I love Opening Day in Cincinnati. The excitement, the holiday-like atmosphere; there’s almost nothing like it. The anticipation as the starting lineups are announced is something to behold.
Today, however, was miserable in many respects. It was cold, with a biting wind that nearly froze us all to death — and the Reds looked very, very bad in the first game of the 2006 season.
We’ll have more post-mortems later, but I’m very disappointed in what I saw from the Reds. Everyone around me had the same assessment: “Same Old Reds.”
Unfortunately, I couldn’t disagree. They looked like the same old Reds. Let’s hope that was an illusion. After all, hope springs eternal on Opening Day.