I think Ludwick is right... he used some wrong words but all in all he is right through...
I can only judge from what I see in tv, because I´m not at the ballpark but even if the reds have a full house it isn´t very loud...
his point with the games in pittsburgh is right.. there was a great (playoff like) athmosphere even during times where the pirates didn´t play well...
In my opinion the fans should be loud and push the team if they don´t play well and have problems... they should try to help them => it is more important to be loud if the team plays from behind and it doesn´t help to say the team should win first before the fans could get loud...
I know I´m from germany and there is a different culture in professional sport fandom but it´s hard to understand some comments from reds fans here...
of course he´s not good this year, but I had no expactations from him this year! it´s not his fault that dusty puts him out there as cleanup hitter although he missed most of the season with a bad injury..
he was pretty bad last year the first month aswell and than started to get hot... the problem is that he didn´t have the time this year because he played only 1 and a half months
just shut up and drive in runs, you stupid fricking idiot!
Originally Posted by nate
Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.
I have been to games both this year and last year and I must say that last year seemed so much more fun and loud at the stadium.
I think Ludwick has a point as I have been to games this year where you only hear a murmur of sound instead of cheers. However, I think that last year the fans had more to cheer about. In my opinion, last year this team played with heart and had a fire about them. However, this year it seems that they are content with whatever happens to them instead of making things happen.
Last year, we were on fire when Votto went down. I am not saying he is the problem, but the team stepped up and played with heart that got the fans excited too. We overcame so much last year and I think it showed in the crowd how much the team and fans were in it.
From what I have seen this year is that the players do not seem truly in it. You have Votto and BP not even run to 1B on ground outs. You have complete brain farts on the basepaths and you have the dissappointing seasons that Frazier, Ludwick, Cueto, Broxton, Hanigan, and Marshall are having. A case can be made for the platoon in LF and Votto too.
But all in all, I think the players and the fans alike expected the preseason predictions of us taking the Central easily. That is why the players are going through the motions and why fans are not shelling out the money to attend a week day game where you have notoriously drop games to teams nearly 15 games below .500
I think this weekend will draw big crowds as long as we win 1 of the 2 first games. However, I fear that fans will boo Ludwick for his comments and that is a crowd I do not want to be a part of.
2014 Attendance 0-3
3/31/14, 4/12/14, 8/14/15
2013 Attendance: 6-0
4/3/13, 4/16/13, 4/17/13, 8/3/13, 8/21/13, 9/7/13
2013 34 Cincinnati Reds $2,000,000
2014 35 Cincinnati Reds $8,500,000
2015 36 Cincinnati Reds *$9,000,000 $9M Mutual Option, $4.5M Buyout
Somebody make him sign those contracts? Did the apathetic, horrible fans of Cincinnati compel him to accept in excess of $20M to play baseball in our dump of a town? Seems to me after 2012 he could have punched his ticket a lot of places that don't offend his sensibilities.
Well, I'll be at the game on Friday so at leat one person will be cheering.
I will obey all make-noise amd every-body-clap-your-hands and other mass inertia creators.
Last edited by Roy Tucker; 09-26-2013 at 10:04 AM.
This is the day of the expanding man...
Fans are hesitant to believe in the team since last years heartbreak at home. Win a playoff series and I'd guess this changes.
A couple minor points about what he actually said.
1. I think that lady is in the minority that thinks we have a "great team".
2. We're not really in a "pennant race" and we barely were Tuesday. Realistically, we have been playing out the string waiting on Tuesday for a while now.