Originally Posted by Ltlabner
No kidding. We need more cynical distrust. That would be far more hip and balance out all that icky optimism.
I've always thought cynicism/optimism was a red herring. It gets tossed out by supposed optimists in order to undercut the arguments of supposed cynics. In other words, the "cynics" aren't saying that Player X likely is going to suck or that the Reds are probably headed for a losing record because they've taken a sober look at how things will work out, they're doing it because they're unrelentingly negative (nyah nyah nyah).
It happens every offseason here. You can pretty much plot it on an astral calendar. I've been told I'm just being cynical for insisting that Dave Williams, Ramon Ortiz, Cory Lidle, etc. weren't going to pan out. Yep, that's it. I'm cynical. Apparently that makes me hip now too.
And all I thought I was doing was grasping the obvious.