I don't want to cloud this moment with words, as today is a special day for the city.
It is a day to relax, a day to prepare. It is a day of anticipation as to what may come in the next few weeks, but also of gratification knowing that the Reds will forever be a part of the 2012 postseason.
Today, there are no games. No at-bats, no umps screaming balls and strikes, no beer vendors hollering up and down the rows. Not even a "Wooooo" breaks the silence. Just a peaceful quiet around Great American Ballpark. A tranquil, Fall Thursday.
Drink it in.
This is what baseball is supposed to be in Cincinnati.
This is October.
Welcome back, Reds.