Originally Posted by RedsFaninAfrica
The point isn't whether it's a legitimate gripe or not. The point is that some teams whine about everything as an excuse and other teams take whatever life gives them and find a way to turn it to their advantage. The Cards are perpetual whiners and the Reds aren't.
The Reds could have whined about losing Madsen, but instead they found Chapman.
The Reds could have whined about losing Votto, but instead they went on a torrid winning streak without him.
The Reds could have complained about losing Cueto, but instead they played an excellent game and won without him.
It's a bit lame when players say, "We aren't making excuses, but ..." while they are in the process of making excuses.
So the point isn't whether the gripe is legitimate; the point is that they shouldn't be griping in the first place.
Injuries are one thing that can't be controlled. The Cardinals lost Wainwright last year, no complaining. Lost Berkman and Furcal, no complaining.
In this case, and I would make this complaint if the Reds were playing at that time, it's known that at that time of day the sun and shadows in most stadiums are an issue, push the start time ahead to noon.
What's actually comical to me, I converse on many different team forums, Cubs, Astros, Brewers, Nats, Rockies...you guys are the only ones who whine about the Cards this much. Every little molehill, you make a mountain out of.
Braves reporters, players and fans make a stink about the stupid start time, it's ok. Cards say something, you're ALL over it. For a bunch of people who talk about the Cards complaining a lot...you sure do complain a lot.