Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25

Thread: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    1

    Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    No. Plain and simple. No.

    Our game attendance sucks. We were 15th out of the 30 teams this year. With a team with so much history behind it, you would think Great American Ball Park would be packed all the time.
    So we go through most of the season rarely packing the stadium and then, BAM! Reds are in the playoffs. People start coming out of their holes that probably never went to a game all season, besides Opening Day, to jump on the bandwagon. Then the Reds come home from San Francisco for the playoffs and are like, "WTF, we have fans?"

    It's impressive how other fans in MLB packed their stadiums for 2012.

    1)Boston - 37,567 AVG
    Fenway max capacity: 37,493 (night); 37,065 (day)
    Attendance was 101.4%

    2)Philadelphia - 44,021 AVG
    Citizens Bank max capacity: 43,647
    Attendance was 100.8%

    3)San Francisco - 41,695 AVG
    AT&T max capacity: 41,915
    Attendance was 99.5%

    4)St. Louis - 40,272 AVG
    Busch Stadium max capacity: 43,975
    Attendance was 91.6%

    5)Detroit - 37,383 AVG
    Comerica Park max capacity: 41,255
    Attendance was 90.6%

    6)NY Yankees - 43,733 AVG
    Yankee Stadium max capacity: 50,291
    Attendance was 87.0%

    9)Chicago Cubs - 35,589 AVG
    Wrigley Field max capacity: 41,159
    Attendance was 86.5%

    15)Cincinnati - 28,978
    Great American Ball Park max capacity - 42,319
    Attendance was 68.5%

    What do most of these teams have in common? Playoffs and World Series

    I know attendance of a game doesnt mean anything really to a team winning or losing, but we suck as fans. Maybe it stems from all the let downs of Cincinnati sports teams year after year. I just wanted to point out that the Reds aren't the only ones who blew it this season. It's going to be a long winter watching the Bungholes...Go Reds.



    http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/t....aspx?team=003


    http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance/_/sort/homePct

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    31

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    No

  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    479

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    Those are also the most populated cities or cities with the largest population density. Makes sense more people can attend the games there. Compare cincinnati's numbers now to their past numbers. This was a monumental season.

    Attendance from 2012 going back:

    2,347,251
    2,213,498
    2,060,551
    1,757,919

    Reds fans came out when it mattered. Weekend games had record attendance rates. This city has plenty of people who love and support the team but the pool isn't big enough to bring 40,000+ people out every single night. You can blame high rates of employment for that.

    Reds fans deserve a winning team, that's a silly question. We're all bitter, my world is down after what happened this week but I am so proud to be a supporter of this team especially right now.
    There are only two seasons - Winter and Baseball.

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    31

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRedLegger View Post
    Those are also the most populated cities or cities with the largest population density. Makes sense more people can attend the games there.
    St.Louis is not a very populated city.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    12

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    Yea I mean..strictly attendance? Having lived in both New York City and Los Angeles and depending on who's "count" you believe both communities are skating the 13/14 million population mark. If you live in a city that boasts 13 million people it doesn't take long to realize a whole lotta things but putting 35 thousand butts in the park per night doesn't seem like much. They could probably "wave" that many car's in on any given block

    St. Louis and Milwaukee are more comparative markets but even so St. Louis officially almost twice the population of Cincinnati and Milwaukee MUCH bigger (relatively speaking). Chicago's pushin' 3.5 million, Philadelphia probably pretty close, San Francisco similar to Milwaukee (maybe 3 times the population of Cincy).

    I miss Dodger baseball but the little, bitty community of Cincinnati has a whole bunch of positives goin' for it and the folks that own the Reds do it absolutely right. Seems to me with a paltry 265 thousand person population you guys keep up with the big boys exceedingly well.

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    34

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRedLegger View Post
    Those are also the most populated cities or cities with the largest population density. Makes sense more people can attend the games there. Compare cincinnati's numbers now to their past numbers. This was a monumental season.

    Attendance from 2012 going back:

    2,347,251
    2,213,498
    2,060,551
    1,757,919

    Reds fans came out when it mattered. Weekend games had record attendance rates. This city has plenty of people who love and support the team but the pool isn't big enough to bring 40,000+ people out every single night. You can blame high rates of employment for that.

    Reds fans deserve a winning team, that's a silly question. We're all bitter, my world is down after what happened this week but I am so proud to be a supporter of this team especially right now.

    St Louis is only slightly bigger than Cincinatti. Yet Cards fans don't fail to support their team.

  8. #7
    Member Ironman92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,694
    Yeah, my 85 year old grandmother who watches every game from 2 hours away and can't attend games doesn't deserve a winner.

    Everyone deserves a winner equally....except for the ritziest who just go for stature or whatever....from the 3rd-7th innings

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    31

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    What exactly is a Red?

