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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?

    Thanks guys. I really enjoy reading these posts before I go to the park!
    Who's on first?

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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?

    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?

    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?

    [ thug ]



    [ life ]

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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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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    Curt Schilling is known for posting on his team's message boards, starting when he was with the Phillies.

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    Re: You think Reds players read Redzone?

    yo yo T to the I to the M to the Hizummle represent
    thug life yo

    Actually, I bet more than half of the players check out these places. Of those, I bet half do with regularity.

    Look at it this way, if you were a public figure, wouldn't you be curious about what is said? I know I would, perhaps it's vanity or egotism at work but I would nonetheless.
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