Salukifan2: Whenever I read your posts I picture a guy punching his keyboard while wearing Dizzy Dean pajamas with a Cardinal nightlight as his only source of illumination. The contrast between your "I WILL DEFEND MY TEAM WHEN PROVOKED!" mantra on the messageboard of a division rival and the "It's only baseball!" screaming are pretty hilarious when placed mere sentences apart from each other...I'll give you that much.
When I read Cardinal or Pirate forums, I read it with the idea that I'm seeing a discussion I wasn't really meant to see. Both kinds of places trash the Reds regularly, but I shake my head and move on. In fact, the only reason I go to those forums is just to see what an opposing fanbase thinks of a recent move or to get their take on something that happened with the Reds. That's it. I never see a discussion about Joey Votto being overrated or about Phillips being a POS and take it upon myself to jump in and argue my point, because that would be pointless.
It's probably best of you to think of this place as if Bill Swerski's Super fans were obsessed with the Reds instead of the Bears and got in arguments over stats instead of grilled meats. Don't take it too seriously and you might actually enjoy yourself. If you can't do that, you should probably head to the ESPN forums and seethe over there.