On April 15, 1912, while en route to America, arguably the most infamous ship wreck in the history of the world occurred when the RMS Titanic, owned by White Star Line, struck an iceberg and descended to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean within a matter of hours. News that the previously labeled "unsinkable ship" had sank was received across the world in utter dismay. How could the life of this impenetrable vessel be over so soon after it had departed on its maiden voyage just five days prior?
On Sunday, the 2014 season for the Cincinnati Reds suffered a similar fate when the Reds inexplicably melted down at Coors Field, sustaining two brutal back-to-back losses to the woeful Rockies that essentially put both a huge dent in the club morale and the odds of a trip back to the playoffs. Ironically, the forgettable Sunday evening was caused by the same thing that doomed the Titanic, an overabundance of water, except Cincinnati's problem stemmed from a mysterious water main break.
At this point, let me make it clear that I'm not seriously comparing the tragic sinking of the Titanic, which sadly resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 souls, to that of a relatively meaningless baseball team's season. The fateful event from 1912 means to serve more as symbolism to Cincinnati's 2014 campaign more than anything. With that said, there are certainly parallels to draw from both events.