On the scene in Minneapolis
Greetings from downtown Minneapolis, as I’ve arrived in town to cover the Reds contingent at the All-Star Game. It’s interesting to see this city from two perspectives. I used to live here for five years, so I am happy that the Twin Cities gets to show off for a national audience for several days. Also, I will get a sense of what my longtime home of Cincinnati is in for when it hosts the game and all the festivities one year from now.
While I will have full coverage of the Reds doings at the game, I will try to provide extra pictures, quotes and other observations here on the blog.
As for the rolling Reds, Friday’s win might have been their best yet. Yes, they overcame a 5-0 deficit vs. the Cubs but overtaking the Pirates when down 5-1 was a topper. Especially against a reliever like Tony Watson, who has given up little all season. This is a beat up Reds team in need of any good news where it can get it and nothing is better news than a victory and being another notch closer to the Brewers.
You just wonder how many more injuries this team can handle. They’ll never be an excuse and every team goes through it at some point. But I’m sure the All-Star break will be very welcomed so some guys can regroup and recover for four days before getting back at it.