As unbelievable as it sounds, my hometown team, the Cincinnati Reds, is in first place. Not only are they in first place, but they are pulling ahead. They are now three games ahead of those oh so easy to dislike St. Louis Cardinals.
I really cannot remember the last time their was such optimism surrounding professional sports in Cincinnati. You probably have to go back twenty years to the days when the Bengals were less than a minute away from wining the Super Bowl and the Cincinnati Reds were sweeping the East Bay Steroids Lab known as the Oakland Athletics.
There are plenty of games to go, but for now, optimism reigns.