I've actually thought about this far more than I probably should have. I think the Reds need to win first to have any image at all.
It's tough to act "all bad" when your biggest rival won the World Series last season and you've not come close in years. Not too mention that they have won it once before.
I would be all for the image however. I think having a loose tongue makes the team a more enjoyable to follow through the grind of an MLB season. (Not to say that following a winning baseball team is not enjoyable already.)
Hey Sparky! Indian Hill English teachers taught me everything I know!
It reminds me of how some kids try to get other kids to call them by a nick name that they define.... SORRY that isn't how it works, you'll get your nickname but you usually have no say in how it's applied and why it's applied.
Okay, I literally laughed out loud at the "Homer Bailey is from Texas" comment, as if that was more than enough to put him on the list. Too funny.
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG