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DaytonDieHard
06-05-2006, 11:56 PM
I'm 30 and have followed the reds since i found out about $5.00 tickets and ended up going down 12 times in that magic 99' year with tens of thousands of you also. I accidently fell in love with the game that year, it was magic. Still with them in good times and bad ( I only turn it off when it hurts to much) I haven't felt that same magic since that year...........but not only have I this year. I feel like for the first time in my life i've seen a true legend at work and loved and lived every second of it. What a shot! What a game! GO REDS!!!
Were bringing the Dayton crew down. Let's get out there this weekend and show our support and get that place rockin again........i miss it.

KoryMac5
06-06-2006, 12:02 AM
A lot of good feelings on the board tonight let's hope it turns into fans in the seats. I am planning a trip out to see the Reds for the first time this summer and I am indeed hoping the ballpark is rockin.

Edd Roush
06-06-2006, 12:06 AM
Sorry to say, but Reds fans have reasons to be skeptical. As most Reds fans know, the Reds are prone to late season swoons and it's not like these Reds have dominated at any point this year. However, one would expect that the Reds would be drawing more fans at this point. Give me two more wins against the Cardinals and you will see me and many others in the seats on Friday night.

TeamBoone
06-06-2006, 12:19 AM
Even if they're skeptical, support them when they're playing well. If they fall apart next week, it doesn't matter... they are playing well NOW.

Can you imagine, even if they lose 1 or both of the next two... can you imagine how pumped this team would be to come home to a full house? Or nearly full?

I remember reading earlier in the season that the players think the fans don't think they notice when the park is nearly empty or nearly full... that player said they do notice, and when a lot of fans show up it makes them feel really good.

billy117
06-06-2006, 12:25 AM
Even if they're skeptical, support them when they're playing well. If they fall apart next week, it doesn't matter... they are playing well NOW.

Can you imagine, even if they lose 1 or both of the next two... can you imagine how pumped this team would be to come home to a full house? Or nearly full?

I remember reading earlier in the season that the players think the fans don't think they notice when the park is nearly empty or nearly full... that player said they do notice, and when a lot of fans show up it makes them feel really good.

I couldn't agree more. Don't be skeptical, be a fan, a fanatical fan. I've made the two hour trip to GABP twice this year and am looking forward to going 5 or 6 more times.

Phhhl
06-06-2006, 12:40 AM
I went to a couple games on the last homestand. Attendance is starting to improve, and the club wasn't even playing that well at the time. I would expect the place to be rocking when they come home after punching the Cardinals in the mouth this week.

saboforthird
06-06-2006, 01:18 PM
I could care less about whether players feel good or not. They're there to win ballgames. It's a business. They're making far more money as individual players than this whole board combined will make in a lifetime. If I was making that kind of money, I'd be pleased as peaches to go out there and swing a bat and field grounders. Not saying I wouldn't suck, because I would (I could double White's ERA, LOL), but still.....play the game because you love it, not because the stadium is filled with fans looking for a bobblehead. Just my 2 cents.

Bobcat J
06-06-2006, 03:28 PM
I could care less about whether players feel good or not. They're there to win ballgames. It's a business. They're making far more money as individual players than this whole board combined will make in a lifetime. If I was making that kind of money, I'd be pleased as peaches to go out there and swing a bat and field grounders. Not saying I wouldn't suck, because I would (I could double White's ERA, LOL), but still.....play the game because you love it, not because the stadium is filled with fans looking for a bobblehead. Just my 2 cents.

No matter how much the pay for a job is, most people still want to do a good job and be appreciated. Just because they are professional athletes doesn't make these folks any different.

The argument that they are making an enormous sum of money so they should have no complaints doesn't fly. Just as the ball players are better off than you or I, you and I are better off than a lot of others. I am certain that there are a lot of people in Lower Price Hill or Over the Rhine that would look at me and say, "He makes $45,000 a year, has a felxible job working for a politician, and is married to a doctor. What does he have to complain about?" I can't fault a baseball player for wanting someone to appreciate what they do. I want approval from my boss. I want my friends and family to be proud of my work. Why should baseball players be any different?

Bobcat J
06-06-2006, 03:29 PM
Now getting off the high horse, this has been a pretty fun year so far. I'm going to enjoy it for as long as it lasts. And then, I'm still going to enjoy going to the ballpark, just because its a great place to be even if the Reds are losing.

westofyou
06-06-2006, 03:30 PM
When the Reds were 10 games above .500 and in first in June of 2004 was baseball back in Cincinnati then too?

smith288
06-06-2006, 03:34 PM
Baseball is back every year in Cincinnati (and in New Albany too) but it leaves somewhere either before the All star game or shortly after....

Jr's Boy
06-06-2006, 03:39 PM
Baseball is back every year in Cincinnati (and in New Albany too) but it leaves somewhere either before the All star game or shortly after....
Geez, I love your optimism.:rolleyes:

CRedsLarkin11
06-06-2006, 03:41 PM
I'm happy with the way the Reds have been playing this year but with this bullpen and defense there is no way we can really contend. I'm looking forward to the future and for once it actually looks bright. Enjoy this ride as long as it lasts, it'll be a warmup for the real thing here in a couple of years

registerthis
06-06-2006, 03:43 PM
I'm happy with the way the Reds have been playing this year but with this bullpen and defense there is no way we can really contend.

I believed that a month ago, but I'm looking around our division and no team strikes much fear in me. The cards are still the team to beat, especially with Pujols--but they aren't invincible.

SOMEBODY has to win this division, it might just be Cinci. That's where I'm at right now, anyway.

