The MLB has really turned its back on Cincinnati as far a tradition goes IMO. Sometimes I think that MLB would rather Cincinnati didn't have a baseball team so they could say New York, Boston, or Chicago was the birth place of professional baseball. All of the firsts that have happened in Cincinnati are kind of ignored outside of Cincinnati. Its crazy. How many people outside of Cincy know the Red Legs were the first professional team. How many do you think know the first night game was played at Crosley Field. These are HUGE things in Baseball history. I know it was different back in the days of the Big Red Machine, but the way we are treated here in Cincy is dissapointing. I truly believe that Reds fans are the best in baseball. Look how many fans show up even when they are losing. Sure there are not as many sell outs, but they have solid attendence reguardless of their record. Its just frustrating to me.
As far as GMs go, DanO and JimBo were both bad, but in different ways. Give JimBo a ton of money and let him make the trades he wants, he will build you a team to win now, but your future won't look too good. Give DanO ten years and he will build an organization that is solid through and through. Sure, those are exaggerated to prove my point, but I think you need a GM that is a balance of both.