Damn, RedsFanSince62...good post. And so true. I think that the total disrepect of this franchise from St. Louis, Houston, Pittsburgh (yes...getting the feed from there makes you HATE them), ESPN, and even at home is wearing on me, too. If this franchise had done the right thing it would have given Rogers 24 hrs to accept the trade (I know 72 hrs is standard) and if no decision (if they could) call it off. I've watched others hide behind the matrimonial excuse. Truth is, if they want to play golf, they do. If they want to go out with the boys they do. If they want to come to Cincinnati, they have to ask their wife. BS. He was never coming. You see, he wants an easy trip to the World Series. He'd have to work here!
Yes, this team has been special this year, for all its faults. If we can get Dempster back on track, Moeller pitches like he has recently in Detroit, have a healthy Griffey every day, and we can begin to hit with RISP, we'll be OK. Maybe not get to the playoffs, but a real enjoyable season. And it's a far cry from last year.
I had a boss tell me once that "you're either for us or against us." Same here. Most of the posters on this board (excepting trolls and those from other teams which I've never understood why they want to flame us) are die-hard Reds fans who just want to win. Well, we've got a better chance than ever right now. You have to admit that a rotation of Dessens, Haynes, Dempster, Moeller and Fernandez is much better than what we started out with. And we're only 4.5 games behind. With Griffey looking pretty good and the other additions for the year, I feel pretty good about this team. I'm heading to Cincy on the 31st to see a couple of games. Where will Kenny Rogers be? Oh, I forgot. The WV State Fair (at the same time). Pretty appropriate, if you ask me.
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