Wow, you can really tell it's football season, whats with all the football references? Anyway, as a fan, this worries me. having said that, my love of the team is just that, for the team. I don't have to be a fan of the management or ownership to be a fan, this game is bigger than any of that, and my favorite team will be around for longer than any one human will run the team. I love this country, but I don't agree with the politicians that run it most of the time. I still follow and respect the fact that they are the leaders. Same goes for the Reds. We've endured Jimbo, Miley, Narron, Boone, and many many more people who were far from satisfactory, but I didn't lose my love for the reds. Hey, faces change and if Dusty fails then he will be gone with time, one thing that won't be gone as long as I have a say in it is my support of the Reds.
Also, I realize that I am not the one who made all the money to buy the team, and I don't have a position such as GM. There are reasons for that... Maybe I will be one of those some day, not likely, but whatever. Maybe I don't have a job as a GM because I don't have the "right connections" or maybe I just can't do that job. More likely it is because I am choosing a different career path. Anyway my point is, at some point you just have to come to the realization that even thought it may be simple from our point of view, we really don't know all the things that go into these decisions. If you want to have a say in it, then start building your resume and become a baseball executive, but until you do that you just have to go with it. If you are a fair weather fan then fine, it doesn't bug me, but man, people are acting like the world is ending when in 3 years we will have started a new chapter or we will be on top of the baseball world. Some people take the short term, pessimistic view but I will stick to my optimistic views and realize that if this turns into a nightmare it will be over soon in the big scheme of things.