Diehard baseball fans sometimes forget that the Cincinnati Reds is a business. And just like other businesses, the Reds must deal with the occasional employee complaint. Recently, an ex-Reds employee sued because she claimed that the Reds failed to promote her because of her age. The Reds argued that the younger employee who received the promotion was equally qualified but had a more positive attitude. Since there was little or no other evidence of discrimination beyond the applicants’ age difference, the court noted that the ex-employee had to prove that she was significantly more qualified than the younger employee in order to proceed to trial. She couldn’t, and the Reds avoided a costly trial. This seems like the right result. Now let’s hope the Reds can now focus on a promotion into the post-season playoffs!