Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
Riiiight, all of a sudden it just occurred to Trent that the city of Cincinnati had some bad sports luck. Right there between games 4 and 5. Never even crossed his mind before.
Nope. He came across as a ticked off fanboy. Didn't want to lash out at the team, so took the odd approach of lashing out at the fans.
EDIT: Nice job trying to spin it, Doug. I never said he "should have waited." I said "why wait until then?" Huge difference. I was saying that obviously Trent had noticed this "inferiority complex" or whatever previously, but never decided to write about it ... until between games 4 and 5 of the Reds' playoff series with the Giants. You don't have to be a genius to figure this one out. Trent was upset that the Reds were about to lose the series in his estimation and lashed out at the fans.
Yeah, Trent, it was the fans' fault the Reds lost! Haha.
I wasn't trying to spin something. Why wouldn't he bring it up before? Probably because he wasn't on the job the last time Reds fans actually had a feeling like that (when was that, 99 playoffs?). Bringing it up when it isn't actually happening doesn't make sense or bringing it up with the Bengals in 2005 wouldn't make sense because he doesn't cover the Bengals. He brought it up when it was relevant.