Did any of you hear Reds owner Bob Castellini’s comments during Tuesday night’s game, on television and radio? Some of the topics Castellini addressed were mentioned by John Fay in a column quoting “sources”: money will be no object, they’re going to go after the best manager possible, etc.

What impressed me with Castellini’s comments was his tone. He is clearly very unhappy at the team’s performance. In fact, the best way I can describe it is to say that Castellini sounded personally offended at the Reds “abysmal record.”

In the end, Castellini stated that the Reds “will get better. We’re going to win — by hook or by crook, we will win.”

Then Brandon Phillips hit a grand slam and Castellini jumped up, clapping and cheering, and high-fiving George Grande and Chris Welsh. He looked like Joe Fan.

The team has been rotten, and there are serious questions about the direction of this team…but I have to say, listening to Castellini makes me feel much more comfortable that there are brighter days ahead. This guy won’t stand for this nonsense for long. He’s going to be a great owner, methinks.

The immediate future is hazy, but I still believe that the future is bright. Maybe that’s wishful thinking, but in order to keep my sanity, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.