Paul Householder

He is rumored to be able to do so.

On May 2, 2005, a date which will live in Reds infamy, the Reds were 11-18 and seeing their season slipping away in May, unlike previous seasons, in which they had managed to tease at least until June. The Reds were playing the Cardinals, who were leading the division.

Facing Cards ace Chris Carpenter, the Reds were unable to do anything in any of the first four innings and trailed 1-0 going into the fifth.

Paul Householder then made this dire prediction as Rich Aurilia hit a solo home run in the fifth:

"The Reds are currently down 1-0 in the bottom of the 5th. I predict that the Reds will get to Carpenter for three runs by the end of the 6th. Miley will send one of the following out to try to hold the lead: Joe Valentine, Ben Weber, David Weathers. Some combination of the above will blow the lead, and Graves will give up the winning run in the top of the 9th via a home run."

The Reds did indeed go on to score eight more runs (four more off Carpenter, who left at the end of six innings) and led 9-3 going into the top of the ninth.

In perhaps the most infuriating bullpen meltdown in Reds history, the Cardinals went on to score seven runs in the top of the ninth. Weathers began the inning by loading the bases with nobody out, and Danny Graves did indeed give up a game-winning two-run home run to John #$*%@! Mabry. It was the beginning of the end for Danny Graves as a Red and Miley as the manager. It was pretty much the end of the season for the Reds in 2005. A Cards fan posted a rundown of Reds bloggers' reactions during the game, including the prediction.

Red Reporter Ash is also rumored to have similar special powers.

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