frustration of being a Bengals fan better than this one. Fan empowerment at its best.
There will be a time this winter when you're shoveling snow off of your driveway while freezing your face off, that your mind will start to wander, and you'll think about missed chances...28 men left on base in three days, multiple opportunites across multiple games (Do I even need to recap them for you?), and three separate knockout blows being blown in three separate first innings.
That snow will seem a little deeper, and the air will feel a little colder.
There will be a time later this year, probably around the holidays, when you're dragged somewhere to be with people you don't want to be around to have conversations you don't want to have, and you'll start to wear a far-off look as you think about how they could've given up just one f*****g hit for nine innings on that Tuesday back in October, and still lose the damn game.
And lame holiday get-togethers will be a little lamer.
There will be a day in the coming months when summer couldn't seem further off, when afternoon will look like night, and suddenly the agony will creep in again and you'll punch a steering wheel thinking about Cueto's oblique, or you'll kick one of those lame plastic Santas in anger over Rolen's error, or the guy in line in front of you doing his Christmas shopping will look at you quizically as you openly wonder about something Dusty did months before.
Winter will look darker and summer will feel even more distant.
This is going to be a long offseason.
The greatest chokejob in Cincinnati sports history is complete. And to be clear, what the Reds did was indeed a chokejob. As much as I truly loved watching and following this team this season, I can't of a more gentle way to put it. And among the most difficult things we're left to deal with are how systematic a collapse this really was and how it will be forever before the Reds can make good on it.
There's no need in pointing the finger in one direction. Everyone failed. At least everyone not named "Homer." Dusty Baker will take some heat, and maybe he'll take the fall too. Undoubtedly, his work in this series deserve scrutiny and criticism - namely the lack of urgency he managed with in the fifth and sixth innings - but Dusty himself didn't lose this series. He had plenty of help.
If game one was a great team victory, games three through five fit ther very definition of "team losses." Pick a Red and I can name for you a moment when he failed to deliver. Pick a moment, and I can name for you a Red who failed to deliver in it.
I have a feeling we'll be doing both for a while.
But the really cruel part is that this fall's failure won't loom for a few days and go away. It will be discussed, dissected, revisited, and debated nearly every time the Reds make news.
Think we won't be thinking about the blown chances with two men on base while waiting in autograph lines with our kids at RedsFest? Do you really believe players won't be answering questions about what they didn't do at the end of this season when they reconvene to prepare for the next one? And as good as the Reds may be next year, and the nucleus of a 97-win team will be back, you know that the question of how the Reds avoid being haunted by memories of 2012's meltdown will be heard loudly and often.
This isn't going away soon.
I hate that it ended this way. I hated having to talk about it on the radio this afternoon (I began by being honest. My first words: "I've been doing this for a long time. This is the first time I've begun a show by not knowing what to say.) And I hate having to write about this. I loved this team and I loved this season. If you'll allow me to be personal for a second, watching the Reds this season and having games to look forward to this summer kept me sane during some very difficult times in my life.
I have literally dozens of awesome memories of watching this team.
It's just hard to think of them right now.
Right now, we deal with the cold reality of a long winter filled with agonizing reflections of three of the most painful days in Cincinnati sports history.
The pain will go away, but it's going to be a while.
A long while.