Re: My trip to Pittsburgh...and run-in with Bronson
Can you really blame the fans? 6 years of losing baseball? If i lived in Cincinnati i would be there all the time but i can understand why the casual fan might find something else to do.
Why should the fans buy the book when they already know the ending? Why not just read the "Cliff Notes" and find out what the end is going to be? You might ask where do you find the Cliff Notes to the 2006 Cincinnati Reds Playoff Run? Look at the Roster.
Chapter 1: Number 4 Starter-Chris Michalak
Chapter 2: Number 5 Starter-Does it really matter if Chris Michalak is your #4 man?
Chapter 3: Closer-David Weath...or was is it Todd Coff...maybe Rheal Cormier.
Do i need to go on cause chapter 1 told me the ending to this story didnt include a playoff birth for the 1st time in more than 5 years.
Do i blame Krivsky for not going and getting someone? I dont know. Do i blame Narron for not making the right changes? I dont know. Do i blame the players for not knowing how to win when the clock changes 3 hours? I dont know. To tell you the truth i dont know who to blame or if there should be any blame given out but i know for a fact im not going to blame the fans for any part of this season or for that fact any part of a player not wanting to stay here cause they dont come out every night.
This sounds like im being negative but im really not. This team was not good and never should have been. 80 Wins was outstanding for this group of guys who should have won probably more like 70-75.
I dont blame the fans at all for not selling out the games. In 2007 if they come out and start winning and continue that through the summer then you better believe that the fans will be back in the seats for the playoff run and then again in 2008. But dont expect them to pick your bags up at the airport when you come back from a 2-8 road trip. And dont expect them to come back after a few good winning streaks because for 6 years now they have read this same old book and they know the ending.
Its up to the 25 players, Coaches and Front Office to change the end to this 6 month long story. And if they change the ending then i promise me and 42,000 other people will buy the book everyday from there on out.