June 27, 2007

The Power of Tradition

So, the Reds are pretty bad this year. I think it's fair to say they're squandering tons of talent and depriving some truly promising players of the opportunity to contribute to a contending organization. They're the worst team in the worst division and there's no reason to believe that's going to change any time soon. But even though our Cincinnati boys have been bad for the better part of a decade, you cannot deny that the Redlegs have a proud tradition and a legacy of winning.

Unlike their opponents tonight, the Phillies.

If you haven't heard, Philadelphia is coming up on 10,000 franchise losses. They'll be the first organization to meet that milestone, the Braves being a solid 300 losses behind on pace to that distinction. Philadelphia Weekly Online talks about this and other black marks on the history of baseball in the City of Brotherly Love in “Losing Proposition: How a foul ball and an 11-year-old kid still define our feelings about Phillies management 85 years later.”

Check it out when you get tired of reading about how bad the Reds are.

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