Re: Reds sale officially approved...
Originally Posted by RFS62
In my opinion, the greatest effect that sacking DanO would have would be a public relations effect.
It would signal loud and clear that the new ownership is not satisfied with "Status Quo"
I'm sure that anything DanO does from this point on will be heavily scrutinized by Castellini and whoever has his ear.
Hopelessness pervades every corner of RedsNation. Every corner. 5 dismal years, a death spiral of fan interest.
I know a lot of long time fans who simply didn't care after the all star break last year. The fans are Castellini's customers. This business isn't about letting DanO ride out his contract. It's about re-energizing the fan base.
If, as so many predict, Castellini takes his time and assesses the situation and keeps things the way they are as he settles in, well, what do we as fans have to look forward to this year?
Give me some hope, dammit!!!
Show me that Status Quo is no longer acceptable. What do you think would happen if he sacked DanO immediately? We'd get worse? Please.
Put a new face on the franchise. Give us some hope. This isn't some wild-ass crazy idea. It's marketing.
Throw out the stale lettuce, Mr. Castellini. You didCastellini.n't build your empire selling moldy vegetables.
I think Castellini had some time to look at the club while waiting for approval from MLB.
If you think small, you'll go nowhere in life.