I don't get that same vibe out of all this.
Originally Posted by RFS62
I don't see alot of respect for the Reds at this point, what I see is apathy. I don't give credit to people for not having a dog poop on the field.
I appreciate that you gave us respectability after years of embarrassment under Marge's ownership. I appreciate not having to cringe every time I meet someone who laughs about Shotzie taking a dump on the infield.
Well, I do think he did the best he could, and I think he likely did it for, in his mind, out of a love for Cincinnati the city.
I appreciate that you did the best you could, and I truly believe that you did. And I appreciate that you understand that this isn't your strength, and that you're turning it over to a new man.
I don't mind the man making a profit.
It doesn't bother me that you made money and tax breaks. That's ok. This is America, you weren't supposed to take a loss.
Thats not all the comforting a thought to me given his track record.
I'm glad you aren't holding on and passing ownership down to your relatives. I think you believe that you've found the right man for the job.
Marge was forced out by MLB, not Lindner.
Thank you, Mr. Lindner. You realized that you were a steward, a transitional owner. You got rid of Marge and Bowden, and I appreciate that. You hired DanO. Now it's time for you to go, as I'm sure you know how well that's worked out.
The man has a nice list of positive things he has done over the years that he deservers to be recognized for.
I wish you nothing but happiness for the rest of your life, and I hope it's a long one. You do a lot of good through your various causes, and you should be admired.
I'll take 94,95,96,97,98,99 over 00,01,02,03,04,05.
Thanks for saving the franchise from ongoing humiliation, and thanks for realizing you are simply not a baseball man and getting out.
In a few years, history will forget the five years of historically bad baseball and remember you for all your fine public works.
That's really how it should be.
Dude - I need to have you on retainer to write my eulogy. ;)