No, you don't *have* to check with anybody before you post. 'Tis the magical nature of teh internets~!
And no, this isn't supposed to be High Quality Journalism. I really don't even know where you'd go for that, these days.
But please, just as one Reds fan to another, this also is not supposed to be retarded sports talk radio where a caller phones in, makes a statement almost completely devoid of insight, and forces the hosts to say "thanks for calling" and hang up before trying to find an interesting tangent to go off on to bail out the caller. I believe the "in-joke" to make around here would involve the phrases "banana phone" and "pink shirt," but it pretty much applies to the entire braindead genre of talk radio. More to the point: it's something we should all be proud enough to not willingly duplicate here at RedsZone. Either have something new to contribute, or have the eloquence to at least say it in an amusing way and with a clever turn or five of phrase. It's not snotty elitism, it's just -- you know? -- having standards.
And as the previous poster noted: the "hosts" of the show in this case would be far more likely to step in and bail you out with additional information/analysis if you post your fairly trite and unoriginal thoughts in an appropriate existing thread rather than starting an all new one.
[Addendum: If this is going to be an ongoing issue/topic of discussion, I vote for ditching "The Sun Deck" forum name, and just go ahead and call this place "The Banana Phone." Seriously. That'll show 'em!]