Re: GABP upgrades could cost county taxpayers $5 million
Originally Posted by terminator
On the baseball side, if nothing else he kept the team in town and under local ownership, laid some of the groundwork for the team's current success and made a great choice in selling to Castellini.
I get that you don't like Mr. Lindner since you've taken the opportunity to trash him here dozens of times over the years (sometimes mild, sometimes nasty). I just wish you would consider that many of us here in Cincinnati loved the man. Aside from my own father, there is no one in this world I have ever admired more. I doubt anyone in the last fifty years did more for the city of Cincinnati. So maybe out of respect for the man, for those of us who loved him and for everything he did for this town, you could cut him some slack and quit running him down at every opportunity. I know I would appreciate it.
I'd say you're probably taking REDREAD's comments too personally. Now granted I can't offhand recall everything he has said about Lindner, but I don't recall him disparaging Lindner as a person or a citizen, just as the owner of the Reds. And I'm sorry if it offends you, but it's awfully hard to find anybody who thinks the Lindner ownership of the Cincinnati Reds was anything short of bad.
Now as for REDREAD's John Allen, that's another story.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."