The Cincinnati Reds are bad: anyone who followed the offseason knows that.
Not even the most optimistic Reds fan expected them to compete for a postseason spot.
But Cincinnati being the absolute worst team in the division and sporting a 2-11 record?
That is quite shocking.
The team has lost nine straight games and looks completely lost.
They were swept in their last three series, a long road trip that didn’t exactly bring happy things for the Reds.
Injuries, underperformance, and the offseason losses have left the Reds in a dangerous spot.
“The Reds go 0-for-the-West-Coast and the Curse of Phil Castellini continues. That’s 9 in a row. For the first time this season, the Reds are shut out,” The Athletic’s C. Trent Rosecrans tweeted.
The Reds go 0-for-the-West-Coast and the Curse of Phil Castellini continues. That's 9 in a row. For the first time this season, the Reds are shut out
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) April 20, 2022
Is There Such A Thing As The Curse Of Phil Castellini?
Why does he talk about Phil Castellini?
The Reds’ Chief Operating Officer and son of owner Bob Castellini recently taunted fans who urged them to sell the team.
As you can imagine, that wasn’t well-received fans, and for good reason.
A team’s high-ranking official can’t show that kind of attitude towards fans.
After he made those remarks, the Reds haven’t won.
He apologized, but the damage, in this case, was done.
The Reds will eventually win again, but they may be in for a painfully long year.