Originally Posted by Unassisted
With the notable exception of some radio talkers, the Cincinnati media are really quite gentle with Reds players and management compared to media in larger cities. IIRC, there were one or two beat writers who actually lamented the departure of Dan O'Brien. If he doesn't listen to the radio, Dusty should find the media in Cincinnati to be a refreshing change from his last two stops.
True. The Chicago media may be a pack of jackals compared to the Cincinnati media but they can be somewhat tough as well. I'd liken them to a bunch of old ladies living in a small town all related to each other who gossip. Usually gossip doesn't do anyone any harm but sometimes things are said that people don't like and then problems ensue.
I think Big Dust's biggest problems are going to be with Cowboy and Franchester. Now Cowboy loves him some Dusty but he's also someone who will criticize players - especially pitchers. I see a lot of potential conflict there.