I am back in town for the holidays this week (I moved to DC in August) and am shocked listening to local sports radio talk about our D-Backs.
Having been away, my main source of Diamondbacks news has been this blog, google news alerts, and diamondbacks.com. From these sources, I had not picked up on what I am gathering from the radio as INTENSE fan disatisfaction with management.
In the snakepit nation I feel there is near consensus on the direction of the club. Some of us want a little more action, we disagree some on who we should trade or go after, but all in all - we are excited about the future and support managements disciplined quest to rescue this battleship from that mysterious cliff.
Clearly we are a unique bunch. From my one week back, it seems that the uni changes, the departure of gonzo (who one radio station has on a promo trashing his recent team within days of signing with the blue),and the lack of big money aquisitions has our fan base pretty pissed.
So ... I am writing this diary to ask you two things:
- What is your take on the state of our diamondbacks?
- What do your friends, coworkers, and even those you come in contact with that are maybe paying a little less attention think about the team?
I have a poll below for YOUR opinion, but please post in the comments a little explanation for how you voted (if you vote). Also, since I can't do two polls per diary, be sure to use the comments to talk about how the general fan nation is viewing this team.
I am just very curious if the animosity I have been picking up on is real ... or just something talk radio is trying to cook up.