Originally Posted by dougflynn23
I am bracing for the attack I'm going to get for saying this, but has anyone noticed the increased activity of the Reds Community Fund and other community-related events in 2006 now that those parts of the organization report up thru Mr. Allen? I had the opportunity to work with him in 2005 on a joint effort between my company and the Disabled American Veterans, a group he is very involved in considering he is one, and I can tell you that he is 1) much happier working on this side of the operation, and 2) has the skill set to be great at it. I don't think John Allen ever wanted to be a baseball operations guy...he was simply doing what his then boss asked him to do. Now Mr. Castellini is asking him to do something that he is much better suited for, and doing a fantastic job.
Allen was a bad baseball op. guy, but I have never thought that he was actually a bad guy. If he's doing other things that are helping the Reds then I am happy that he's still employed by them. So also no attack here.