1.) Oh, my beloved Cincinnati Reds. Last night, around 7:05, I sit comfortably on the couch eager to watch Mat Latos' first home start of the season. Latos is usually a pitcher who has trouble getting help from the offense. The Reds put together an impressive 2nd inning and scored eight runs as they took an 8-0 lead. Now, I love baseball as much as the next guy, but I've also got a lot of things I could do around 7:30 pm on a Friday night (or at least I'd like to think that) when my team takes an 8-0 lead. I figure I can fire up the grill, have a brew, and make some dinner while casually checking on the game. Much to my dismay, Edwin Encarnacion showed back up to GABP with a vengeance. For those who don't remember, Edwin was Traded to the Jays for Scott Rolen a few years back before developing into one of the MLB's best power hitters. Edwin hit a 3 run homer off Latos to make the score 8-3. Hey, good for Edwin, but no big deal. We're still up 8-3. So I go on with grilling and... well, lets just stop it there. It's too painful to go through it a second time. Long story short, Encarnacion hit TWO 3-run home runs and the Reds turned an 8-0 lead into a 14-9 loss. Wow. Well, thankfully, they have the perfect chance at redemption. They again led 8-0 tonight. Lets see if they can learn from their mistakes and finish up business. It is 11-1 at the time of this post.
2.) Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson made his CFL debut for the Montreal Alouettes last night. He had an underwhelming performance posting only one catch for 13 yards. He compared his CFL debut to... losing his virginity. "It's similar to the feeling before I lost my virginity," he said, via the Montreal Gazette. "There's a certain level of excitement ... anticipation ... not knowing what's going to happen or what I'm going to get." Nice. I, for one, am still rooting for Chad. Go Alouettes.
3.) Finally, "Hu-Dey" beer is a Cincinnati classic. Named after the Bengals' chant "WHO DEY?!", Hu-dey beer was last made in 1988, on the Bengals run to the Super Bowl. What happens when a man tries to chug a 25-year old can of Hu-day? Probably exactly what you'd think... watch here. Mmmm. Smooth.