Re: Front office / Godfather comparisons
It doesnt get any better for me than this. Love the Reds and love all 3 Godfathers. Yall hit the nail on the head with the first two but im going to branch out a little bit and include people all over the baseball Cosa Nostra.
Krivsky=Definatly Michael...Young up and coming and wants to take the Corleone's (Reds) to heights never or not recently seen. Nothing will stand in his way, not even a low payroll. He might not have been part of the Cincinnati Family very long but just as Michael is new to La Cosa Nostra Don Krivsky is new to Cincinnati...but that means nothing because we know where his loyalty lies.
Marty=Tom Hagen....As Consigliere Marty's job is to inform the boss or anyone who will listen what is best for the family. This doesnt consist of telling them what they want to hear but an unbiased view. His Hall of Fame status will also keep him from being knocked off for his outspoken remarks no matter what the Don thinks of his comments.
Nuxhall=Luca Brasi.....Loyalty above all things
Peter Gammons=Don Barzini....It might seem like the Cardinals, Yankees, Red Sox, or ESPN all seem like they might be the ones trying to take over the Corleone's (Reds), but the Don knows who the real villan is. Clearly its the smartest of the other Don's. Its Don Peter Gammons that is working with the Sollozza (Barry Bonds...think about this one) to take down the Reds.
Pokey Reese=Tessio....Once was an honorable Capo for the Reds but turned his back on them so he had to pay the price. As we like to say "Reese sleeps with the baseball fishes"
That leaves only one person. Im talking about the man who came here and saw something he didnt like. He didnt like the way Don Fanucci (Carl Linder) was running the family. So what did he do? He took matters in his own hands. Something the people of Cincinnati never thought would happen because of the power of Carl Fanucci. But this man vowed to bring the Cincinnati Family back to what it used to be.
Don Robert Castellini=Vito Corleone....Light spoken but strong willed. Smarter than all other people in the family and other families. He saw something in Michael (Krivsky) that no one else really saw. He knew Michael would be able to work deals with other families that would benifit our family (Brandon Phillips). Castellini will use his brains to beat the other families.
Stay tuned for Godfather Part IV to see where Don Homer Bailey takes the family into the new generation.
Last edited by Shaknb8k; 05-26-2006 at 01:31 AM.