Originally Posted by Hooligan
I talked to a few Bosox fans who stated that its cheaper to fly/drive to Cincy and catch 2-3 games than it would be to try to get tickets to Fenway. Sad that they can't catch a game in their home park. Even sadder that we can't support our team the way they do.
It's easy to support a winner. Takes no effort at all. I laughed after the last WS win when several people I know donned their Red Sox hats and swore allegiance.
OTOH, it's very difficult to support a team that hasn't had a winning team since 2000. I don't like it, but I understand. If Jocketty doesn't turn this team around in the next couple of years, baseball might be dead in Cincinnati. Notice that the much maligned Pirates are in front of us and playing well. That's a lesson for Reds fans and the FO. When you put an inferior product on the field, folks will avoid going like the plague. In this society where winning means eveything, you can't get fannies in the seats if you lose. As much hope as there seems to be over Volquez, Harang, Bruce, etc., the truth remains that until this franchise puts a winner on the field, folks will always have the opposition taking over GABP. That's something that has been lost on most everyone .