Daugherty weighs in on this, makes some good points, with a shot directed towards C. Trent:
(I love it when sports hacks squabble with each other)
“I think our fans have a pretty interesting way of showing their support. I understand being into the game and wanting the best for us, but sometimes it’s hard to tell whether you’re at home or on the road,” Reds outfielder Jay Bruce said.
“Our fans are what make us go. It’s why baseball and sports in general are so great — the fans drive the teams. We want our fans on our side. We need our fans on our side.”
This is a city that has been taught hubris time and again."
Well, OK. Bruce has a point. Homer Bailey made it not long ago. Fans here are passionate to the point of dread. The local sports motto could be, “Expect the worst and you’ll never be disappointed.” But a day when you strand eight runners in the first four innings and your pitchers allow three homers, maybe isn’t the day to cite the fans as a reason for your performance. Or lack thereof.
Oh, and hubris means “excessive pride or self confidence.” That wouldnt exactly describe us around here, ever. Ten-dollar words are best left in the hands of those who know what they mean.