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Wheelhouse
06-25-2007, 12:15 PM
I don't like the fact Narron hasn't been fired. Period. The team is on track to its worst season ever. Ever.

Benihana
06-25-2007, 12:18 PM
I don't like the fact Narron hasn't been fired. Period. The team is on track to its worst season ever. Ever.

agreed. I am a lot more interested in the minor league forum these days.

KoryMac5
06-25-2007, 12:20 PM
The first place I go is also the Minor League Forum. The future looks bright down on the farm and it makes a disappointing season a little less harder to take. Even my wife has stopped asking me nightly when I finally come to bed if the Reds won or not.

Ltlabner
06-25-2007, 12:21 PM
Nope. Baseball is baseball. Doesn't mean I'm not dissapointed with the direction of the team or decisions made. But I'm not going to give up on my team simply because they are in the midsts of a years long crap fest.

I've been watching more games of other teams on mlb.tv, but my interest in the Reds remains constant.

redsmetz
06-25-2007, 12:21 PM
Sorry, despite the heartbreak of this season, I still try to catch the games on radio when I can. I like our basic core of starters and think they're an exciting team when things are clicking. Pitching continues to be a crapshoot, whether starting or relief, but there are some decent things going on when things go right.

And who the manager is has nothing to do with whether I remain a fan or not. That seems somewhat fair weather, doesn't it?

37red
06-25-2007, 12:22 PM
My interest really hasn't drifted as much as I would have thought. I still sit in front of the TV with a cold beer and hope, I even smile once in a while. My expectations are so low that just a good hit makes me excited so what the heck. Everyday I do check to see how low the Yanks have gone and that's been pretty satisfying so.... It's baseball and it's not my money, I still love to watch the games.

bucksfan2
06-25-2007, 12:24 PM
My interest has already started to drift. I watch them when they are on but once the bengals and buckeyes start with football I am probably going to be done with the reds.

redsfan30
06-25-2007, 12:38 PM
I don't care who is on the field, nothing will stop me from seeing my beloved Reds. I'll go to a game any chance I get and if I'm not there in person I'll have the tv or radio on every single day until October.

Unassisted
06-25-2007, 12:45 PM
I'm paying for MLB.TV and the only game I've watched in the past 2 weeks was Friday's 16-run outburst. Maybe if I'd watch more, they'd win more? ;)

I voted for the third option, because I don't want an interim manager that gets the job for the next 2 years and I wasn't expecting to have the opportunity to spend any more on the Reds in the first place.

remdog
06-25-2007, 01:01 PM
I don't like the fact Narron hasn't been fired.

I'm OK with Narron surviving the season---but only if it means the Reds hire someone in the off season that knows what the heck they're doing. I don't want to see another interim manager being hired full-time and I'm afraid that would happen if Narron was canned now.

Rem

dabvu2498
06-25-2007, 01:10 PM
Sadly, I had to vote for the 4th option. My father is going to be in town this weekend and we're planning on going to all 3 games in the Cards series. Gluttons for punishment, we are.

remdog
06-25-2007, 01:21 PM
I ordered EI this year and, despite my travel schedule, I've managed to see about half the Reds games and I've actually enjoyed them, for the most part. Of course, I wrote off this season long ago and my enjoyment stems mostly from watching the young guys and Jr.

I spend most of my viewing trying to figure out who I would rebuild this outhouse around next winter and trying to see which youngsters might figure into the equasion for the next couple of years.

As bad as this division is, unless some team makes a clear breakthrough over the winter, every team has a chance for '08. I'm hopeing the Reds will be that team.

Rem

MartyFan
06-25-2007, 01:58 PM
I still follow every game.

I like Special K...I am not as crazy about Narron but...not much you can do when your BP has totally tanked on you to this point...so, does a manager change change the play? Does it save the season? Or is it simply change for the sake of change?

Aronchis
06-25-2007, 02:00 PM
Not really. Didn't expect much from this years team.

cumberlandreds
06-25-2007, 02:17 PM
If I could get EI (I have DISH) I would probably be watching them nearly every game. As it is I listen to some of each game or follow it on the RZ game thread. I will be with them to the end as I always have. I can remember back in that awful 1982 season turning on the radio and listening to part of the last game of the season. So if I could do it then I will do the same now.

GADawg
06-25-2007, 02:24 PM
I don't mind being punished I guess...I'll watch 'em no matter what but at least this season there are some guys having seasons that make it all worth while. Junior, Brandon Phillips, and Hamilton are plenty of entertainment for me and the call-up of Homer Bailey was a nice shot in the arm as well.

guttle11
06-25-2007, 02:29 PM
I could get all "Rah-Rah!" and talk about turning them off like some have, but at the end of the day, I won't be able to do it. I have the sickness.

Changes do need to be made, though. Narron is simply not the answer at the manager position, and the team really needs to cut the dead weight and go into a full on rebuilding mode. I still have faith that they know it as well, and that mid-season changes in personnel aren't their style.

