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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    So fans can boo and there's nothing wrong with it. But if players call it out, they're whiners.

    I'd hope people see the irony in that defense...
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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    Which is great except for the fact that the people getting bent out of shape are largely the ones that don't boo.
    How are you so sure of this?
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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    The St. Louis comment is stupid. Tyler Greene was booed by the Cardinals fans just this year.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I'm sure he is, but he's a human and boos should be reserved for effort plays

    Not failure to execute

    Booing is bush, defending booing is akin to defending bullying its an empty sentiment
    Well put.

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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Between this and what's going on with KC Chiefs fans right now, I'm wondering when athletes developed such thin skins.

    I can see getting upset when someone heckles you, especially if they make it too personal. But really, does getting booed hurt your feelings so bad that you have to cry about it?
    I think they were hoping for the kind of unabashed support that they see the other teams getting.

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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    I do not boo at my team. I will criticize effort and lack of execution. You as a fan pay good money to attend the game, especially playoff games, you should be able to boo if your team plays that poorly. I find almost ridiculous that Bruce is complaining about the fans. He is treated like a perennial MVP candidate by Cincinnati fans when he is a career .255 hitter and has never driven in 100 runs in a season.

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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    Marty and Thom open their broadcast mentioning all the empty seats at the game today. Not sure if it's a late arriving crowd (parking will be terrible today, with the game occurring during a business day when lots are already full), or if not sold out.

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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    So fans can boo and there's nothing wrong with it. But if players call it out, they're whiners.

    I'd hope people see the irony in that defense...
    I don't think there is anything ironic about it. The players are entertainers. If the fans aren't being entertained, why shouldn't they express it?

    Players have to know that they're not going to satisfy every fan, and that some fans are going to boo them. They're being paid a lot of money to do what they do. Part of that paycheck involves them being able to deal with the pressure the fans put on them.
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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    I don't think there is anything ironic about it. The players are entertainers. If the fans aren't being entertained, why shouldn't they express it?

    Players have to know that they're not going to satisfy every fan, and that some fans are going to boo them. They're being paid a lot of money to do what they do. Part of that paycheck involves them being able to deal with the pressure the fans put on them.
    Well stated.

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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Marty and Thom open their broadcast mentioning all the empty seats at the game today. Not sure if it's a late arriving crowd (parking will be terrible today, with the game occurring during a business day when lots are already full), or if not sold out.
    It is sold out, but whether all of the tickets are used is another story. Stubhub had outfield, lower level seats, starting at $10 as of 2am last night. Those tickets have a face value of, I believe, $50.

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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    I don't think there is anything ironic about it. The players are entertainers. If the fans aren't being entertained, why shouldn't they express it?

    Players have to know that they're not going to satisfy every fan, and that some fans are going to boo them. They're being paid a lot of money to do what they do. Part of that paycheck involves them being able to deal with the pressure the fans put on them.
    Isn't that the polite way of saying fans whine when they don't get their way or aren't entertained? That's why I find it ironic that Bruce is "whining."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Marty and Thom open their broadcast mentioning all the empty seats at the game today. Not sure if it's a late arriving crowd (parking will be terrible today, with the game occurring during a business day when lots are already full), or if not sold out.
    Traffic wasn't bad when I left work ~ 11:30am - but the lot I use for parking, the big one between PBS and GABP was 3/4th full at noon.
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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Marty and Thom open their broadcast mentioning all the empty seats at the game today. Not sure if it's a late arriving crowd (parking will be terrible today, with the game occurring during a business day when lots are already full), or if not sold out.
    Later on, Marty described it as a late-arriving crowd...no empty seats in sight.

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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    Isn't that the polite way of saying fans whine when they don't get their way or aren't entertained? That's why I find it ironic that Bruce is "whining."
    The fans are the consumers. If they are unhappy with the product, they have the right to complain.

    The players are ultimately there to serve the fans. So yes, if they speak out and complaing about something trivial like being booed, they they are whining.
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    Re: Jay Bruce: "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road."

    Yep. Cincinnati sports fans don't know what they are talking about at all.


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