Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Personally, I think the main reason Reds fans get worried over that is because of our historically bad results from the west coast.
In Pennant Race by Brosnan he talked about the allure of going west, nice nightlife, nice sites to see. Implied that yes it was distracting and that affected the game.
You also cannot look away from the difference in how the game is played out west historically, the weather is a big factor, cooler and sometimes downright cold and the parks have always played much larger than the Reds parks. Pitching and small ball are pretty much a given, big OF's and taking the extra base, something the Reds have not always done in some of their slugging years.