If significant changes aren't made by next March, this franchise is toast for quite a while.

KittyDuran
06-25-2007, 02:55 PM
I'm in it for the long haul - AND the FO already has my money since I'm a full season ticket holder...:p:

bucksfan2
06-25-2007, 04:11 PM
The problem with the reds are the fringe fans. To be honest I would think that any member of RZ is a pretty good fan and will go to a game more often than not when presented with the opportunity. A major league club doesn't make its money from your diehard fans. They make the money from fans who go when the reds are good but dont go when the reds are bad. You can call them whatever you want but I have had tickets many a time over the past few seasons in August and September when they played a team such as the Brewers and couldn't get anyone to go with me.

gonelong
06-25-2007, 04:36 PM
My neighbor asked me how I can stomach the games anymore. I told him I DVR them and sort of fast forward through the games to catch the interesting parts (certain ABs, plays, etc.).

Yesterday he told me he has been DVRing the games and then just watching just the recap on FSO.

GL

deltachi8
06-25-2007, 04:38 PM
I didn't expect much this year (think I picked 72-75 wins) but I have drifted as well. I haven't bothered with the XM in about three weeks. It's not that I don't like the Reds anymore, just there are more entertaining options available right now.

RedsBaron
06-25-2007, 04:49 PM
The team is on track to its worst season ever. Ever.

Not really. Since 1882, the Reds worst season ever was 1934, when they went 52-99, a winning percentage of .344. The 2007 Reds have a .382%. Six years after the 1934 Reds hit rock bottom, they won a World Series. I wonder what the chances are of the 2013 duplicating that feat?
The 1982 Reds had a slightly lower percentage than the 2007 team thus far has, with the 1982 team going 61-101, a .377%.

WVRedsFan
06-25-2007, 04:51 PM
I'm shocked to see (as I post this) that 52% of the die-hard fans who frequent the ORG forum are losing interest. Wow.

I still turn on the TV and watch most games (at least part of them anyway) and listen to every inning via XM, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I've lost interest. It's hard to see the same old thing game after game.

Since I wasn't working the NASCAR race yesterday (California is a long way away for a part-timer), I pledged to myself I'd watch the entire game. And I did. I was so frustrated when it was over I could have bitten nails.

Part of the problem is that no one with the Reds is acknowledging that there is a problem here. Castellini and Krivsky apparently think this is a good team with a poor bullpen. Of course, we'd never know. Narron seems to make the wrong move all the time, but to give him a break, this is the team Krivsky created, so a lot of flack has to go to him.

If both or at least one of them isn't let go before too long, there will be not butts in the seats at GABP.

Tony Cloninger
06-25-2007, 04:51 PM
If they replace Narron....please...no more Gene Mauch clones. I mean ....it's bad enough that we get these clones.....we get the poor man's version of Gene Mauch.

I still think the bullpen would be inconsistent to bad with some other manager though.

RANDY IN INDY
06-25-2007, 05:24 PM
Up a hundred, down a hundred, I'm always with the Reds.

PuffyPig
06-25-2007, 05:37 PM
We watch virtually every game. We continue to fly thousands of miles and spend thousands of dollars to watch them lose every year (5-19 over the last 3 years).

I don't exepct it to ever stop (the watching that is, hopefully the losing will stop).

Hooligan
06-25-2007, 05:42 PM
I will always love the Reds......but I find myself watching other teams more these days.

Always Red
06-25-2007, 05:57 PM
I found myself in the Bay area last week, and really wanted to see AT&T park, but the Giants were out of town, except for Friday night, when the Yankees were in and the game was sold out.

So I went across the Bay, and watched the Reds lose to the A's on Wednesday afternoon, in the usual late fashion.

The funniest thing was in the 9th, when Castro went up to pinch hit for Hamilton, about 10 of us out in the RF bleachers wearing assorted Reds paraphenalia, stood nearly as one, and yelled "what the h***?" :eek:

It was another classic moment in Redleg history. :D

I'll be there until the bitter end.

Strikes Out Looking
06-25-2007, 06:05 PM
I'm still following them, but my disappointment in the players and the FO grows stronger every single day.

StillFunkyB
06-25-2007, 06:11 PM
Overall I would have to say yes. I would probably go to a few more games this year, but as it stands now the only other game I will be attending is against SD in Aug.

I still come to RZ everyday though.

RichRed
06-25-2007, 06:31 PM
They say the season is a marathon. Well, I'm getting winded. Still hanging in there but this season's been a big punch in the gut.

Marc D
06-25-2007, 06:40 PM
I pay my money for MLBtv. I watch nearly every game or at least go over the highlights and the box score. i obviously spend a lot of time here.

Finally coming to peace with the fact we have yet another incompetent management staff and an owner who is ok with that has made me temper my enthusiasm quite a bit.

I still pay attention but I care less and less every day. Football season saves me from the Reds because the Reds can't/won't save themselves.

