Congrats to our Reds Owner Bob and his sidekick "sit on your hands" Walt!! for their failures of 2011. Last years fun looks like a small blip on the radar now that this team has played most of the season with no urgency to win, No FOCUS for a entire 9 inning game. Baker and his wonderful coaching staff did nothing to motivate this team to do anything but give excuses, the same old "I feel a 3 game winning streak a coming" slogans, the "we will be fine" by Joey statements as well as the team refusing to do what it takes to better their own short comings to help the team win.
Now tonight the lowest attendance(17,378 ) since May and do Bob and Walt think Reds fans are stupid?? We fans could see the shortcomings, but the front office along with dusty were to slow to react till it was to late.
Cozart should have been promoted a month earlier, Gomes should have been benched alot earlier, Stubbs should have been removed from leadoff all together in May!!!!, and a move or two shoudl have been done to help this team before the season started. THEN at the deadline, Walt says the Reds are "Buyers".. Hmmm didnt see a dang thing but trading Gomes for 2 players that will probably never be here.
Then with dusty, If Heisey hits a homer, the next day he sits.. its like he would rather be buddy buddy with a lack of hitting vet, than rock the boat.. HELLO Dusty your the manager, NOT their buddy buddy or fishing buddy!!
I will always wonder how good and focused this team would have been under Lou Pinella!!
anyway they better not blame the fans for not buying tickets the rest of this season and they better not make excuses for not fixing the obvious issues they ignored during the off season. The Cards and Brewers improved their team and our ownership was sitting on their hands hoping the Cards and Brewers would stink.. Sadly they probably set this team back 2-3 seasons by sitting still and not showing the fans that 2010 was NICE, but it wasnt good enough to satisfy that goal of a world Series Championship!!!
Thanks for letting me vent!!
now i have 1 more game left to go to in Pittsburgh. Maybe i will make a sarcastic sign to take with me.. I am sure the Pirates wont mind