Re: Great article on Reds Media
While it sucks that this is an issue, many of the criticisms of Bailey when he was younger were held by a lot of people in the front office, not just Marty. Homer did rub a lot of people the wrong way when he was younger, and you can see people even now give him backhanded compliments while mentioning his stubbornness and immaturity in the past (even Dusty mentioned it).
I personally have not had a chance to meet Homer or be around him, but I know people who have (people who worked for the Reds, and no, I won't reveal their names). The stories I have heard about him were pretty bad. Of course that is second hand without Homer's viewpoint, but he had a very poor reputation with multiple people within the Reds organization. Much of the criticism on him seemed well deserved (I could be wrong since, as mentioned, I only got one side of the story).
The media has been rather childish and should not have done some of the stuff we have seen recently. It should have been a celebration of a great feat the fans enjoyed seeing. Yet Homer is not without fault, and holds a grudge over criticism he seemingly deserved.