Usually, I avoid the comments on any Cincinnati.Com article like the plauge. They’re generally awful. Threads on Reds stories can get pretty nasty too. But, I did enjoy this exchange in yesterday’s story about the logistics of Reds championship gear:
50fan16: As a former (and soon to be return!) resident of a part of the country that has taken home 6 world championships since 2002, a little advice.
Division champ swag is the mark of amateurs … rubes. Practice restraint here.
If the Reds win the WS – then by all means, go nuts and dress yourself head to toe in Reds WS Champ gear…
but division/conference champ gear? … neh. that’s weak.
soohblos: The second we clinch, I’m driving 70 minutes to the team shop at GABP and buying 14 division chams t-shirts so I can wear one every day for the following two weeks. I’m going to get one of those flags for my car and a big banner for the front of my house. The loudest thing I will have will be the huge irremovable smile that will be plastered to my face everywhere I go that screams “2010 NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS.” I’ve waited my whole life for this; restraint will play no part in my enjoyment of it.
Yah gotta give it up for soohblos’ excitement. We’re right there with him. 50fan16 has a point, though. This where I’m at: In no way would I break the bank on NL Central Champs gear. May snag a hat at the most, and that’s only if I really dig the design. World Series gear is a whole other story. Might have to throw down there.
No matter what though, we’ll try and haul booty down to the Reds team shop at GABP to get you a peak at the gear when the clinch goes down.
What are your thoughts? How are you going to gear up, if at all?