Originally Posted by Red Flash
Is Chip seeing the light?
I have never
been under any illusions about the lousy way the Reds market their team and this cup thing is just another chapter in a long line of PR missteps for the Reds. D*ck W*agner may have been a lousy GM but he was able to market the Reds a million times better than this bunch. I'm sure they try but Bob Boone tried too. Can you imagine the meeting that this dandy idea came up at? "OK, any ideas on what we should do for souvenier cups this year for Opening Day?"
"How about we have some kind of tribute to Barry Larkin. It's his last Opening Day, you know."
"Terrible idea! What's the matter with you? Anyone else?"
"Yeah, it's Joe Nuxhall's last season, how about we have a cup with him on it. Fans just love Joe."
"Stupid idea. Anyone else?"
"Yeah, how about since we didn't sell all those cups we had from last year, we try to sell the rest of them this year? We sure as heck can't promote anything else besides the ball park."
"Brilliant! You get a promotion!"
Frank Bancroft is probably spinning in his grave right now.