For the record, here is what Bob Castellini said when he took over as Reds owner Friday, Jan. 20, 2006:
"We’re buying the Reds to win. Anything else is unacceptable. We will not rest until we put a winner on the field – year in and year out."
Other Castellini snippets from that day:
"The bottom line is that we are not going to rest until our fans are happy. My wife, Susie, has a pillow in our living room. Stitched into the pillow is the phrase, 'If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.’ In the Reds organization, if our fans ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy."
"I want to make a promise today to Reds fans, a promise from one fan to another: We will bring championship baseball to Cincinnati."