MrCinatit
06-25-2007, 07:29 PM
I always have been and always will be a die-hard Reds fan.
But, were it not for RedsZone, there is a very good chance I would have lost interest and stopped watching the club more than a month ago.
But, I will still watch the games - just not as closely. I will still occasionally check the stats - just not every day. My plans of going to a game for the first time in 17 years has been put on the back burner until another year most likely - unless this team makes a sudden youth movement.

OnBaseMachine
06-25-2007, 08:19 PM
I will always love and follow the Reds even if they never win another game in my life.

camisadelgolf
06-25-2007, 08:26 PM
I'm in the Fire Narron boat. Actually, if there's a Fire Narron fleet, I'd like to be in charge. Still, I'll waste my money on the Reds because I have nothing else to live for until Bengals season.

KronoRed
06-25-2007, 09:13 PM
I care, but really what's to get excited about with this team? been the same for 6 years now, only the names change.

Ron Madden
06-26-2007, 05:39 AM
It's been a tough season for all of us. My interest in the Reds last the whole year long... my whole life long.

RedsBaron
06-26-2007, 08:03 AM
The first thing I check on each morning, when I pick up my paper or get on the internet, is "how did the Reds do"? The second thing that I usually do is then groan.
My interest has been drifting away for some time, though. I switched over to Dish network from my cable TV provider a few years ago just so I could get Fox Sports Cincinnati to watch Reds games, but now I tend to only watch portions of the games. I'm taking my two older sons to Sunday's Reds/Cardinals game.
The Reds just do not seem to have a clue and it is hard to be deeply involved with them when the main topic of discussion is whether or they will lose 100 games.
I am a Reds fan and I will always be a Reds fan, but they are hard to pay attention to right now. :(

RFS62
06-26-2007, 08:41 AM
I have to admit that I'm a baseball fan first and a Reds fan second.

If the Reds success was the only thing I cared about, I'd have stopped being a baseball fan long ago.

I'm less interested in the Reds now and much more likely to channel flip during a game to other games. But it's still baseball, the greatest game ever invented played by the best players in the world in the MLB.

I'll watch baseball every chance I get. Always have, always will. On nearly any level. Even a pick up game of kids is interesting to me to some degree.

The game with its rich history and tradition is infinitely bigger than just my rooting interest in the Reds.

redsmetz
06-26-2007, 09:33 AM
The first thing I check on each morning, when I pick up my paper or get on the internet, is "how did the Reds do"? The second thing that I usually do is then groan.
My interest has been drifting away for some time, though. I switched over to Dish network from my cable TV provider a few years ago just so I could get Fox Sports Cincinnati to watch Reds games, but now I tend to only watch portions of the games. I'm taking my two older sons to Sunday's Reds/Cardinals game.
The Reds just do not seem to have a clue and it is hard to be deeply involved with them when the main topic of discussion is whether or they will lose 100 games.
I am a Reds fan and I will always be a Reds fan, but they are hard to pay attention to right now. :(

This reminds me of when I took a vacation to Germany (then West Germany) in 1977 to see my brother. Pre-internet and the only way to get a ball score was to find the New York Herald Tribune and then the box scores were at least a day late, sometimes two. Oy vey! Talk about being disconnected!

WVRedsFan
06-26-2007, 10:55 AM
I have to admit that I'm a baseball fan first and a Reds fan second.

If the Reds success was the only thing I cared about, I'd have stopped being a baseball fan long ago.

I'm less interested in the Reds now and much more likely to channel flip during a game to other games. But it's still baseball, the greatest game ever invented played by the best players in the world in the MLB.

I'll watch baseball every chance I get. Always have, always will. On nearly any level. Even a pick up game of kids is interesting to me to some degree.

The game with its rich history and tradition is infinitely bigger than just my rooting interest in the Reds.

And that says it all. RFS62 is right. The game is the thing (as they used to say in the 70's). Since I now have HD, I'll stay glued to the Yankee game or whatever is on HD, just to watch the beauty of the game. And HD is the closest thing to being there I've ever seen.

That does not diminish the frustration of watching a franchise implode. At this point, I just hope they do something even if it's wrong. I really cannot see how it can get any worse (watch them make me wrong). :bang:

redsrule2500
06-26-2007, 10:59 PM
I'll threaten and talk crap, but it's all fake...I'll continue. :(

redsrule2500
06-26-2007, 11:00 PM
And that says it all. RFS62 is right. The game is the thing (as they used to say in the 70's). Since I now have HD, I'll stay glued to the Yankee game or whatever is on HD, just to watch the beauty of the game. And HD is the closest thing to being there I've ever seen.

That does not diminish the frustration of watching a franchise implode. At this point, I just hope they do something even if it's wrong. I really cannot see how it can get any worse (watch them make me wrong). :bang:

What's on HD? Just ESPN?

Is there any basic channels that carry HD Baseball?