Friday, June 27, 2008

August 1, 2008 -- The Reds in OOTP 9

I really don't know what to make of this. I'm a Reds fan. Yes, those that follow the blog...I root hard for the Browns, but I also follow the Reds rather than the Tribe. Being from SW Ohio there is reason for that. My dad. Dad grew up watching the Browns in the 50s and 60s -- this was before the Bengals existed. So when Cincy got a team he was already 100% devoted to the Browns -- plus Cleveland was great. Jim Brown, Paul Warfield...awesome teams. But the Reds have been around since Ambrose Burnside. So it was always the Reds and the Browns.


OOTP for the first time ever comes with default team rosters -- real players. No need to download the Lahman database. You get it right out of the gate. I need to ask Todd how his Tiger season is going but the Reds -- the 2008 Reds, on 8/1/2008 have a 5 game lead at 62-48.

Reds starting pitching is dominant with Arroyo having an All Star season along with Harang. Even rookie Homer Bailey went from a AAA 5 star prospect with 1 star current ability to a 4 star 22 year old -- in three months.

The Red Sox are 20 games out in the AL East.

It's odd to say the least.