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Got to see the Rays clinch live, which was a lot of fun. It seemed kinda awkward after the whole... you know... but still very sweet. A lot of people bought tickets at the game, we were in line for like 20 minutes.

But I really want to see the Jay Bruce home run, that sounds sweet.

You seem like a good fan who enjoys going to games, so this doesn't include you, but man - that's just sad. Read that they were actually giving away tickets. Not sure how old you are, or if you've already done this, but you should really plan a road trip to some other baseball cities and just check out the experience there.

If Tampa plays Philadelphia again, you can bet that the inside of the Trop will be bright red - might have a little bit of an atmosphere then!

Yeah, I checked my phone after I got out of the gym, and had a text from my dad asking if I wanted to go. It's just kinda like, if you're gonna do it, do it. We got down there in 40 minutes. Tampa has the 7th biggest TV audience in the MLB, just people can't afford to get down there. Tropicana is in a bad neighborhood. My dad and I always park behind like warehouses in a bad neighborhood. Believe me, even at like 20K, it gets loud. It's a good crowd with the die hard fans that can go, and I'm like 6-0 going this year.

Yeah, I've been to Turner, it was a blast. I'm more into MiLB teams. I went to Montgomery-Atlanta last year, then hit up North Carolina this summer. Planning to go to Tennessee-Kentucky next one too.

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Now we need to attack that 2 seed. I want nothing to do with the Phillies in a 5 game series.

and now the only race left is the NL Wildcard and Western division.

If you want to avoid the Phillies, you could throw your hat into the Giants and Padres rings too. That makes the #2 seed irrelevant for the most part.

If the Braves win, then the Reds need that #2

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I say we kill two birds with one stone and swap the Pirates and Rays rosters. Give Pirates fans the team they deserve, and give Tampa fans a team that deserves the level of support they show.

Though impossible, this is exactly how it ought to be. The Rays' fans deserve much less and the Pirates' fans deserve much more.

Disagree. They've seen two super bowls and a stanley cup in the last five years. They can handle a losing baseball team.

Sorry McCarthy but that seems a little silly to me. You're basically saying it's ok for the baseball fans to get stuck with a lousy team because the football and hockey teams are good. You're assuming that all Pirates fans are also Steelers and Penguins fans. Believe me, if the Cavs had won a title or two with LeBron it wouldn't have made the Browns being lousy every season any easier to put up with. It's not like a 5-11 season wouldn't be as bad because the Cavs are good. Come to think of it, the Browns were 5-11 last season and the thought "Oh well, at least the Cavs are good" never once occurred to me. :D

Jay Bruce, you beautiful man!

The Cincinnati Reds are the 2010 National League Central division champions.

Not a bad way to clinch the division eh? Looks like you got your wish and in pretty dramatic fashion. I'm officially on the Reds bandwagon for the playoffs.

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I say we kill two birds with one stone and swap the Pirates and Rays rosters. Give Pirates fans the team they deserve, and give Tampa fans a team that deserves the level of support they show.

Though impossible, this is exactly how it ought to be. The Rays' fans deserve much less and the Pirates' fans deserve much more.

Disagree. They've seen two super bowls and a stanley cup in the last five years. They can handle a losing baseball team.

Sorry McCarthy but that seems a little silly to me. You're basically saying it's ok for the baseball fans to get stuck with a lousy team because the football and hockey teams are good. You're assuming that all Pirates fans are also Steelers and Penguins fans. Believe me, if the Cavs had won a title or two with LeBron it wouldn't have made the Browns being lousy every season any easier to put up with. It's not like a 5-11 season wouldn't be as bad because the Cavs are good. Come to think of it, the Browns were 5-11 last season and the thought "Oh well, at least the Cavs are good" never once occurred to me. :D

The problem is that you're asking me to be rational when it comes to discussing my dislike for Pittsburgh's sports teams. I know it's silly and doesn't really make sense, but they can choke on it. I don't care and I won't care if the Pirates don't win for another 20 years. Sports hate is a powerful thing, Red.

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Jay Bruce, you beautiful man!

The Cincinnati Reds are the 2010 National League Central division champions.

Not a bad way to clinch the division eh? Looks like you got your wish and in pretty dramatic fashion. I'm officially on the Reds bandwagon for the playoffs.

That was just about the most perfect ending I could've scripted. I was blatantly cheering for the Cardinals the last few games just so we could get this game at home because it would've been incredibly lame to back into the playoffs or win the division on an off day, and even clinching on the road just wouldn't be right. That was a beautiful ending to the whole thing and I'm completely smitten with the idea that the St. Louis Cardinals won't be in the playoffs this year.

The entire thing just feels really satisfying. I was 8 the last time they made the playoffs. A lot of you guys are fans of teams that make the post season more frequently and you come across in your posts as jaded or spoiled. I appreciate these moments because they don't come very often, at least not for me. I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this.

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Jay Bruce, you beautiful man!

The Cincinnati Reds are the 2010 National League Central division champions.

Not a bad way to clinch the division eh? Looks like you got your wish and in pretty dramatic fashion. I'm officially on the Reds bandwagon for the playoffs.

That was just about the most perfect ending I could've scripted. I was blatantly cheering for the Cardinals the last few games just so we could get this game at home because it would've been incredibly lame to back into the playoffs or win the division on an off day, and even clinching on the road just wouldn't be right. That was a beautiful ending to the whole thing and I'm completely smitten with the idea that the St. Louis Cardinals won't be in the playoffs this year.

The entire thing just feels really satisfying. I was 8 the last time they made the playoffs. A lot of you guys are fans of teams that make the post season more frequently and you come across in your posts as jaded or spoiled. I appreciate these moments because they don't come very often, at least not for me. I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this.

