Micah “Babe Ruth” Owings vs. Rich Harden in game one of this series against a hated rival, the team my kids call the “Stinky Cubbies.” Hey Cubs! Our pitcher hits better than your pitcher! Heck, our pitcher hits better than most of the guys in the Chicago (and Cincinnati) lineups.
We had a great time in the game thread last night (click the “Continue reading…” link at the bottom of this post for exactly how much fun we had), and I expect tonight to be even better since we’re playing the stupid Cubs. (I think I’m going to make it a rule that they can only be referred to as the stupid Cubs on RN from now on). Here’s a topic: how can The Hardball Times place our beloved, streaking Reds at #28 in their power poll, four spots behind the Astros and 3 spots behind the Natinals? (Yeah, I understand how they came up with that, given their methodology, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it!) (Tip of the cap to RR.)
Anyway, here’s the game preview. Discuss the game right here….
Editor’s note: There was some discussion in last night’s game thread about whether or not it was the most-commented-upon game thread yet. I actually thought it was, but I was woefully wrong. It was only #2, after that epic Padres game last year. I didn’t realize we topped 600 posts. My favorite, incidentally, is #585, even though it makes fun of Junior, who we can’t help but like.
(If you’ll notice, I added a widget in the left sidebar that shows the top ten most commented upon posts in the RN archives.)