This card embodies everything there is about the seventies. Cool uniforms, psychedelic colors, and a Reds team that gets first place every year.
Interestingly enough, the 2012 Reds have also been embodying the latter trait.
The Reds this year are the ultimate story. Besides the Nationals, the Orioles and the A's, this is the real underdog story. The Reds came from a division which included the defending World Series champions, the defending NL Central champions, and a slowly growing Pirates team. Also, two teams that did nothing but lose.
And yet the Reds have managed to come out on top, and excessively on top I might add. Only a miracle by the Pirates can stop the way-into-first Reds.
Jay Bruce, the universal hitter, is an integral piece of the dangerous team. He's an excellent hitter, especially in the home run category. He's also very good at making throwback uni shots that can't be customized very well, but that's another thing entirely. He's probably the second best hitter on the team, only seconded to the guy that may very well snag MVP again.
All I can say is that the Reds are doing everything right. Unfortunately, so are some underdogs from Pittsburgh that are five games behind them.
Coming Tomorrow- I made this card two days after this man's debut. Then Throwback Week spawned, and it was pushed to today. A shame, too. This player is the future of a team that's enjoying an engaging present.