In 2010, Jay Bruce's home run clinched the division. A week later my family and I walked into the electric atmosphere at Great American Ball Park to see the Reds take on the Phillies. The crowd was wild. This was my first time seeing the Reds in the playoffs live.
But the bigger story? The saga of one person's fandom started all over again that night — this time for my little second-cousin, a 3-year-old named Wyatt. (That's Wyatt in the photo, kissing his dad.)
The Reds lost that night and were eliminated by the unhittable Phillies. But what we introduced Wyatt to was a world full of unpredictable joy and sorrow — cheering for a baseball team, your baseball team.
May 2015 be their year.
The oldest and best team, the Cincinnati Reds.