Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?
I agree that Graves and Casey were probably talking about the stereotypical chatroom pervs, not bulletin board users. Try telling a number of coworkers you use a chatroom regularly and you get funny looks from some. Lots of people have that perception and if you're over 35 its even worse since far fewer of us "old" folks are as technologically involved.
They may look once in a while. If I were a player I might check once but I'd probably never return. Why? Because far too many posters call players "human garbage" , "worthless scum", and other personal attacks that have nothing whatsoever to do with their playing abilities. Would you want to read that stuff about a friend and teammate, even if they were hitting .167?That's very different than saying a player is struggling or can't learn to hit a curve or will have little value ever if he can't learn to mix his pitches in the strike zone.
Also many judgements are pronounced here based a single game. In fact its a joke with many on the game threads - hey, he's only hitting .389 now, lets trade him!
At least that's how things seem to a long time lurker like myself who just started posting.