Originally Posted by membengal
Good luck, ltl, and I will keep a thought for you.
And your post a nice reminder why "call outs" are not a particularly good look for this board...
One thing I can say about this board is you guys are the truest form of fans that can be found on any message board. I've been on this board since 2004 and have found that through all of the losing seasons, interest seems to have grown in the team here on RZ as opposed to faltering. Every so often, and I gladly admit this, I find myself trolling Gateway Redbirds just to see what the talk of the town is over there. Even on good nights for the Cards, there might be 4-5 people regularly contributing on a game thread.
You folks are truly Reds fans to the nth degree. I am a Reds fan by birth, but I don't like to toot my own horn. You guys (and gals) need to pat yourselves on the back for the success of this team as much as anybody. Especially those of you that regularly attended games, when your money could've been spent on something more enjoyable than watching the Reds get beat often.
Then, there are the people like West of You that can rattle of mind boggling stats without batting an eye, and most likely with an internal instant recall of just about any stat related resource out there.
To me, this is also the kind of stuff that a championship team is made of, and proves to me exactly what I have heard said repeatedly over the last 5 days: No matter how good the Bengals do, no matter how good UC or Xavier is, when the Reds are at the top, Reds baseball trumps everything, and Cincinnati is and always will be a baseball town first and foremost.
You folks should give yourselves a pat on the back, and to the admins and mods here, kudos and thanks for providing a place for us to vent our past misery and celebrate our present and future triumphs.