Joey Votto says he’s ready. The ball is in the Reds’ court now. Keep those fingers crossed.

–Mark Sheldon says it’s the same ol’ story with the Reds. He also says “Dusty Baker was a bit edgy after the game and wore the look of disdain.” Surprise, surprise. The Almighty Dusty is tired of being questioned about his decisions. The Almighty Dusty has never made a mistake.

–Beyond the Boxscore says to “Free Willy, as in cut his butt loose.” Indeed.

Is this a joke?

–John Erardi says no assumption is safe. Good read.

–Sorry for the absence of the Titanic Struggle Recap the last two nights. I’ve been out of town, and apparently none of the other editors could pick me up for a couple of nights.