Maybe I'm wrong in feeling that way, but that game embarrassed me.
It embarassed you???? How do you think Adam Dunn felt? Heck, the whole team for that matter. There's no doubt in my mind they wanted to crawl under a rock somewhere before the game was even half over.
And, IMHO, those feelings can kill any passion they may have felt when the game started... that and trying to stay semi warm.
I don't think any team has to be jumping up and down shouting to convey passion. We don't know what happens in the dubout or what is said there. They very well may buoy each other in ways that are not apparent to us.