Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I can only speak for myself but I don't root for anyone to get hurt. No one has come out and said that yet I might add.
But once it occurs I am glad that the Reds chances just improved. I certainly don't say, "shucks I wanted to beat the Cardinals at full strength". Some do feel that way and that's fine by me...and I won't preach to them how they should feel.
The one thing that somewhat is a brain teaser are circumstances like the following...
When the Cards (or any opponent) signs a "run down" vet on the cheap, with that cheap price being due to the players injury risk...what are we supposed to do, wish them for great health so the Cards make out like bandits? Berkman and Beltran are examples of this.
Spot on Kal. I never root for anyone's hurt, but I'm an unabashed fist pumper if it happens. The odds are stacked against my team being at full strength all year, so why am I going to root for your team to be at full strength.
PS If you think the Reds had a great year health wise last year, just remember the nature and timing of Votto and Cueto's injuries. They kind of canceled out our overall pitching and regular season of good health IMO.