Wasn’t that better than watching the Reds clinch on an off day?

Seriously. The Reds could have clinched yesterday on their off day if the Pirates defeated the Cardinals. I am sure it would have been fine for Reds fans who have been waiting since 1995 for a trip to the post season (after falling ever so short in 1999.)

I guess when you’ve missed the playoffs for a decade and a half, you shouldn’t get picky.

But I am guessing there isn’t a Reds fan around who minds waiting an extra day to have their celebration NOT sparked by their team watching a TV but celebrating a walk off homer by Jay Bruce.

Folks… THAT is how you clinch a division!

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I saw a TV listings of the national Fox games and they did NOT list the A’s/Rangers game today.

And it didn’t list a local channel either.

If the Rangers win they will win their first Division Title since 1999.
PLEASE tell me that Rangers fans can… you know… watch their team win a championship.

You’d think that would be a big deal, even for Rangers fans.

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Anticlimax at the clincher

The Minnesota Twins clinched the American League Central Division tonight. The moment it happened the crowd was… indifferent.

And the players on the field… shook hands and quietly walked off the field.

Because the Twins weren’t playing when they clinched the Division. They had already come from behind against Cleveland to win their came and cut the magic number to 1.

And the A’s were beating up the White Sox. So when the White Sox lost and the Twins clinched, it was in Oakland… in a stadium so empty it looked like one of those high school championship games that are played in a big league stadium and about 300 friends and families.

The A’s won and the fans said “Yay” and got stuck in traffic on the 880.

I was hoping the White Sox would win. Not that I felt they had a shot… but the Twins are playing a day game tomorrow. Wouldn’t that have been a sight! The Twins, now in an open air stadium, celebrating a Division Title in the sun.

Instead we had them watching the TV and cheering there.

Such an anti climax. There should be that euphoric moment on the field of “Yes! This season will be remembered!” instead of 8 guys in Oakland walking back to their car.

I remember in 1988 when the Red Sox clinched the Division, they backed into it because of a Tigers loss. Evidently they ordered pizzas. That’s how we celebrated little league wins, not a Division Title.

Let’s hope the other clinchers are a little more exciting.

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