Many of you can appreciate what it means to have a spouse who puts up with our obsession with the Cincinnati Reds. This team is constantly frustrating, yet we’re stuck with them. Those of you who share this obsession must have an idea how much time I spend thinking and writing about the Reds (and working on this site behind the scenes).

Believe me, it wouldn’t be possible without the lovely Mrs. Dotson. Ten years ago today, we were married. I think she mostly knew what she was getting into back then, but I’m not sure she fully appreciated that she was marrying the Reds, too.

We were married during that magical run of 1999, but it’s been mostly futility since then. No matter; I’m still the luckiest man in the world.