Opening Day 2008

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by Mizzbigcat, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    I love Opening Day in Cincinnati, it is somewhat of a holiday here for
    those of you who didn't know.

    I'm a life-long Reds fan and I have a long standing tradition of celebrating it by taking the day off and listening to the game on 'The Big One' 700 WLW.

    Each year I can feel the excitemen in anticipation of what this season
    will bring, and this year is no different with the addition of Dusty Baker
    as Manager, and some much needed 'new blood' in the bullpen.

    Also each year I get a nostalgic tinge and start reminiscing about the
    days of the Big Red Machine. I can picture my Dad and Uncle Hal sitting along Brush Creek fishing, transistor radios in hand, cheering on those Redlegs.

    We even picked up the games on Stars and Stripes Radio when my
    dad was stationed overseas.

    Back then the Reds were Champions

    I had a dog named Sparky (Anderson)

    Pete Rose was my hero...

    He was more than an athelete, he was baseball perfection.

    I was in awe, and I still am.

    #14,Charlie Hustle...to me the greatest baseball player to ever live.

    The Hall of Fame needs Pete Rose. He doesn't need the Hall of fame, he is a living legend.

    "One memorable September night in 1985 at Cincinnati's Riverfront
    Stadium, Pete Rose transformed his baseball career into something
    legendary. With hit number 4,192, Rose passed Ty Cobb to become
    baseball's career leader in hits. At the time, Rose -- who played so
    hard he was nicknamed Charlie Hustle -- was a cinch to be elected to
    the baseball Hall of Fame.

    But four years later, Rose was banned from the sport after an
    investigation found he had gambled thousands of dollars on baseball
    games as a player and a manager for the Cincinnati Reds. Rose said
    he "made some mistakes" but denied betting on baseball."


    Pete, your Hall of Fame is in the hearts of those who were lucky
    enough to see you play the game!



    *(Sing Along)*

    Take me out to the ball game
    Take me out to the crowd
    Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks
    I don't care if I ever get back
    And it's root, root, root
    for the home team
    If they don't win, it's a shame
    Cause it's one, two, three strikes
    You're out
    At the old ball game.


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  2. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Who was your favorite?

    I loved them all.... Tony Perez, Joe Morgan, Davey Concepcion, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench batter up, George Foster, Ceasar Geronimo, Ken Griffey, and guys like Tom Seaver.....

    My two favorites were Joe Morgan and Geronnnniiiiimmmmmmoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

  3. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    That was the greatest baseball team in history Shawn, and after Pete, it's hard to pick a favorite.

    I miss the ole Left Hander, Joe Nuxhall already. I heard him and Marty call the games my entire life, and baseball won't be quite the same without him.
     

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  4. sgreene

    sgreene New Member

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    LOL I called off to watch the game. Funny, going to be weird this year without Nuxie. Spent many a night cat fishing with dad and listening to reds game.Oh and you did the song wrong it root root root for the red legs.
     
  5. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    In 1970 .....I was at Riverfront stadium and watched the Big Red machine stomp the piss out of the Phillies 9-0. Pete Rose is the greatest to ever play the game!!!!! I'm glad I had the opportunity to see the greatest team that ever played the game.:smile2:
     
  6. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the Opening Day game is worth taking a day off work for.

    Your right, I did post the song wrong, thanks for pointing that out.

    Enjoy the game!
     
  7. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    The big red machine years were probably the greatest years of my life..I was a teenager with no cares in the world, other than my beloved REDS!
     
  8. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I also remember seeing a game at old Crosly field when I was young!
     
  9. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I fondly remember the days of the Big Red Machine battling my Pirates back in the 70's. That was baseball at its finest! Nowadays the Pirates are a joke! :angry:
     
  10. maumeeflats

    maumeeflats New Member

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    i've been a reds fan forever, remember doug bair #40 reliever, his mother is my my neighbor.
     
  11. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Im hoping the reds will have a better year and they found a pitcher that could close the game
     
  12. coltsfan

    coltsfan New Member

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    I DONT REMEMBER TO MUCH OF THE BIG RED MACHINE A LITTLE BEFORE MY TIME.I WAS BORN IN 73.I'M MORE OF THE BARRY LARKIN, ERIC DAVIS ERA..HOPEFULLY THEY CAN PUT IT TOGETHER THIS YEAR
     
  13. jerryb

    jerryb New Member

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    Ah yes, watching a game at Crosley field, sittin' on the ol' wooden bleacher seats in left field!! Great American is a sweet park, but just not the same as Crosley...

    I know it's early to say, but based on today's game, looks like it's gonna be another typical season for the Reds... Cleveland, however, looks like they're gonna be strong again - Blake was impressive!
     
  14. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    The Reds didn't get off to the start I wanted them to, but how about the Indians? What a ballgame that was, seven runs in one inning!

    :cool2:
     
  15. ranman92

    ranman92 New Member

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    The Indians now you are talking baseball. I was born in 74 and from 83-94 I went to every Indians home opener my mom used to let me skip school to go with my uncle who died at an early age from ms and was buried in an indians jersey at his request. My son is 6 and I'm gonna make it a point to start letting him skip school to go to every opener starting next year. Last year I went to see the Indians beat the Yankees in the playoffs, and I got to watch them beat the Red Sox in person to take a 3-1 lead I could taste a championship so I signed up for a 20 game season ticket package so I could get world series tix at face value. They lost the next 3 games I had world seried tickets i couldn't use and had to pay for a 20 game package so goes the life of a die-hard cleveland fan. I went to the last 3 games at old municipal stadium a world series game in 95 and 97, and that is just basesball. I'm a Browns season ticket holder have been to the last 7 home monday night games the Browns have had since 1986. At 12 years old I was at the stadium to see them beat the Jets and lose to the Broncos in the 86 playoffs one of the few times I've ever shed a tear in my life. OH WELL BACK TO CATFISHING BUT I WILL SAY THE TRIBE WILL WIN IT ALL THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!