Originally Posted by Aronchis
But that is what he thinks made a bad problem worse. Did it? Personally, considering that this team needs to be gutted, it probably doesn't matter.
How in the world would it make it worse?
Does anyone really think that Sean Casey being gone will make ERA's go down, and homers stop leaving the yard?
We can sit here a kvetch about a "lack of intangibles" till we're blue in the face, but nothing, I mean nothing supercedes a hideous pitching staff as the number one culprit.
I have no idea how a better attitude will make sucky pitchers not as sucky all of the sudden.
Attitude couldn't help Paul Wilson (who purportedly has a very good one) stay healthy.
I've never heard one bad thing about Eric Milton's attitude. The guy even shows up early for Spring Training every year. Where did that get him? Second worst pitcher in all of baseball is where that got him.
Ever hear a bad thing about Luke Hudson or Josh Hancock's work habits? I haven't.
We all like to believe that if we work hard enough, or pray hard enough, or help old ladies cross the street it will pay off with better life's results. Truth is, if you're just flat out not good at what you do, you will remain as such. People will just like you a little more.
Frankly, I'm sick of liking the Reds. I'd rather they be a bunch of foul mouthed filthy troglodites if it meant better results.
The whole "winning attitude" mantra bores me to tears.