Originally Posted by Superdude
The fans were terrible today. No energy the whole game, pin drop quiet outside of boos towards the end, and then a good portion could be seen bailing for the exits in the seventh inning. The revelry of those first two games hit an embarassing thud this afternoon.
What do you expect? It was 8-3 in the seventh inning in a game the Reds were sleep-walking through. Couple that with what is totally obvious to anyone with eyes that Joey Votto has morphed into Sean Casey and presents zero threat to do anything other than slap harmless singles and, well ...
I've been at both games and, frankly, the Tuesday game was the loudest I've ever heard GABP, from the first through the 10th inning. The Reds responded with a hit - one hit - after the first inning against Ryan Voglesong and a collection of forgettable relievers. Tonight, when Zito walked the run in, it was equally as loud. The Reds responded to that with the Leake/Arredondo clown show.
And what that has happened in the past 20 years in this city makes you think that fans aren't well within their rights to be pessimistic?
In the past two decades:
- Bengals playoff disappointments
- Steelers injuring Palmer on first playoff play
- Ken Griffey Jr. disappointment
- Kenyon Martin broken leg/subsequent disappointment
- 2010 Reds playoff debacle
- 1999 one-game playoff no-show
- awful Bengals/Reds teams for the last 15 years
Only to watch our loathed rivals do nothing but win championship after championship: Cardinals, Steelers, etc.
Honestly, what do you expect Bruce? Are all of those things the 2012 Reds fault? No, but this city has been beat to a pulp the last 20 years and it'll take more than beating the Cubs, Astros and Brewers for a Central Division championship to shake it. Just win and change the culture ... otherwise, fair or not, you can expect even more jaded fans next year.