Something that occurred to me last night:
I don’t know if it is due to the nature of my job (and the things I see on a daily basis), or just because the Reds had such an enjoyable season last year and seem to be on the right track, generally…but over the last few years, I have lost the ability to get outraged over every single thing that goes wrong for this team during a long season.
I read some of the comments made about this team after a loss – especially on Twitter – and I am amazed. Simply amazed.
If you are one of the fans who goes nuts over every single loss, or calls for the manager to be fired twice a week, or who wants a different player demoted to AAA every few days: God bless you. It isn’t my business to tell any fan how to cheer for their team. We are all Reds fans here, after all. However we choose to root, we all want the same thing: a Cincinnati Reds World Series.
I still watch every game, but I can’t live and die with every dumb decision made by Dusty, or every strikeout by Jonny Gomes. I’m beaten down by the relentless negativity (some of which is borne out of sheer idiocy), I admit it. I just don’t understand those fans who give up hope after a bad road trip in May, or decide that the season is over with 4+ months to go.
In the end, this organization is in pretty good shape. The big picture looks good to me. Forgive me if I’m not outraged every single minute of every single day by the (admittedly very) poor play of my favorite baseball team.
The glass is still half-full…in my opinion, of course.
Okay, rant over. Just had to get that off my chest.