May 18, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton (6) bunts for a single in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Update (5/19): Cincinnati Reds, NFL


All the rain finally exited the area Sunday and bringing a beautiful sunny day. While that should have lifted your spirits the Cincinnati Reds surely did not. Another blow out loss shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans but it certainly hurt the morale of the fan base. To get to 90 wins this season the Reds must go 71-49 (.592), they have only done that once since 1982. So good luck with that.

While the Reds were continuing whatever they are doing on the field I was stuck with a 2.5 year old that isn’t even mine all Sunday. People say spending time with kids is the best birth control, no kidding. I have no desire to ever have a kid after Sunday. I’d have been better off talking to a wall. “Don’t drink the pool water” -drinks the pool water-. “Don’t squirt the gun in your mouth” – holds gun like she’s committing suicide-.

I don’t have to patience, to all of you who have kids out there more power to you. I respect you but also have to question your sanity at the same time.

Cincinnati Reds (19-23)

Tony Cingrani returned from the 15 day disabled list Sunday in Philadelphia. He may be wishing the Reds had left him on the DL after a dismal outing sending the Reds to their second blow out loss in back to back days.

One night after putting up 12 runs on the Reds Saturday night the Philadelphia Phillies answered Sunday with 8 more, blowing out the Reds once again. 9 hits and 8 runs were attributed to Wil Nieves, Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche. Phillies lesser known players came up big for them as they won the series against the Reds.

Tony Cingrani came off the DL Sunday. His 6.0IP, 7H, 4ER were not enough to help the Reds. Combine that with poor offense, poor managing and an awful outing by Manny Parra the Reds had no chance of winning the rubber match of the series.

Either way the Reds travel to Washington D.C. to face the Nationals tomorrow at 7:05pm, Mike Leake (2-3) will be on the mound.

NFL Owners Meeting

The NFL Owners Meeting is taking place Monday and Tuesday, it is like an illumanti meeting or the Bilderberg Group, very secretive, a group of billionaires sitting around talking about nonsense. They just don’t run the world, they run an overhyped league that panders to America’s love of violence. I love football but the NFL is annoying.

Anyway, they will be discussing an expansion of the playoffs, the moving of the NFL Draft to a new location, HGH testing and they will name the home of Super Bowl 52.

Expanding the playoffs is a dumb move, we award mediocrity in this country too much. Expanding the playoffs would nearly ensure a team with a losing record would always get in. Currently about 33% of the NFL gets into the playoffs, the playoffs are an exclusive club, you must win to get in. It should stay that way. Instead money runs everything so the playoffs will be expanded to 14 teams.

Moving the draft? Who cares. Put it in Bora Bora, no one would notice. The event takes play in a music hall, you think anyone will care if you move to Dallas? No of course not, no one watches for the surrounding view.

There is talk of Super Bowl 52 going to Minnesota. That is the dumbest thing the NFL has ever considered. Has anyone looked at Minnesota in the winter? You thing you dodged a bullet this year, you won’t dodge one there. Yeah sure the game will be indoors, you still have to walk to the game. 4 parkas, 2 pairs of gloves, a face mask, leggings and jeans with your snow boots doesn’t sound like a fun time.

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