Friday, October 1, 2010

Seriously Cincinnati, just enjoy the Moment!

Just two days after our Cincinnati Reds locked up the National League Central Division Championship there were two stories crowding the airwaves in Cincinnati.

- First, you have a ton of people calling in to local radio shows complaining about Dusty Baker's post-clinch lineup. Dusty was resting his starters for the playoffs. It happens all over the NFL, NBA, and NHL. For one game Dusty Baker gave his studs a break and the backups some valuable time. Yet, people in this city want to begin the serious criticism of the decision and spend the day railing on Dusty rather than enjoying the position that we are in.

- Second, the 5 individuals who filed complaints with the Cincinnati Health Department for the Reds smoking Cigars indoors need to really get a life. As one blogger put it "they were not disturbing your meal at Olive Garden."

It has been 15 years since this team has been in the playoffs people. I recommend stopping and enjoying the moment. I think the years of losing has most "fans" wired to just bitch and moan. Relax people!


Wojo said...

I find it hilarious that people wanted to demand their money back for Wednesdays game. Hate to break it to you, folks, but you bought a ticket to a baseball game--not a baseball game with a particular lineup.

Two things come to mind:

1) Don't act like the Reds owe it to you to start their best lineup every game.

2) If people really did not expect Dusty to rest some starters, then they have no clue what it takes to get prepared for the playoffs.

On another note, this past year we've had:
- Cyclones win the Kelly Cup
- Bengals win the NFC North
- Reds win the NL Central
- UC get a BCS bowl game

The Queen City has been doing alright in sports as of late.

redleg2420 said...

I have to stop listening to the local radio call in shows. These people drive me insane!

Of course Dusty rested his guys. They deserved the game off. He used some of them later in pinch hit appearances. But, I think he basically did that so that the crowd could give them a good cheer. Personally, I loved that he gave all of them the day off on the same day. The playoff positioning has been pretty much determined anyway. We weren't fighting for the top seed any more, Philly already locked that up.

I wish Cincy fans would cheer up. As Wojo pointed out, we've had a pretty good run lately. Just think Cincinnati fans...we could live in Cleveland. EWWW!!