There are few things in life better than a cold beer at an afternoon baseball game.
That was my treat this Sunday: Spending a few hours at Great American Ball Park to watch the Reds beat the Orioles 10 to six, winning five of the six game series (sorry, Micah).
The first pitch was tossed around 1:15, the temperature was in the 80s and fans in the stadium were treated to a refreshing, gentle breeze.
It was a great day for baseball.
As the Ohio River rolled by the backside of the stadium, Griffey rolled through the bases twice, thanks to his awesome power to summon a pair of homeruns.
My group was suffering a downer from the news Lexington native Austin Kearns was to be traded down to the Louisville Riverbats (his game is a bit off, and his replacer Wiy Mo Pena is the epitome of hot right now).
So long, Austin
The W on the board was a bit of boost for the fans coping with the baseball travesty.
Considering the way the Reds have been playing, there's sure to be a few more disappointments.