Want to understand why I hate the local media so much?
Go to the front page of the Enquirer, then hit the download for the actual front page.
Look at the section under “By the numbers”…All positive…until 7 Adam Dunn strikeouts.
And yet the media’s favorite player, Sean Casey is shown in living color tossing the ball back to the starting pitcher.
Boy, that’s an action shot.
In connection with this, I’m going to post something I wrote on the Reds Listserv yesterday:
>He could do this for the next 3 years, and some on this list would still be
>waiting on him to fail; so that they could say “I told you so.”
There is something to this…I admit it, I find myself so aggravated
by the media and front office touting some players (Randa, Casey,
Aurilia) for no apparent reason that I find myself rooting for the
Reds, but against these guys.
I do want them to realize that their thinking is flawed and “old school”
and it’s hurting the team and the only way that MIGHT happen is if
these guys fall on their faces
Is it possible to root for the team and against certain players? Anyone else have this problem?
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.