The Cincinnati Reds are the worst team in baseball, or at least that’s what the standings show in the early going.
They were able to stop an ugly string of losses, but only have three wins in the young campaign, against 13 losses.
The Texas Rangers are the closest team to the Reds, at 5-10.
Still, it hasn’t been pretty in Cincinnati to open the season, and it probably won’t be pretty anytime soon.
Most of the good, proven players are gone to other teams, and some of the stars left or have been injured for a long time.
Fans want the Castellinis, the owners of the team (Bob is the chief executive offer and his son Phil is the chief operating officer), to sell because they haven’t shown they are committed to winning.
The “Where Are They Going To Go” Rant Is Still Costing Castellini
Phil was infamously defiant towards fans, asking them “where are they going to go?” if they gave up on the team.
Castellini is remorseful and recently, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman, apologized to the organization.
“Reds COO Phil Castellini sent apology letter to workers for saying “Where they gonna go?” to fans after fire sale. In it: ‘My remarks were flat wrong and in no way reflect just how committed I am … to the Reds and the city of Cincinnati. I let my frustration get the best of me,’” Heyman tweeted, quoting the executive.
Reds COO Phil Castellini sent apology letter to workers for saying “Where they gonna go?” to fans after fire sale. In it: “My remarks were flat wrong and in no way reflect just how committed I am … to the Reds and the city of Cincinnati. I let my frustration get the best of me.”
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 25, 2022
The saddest thing is that Castellini’s quotes came on Opening Day, when everything is joy and smiles.
It was a real bummer for fans to hear that.
He is showing, however, that he is sorry for what he said.
Will fans ever forgive him?