"I realized you can't be in a game as a professional unless winning and losing are everything, your whole life. You have to suffer when you lose - for that day. The next day, you start all over again. You have to like to win; you have to want to win - not by killing or cheating, but by anything short of that."- Sparky Anderson, as quoted in "Big Red Dynasty," by Greg Rhodes and John Erardi.
I wish this current group of Reds would take a long, hard look at that quote. That epitomizes why some teams are great, and why others are there to collect their cash and go home for the night.
I'm not saying that anyone on this team likes to lose, but I am saying that most guys on the team don't HATE to lose, to the point to where it makes them sick. Ladies and gentlemen, the above quote was what this once proud franchise was all about. Sadly, that hasn't been the case for a number of years.