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September 1, 2013

And this one belongs to the Reds!

Filed under: Uncategorized — stevemryan @ 8:02 pm

The 10th seeded 1916 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies lost to the 55th seeded 1916 Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in the deciding game of the opening round of my 1914-16 Tournament.  The Reds seemed to get the lead-off batter on every inning and scored one run in four different innings.  It wasn’t a hammer offense, but they kept chiseling away and put up four before it was over.  Lefty Schultz (B) won the complete game three hitter.  Al Demaree (BZ) took the loss.

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I will have to check, but this probably isn’t the biggest first round upset I have had.  I am glad the Reds won since they are my favorite team, even if it is the 1916 team.  I have liked the Reds since 1972 when I watched them one afternoon play against the Oakland A’s in the World Series.  That was a long time ago.  Especially when you think about an afternoon World Series game.  The World Series now starts the broadcast at 8pm EST and the only kids that can watch the end are kids on the west coast.  TV calls the shots and that makes sense because the networks pay billions of dollars for broadcast rights.

I listened to the Braves get hammered by the Miami Marlins 7-0.  The Marlins have the worst record in the National League and if it wasn’t for the Houston Astros they would have the worst record in the Major Leagues.  It is a long season and the Braves already have their playoff tickets on sale.  Not sure anyone would have expected them to be selling playoff tickets before the first day of September.  As the Braves roll toward the playoffs, my Reds are holding on to the 2nd Wild Card spot.  Maybe that will cost Dusty his job.  I will wait and see. The only thing the Reds lead the league in is sacrifices.  In other words, the Reds lead the league in giving the other team their outs.  Good strategy!  Other than that, Life is good!

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