Matt700wlw
06-06-2006, 03:51 PM
Why not the Reds? Why not now?

The Cards aren't what they were, although still the team to beat; the Astros are falling apart, and I'm not sure the Rocket can save them now. The Brewers are pesky, but still are what they are, the Pirates have been out of it forever, and the Cubs are still the Cubs.

With this new ownership's desire to win, I feel a lot better about moves being made this year to keep this up.

It sure as hell is fun, and I hope I don't think about Bengals football until football season, while the Reds continue their playoff run beyond that. How cool would that be???!?!?!

KronoRed
06-06-2006, 04:26 PM
When the Reds were 10 games above .500 and in first in June of 2004 was baseball back in Cincinnati then too?
Yep, in fact I remember a topic just like this at the time.

smith288
06-06-2006, 04:26 PM
Geez, I love your optimism.:rolleyes:
Im simply stating the truth through out my Reds fandom. Which was highlighted in 1990 when I was only 13...since then my statement rings true.

Is there some bit of fact that directly refutes otherwise?

dabvu2498
06-06-2006, 04:49 PM
Will anybody be there to see it? (The baseball, that is...)

ochre
06-06-2006, 07:19 PM
Yep, in fact I remember a topic just like this at the time.
/looks at krono's post count

Yeah, I bet you posted in that one too...

:)

TeamBoone
06-06-2006, 08:19 PM
No matter how much the pay for a job is, most people still want to do a good job and be appreciated. Just because they are professional athletes doesn't make these folks any different.

The argument that they are making an enormous sum of money so they should have no complaints doesn't fly. Just as the ball players are better off than you or I, you and I are better off than a lot of others. I am certain that there are a lot of people in Lower Price Hill or Over the Rhine that would look at me and say, "He makes $45,000 a year, has a felxible job working for a politician, and is married to a doctor. What does he have to complain about?" I can't fault a baseball player for wanting someone to appreciate what they do. I want approval from my boss. I want my friends and family to be proud of my work. Why should baseball players be any different?

Well said, Bobcat.

I absolutely HATE it when others think that just because an athletes get paid a lot of money that they automatically qualify as some kind of robots that have no feelings. They still are human beings and have a whole lot of the same emotional needs as us lesser folks... appreciation for a job well done is one of them. It makes it a lot easier to schlep to your job... whether you work or MacDonald's or Great Americal Ballpark.

saboforthird
06-06-2006, 08:27 PM
I'm all for players having fun out there, but winning is what matters. If you're going to be a Mayor go elsewhere. I don't particularly care to hear players whine about attendance (as if there wasn't enough of that coming from the front office), just do your job and let the results take care of themselves. I can't imagine that ANY ballpark that is packed is fun to play in when the team sucks. Just saying.

edabbs44
06-06-2006, 09:17 PM
Sorry to say, but Reds fans have reasons to be skeptical. As most Reds fans know, the Reds are prone to late season swoons and it's not like these Reds have dominated at any point this year. However, one would expect that the Reds would be drawing more fans at this point. Give me two more wins against the Cardinals and you will see me and many others in the seats on Friday night.
Then you are not allowed to complain if ownership doesn't spend money.

TeamBoone
06-06-2006, 09:21 PM
I don't particularly care to hear players whine about attendance (as if there wasn't enough of that coming from the front office), just do your job and let the results take care of themselves. I can't imagine that ANY ballpark that is packed is fun to play in when the team sucks. Just saying.

Please re-read my post. I did NOT say any of the players were whining about attendance.

The player (I can not remember which one) was responding to an interview question asking if they notice when there's a good crowd and does it affect their play. The guy said yes, a good crowd makes a difference... and they notice.

Say what ever you want about what I post, but do NOT put words in my mouth!

KronoRed
06-06-2006, 09:37 PM
/looks at krono's post count

Yeah, I bet you posted in that one too...

:)
Chances are...yes, yes I did ;)

Ltlabner
06-06-2006, 09:38 PM
KronoRed's post count should have an * behind it ;)

edabbs44
06-06-2006, 09:39 PM
Please re-read my post. I did NOT say any of the players were whining about attendance.

The player (I can not remember which one) was responding to an interview question asking if they notice when there's a good crowd and does it affect their play. The guy said yes, a good crowd makes a difference... and they notice.

Say what ever you want about what I post, but do NOT put words in my mouth!
Yeah!

http://sportsmedia.ign.com/sports/image/article/630/630882/hulk-hogan-interview-20050701022156353.jpg

KronoRed
06-06-2006, 09:56 PM
KronoRed's post count should have an * behind it ;)
I'm clean man :cool:

dman
06-07-2006, 12:07 AM
I'm all for players having fun out there, but winning is what matters. If you're going to be a Mayor go elsewhere. I don't particularly care to hear players whine about attendance (as if there wasn't enough of that coming from the front office), just do your job and let the results take care of themselves. I can't imagine that ANY ballpark that is packed is fun to play in when the team sucks. Just saying.

Dude, look at it this way, We (The Fans) are the boss. Nearly every employee likes to have a pat on the back from the boss. Every member of this Reds organization realizes that, from Castelini down to the batboy. All that was being said by this interview is "hey when you guys show up and pack GABP, it makes us feel better about what we're doing". There is nothing wrong with that. No matter what these guys make, when deserving, give them a pat on the back and show up at the ball games.

Also, no matter if they fall to the basement by season's end, we as Reds fans are blessed to have a team that does not have players shrouded in controversy 24/7 and that in and of itself makes it that much easier for me to want to follow this team and go to their games.