I left Redszone for a few months, partly because of personal issue, and in part because of a perceived attitude of the board. I've been reading some of (at least for me) older posts. It's well known that a lot of family members of the Reds' minor leaguers posted. CoffeyBro was the first I can remember of a family member of a major leaguer posting here. I suppose it is more common for family members of minor leaguers. It's a way to find out about the team, brag on your kid, etc.
Todd Coffey was a board favorite in 2006. And this board turned on him hard in 2007. Probably not just this board, but as this one seems to have the best posters, and I have read the ESPN, MLB and Yahoo boards. blech.
Now after the season, a more analytical approach was taken towards Coffey's performance. Yes, he had a down year. But I think most people believe he is still a valuable asset, and all he has to do is rebound to his 2006 form, and he instantly upgrades the pen.
That stated, emotions run high during the season. How do we temper those emotions, while remaining true to our opinions? We know family is visiting whether as guests or registered users. Is it right to call a player crap? I myself have called Milton a crap pitcher, without ever thinking that the guy's family might read this board.
Just something to discuss without mentioning Bedard. oops.