You sound like me in 2007 lol...enjoy it. The first time after a long time is sweet, especially when you can do it on a walkoff home run.

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Jay Bruce, you beautiful man!

The Cincinnati Reds are the 2010 National League Central division champions.

Not a bad way to clinch the division eh? Looks like you got your wish and in pretty dramatic fashion. I'm officially on the Reds bandwagon for the playoffs.

That was just about the most perfect ending I could've scripted. I was blatantly cheering for the Cardinals the last few games just so we could get this game at home because it would've been incredibly lame to back into the playoffs or win the division on an off day, and even clinching on the road just wouldn't be right. That was a beautiful ending to the whole thing and I'm completely smitten with the idea that the St. Louis Cardinals won't be in the playoffs this year.

The entire thing just feels really satisfying. I was 8 the last time they made the playoffs. A lot of you guys are fans of teams that make the post season more frequently and you come across in your posts as jaded or spoiled. I appreciate these moments because they don't come very often, at least not for me. I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this.

You realize you're talking to a Cleveland sports fan right? :D

Enjoy every second of this. GO REDS!

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Did this fly under everyone else's radar?

Ken Burns' "Baseball-The Tenth Inning"airs on PBS tonight and tomorrow.

Nope. It's all set to record on my DVR.

I watched it live and I was pretty pissed when I realized that they were playing the Top of the 10th twice instead of showing the two parts consecutively. I guess the second part airs tomorrow. I never saw much of the original Baseball (though I have seen other Burns stuff) and I thought it was very good coverage of the 1994 strike (especially), the Dominican boom, steroids/cheating, Cal, the Yankees, and 1998. I'm not sure if Barry Bonds is some sort of unifying theme throughout this whole 10th inning, but I would like to see a little more Griffey and a little less Barry, and I cringed a bit when the film drew the conclusion that Barry started juicing because he was jealous of McGwire and Sosa - I felt that that was a stretch. But it was a really enjoyable and comprehensive film and I think tomorrow will be even better.

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Keep on ruining San Diego's season, Chicago. Please. Go Cubs Go indeed.

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Keep on ruining San Diego's season, Chicago. Please. Go Cubs Go indeed.

Magic number is down to four. Thanks Cubbies, keep up the good work.

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Keep on ruining San Diego's season, Chicago. Please. Go Cubs Go indeed.

The Cubs keep giving me reasons not to hate them.....

then I realize who roots for them ;)

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Did this fly under everyone else's radar?

Ken Burns' "Baseball-The Tenth Inning"airs on PBS tonight and tomorrow.

Nope. It's all set to record on my DVR.

I watched it live and I was pretty pissed when I realized that they were playing the Top of the 10th twice instead of showing the two parts consecutively. I guess the second part airs tomorrow. I never saw much of the original Baseball (though I have seen other Burns stuff) and I thought it was very good coverage of the 1994 strike (especially), the Dominican boom, steroids/cheating, Cal, the Yankees, and 1998. I'm not sure if Barry Bonds is some sort of unifying theme throughout this whole 10th inning, but I would like to see a little more Griffey and a little less Barry, and I cringed a bit when the film drew the conclusion that Barry started juicing because he was jealous of McGwire and Sosa - I felt that that was a stretch. But it was a really enjoyable and comprehensive film and I think tomorrow will be even better.

I own the Ken Burns series and have watched it in its entirety several times. After watching the first part of the 10th Inning I am excited for tomorrow night.

Honestly, I don't want to see a lot of Bonds either. I never liked him as a player and I like him even less now. But next to Griffey, he is the greatest player most of us have ever seen. So I see how Burns is including him in this and I like it because it is a true account. The Burns series is not the first time I have heard that Bonds started using steroids because of the McGwire and Sosa chase. Bonds has always been a very self-absorbed person. So it is not out of the question that the '98 race sparked his use. Bonds himself declined to be interviewed for the documentary so he left his story in the hands of others that know him best. He still hasn't even admitted to doing it yet and there is no way in hell he would ever admit not only that he did it, but he did it because he wanted to be better than McGwire.

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I'd like to take this time to apoligize to the Reds and any fans out there for being so quick to shoot down their playoff hopes. Back when the sissy brawl happened I had thought they had waken up the big dog and that the Cards would run away and hide with the damn thing. I was wrong. Still a shocker though... Reds... Division champs... What?

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I'll save the surprise for our Canadian fans, the Jays back to back title get little mention, and they just quickly show Joe Carter's HR without going into much detail.

I find that kind of disappointing. I think they should have give those Jays teams at least 5 mins.

Otherwise it was good tonight.

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I understand the Reds celebrating for they won the division (And in epic style, no less). What I don't understand is what the Yanks and Rays did in celebrating their clinching... a playoff berth.

Guys, don't celebrate yet. In case you forgot, there is still a division up for grabs and the winner more then likely will get Texas in the ALDS. Celebrate when you clinch the division, not for a playoff berth.

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I understand the Reds celebrating for they won the division (And in epic style, no less). What I don't understand is what the Yanks and Rays did in celebrating their clinching... a playoff berth.

Guys, don't celebrate yet. In case you forgot, there is still a division up for grabs and the winner more then likely will get Texas in the ALDS. Celebrate when you clinch the division, not for a playoff berth.

Yum well the Yankees usually manhandle the Twins and struggle against the Rangers, they may be better off as the Wild Card.

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I'll save the surprise for our Canadian fans, the Jays back to back title get little mention, and they just quickly show Joe Carter's HR without going into much detail.

I find that kind of disappointing. I think they should have give those Jays teams at least 5 mins.

Otherwise it was good tonight.

Well, the 1992 team at least.

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