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    Holding my breath until Thursday

    It's Tuesday in West Virginia and that means only two more days until the ownership can take over. At this point I'm not fearful and I only look ahead with optimism (guarded optimism for sure) at what can be done once the change is final--with crossed fingers.

    My hope is that the new owners come in and get rid of Allen, O'Brien, most of the rest of the front office (and especially including the PR department), field management, and TV crew. Of course, all of that won't happen, but that's my hope.

    For obvious reasons, no competent owner would want John Allen in his present position just because of PR alone. He's loathed by Reds fans. Fire him or kick him downstairs (he might make a great usher). O'Brien is a total idiot and needs to look elsewhere for employment even if it means we have to use Marty Brenneman as the GM for a year (I'm serious--I could have used Porky Pig, but you get my drift). The rest of the front office has been part of a franchise that hasn't had a winning season since 2000. The PR department is woefully inadequate in modern society. They must go. And I hate this for Jerry Narron, Verne Ruhle, and Chris Chambliss, but they all must, at least in the beginning, go. Hire some of them back if you want, but pink slips should be like confetti at an astronaut parade starting Friday. The turmoil would show everyone that there's a new sheriff in town (and I do not mean Don Gullett).

    But I wait in anticipation with my glass half full. If some changes are not made I may have to go into exile until opening day. I wouldn't miss that even if we stand pat.
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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    I don't even think a large percentage of Reds fans even know who John Allen is. We all here at RedsZone sure do, but that is a smaller percentage....

    Anyway, I hope so too, but I doubt it all happens.
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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    I just don't think anything will be done this late in the off-season, and we are locked into O'Brien and Allen for another baseball season.

    Which makes me consistently sick to my stomach.

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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan

    My hope is that the new owners come in and get rid of Allen, O'Brien, most of the rest of the front office

    This is just talking out of anger. I'm guessing about 98% of the people here aren't really sure how most of the people that work with DanO effect the team. How can you call someone to be fired if you don't know how they effect the team. I think you'd be surprised at the amount of disagreeing that goes on in meetings there. I know there are many different baseball types in that FO, which might be part of the problem. With so many different personalities, I could see DanO making the final decision based on what he wants, despite part of his staff disagreeing.

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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    it's tuesday in WV too? I thought y'all were at least a couple of days behind....maybe you mean last Tuesday? Ha ha... sorry...grew up in Virginia...couldn't resist. Now I'm a dawg...dang Rich Rodriquez and that fake punt!!

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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    WVRedsFan on Thursday.
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by GADawg
    it's tuesday in WV too? I thought y'all were at least a couple of days behind....maybe you mean last Tuesday? Ha ha... sorry...grew up in Virginia...couldn't resist. Now I'm a dawg...dang Rich Rodriquez and that fake punt!!
    I recently heard you couldn't spell Sugar (Bowl) without UGA. Well, that was wrong .

    It's still Tuesday here and we've still got approximately 40 hours before there could be any announcement. Nail biting time.

    Kind of like that fake punt, eh GADawg? Brilliant if it works, stupid if it doesn't. Kind of like making Danny Graves a starter.
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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14
    WVRedsFan on Thursday.
    That's me. Smurfy nail biting me...
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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    I would say that the vast majority of Reds fans don't know who anyone in the front office is. Most of them don't know who Dan O'brien is, and the rest of the story is, they don't care. They just think that the Reds are cheap and won't spend the money to bring in better players. I don't live in Cincinnati but that is the impression that I get.

    We know that isn't the whole truth because we are die hards who follow every move of a baseball club on the way to nowhere. After you spend some time on this board, you start to wonder how some people could think like they do, but I was once there so I understand. 3 years ago, I couldn't have told you that John Allen even existed, and I have been following Reds baseball my entire life. I think that the new ownership group has the burden of changing the enviroment surrounding the Cincinnati Reds. Let's hope that starts on Thursday.
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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    Little more then 24 hours to go before WV can breath again
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    The press conference is Friday, right?
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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    The press conference is Friday, right?
    Friday at 4pm I think, I could be wrong on the time though.
    Pessimists are well informed optimists

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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    53 then
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    I hope for WVRF's sake that George Steinbrenner doesn't start one of his famous filibusters.

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    Re: Holding my breath until Thursday

    So...I guess we are all still holding our breath?

    Any news?


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