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The Reds’ 7-5 loss in Chicago ended in New York, where MLB replay officials overturned a call on the field for the final out of the game. The Enquirer/C. Trent Rosecrans

Umpires overturn a call that put Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) out at first base to end the top of the ninth inning at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. (Photo: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports)

So I’m driving from Florence to downtown two days ago, from an interview with a Freedom player to an appearance at City Hall, and I swear a tiny bit of natural crapola – pollen grains, ragweed detritus, mold spores the size of a ham sandwich, something – flies into my windpipe.

WTF?

I might as well have had a chicken bone down there. I mean, I’m hacking, I’m wheezing, I’m choking, I’m doing everything but coughing up my esophagus. This happens every year at this time, a few times.

Are your allergies this bad, or it just me?

This stuff disrupts my sleep, even though I’m dog tired. I wake up and my face looks like the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man. Is this normal? I think not.

Only my extreme professionalism and dedication to duty allows me to complete my appointed tasks. I do it all for youse.

Now, then. . .

THE MORNING MAN HATES INSTANT REPLAY and last night was why. Votto was safe, then he wasn’t, even though as BPrice said the replay was inconclusive and inconclusive equals stay with the original call.

This was no trivial matter, given it was just a 2-run game and ADuvall’s homer-est bat was up next. Price wasn’t pleased, courtesy of our CT Rosecrans:

Now we’re one swing of the bat away

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