Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I think I could put up with any player if he was on the Reds. It's the name on the front of the uni, not the back.
I keep seeing sentiment along these lines, but I think one thing the Reds have capitalized on is getting rid of the "rooting for laundry" mindset. There's definitely a marketable continuity and character to this team that, as far as I can tell, has piqued the interest of the casual fan beyond what a winning ballclub filled with spare parts would have.