COULD 2012 = 1972?

In 1970, the Cincinnati Reds returned to the Postseason for the first time in 9 years, winning the National League pennant with a 102-60 record.  Things weren’t quite so fun the following season when the Redlegs posted a disappointing 79-83 mark in ’71.  After a busy offseason in which the club acquired Joe Morgan, Jack Billingham and Cesar Geronimo, the Reds stumbled out of the gates in 1972 with an 8-13 record.  Folks thought it was going to be 1971 all over again, but the Reds would rally to post  a 95-59 record and take their second pennant in three years.   The Cincinnati ball club would eventually go on to become the “Team of the 70s.” 

In 2010, the Cincinnati Reds returned to the Postseason for the first time in 15 years, winning the National League Central Division championship with a 91-71 record.  Things weren’t quite so fun the following season when the Redlegs posted a disappointing 79-83 mark in ’11 (look familiar?  hint: 1971).  After a busy offseason in which the club acquired Mat Latos, Ryan Madson, Sean Marshall and Ryan Ludwick, the Reds got off to a slow start in 2012 with a 4-6 record.  Folks thought it was going to be 2011 all over again, but the Reds….(to be continued). 

 

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I know this fella’ on the internet fond of saying “Expect good things”, and that’s what I’m doing. I think the ball club deserves a couple more games before we all hurl ourselves off the Brent Spence bridge.

Agreed. Sure, it’s been a bit of a letdown so far, but writing the Redlegs off now seems premature given how early it is in the season. An awful lot can happen in ~150 games.

WAS I RECALL THE BERWES GOT OFF TO A SLOW START LAST YEAR AND LOOK WHERE THEY GOT

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