Barry Larkin's birthday. If you don't know who Barry Larkin is, you don't know anything about baseball. I'm from Ohio, and the Cincinnati Reds play an hour away from where I grew up. My "first team" was the Reds.
Today the Reds wrapped up their series against the Washington Nationals, and today the Reds won (i.e. preventing a sweep).
It wasn't the most exciting baseball game. I was late to Nationals Park and by the time I left the Diamond Lounge (i.e. with a full plate of food) the Reds were up 2-0. Ummm, ok. Hoping that the Nats would rally back I sat through the rain and some horrible Nats pitching. Ross Detwiler (i.e. who usually comes through for the squad) wasn't able to get it done. Don't even start me about Henry Rodriguez's speed and complete lack of accuracy... At least, I didn't have to see Tyler Clippard on the mound today... Ugh...
The Nats are off to battle the Atlanta Braves on Monday, and Stephen Strasburg will be on the mound.