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TOBTTReds
05-27-2006, 05:15 PM
I ask this question because I thought of going on Friday, then saw Milton:scared: vs. Webb:help: and I didn't think we would have a chance of winning. Today we have Harang the Arroyo on Sunday. I'll attend Sunday most likely, and half the reason is because I feel we have a good chance of winning bc Arroyo has been great so far.

So does anyone else check out the matchups then decide if you are going not?

KronoRed
05-27-2006, 05:16 PM
Not really, I went last night because it was a good time to go and the Mrs rarely wants to go to games.

Even Milton can have a good game ;)

KittyDuran
05-27-2006, 05:30 PM
Not really... Last night's game was part of the power pack ticket package. But other factors are weather and yes, promotions.

reds44
05-27-2006, 05:32 PM
Living outside of Cincy, I just go to any Reds games I can get to.

SandyD
05-27-2006, 05:33 PM
I go to see a ball game wherever I can and/or I feel like it. I just let the game unfold before me, however it will. A close, tight pitchering duel, or a roller coaster with lots of lead changes, or a comedy of errors, or a complete blow out (win or loss).

I go to the game to watch baseball, win or lose.

harangatang
05-27-2006, 05:44 PM
I only go to games when I can get free tickets or on bobblehead nights when I buy bleacher seats. ;)

redhawkfish
05-27-2006, 05:54 PM
When the Reds were terrible in the early 80's my Dad and and I went only when Mario Soto was pitching. One year I think we saw him pitch around twelve times.:D

pedro
05-27-2006, 05:55 PM
I used to live a couple of miles from the ballpark in Atlanta and we'd often go just because Maddux was pitching.

TOBTTReds
05-27-2006, 05:59 PM
I go to see a ball game wherever I can and/or I feel like it. I just let the game unfold before me, however it will. A close, tight pitchering duel, or a roller coaster with lots of lead changes, or a comedy of errors, or a complete blow out (win or loss).

I go to the game to watch baseball, win or lose.

I agree, I go to see the game. I guess I'm saying, I'm lucky enough to go to as many games as I want right now, so situations like this weekend, I'm holding out til Arroyo, even though I would go tonight, I like day games.

Ltlabner
05-27-2006, 06:11 PM
I've got the 20 game weekend package so I don't have much ability to choose which games based on the pitcher. As a youngster I'd just go with my father and was thrilled to go to the game and I was too young to consider who was pitching.

Now I've gotten to the point in life where I have the time and money to just head down to the game on a whim (in addition to my ticket package). I suppose I'd head down to see a particularlly good pitcher if he was in town. Clemmons and Maddux would be two I'd go see just to see them.

TeamBoone
05-27-2006, 06:41 PM
Nope. But I would like to see Bronson pitch.

harangatang
05-27-2006, 06:44 PM
Nope. But I would like to see Bronson pitch.:luvu:

M2
05-27-2006, 07:04 PM
Back when you could get tickets on gameday in Boston, I always checked out the pitching matchups.

Last year when the Reds were in town I made sure to catch the game Harang pitched ... unfortunately he had one of his worst starts of the year. Though a Sox fan bought chili and I beers after as consolation for the Reds getting swept.

dougdirt
05-27-2006, 07:35 PM
I do and dont. I try to get go to at least 1 game per series. My situation is though, I will try to go see the opposing teams pitcher if they have a top guy. Like last night I went as the Dbacks game because Webb was pitching.

NastyBoy
05-27-2006, 10:13 PM
Just do what I do and drink alot before going to the game so the score does not matter. I had alot of practice this during the bengals 2-14 year. :drink:

RedsFan74
05-28-2006, 12:17 AM
Typically not...but I did go once a couple years ago specifically to see Roger Clemens pitch.

There haven't really been many Reds pitchers in my 31 years that I've actually wanted to see.

SunDeck
05-28-2006, 09:31 AM
When I live in Cincinnati I went to a lot of games. Always bought top six and sat behind homeplate in the green. And I did go based on pitchers- from both sides. I would go if the other team had someone pitching that I wanted to see, too.

My bias is that I really like to watch a well pitched game and back then there were a few guys who consistently walked guys pitching for the Reds. It drove me nuts.

Dunner44
05-28-2006, 10:17 PM
I'll go if I have a free night off work. But I went today specifically to see Bronson because I hadn't seen him yet. And the next start Harang makes, I want to head down, I love watching him. But most of the games I've been to, I get stuck with Milton or Ramirez or BC on an off night. But im 2-0 this season!

OldRightHander
05-28-2006, 10:21 PM
Mostly I just go when I get the chance. I don't have a lot of evenings free and when I get a chance and the team is in town, I try to catch a game here and there. If I have a couple nights free, I will check out the rotation and figure out which pitcher will give me the best chance of seeing a win.

Caseyfan21
05-28-2006, 10:29 PM
I usually go whenever I get the chance, but if a big name is pitching I'll sometimes be more inclined to go. Like in 2004 when Clemens pitched and everyone thought it could be his last time pitching in Cincy I made sure I went. The one wierd thing I notice is that it seems each year there is one pitcher I cannot stay away from. This year, 2/3 games I've gone to I've seen Claussen pitch. A couple years ago it was Jimmy Haynes. It's just a curse one me I swear.

I also agree with ORH, if I have both a Friday and Saturday night free and don't have the money or don't feel like going for both I'll usually look at the pitching matchups and decide that way but by and large I just go as often as I can.

TOBTTReds
05-28-2006, 10:37 PM
A couple years ago I went to see Kerry Wood vs. the Reds to see if Wood would get a perfect game or 20 K's....sadly, he had the perfect game through 6 and sammy "juiced" one off the batters eye (dented it actually). I also like catching Dontrell if I can, even though I am diehard Reds fan, I like to see some of the best. It's one of those things when Im older I can say, I saw Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Kerry Wood, Dontrell Willis when they were at there best. I also saw Milton, Williams, Paul Wilson at there worst! :bang:

Jaycint
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
I call it the Milton Decree. It was ratified this spring on April 18th.

Spitball
05-29-2006, 03:50 PM
I ask this question because I thought of going on Friday, then saw Milton:scared: vs. Webb:help: and I didn't think we would have a chance of winning. Today we have Harang the Arroyo on Sunday. I'll attend Sunday most likely, and half the reason is because I feel we have a good chance of winning bc Arroyo has been great so far.

So does anyone else check out the matchups then decide if you are going not?

When I can, I sure do. Back in 1993, I carefully calculated Nolan Ryan's turns and purchased tickets a week or so in advance. Dang if something didn't mess it up and he pitched the next night. Double dang, because it turned out to be the game Ventura charged Ryan on the mound and got his head thumped. I swear we were walking out of Six Flags and heard the uproar from the stadium. It had to be the fight because it was so prolonged.

BTW, Tim Belcher had just been traded to the White Sox and I'd hoped to see Ryan vs. Belcher but didn't see either.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:57 PM
I call it the Milton Decree. It was ratified this spring on April 18th.
He's 0-3 when I'm in attendance.

I'm never going again with him out there :help:

boognish
05-29-2006, 04:27 PM
Ugh. I had the displeasure of seeing Milton 5 times and Wilson thrice last season.

I agree with the prevailing number of replies...if the visiting team has a pitcher I really want to see, I will make it a point to go, especially these days when the unbalanced schedule may make it so out-of-division NL teams only come to Cincy once a season.