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    You think Reds players read Redzone?

    If you were a player wouldn't you?

    If they are, I'm betting Mr. Casey and Mr. Griffey are regular lurkers now!

    Hey Case and Jr....If you're here..Are you having fun out there yet? AND KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!


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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    Doubtful...They might have been here once or twice but im guessing some posters have made them stay away.

    I could be wrong.

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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    I have no personal knowledge of this at all, but my guess would be that more player read message boards than you would think.

    1. Lots of time. These guys have a ton of time to kill, and the internet is available almost everywhere you go. I bet some guys stop by regularly, probably mostly out of boredom.

    2. Tempting. Whenever I've had some writing published, I'm DYING to read what people have to say about it. Sometimes, what they have to say isn't all that nice. But it's so tempting to look anyway. We basically function as critics for the players. I'm sure they take what we have to say as gospel, and they may very well think a lot of us are fools, but I think it's human nature to seek out critique's of your performance.

    3. Funny. I bet some players surf the net with their teammates just to joke around. Find more reasons to poke fun at one another, etc....

    Maybe some guys have had their feelings hurt or generally try to avoid places like this, but overall, I'd guess there is a high percentage of athletes who at least drop by from time to time.

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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edskin
    I have no personal knowledge of this at all, but my guess would be that more player read message boards than you would think.

    1. Lots of time. These guys have a ton of time to kill, and the internet is available almost everywhere you go. I bet some guys stop by regularly, probably mostly out of boredom.

    2. Tempting. Whenever I've had some writing published, I'm DYING to read what people have to say about it. Sometimes, what they have to say isn't all that nice. But it's so tempting to look anyway. We basically function as critics for the players. I'm sure they take what we have to say as gospel, and they may very well think a lot of us are fools, but I think it's human nature to seek out critique's of your performance.

    3. Funny. I bet some players surf the net with their teammates just to joke around. Find more reasons to poke fun at one another, etc....

    Maybe some guys have had their feelings hurt or generally try to avoid places like this, but overall, I'd guess there is a high percentage of athletes who at least drop by from time to time.

    I know that some of the players have looked here, but I doubt that it is still a regular occurance. They do have a lot of time to kill and sometimes the internet fills that void. I agree that I too would want to read anything written about me, but I think that after a few months in the spotlight where people keep critisizing you, that novelty would wear off in a hurry (See Griffey, Ken Jr.). If they do drop by, it is mostly for reason number three. I think it is a bit of a fun time to read peoples posts and KNOW what is going on behind the scenes. Sometimes people's posts and their 'theories' can be so far off base that they are funny to read when you actually know what's going on.

    I also know that quite a few of the players' wives look around here too looking for what people are saying about their husbands.

    I think that place this could be a good thing for players and their families to read, as long as people post with the realization that the people they mock at times are real people, with real families. Would you still say some of the things that are said here if you were standing in a room with the player and their family? I doubt it. But alas, the annonymity the internet provides gives alot of people free lisence to say whatever is on their mind - even if it is garbage.
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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22
    as long as people post with the realization that the people they mock at times are real people, with real families. Would you still say some of the things that are said here if you were standing in a room with the player and their family? I doubt it.
    As long as it's done with humor, no problem. Face it, the players rag each other in the clubhouse a heckuva lot worse than anonymous strangers roast them around here.

    (On that note, tell Chris the Braves hit the skids as soon as he joined them, and the Reds are better off now that he's gone. Just make sure you wink)
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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    Thanks guys. I really enjoy reading these posts before I go to the park!
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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    ditto

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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    I just wish this site existed back in 1988, when I went 23-8 and would have won the Cy Young any other year. Blast that infernal choirboy Orel!!!!!!!
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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    Casey and Graves were interviewed by Jim Day on Real Reds back in April ("Good or Bad?" segment) When JD asked them about "internet chat rooms?" Sean and Danny were not very complimentary about "low-lifes" like us

    (that doesn't mean that they're NOT lurking, though)
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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by gm
    Casey and Graves were interviewed by Jim Day on Real Reds back in April ("Good or Bad?" segment) When JD asked them about "internet chat rooms?" Sean and Danny were not very complimentary about "low-lifes" like us

    (that doesn't mean that they're NOT lurking, though)
    I think people are too defensive. Generally internet chat rooms have not been viewed in a positive light, with sex offenders and what not, true "low lifes." As much as some hate Danny Graves I doubt he would consider the posters of a Reds message board to be "low lifes." Just my two cents though.

    As for the original question, I see the younger lesser known players reading more than a Griffey or a Larkin.

    Where you be Tim Hummel? :mhcky21:

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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    Quote Originally Posted by missionhockey21
    Where you be Tim Hummel? :mhcky21:
    Probably out getting some tats and gold chains since he's Thug Life.
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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    I agree that Graves and Casey were probably talking about the stereotypical chatroom pervs, not bulletin board users. Try telling a number of coworkers you use a chatroom regularly and you get funny looks from some. Lots of people have that perception and if you're over 35 its even worse since far fewer of us "old" folks are as technologically involved.

    They may look once in a while. If I were a player I might check once but I'd probably never return. Why? Because far too many posters call players "human garbage" , "worthless scum", and other personal attacks that have nothing whatsoever to do with their playing abilities. Would you want to read that stuff about a friend and teammate, even if they were hitting .167?That's very different than saying a player is struggling or can't learn to hit a curve or will have little value ever if he can't learn to mix his pitches in the strike zone.

    Also many judgements are pronounced here based a single game. In fact its a joke with many on the game threads - hey, he's only hitting .389 now, lets trade him!

    At least that's how things seem to a long time lurker like myself who just started posting.

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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    [ thug ]



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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    Hummel's steet name is "Vanilla Thunder."


    But back to the topic...

    I think a lot of players lurk on bulletin boards, but very few of them post. Carlos Beltran posted on the Royals board on mlb.com over the winter. Few people believed it was him until Peter Gammons mentioned that Carlos told him he actually did post there.

    I think it's human nature to want to know what people are saying about you. I also think the players don't really want to get involved in the discussion.

    The real question is, does Nick Lachey post here? And if so, can we get him to wear a RedsZone t-shirt on an episode of "Newlyweds"? :GAC:
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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    I think we will find out for sure when Hummel starts getting called by his new nickname because that is just too funny to let go, even if it did come from here.


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