Originally Posted by traderumor
It sounded like John Allen when he blamed the Reds fans for the team's losing and conducting a fire sale with an interim GM after firing Bowden. I'm trying to understand what purpose it serves. Should manufacturers blame their customers when they don't purchase their products, or give it the raspberry when it isn't working properly? Do you yell at an entire fan base in general, and drag in another sports franchise to boot, because some idiots booed during a playoff game? Why not point out the UC/Xavier fight as showing that Cincy is just a city full of inner city thugs while you're at it. Sorry, but that is just a poor world view.
It wasn't just a few fans that boo'd. Callers on talk radio were saying the same things before the article came out. My friends were all saying the same exact things before the article came out. They were hopeful we could still win, but had that feeling of "not again. not this city. what did we do to deserve all of this just flat out bad luck."