Is it ok to vent on the ORG? I know people complain a lot, but I'm talking a good ole' fashion venting that serves no purpose other than to maybe make me feel better and maybe make some of you feel better as well in the vein of misery loves company. Well, that's what I'm about to do.
This has been my least favorite/least enjoyable Reds season in probably 15 years. Maybe one or two seasons in The Lost Decade were worse, but this has just been a total and utter nightmare.
Marty said it very well tonight... "sometimes it looks like this team has never played the game before."
Our MVP first basemen makes three "errors" on one play, two mental and one physical... Looks to throw to second on a soft bunt, doesn't respect the speed of the runner, and then lobs a lollipop to first base. Completely as totally avoidable by simply having your head in the game.
And this is not meant as a pile on to Votto... He's been a bright spot overall and really shoulders no real blame for this season, but that play was sort of a microcosm of the year.
Ive cussed at the Reds a lot over the years but I'm not sure ive said "what the _____ is he doing?" so many times as I have this year.
It's been bafflingly (is that a word?) bad? Everything Dusty has done this year turns to mush. Every button he pushes causes a short circuit. If he said "heads" and flipped a coin ten times, Im thinking tails ten times in a row.
It's been a perfect storm of bad play, bad managing, and bad luck. Walt also deserves blame for a few off season gambles that have not worked out.
I have never been less confident at the end of games as I have been this year. It's absurd.
Still pretty happy with where we are as an organization, but ten years of
Misery followed by one great year and then a total tank job doesn't inspire much confidence going forward, even if many of the pieces look good on paper.
Thank God the NFL lockout ended because I think I'd rather watch The 4th quarter of Panthers-Raiders in the preseason than stomach the Reds at this point.
What a miserable, and really useless, season it has been.