LOL, OSF!I have no real hope for the Reds.
The way I see it, this team has always had problems scoring runs. That was one of the reasons they signed Joey Votto for trillions of dollars for trillions of years. Problem is, after the injury he is not the same player, and from what I have learned about the injury, he never will be again.
Essentially this team depends upon the long ball. Problem is, those are few and far between. No one on this team hits will with runners in scoring position.
As for the pitching, the bull pen is suspect. I think the starting pitching is fine, other than Homer who they just signed for trillions of dollars. Homer is just an average pitcher I think.
I just hope that Votto does not turn into another Ken Griffey Jr., or maybe he already he has batting around .250.
I feel sorry for the Cubs, but then again, I USED to feel sorry for the Red Sox too. Now I view their fans as a-holes after they won a few championships in recent years.
Seeing the Red Sox and Yankees on TV far more often than other teams (not that I would actually stop channel surfing and watch the games anyway) is annoying too.
Speaking of TV, I was recently chosen to be a Nielsen family! I never knew anyone in my life who was picked for that. I mostly just heard people wonder who the heck these "imaginary" people were that decided the ratings.
I don't watch ANY reality / competition shows (like "Dancing With The Stars"), so I'm doing my small part to diminish the ratings of that cheap, brain-killing programming. Science-related programs like "Cosmos", various comedies, well-written dramas like "Fargo" on FX and survival shows like "Survivorman" and "Naked and Afraid" should get a tiny boost from me. Once football starts back up, I will watch that as well obviously... especially college football.