Originally Posted by westofyou
Actually the Reds are better off (so far then the aforementioned teams)
The Pirates and Brewers are on their 14th straight losing season, that's legendary. Only the Phillies (1918-1931 & 1933 to 1948) the Cubs (1947-1962) Browns (1946-1949) A's (1953-1967) and Red Sox (1919-1934) have equaled it or topped that run of futility.
That's the laundry list of losers in the history of the game, and now it includes Buds team and two teams with new parks.
Meanwhile the Tigers are ending a 12 year run that is still more then twice as long as the current Reds run of futility.
Not to mention the Reds own history of occasional futility, which I know you've spoken about before, WOY.
The OP is 22 now and his frustration is understandable. But think of someone born in 1919 the year of the Reds' first World Series appearance (and win!). The NL was 8 teams and in the 20 years following that season, the Reds finished 5th 3 times, 6th once, 7th twice and 8th (that's last place, folks!) 5 times (including 4 in a row from 1931 through 1934). From the 1940 World Series win, it was another 21 years before we made it back to the World Series. As a franchise we were incredibly spoiled by 1970's teams which went to the post-season six times - 4 times to the WS - 1 more than Oakland!).
It's always important to look at the the long view.