Leave it to the Cardinals to quash any remaining enthusiasm we had as Reds fans. At this point, is there any reason we should pay attention to this season?
I imagine Joey Votto will be promoted after Louisville’s AAA season ends, but even that will leave a bitter taste since the management of this poorly-run franchise will have wasted an opportunity to give Votto 30 or 40 extra days of major league experience. Leaving Votto in AAA for August likely didn’t hurt him, but it certainly didn’t help him. Instead, Votto will get that MLB experience at the beginning of next season, when the Reds will be pretending again that they have a chance to compete. Wasted opportunity.
I’m almost past the point of caring. The Reds are going to finish under .500 for the 8th straight season. I have almost no hope that this current streak of incompetence will end next season.
I’ve tried to stay positive, but I’ve been beaten down by this team. I will watch the game today, and I might even discuss it here in the game thread. But I am quickly losing hope in this franchise…and not just for 2007, but beyond. It is a tough time to be a Reds fan.
Do any of you have any thoughts?
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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