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This was originally published in The Athletic....
The foundation of any relationship is built on trust.
Trust is built on equity.
Equity is accumulated over time.
With that said, let’s talk about our relationship with the Cincinnati Reds.
As their season sinks deeper into the dark abyss of another lost summer, we’ve already run out of ways to emphasize how poorly they’ve played. We’ve all but eulogized Bryan Price’s tenure. And most of us would rather avoid the headache that comes with thinking about when this team will actually be ready to contend instead of simply existing.
Many Reds fans are examining the already tenuous relationship they have with their favorite team, and wondering if they’re getting out of it what they put in.
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