Cincinnati Reds Ramblings

StephenCorrespondent IJuly 14, 2009

CINCINNATI - JULY 02:  Jay Bruce #32 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a bunt single in the 10th inning during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 2, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

For my concerned and dedicated readers out there: Don’t worry, I’m not dead, just busy.

I work at a summer camp as the program director and therefore have zero time to even watch baseball, let alone write about it. I don’t feel comfortable writing about something I haven’t been connected with or seen, so I haven’t.

I know, summer is a bad time to quit keeping track of a baseball team.  

Anyway, I apologize and will try post more often from here on out (or until the Reds are mathematically eliminated—that may not be too far off).  

Hopefully Francisco Cordero, the Reds’ token National League representative, will not be solely responsible should the NL lose tonight as Edinson Volquez was in last year’s mid-summer classic.  

Before moving on, whose idea was it to put Chris Berman in the broadcast booth for every home run derby? They should be immediately fired.

Anyway, I really haven’t made up my mind on the exact state of the Reds at this juncture because I haven’t been following things close enough. However, I’m afraid it’s not going to be a good report. 

I will say this though: I hate to see Jay Bruce go out the way he did and I hate that his season is over. But on the other hand, I can’t help but think his absence in the batter’s box might not be missed so much at this point.  

You don’t have to agree with that, I’m just throwing that out there.

That’s enough writing for one day. I’m still a little rusty, so it’s probably best to keep things brief.