Originally Posted by FlightRick
But feel free to enlighten me: you suggest it's folks like me who "make it easy for the Reds to keep losing"... I'd like to know precisely how posting indignant rage on a message board, providing no discernable solutions to the Reds problems, or alternately, providing "solutions" that would actually make things worse or "solutions" that are utterly impractical outside of a videogame world where you set the Computer GM's artificial intelligence to "houseplant," makes the Reds a better team.
What are you gonna do, create some kind of viral marketing campaign so that the Reds ballpark attendence drops from 14th in the league to 15th? Yeah, that'll show 'em we fans mean business!
Wow, what he said up there (and I only copied the part I liked the most).
That is a great post and I can't argue with any of it. What good does it do to rant and rave here when it won't do anything but allow people to release pent up anger? Maybe that's a good thing so folks don't get all indignant and annoying with their families instead but I don't see any reason to go off about these games on a message board. Yes, the game was annoying to lose last night and it was horrible watching Cordero struggle but in the end, a new day starts today and most people still woke up at the same time and went to work so they can make their living. Games are going to be different every single day (win or lose, every game is different in some way from the last one) but I really don't see what good it does to rant and rave on a message board about games. It makes this board extremely unpleasant to see nothing but negativity every single day. Yes, this team has it's really horrible moments but I see more potential in the team for the future than I have in a LONG time and that gives me encouragement when I watch this year. And for the record, I really can't see Walt Jocketty or Bob C. reading any message boards in order to make any of their decisions (thank goodness, LOL).