I am a Reds fan. They’re my favorite team and I am very glad to be an infinitesimally small part of the Red Reporter community.
Although, right now, I do feel pain in my heart, throbbing in my head, aches in my bones, and melan in my choly for the way the season has abruptly ended, I am proud to be Reds fan. I’m a lifelong fan of the Redlegs and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Especially since I am no longer living in Ohio, Red Reporter is my lifeline to Reds fandom. I comment sparingly, but read and digest daily. I look forward to not only the stories, but the comments on the stories, which is usually quite scary for anything on the internet. If you want a scary group of people, look for ones who comment on internet stories (or post pictures of themselves dancing across bridges). But that does not hold true here, and I am a better fan for having found Red Reporter.
I love to see the updates on the prospects coming up in Farmer’s Only, the Eighteen Game Capsules, This Day in Reds History, other stuff I’m probably leaving out, the game recaps, and even the dissection of the roster and the daily Dust-ups® over the day’s lineup or yesterday’s plethora of bunts. I’m also one of the nobodies that reads Other Notes. (Correction: Nobody reads Other Notes.) Each day I look forward to seeing what aspect of baseball will be splashed across the site.
I commend all those who spend their time toiling over these articles so that people like me can have a richer Reds experience, and usually a good laugh. It is great to be able to revel in the victories and have a place to go to console each other in our losses; our stupid, stupid losses.
To the entire staff of Red Reporter: Thanks to all of you for your hard work, expert analysis, thoughtful insights, good writing, and most of the other stuff that makes me check on Red Reporter each and every day. I want you to know that it is appreciated. Keep up the good work.