Re: Philly fans appreciate Jr. Why don't we? (Warning: Rant)
Originally Posted by top6
I am so tired of hearing how terrible Reds fans are for not loving Griffey. I like Griffey, and I actually am not the biggest fan of Reds fans in general, but this constant whining on Griffey's behalf is tiresome to me.
Obviously, Griffey was one the best players ever. Fans in other cities see him once or twice a year, and understandably cheer for him because they remember how great he was. We see him every day. We can't go crazy every time he comes up simply because he did some great things ten years ago. The fact of the matter is, he just hasn't been that good on the Reds. It's probably not his fault, but it's still true. He's had some good years, some bad years, and he's missed a lot of time. I'm not saying deserves the boos he sometimes gets, but he doesn't really deserve uninterrupted praise either.
I wish fans were more excited about 600, but all in all I find this city's strange hatred for Adam Dunn a lot more disconcerting than their understandable disappointment in Griffey's career here.
(I also don't see any correlation between statistics and dislike for Griffey, but I guess that's just an easy target for you. If anything, it seems to me that a careful look at the stats indicates that Griffey's time here has been better - when he plays - than he usually gets credit for.)
I'll have to disagree with you on this one, Griffey has/had been good with the Reds when health. Not all the time, but has been good for most of the time. Look at his numbers, they prove that too.
because at the end of the day, they still are the Chicago Cubs, and they will figure out a way to screw this whole thing up--Marty B.
GABP: 1-1 Wrigley: 2-0