Re: The Cincinnati Mentality and the Reds
I'm always a little putt-off by how the general vibe of RZ is to deride and poo-poo the blue-collared "work ethic" nature of the city.
I know folks say they appricate hustle when it's combined with tallent, but that's not really how it comes off. It's always framed (and in fact, framed this way in the original post) that somehow appricating a visable work ethic is somehow hick-ish and complelty out of touch with the baseball world.
I don't think the citys blue-collar apprication of hard work and humility has much to do with the state of the ball club at all. In fact, I'd say it has nothing to do with it at all.
Go to any big baseball city. The highly paid star will get booed for the slightest mistake. The "underdog" who runs hard, plays hard but generally doesn't have much tallent almost always gets cheered and praised. This isn't inherrant to Cincy.
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate