GapControl Posted July 2, 2007 Report Share Posted July 2, 2007 Once again the Reds display their brilliance for baseball strategy. Let`s sum it up. You are the Reds owner. The Reds suck as usual. You know it is because you refuse to pay your own money for pitching and keep the Reds payroll in the cellar. So, your 4th, 5th, and swing starting pitchers are below average and your bullpen is a bunch of retread, has-beens, never-will-bes. The last real bullpen talent was Danny Graves and he is the reason the former owners could never buy starting pitching. But, the best way to make it all better is to fire the manager. This is the same logic you, the owner, used when you took your dog to the vet for worm treatments and chose to have him neutered instead.It`s a cycle folks. It`s cyclical and I`m cynical. Cynical of Dave Miley, Bob Boone, Tony Perez, and the host of other fall guys for the group of Cincinnati businessmen who refuse to gamble with this team. The owners know that because of the 1970`s a certain percentage of older fans will show up and pay for Reds baseball. Add in the pristine "by tax-payer paidfor" ballpark and you hook another nice percentage of younger aged fans. Firing Narron diverts attention from the real reason the Reds aren`t contenders. That`s the culmination of Reds brass strategical expertise in baseball, the best way to make a profit and keep the dieharders connected through diversion. Wouldn`t it be nice for some ownership group to come into the Reds, boost the club with their money and vow to increase the small-market of the Reds? Wouldn`t winning a few division titles consecutively get all of the bandwagon and fairweather baseball fans in Indiana, Northern Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia to become Reds supporters? Suddenly, taking road trip vacations to the brandnew ballpark in the `Nati and buying lots of Reds merchandise would become common place.Man, that would be some real, modernday baseball strategy, huh? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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