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CardsFanBob
04-10-2013, 06:21 PM
I know my Cardinals took two of three, but I have a feeling it's going to be a back and forth all summer. They're two very strong teams who should win plenty of games. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if both make postseason play... once again.

SpiritofStLouis
04-10-2013, 07:10 PM
Still early, but taking 2 after that ugly loss sure helps.

TDogg
04-11-2013, 10:30 PM
Totally agree.

5TimeWSChamps
04-12-2013, 01:10 AM
With the exception of one inning, that series was a bloodbath in St Louis' favor

Jr's Boy
04-12-2013, 02:12 AM
Cards fans chatting with each other about how good they are on a REDS message board.PRICELESS.
No Post Dispatch Cardszone?

TDogg
04-12-2013, 07:37 PM
There's the difference between us right there. Most Cardinal fans I know give you Reds your due respect. Me, I like talking baseball with other fan bases and will be on the Brew Crew board tonight. My mom was a Cincy native and I still have kin there (mostly elderly now, but still kinfolk).

bigredmechanism
04-12-2013, 09:52 PM
I know my Cardinals took two of three, but I have a feeling it's going to be a back and forth all summer. They're two very strong teams who should win plenty of games. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if both make postseason play... once again.

It's been fun for the last few years for sure. Cards looked really good after the first game.

MikeThierry
04-13-2013, 12:01 AM
Cards fans chatting with each other about how good they are on a REDS message board.PRICELESS.
No Post Dispatch Cardszone?

They do but it has some of the most vile conversation you will ever see on a sports forum. I've felt more at home here the past three or so years than I have ever felt on some of those boards.

Jr's Boy
04-15-2013, 10:26 PM
Mike your one of the good ones.

lidspinner
04-16-2013, 08:49 AM
I hate the cardinals and I dislike most of their fans....with that said, we have some good Cardinal fans over here that frequent....Mike is one of the good guys.

RedTeamGo!
04-16-2013, 09:42 AM
I am so sick of reading about Matt Adams and Trevor Rosenthal on a Reds message board.

I have been reading this message board for the past 10 years and the increase in Cardinals fans posting on this website is very bizarre to me. Answer me this:

How does the self-proclaimed "best fans in sports" have such terrible fan forums that fans leave and come to a rival team's message board to talk baseball?

SpiritofStLouis
04-16-2013, 03:57 PM
I am so sick of reading about Matt Adams and Trevor Rosenthal on a Reds message board.

I have been reading this message board for the past 10 years and the increase in Cardinals fans posting on this website is very bizarre to me. Answer me this:

How does the self-proclaimed "best fans in sports" have such terrible fan forums that fans leave and come to a rival team's message board to talk baseball?

If you want to get a true feel for your team, it is usually prudent to see and hear how they are perceived in other venues. That's why I always listen to the other team's announcers whenever possible.

As for the " best fans in baseball " moniker, it's misinterpreted (and tiring). It has more to do with St.Louis' overall appreciation of baseball and willingness to applaud good plays by opposition players.

The Reds are formidable, and I picked them to win the division. The 2 offenses are pretty much even. The Cardinals starters get a slight edge. The Reds have a better bullpen. The benches are close. What gives the Reds the edge (IMHO), their defense is much better and they run the bases better.

What might decide the division is depth. The Redbirds have already lost their ace, their starting SS and their closer. They let Lohse walk. Yet, they're in the hunt and have the deepest farm system in MLB.

If the Reds stay healthy, they'll be tough to beat. Losing Cueto hurts, but they should get him back by the ASB.

Either way, should be fun.

CardsFanBob
04-29-2013, 12:45 PM
Round 2 starts tonight.

Big series for both clubs. Each need to pick up ground on the Buccos who, for what I believe is the third year in a row, come out of the gate playing well.

KC2135
04-30-2013, 12:24 AM
that was some old school baseball right there. should be another good series.

New York Red
04-30-2013, 08:28 AM
I assume when it all shakes out it'll be the Reds and Cards again, but right now it's pretty much a cluster(bomb) in the division. Just one game separating first from fourth. Good win for the Reds last night, but I don't like the pitching match-up in game two. Garcia owns the Reds, with 8 career wins already -- and probably would be 9 if not for the Reds scoring 11 runs off the STL bullpen the first time we played them this year.

CardsFanBob
05-01-2013, 02:52 PM
Rubber match today.

Birdos up 1-0 on a Beltran bomb.

Man, talk about a strongly pitched series. That... or both offense are just putrid right now. I suspect it's a little bit of both.

reds700
05-01-2013, 03:40 PM
Cards are what the Reds want to be in every way.

coachpipe
05-01-2013, 03:41 PM
If we cant beat them fair..maybe we should start to cheat:D

reds700
05-01-2013, 03:54 PM
Just don't have the players that they do. They have 1 or 2 black holes at the most. We have 6. 5 when Bruce is hot.

RedlegJake
05-01-2013, 04:31 PM
Just don't have the players that they do. They have 1 or 2 black holes at the most. We have 6. 5 when Bruce is hot.

You are either a Cards fan with. Reds name, hopelessly pessimistic or unaware of the Reds lineup's track records which almost always will end up very close to norms by seasons end. Cold starts are not unusual for hitters as April tends to be the month they are catching up with pitching plus the Reds have faced excellent oitching in almost every series...pitching that is for real and not just against the Reds.

As for Cards fans here I see the growing number as testament to the growing rivalry between teams that are both good. That and their forum is pretty poor which is acompliment to Boss And crew. Besides I like getting viewpoints that aren't all Rosy Red. If they are here to discuss and opine great! The Reds have a rich tradition but give Saint Loo props there. They are one of the few teams whose history may outshine the Queen cities.

CardsFanBob
05-02-2013, 03:01 PM
As for Cards fans here I see the growing number as testament to the growing rivalry between teams that are both good. That and their forum is pretty poor which is acompliment to Boss And crew. Besides I like getting viewpoints that aren't all Rosy Red. If they are here to discuss and opine great! The Reds have a rich tradition but give Saint Loo props there. They are one of the few teams whose history may outshine the Queen cities.


The Cubs will always be our natural rival, but I absolutely consider what we have to be a rivalry, much like the rivalry we had with the Astros in the early to mid/late 2000's.

I would say Cardinals fans have a bit more respect/admiration for those Astros teams, unfortunately... but I feel like that's a result of our little brawl a few years ago and Dat Dude's not-so-complimentary comments about St. Louis some time ago as well. To me, that's a shame because the Reds have a lot of good pros on their team, but that's how things shake out.

I do enjoy this site . Honestly, I'm not a fan of any of the true Cardinals designated sites. Most are filled with crazies or extremists. There doesn't appear to be one single site that manages that well for Cardinals fans. Maybe that's the nature of having a large fanbase; you have a lot of nuts out there.

Personally, the best Birds discussion I get -- with exceptional Cards fans -- is a St. Louis based site that discusses sports, culture, politics, music. They have a gameday thread every day, and it's quite entertaining and informative.

Anyway, I'm hoping that I'll get approval one of these days to post in the game threads on the Sun Deck segment of the site; mostly because few people post here.

While I may disagree with Reds fans, I don't troll. That seems immature and idiotic to me. And I'd really only come over here before, during, and after a series. But anyway.

We'll see you guys soon... Lotta season left.

TDogg
05-02-2013, 08:22 PM
Well said, Bob. I have no animosity towards Cincinnati or the Reds. Just enjoy good baseball