Originally Posted by RedsfaninMO
I'll keep that in mind. I was looking for a Reds board where Cardinal trolls don't show up like they do on the MLB message boards. I really have no idea why fans of another team feel it's necessary to go on other teams message boards, but that's just me.
I do get picked on at work. Like I said, I work with all Cardinal fans. Sometimes it's in good fun, most of the time it goes way overboard. Just looking for a place to post with fellow Reds fans, that's all.
Perhaps you would fare better at the workplace if you took a more objective tact. Most fans are realistic in their opinions and can admit that they respect an opponent, even if they don't like them.
Making outlandish claims with no basis in reality usually won't endear you to your fellow employees, regardless of what team they follow. Most fans will overestimate their team and underestimate their opponents, that's just human nature. However, the majority can recognize an opponent with some level of objectivity.
The Reds and Cardinals are worthy adversaries, and rational baseball fans recognize that. Everyone is welcome to their opinion, and spirited discourse is an natural part of the process. Offered in a civil manner, it can be entertaining and informative.
Any forum worth it's salt has fans from various teams. This is such a site. There is nothing wrong with getting a flavor for the opposition and collecting information about said team and it's fans.
I have found that sites that are exclusively homer based are boring, and get stale in a hurry. A singular opinion doesn't provide a realistic view of a team or it's opponents.
You are obviously sensitive when it comes to the Redbirds, and I suppose that's understandable, but responding with ridiculous aspersions does nothing but undermine your credibility.