Originally Posted by Tom Servo
Makes you wonder how some of these posters lived from 2001-2009.
I started being a fan and going to games in 1961. That was 52 years ago, and there have been a lot of tough years. Nineteen to be exact. Most years, the Reds have been decent, but 1966, 1982-1984, 1991, 1993, 1997-98, 2000-2009, and 2001 have been the worst. 2013 is beginning to look like 2011, so that's really scary.
I guess that 33 good years and 19 bad ones is not too bad. That's a pretty good winning percentage, but the scars of the lost decade are still here. It no longer is good to finish with a winning record and miss the playoffs. It happened that this team has only gone to the playoffs 11 times in my lifetime as a fan--52 years. But I will say that as frustrating as the lost decade was, this team is more frustrating. So much potential and so little results. Just drives me nuts.
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