  10. #9
    Blood and Thunder! Mastodon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    51

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    Not exactly fair to compare Cincinnati to NYC, Boston, and Philly which can support multiple teams because of their population size. Also consider what's near Cincinnati, go about 4 hours in any direction from here and you'll find another (most cases multiple) pro organization to dilute an already much smaller pool of potential fans. Now if the Reds can put together a couple consistent runs like those huge payroll teams they'll scoop up a lot of the bandwagon fans some of those teams have.
    I've said all winter they talk about this team winning the division and my comment is, they won't win it because, at the end of the day, they still are the Chicago Cubs, and they will figure out a way to screw this whole thing up. - Marty Brennaman

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    1,849

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdsonthebat View Post
    St.Louis is not a very populated city.
    Quote Originally Posted by Yadi for Mayor View Post
    St Louis is only slightly bigger than Cincinatti. Yet Cards fans don't fail to support their team.
    But they have the largest fan base of any team in the majors due to so many people growing up with KMOX as such a powerful station, as more time goes on those people will die out and their kids, kids are going to connect with something else due to TV and internet getting bigger and bigger.

    Couple that with the end of the Old Park closing and the new park opening driving attendance, and then 2 WS and a all-star game on top of that the Cards are going to see a hit coming in attendance soon. They have to keep winning titles because the newness of the park and gimmicks have wore off, they broke the low side attendance record several times this year.

    Within 5 years they are going to be outside the Top-10 and when they happens payroll will fade.

  12. #11
    Member Tuff Nut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    NW, Tn.
    Posts
    301

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yadi for Mayor View Post
    St Louis is only slightly bigger than Cincinatti. Yet Cards fans don't fail to support their team.
    I'd argue StL's fanbase is MUCH larger......They have a 5 state area,within 3 hours, and it is littered with Cardinal fans............I know.......I live in the middle of all this bird poop.

  13. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    479

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    Any more north than Dayton OH theyre all Indians fans. Go east into pennsylvania or West Virginia and theyre nats/braves/mets/yankees/sox fans. Any more south than Lexington it's nothing but St. Louis and Atlanta fans. Indiana and beyond theyre for the Cards. What tuff nut said, st louis has an area bigger than any other market to attract a fan base. Reds fans, a Geographically bound fan market and although not as large as the rest, are as dedicated as they come. Minus the white trash cardinal tattoos.

    The Reds don't have a nationally acclaimed fan base for the same reasons "call me maybe" is blowing up everyone's iTunes.

    May I remind you all that giants and cards fans are coming to this site to say what's on their mind. Not the other way.
    There are only two seasons - Winter and Baseball.

  14. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    154

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    Not quite Mr.RedLegger....me and PLENTY of people south of Lexington are RABID Reds fans. Don't EVEN try to say otherwise. Personally, I'm in Somerset (Pulaski County) and on Pulaski Co. day there's ALWAYS loads of people that make the trek up to GABP.

    But yeah, there's a ton of Reds talk on the local radio shows here in Somerset, etc. etc.

    I'll say this....what you're saying *might* have been a WEE BIT closer to being correct in the 80's and early 90's (when TBS broadcast the Braves games)....but since they have dropped carrying the Braves (really even before when most everyone around started getting all of the Reds broadcasts), this is pretty hardcore Reds country.

    Even back in the mid 80's when I was still pre-teen age, I remember nearly all of the baseball fans around these parts being hardcore Reds fans.

  15. #14
    Member Tuff Nut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    NW, Tn.
    Posts
    301

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikdavrut View Post
    Not quite Mr.RedLegger....me and PLENTY of people south of Lexington are RABID Reds fans. Don't EVEN try to say otherwise. Personally, I'm in Somerset (Pulaski County) and on Pulaski Co. day there's ALWAYS loads of people that make the trek up to GABP.

    But yeah, there's a ton of Reds talk on the local radio shows here in Somerset, etc. etc.

    I'll say this....what you're saying *might* have been a WEE BIT closer to being correct in the 80's and early 90's (when TBS broadcast the Braves games)....but since they have dropped carrying the Braves (really even before when most everyone around started getting all of the Reds broadcasts), this is pretty hardcore Reds country.

    Even back in the mid 80's when I was still pre-teen age, I remember nearly all of the baseball fans around these parts being hardcore Reds fans.
    Reguardless, it still doesn't match the 5 state area the deadbirds have. Then you could add in Iowa, and give them a 6 state regional fanbase.......I'd say it rivals the large metro cities. Cincy's.....not so much. Much smaller area. Not a knock on our rabid devotion, to the Reds.......There is just more of 'them'.
    Last edited by Tuff Nut; 10-13-2012 at 10:42 PM.

  16. #15
    Member foxfire123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Hell, aka Eastern Missouri.
    Posts
    712

    Re: Do Reds Fans actually deserve a winning team?

    Why don't we deserve a winning team? I would be going to a lot more Reds games if I weren't stuck here in Hell, Missouri. and I sure as heck won't go to an opposing team's ball park to see them--not putting attendance on their record for one, and don't really care for the attitude of local fans--having beer dumped on me and ignorant comments are not my idea of a fun time.

    But I do pay for the DirecTV MLB package, which the team gets a cut of, I buy apparel and support the Reds in as many ways possible. I've followed them for nearly 20 years through horrible teams, decent teams, and the potential great team we now have.

    I deserve a winner.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25