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    How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    I spent Memorial weekend in Cocord, NC at the race track. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to log into RedsZone excpet to check the score occasionally. Every day, Friday through Sunday was worse, if you can imagine that.

    For some reason, I wore a Reds cap on Sunday--race day--and ran into a couple of Northern Kentucky fans who literally ran to me to discuss the Reds. Surprisingly, they told me that there was no problem with the Reds losing because the area had gotten so used to it that it was second nature to know that they were now and would always be laughable. No faith in Krivsky and absolutely, positively no faith in Castenelli or Narron. ONe of them said he has season tickets from 1997-2003, but gave up at the end of the 2003 season.

    I guess my question to the zone is this: Is this the attitude you guys see there or is this just a couple of guys blowing smoke? It's funny, one of the guys who lived, I think, in Erlanger, said that he uised to laugh at the Pirates and now we were the Pirates or worse.

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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    I spent Memorial weekend in Cocord, NC at the race track. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to log into RedsZone excpet to check the score occasionally. Every day, Friday through Sunday was worse, if you can imagine that.

    For some reason, I wore a Reds cap on Sunday--race day--and ran into a couple of Northern Kentucky fans who literally ran to me to discuss the Reds. Surprisingly, they told me that there was no problem with the Reds losing because the area had gotten so used to it that it was second nature to know that they were now and would always be laughable. No faith in Krivsky and absolutely, positively no faith in Castenelli or Narron. ONe of them said he has season tickets from 1997-2003, but gave up at the end of the 2003 season.

    I guess my question to the zone is this: Is this the attitude you guys see there or is this just a couple of guys blowing smoke? It's funny, one of the guys who lived, I think, in Erlanger, said that he uised to laugh at the Pirates and now we were the Pirates or worse.

    Ouch!
    I was at the game today and I didn't sense any rage in Cincinnati. Apathy is probably the better word. The attendance was pitiful for such a beautiful day and everyone off of work. I know that "Taste of Cincinnati" was going on or whatever, but it just irritates me when only 17K+ show up for a day game with the weather as nice as it was. I don't sense that any kind of anger is coming from the Reds losing ways. Heck, the beer vendors were ragging on the Reds from the first half inning. That's about as much rage as I heard from anyone.

    Edwin, Dunn, Lohse, and the whole bunch were great today. It was a joy to watch. David Ross' homer won a lady from Wyoming free pizza for a year.
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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    apathy is setting in.

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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    apathy is setting in.
    I would say I agree, but I am too apathetic to post...............
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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    At this point, I think the Cincinnati rage reflects the same amount shown by the FO, manager, and team.

    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14 View Post
    At this point, I think the Cincinnati rage reflects the same amount shown by the FO, manager, and team.

    Good way to put it. The organization seems to have no urgency to get better, and the fans seem to accept it & accept the losing.

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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    Frankly there are so many real problems in our world that might call for rage. Whether my favorite baseball team is playing well or not is merely a minor annoyance. I think I'll pass.

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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Frankly there are so many real problems in our world that might call for rage. Whether my favorite baseball team is playing well or not is merely a minor annoyance. I think I'll pass.

    Yeah, no kidding.

    Plus, it's baseball. There are plenty of other compelling stories out there, plenty of other games and teams to watch.

    I love the Reds, but if all my baseball enjoyment was tied to their fortunes, I'd have been looking for another sport long ago.
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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    Ain't that the truth.
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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Yeah, no kidding.

    Plus, it's baseball. There are plenty of other compelling stories out there, plenty of other games and teams to watch.

    I love the Reds, but if all my baseball enjoyment was tied to their fortunes, I'd have been looking for another sport long ago.
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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    I was at every game this weekend (Friday thru Monday) I can say that Friday there was a great crowd, combine Friday w/ fireworks and you get yourself 38,000... I really thought we were going to win after Griffey and BP went back to back, but Stormy blew it for us. Saturday night was another good crowd and the vibe from the crowd was that "How in the world can we load the bases three different times and only score 1 run??" Everyone in my area was very perplexed and some ready to give up on this team with Arroyo going against Shawn "Freakin" Chacon the feeling was that we should definitely get that one, well we didnt... Me and my fiance went to our motel frustrated and ready to not even go to the Sunday, and Monday games... Well, we went to Sundays game and seen a great offensive show with everyone in a jersey belting blasts, including Dunn with 2 jacks!... Oh and a great moment, everyone was heckling Dunn, yes our fans, from left field and Dunn turns to the side and does the Gator chomp while putting two fingers out and turning to say "Two times, twice, wow." Everyone clapped and cheered... We enjoyed the Sunday game, but it would've been alot better with a win... Monday we went to the game obviously down, but somewhat curious as to how the Reds would respond to this falling ship... We were very surprised to see Edwin playing Scott Rolen type defense and knocking key runs in, Lohse pitching exactly how he should w/ the stuff he has, and Freel laying motionless in centerfield, I can honestly say it was the scariest moment I have ever had at a Reds game, and I have been to 25-30, you could hear a pin drop and everyone was looking on, even the youngsters, you can really see that EVERYONE LOVES RYAN FREEL.. And they should, that guy gives everything he has everytime he steps on the field and doesnt think twice about diving into the stands, and ramming into the wall, all the guy thinks is making the out and helping his team... I wish everyone played like him. Nice win yesterday to give me some optimism against the struggling Astros, hey we could be 8.5 back after tonight, how is that for crazy!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    I love the Reds, but if all my baseball enjoyment was tied to their fortunes, I'd have been looking for another sport long ago.
    You are a lucky man, RFS62. My enjoyment IS tied almost primarily to the Reds. The only other emotion I can muster towards other teams/players is resentment at this point.

    Now come October, I can enjoy post-season baseball for two reasons:

    1. Football has been around for awhile by then, and I am lost in that.

    2. I am so used to the Reds NOT being a part of October baseball that I am still able to watch and enjoy the games.

    But these long summer days when the Reds are miserable?

    Torture.

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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    Bah. The opposite of love is not hate, its apathy.

    And when the Reds go down the tubes, I cease to care. It's a defense mechanism. If I watch the games and get totally immersed in the games, I'm just setting myself up for disappointment.

    This current dry stretch is getting a little tiresome actually. The last good stretch we had was '90-'95 (I still view 1999 as a fluke). This is going on the 12th season of having a lousy Reds team. And frankly, I see no end in sight.

    My problem is that I let myself get sucked into the positivism of this year's Reds and skewed my season tickets towards the latter 2/3 of the season. So I haven't even been to my first game yet.

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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post

    My problem is that I let myself get sucked into the positivism of this year's Reds and skewed my season tickets towards the latter 2/3 of the season. So I haven't even been to my first game yet.
    Oh man......That's rough.
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    Re: How strong is the rage in Cincinnati?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    The attendance was pitiful for such a beautiful day and everyone off of work. I know that "Taste of Cincinnati" was going on or whatever, but it just irritates me when only 17K+ show up for a day game with the weather as nice as it was.
    Does that surprise you? Attendance figures weren't all that high in recent seasons when this team was in a penant race in June and July. Factor in that this year's team is a complete joke and I'm not only not surprised by yesterday's figure, I also understand it. Unless you go for the pure love of the game regardless of outcome, I can see how the average Reds fan could elect to do other, more enjoyable activities.
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