I passed Enquirer columnist Paul Daugherty in the press box at Great American Ball Park last week following the finale of the Reds' three-game series against the Padres.
I asked Doc if he was writing an obituary for the local nine. He said, "Maybe so".
As each day passes, we become more reflective on the milestones and mishaps of an up and down season for the Reds.
When the dust settles on the 2006 campaign, I would imagine Reds fans would have more hope for the future of this franchise than they've had in many a year.