by: Dan Howard
A few notes from my geeky alter ego. Dictionary.com defines a parallel universe as; a theory that there is a mirror universe and when one makes a decision in this universe, an alternate 'you' in the other universe makes the opposite decision. Are we Reds fans living in a parallel universe? While you’re scratching your head preparing to call the straight jacket people on my behalf, allow me to expound.
In 1970, the Cincinnati Reds won the N.L. West title, entering the post season for the first time since 1961. If you were born in 1961, you turned nine in 1970. In 2010, the Reds won the N.L. Central title, snapping a streak of nine straight losing seasons. Both seasons ended with disappointing post season losses. The ’70 Reds were dominated by the Baltimore Orioles; the ’10 Reds were dominated by the Philadelphia Phillies. Who did the Orioles defeat for their last World Championship? The Phillies in ‘83! The 1971 and 2011 Reds finished exactly at...