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    What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    I don't think that playing the Indians holds any special significance for us Reds fans, nor do I imagine they care too much. This "rivalry" seemed like a big deal a decade ago, and maybe part of this is due to the fact that both teams have struggled mightily in recent years, but I feel like this has run it's course.

    Furthermore, no Reds fan I know hates the tribe, and vice versa. In fact, if I HAD to pick a favorite American League team (even though I hate the AL), I'd probably go with them. *shrugs*

    How long will/should this continue?

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    I agree, It's sort of ran it's course. Although if both teams pick it up I could see it thriving again.

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    I was in Cleveland tonight. Did not get any negative comments thrown my way, except when I tried standing in the 9th inning. Stupid Cleveland fans in the 6th row behind first base don't even want to stand in the 9th when they are down by 2... could not quite understand that.... But i agree, there is really no real rivalry. The teams don't hate each other.

    But I do like that we play each other each year. My roommate in college is from Cleveland and is an Indians fan. I now am going to school near Cleveland so I am thankful that we play them here.

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    What percentage of tonight's crowd was Reds fans, would you say?

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    My girlfriend is from Cleveland, we have some good arguments 4 times a year. Reds vs. Indians (twice), and Bengals vs. Browns (twice).

    But the Indians are probably my favorite AL team (if I have to choose.)
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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    It was exciting years ago when the Indians were still perennial contenders and the Reds were managing to compete into the interleague weeks every few years. It hasn't had that same appeal for years now. If the Reds are still in the race when the Indians come to town in a month the place will be packed, but mostly for other reasons than this "rivalry."

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    i honestly can't stand the Indians and hate them as much as i hate the Pirates. I live in northeast ohio and they had the biggest bandwagon fanbase i have ever seen in the 90's and early 00's when they were good and all those years they would bash on my Reds saying how insignificant we were when really they were just jealous of our historic franchise and they have not won a world series since like 1940.

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    I like the fact we get to play one of the worst teams in the AL six times as opposed to playing Anahiem and Texas

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    23,028 were at Progressive Field on Friday Night. That is the smallest crowd ever to witness a Reds/Indians game. Sad.

    Last year the Friday Night game @ Cleveland drew 28,114.

    Entering Friday's game, Cleveland is DEAD last in average attendance this season at 14,382/game. Yes -- they are well behind Florida, Oakland, and even Pittsburgh.

    The Reds are averaging 21,368 so far this year. That's good for 23rd in MLB.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    Quote Originally Posted by jhc2010 View Post
    23,028 were at Progressive Field on Friday Night. That is the smallest crowd ever to witness a Reds/Indians game. Sad.

    Last year the Friday Night game @ Cleveland drew 28,114.

    Entering Friday's game, Cleveland is DEAD last in average attendance this season at 14,382/game. Yes -- they are well behind Florida, Oakland, and even Pittsburgh.

    The Reds are averaging 21,368 so far this year. That's good for 23rd in MLB.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance
    I can't get over how much this franchise has fallen in such a short period of time. It was only three short years ago that this team had a series lead over the Yankees in the ALCS. I can't help but feel sorry for the city. I root for the Indians when they don't play the Reds. I mean I'd much rather see them win than the Yankees or someone else. They had some obnoxious fans in the 90's but who doesn't? It makes me sad to see the Jac with so many empty seats when it use to be rockin on a nightly basis. I didn't think I'd see the day the reds would on average outdraw them by almost 8,000 per game

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    Quote Originally Posted by sivman17 View Post
    I was in Cleveland tonight. Did not get any negative comments thrown my way, except when I tried standing in the 9th inning. Stupid Cleveland fans in the 6th row behind first base don't even want to stand in the 9th when they are down by 2... could not quite understand that.... But i agree, there is really no real rivalry. The teams don't hate each other.

    But I do like that we play each other each year. My roommate in college is from Cleveland and is an Indians fan. I now am going to school near Cleveland so I am thankful that we play them here.

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    I hate the Tribe, and I know Indian fans who hate the Reds

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Orodle View Post
    I hate the Tribe, and I know Indian fans who hate the Reds
    YEP!

    I think each MLB team should have a main-stay club they play each year in the inter-league (Reds have Indians for instance). Then there is some type of drawing for a second team the teams play. Each league takes a turn each year on the drawing. So, each team plays two opposite league clubs each year and that is it.
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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    Interleague play sucks, regardless the teams.

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    Re: What do you think about this Reds vs Indians "rivalry?"

    Quote Originally Posted by mlh1981 View Post
    What percentage of tonight's crowd was Reds fans, would you say?
    There really weren't as many Reds fans as I would've thought. In my section there were a couple up a few rows in front of me, and one right behind me. Then walking around the stadium you would see some, but not a whole lot.


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