I’m getting really tired of seeing my favorite teams on lists like this: “Baseball’s Most Embarrassing People, Places and Things“:
Bob Castellini and Walt Jocketty, Owner and General Manager Cincinnati Reds
There are many ways to handle indignant fans. You could buy them pizza, for example, or give them coupons redeemable elsewhere for pizza. The Reds, however, addressed their recent legacy of soul-numbing failure with an open letter in which franchise higher-ups were all “dude, we’re totally not happy about sucking, either!” and “have some patience, you girlyboys.” Already demoralized within a few milligrams of an overdose, the fan base reacted with a whimper and a single stray tear.
On the other hand, later in the article, they really nail Jim “Fresh Bagels” Bowden, which is nice.