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  • I see problems and am happy when they don't happen

    15 32.61%
  • I'm optimistic until proven otherwise

    24 52.17%
  • I don't care...I just want to watch Ross hit another homer

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Thread: Your outlook

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    2009: Fail Ltlabner's Avatar
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    Your outlook

    Please don't turn this into an arugment. I know that's a tall order, but maybe we can pull it off.

    What is your typical mindset regarding baseball?

    - I look at all the pitfalls, recoginize there are obsticals, assume they are going to happen and then I'm plesantly suprised when they don't. I don't believe in "hope" as "hope" doesn't win any ballgames.

    - I look at the possibilities, know that any year could be "the year" and enjoy the team until proven otherwise (ie. they fall apart). I see that there are problems and can clearly identify them, I just choose not to dwell on them.

    - Who cares. I just want to watch baseball games. I'd like to see us win, but if we don't I'm not devistated.


    I am genuinely currious as to the majority of outlooks on the forum. There certinally isn't a "right way" or "wrong way" to view the season.
    Last edited by Ltlabner; 08-10-2006 at 08:01 AM.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: Your outlook

    I'm optimistic every year. Why follow the team if you dread the season?

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    Re: Your outlook

    Cautiously optimistic...

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    Re: Your outlook

    Afraid to hope (but hoping nonetheless)
    "It's easier to give up. I'm not a very vocal player. I lead by example. I take the attitude that I've got to go out and do it. Because of who I am, I've got to give everything I've got to come back."
    -Ken Griffey Jr.

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    Re: Your outlook

    every April, May, and June I am optimistic...but when the ASB comes up and the Trade Deadline is close, I start to become paranoid about our Reds. History has repeated itself waaay too many times for our franchise the past 15 years.

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    nothing more than a fan Always Red's Avatar
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    Re: Your outlook

    That's why baseball is such a great team sport, IMHO.

    All teams have flaws, and the long regular season exposes all of those, and forces GM's and FO's to deal with them one way or another. Or for the team and players themselves to improve during the season.

    This team has it's share of holes, for sure. But I'm far more optomistic about this team than any Reds team in 5 years.

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    Re: Your outlook

    Optimistic until the standings show we shouldn't be.
    "Strickland Propane... Taste the meat, not the heat." - Hank Hill

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    Re: Your outlook

    i am ridiculously optimistic... i always think "THIS could be the year!"

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    Re: Your outlook

    Resident Optimist's Understudy


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