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Jun 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) throws during the eleventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Pizza vs. Playoffs: What’s more important folks?

So the Reds were down 3-1 in the top of the ninth on Sunday vs. the struggling Seattle Mariners. Aroldis Chapman was on the mound, which usually gets the crowd going anyway; however, yesterday was different.

The Reds pitching staff produced 10 strikeouts and one more would give the Reds two outs in the top of the ninth. One out closer to the Reds last chance to make something happen.


But in this instance, the crowd was roaring and chanting for free pizza.

Yes, I understand. Who doesn’t love free LaRosa’s pizza? But, the team was losing and ended up losing the game 3-1.

The crowd at Great American Ball Park screamed for free pizza in the top of the ninth, but lost all of that energy when the guys needed it most.

While one game may not make or break our playoff hopes, it’s important to cheer the team to a win, not solely for free pizza.

Social media sites have been actively discussing this issue. Some believe that it’s okay to be excited for free pizza while others think the game should be the main focus, and if free pizza happens as a bonus, that’s awesome.

What is your take on this issue?

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