Originally Posted by chuck6660
If you post or follow the Reds via the "Redszone" yiou are probably a Reds fan. Yes some of us want to win every game, while I know it's not possible, I hate losing. Does feeling frustrated about this team when they fail to play up to expectations, mean we should stop following the Reds? I would hope not. Maybe if I keep a good attitude, some day I can be in the ORG.
Frustration is one thing... Whining is another. I do not recall any of your posts, so this is not directed at you but a response to your post.
What I detest is supposed 'fans' that are obviously no longer rooting for members of their team to do well each and every at bat or pitch.
To way to many of the downers, it is more important to be right than for the Reds to win. These are the ones who post the "now he is going to stay in the two hole for two more months" after Stubbs hits a home run. These are the same guys that, after they say that a certain pitcher, be it Leake, Bailey, or Arroyo deserves to be dumped for a bag of balls, are actually disappointed when that pitcher appears to be doing well.
I get that baseball is all about second-guessing everything... And that is what attracts many folks to the sport... But can we leave off the negative hyperbole?
It's weird... You won't find many folks on this board using positive hyperbole to discuss Reds, but the negative hyperbole is in every single thread.
I can't count the number of times I have heard other teams described as a "AAA offense" by a downer whenever a Reds pitcher they are secretly rooting against is having a good night... Or that ..."(fill in the blank) is the worst hitter/pitcher/fielder/manager/general manager in all of baseball."
Go back and read the preseason threads and count how many times folks said Arroyo needed to be dropped, traded for a bag of balls, of moved to mop up duty in the bullpen. How many of those folks have since come back and said they are pleased with how well he has done this year?
If you are critiquing because you want the Reds to win and have ideas of how to improve them... Great, I love to read it.
If you are critiquing just because you want to be right and you reach a point where being right becomes more important than the Reds winning...