Re: The Reds arent the same to all fans
Great posts, all.
Like Ron Madden said, it's the bad times that make the good times all the more sweeter. All teams go through cycles. It's inevitible.
We, as Reds fans, have actually been pretty lucky with the success the team has had. Sure we've had some tough years lately, but we've also had world, league, and division championships in the 40+ years I've been following the Reds. Not that many teams can claim that.
Castellini has awaked an almost primal feeling in Reds fans. That maybe, hopefully, finally, we'll have a winner again. I'm sure we'll have some bumps along the way, but I think the Reds are back on track.
To put it in Gartner terms, the technology trigger has happened and we are in the peak of inflated expectations right now. Hopefully, the trough of disillusionament won't last long and we will reach the slope of enlightenment soon. The plateau of productivity isn't too far off.
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