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Ltlabner
08-11-2006, 04:49 PM
What era of baseball do you enjoy the most?

Why?

KalDanielsfan
08-11-2006, 04:52 PM
What era of baseball do you enjoy the most?

Why?

late 80's early 90's.

during the Oakland Red Sox rivalry..and when the Reds were in the NL West..when the braves sucked, and Mike Scott and Nolan Ryan were a nasty 1-2 punch.

When Expos had Galarraga and Tim Wallach along with Denny Martinez
Wade Boggs Marty Barrett with Clemens and Hurst
Strawberry and Gooden with Hojo and Kevin McReynolds (remember Elster??)
Pedro Guerrero was a power hitter along with Jack Clark, Tom Brunansky, and Pete Incavilglia

lol i could go on forever.

i loved it from 87-92

dabvu2498
08-11-2006, 04:58 PM
I went with what you called the "Golden Era" just because I think i would have loved being around NYC with the Mick, the Duke, and Willie and some of those great teams in the City. Kinda the same way I would've liked to have been around during the Rat Pack Era of Vegas. I've always felt like I really missed out on those two time periods/locations.

Phil in BG
08-11-2006, 04:58 PM
Why of course my era, the Big Red Machine.....it was wonderful. Still waiting for the return...........oh I know, with the way things are now, it's impossible.

westofyou
08-11-2006, 05:03 PM
I see the eras as this

1876-1902 - The move to 16 teams

1903-1920 - Deadball Era

1921-1945 - The Batting Average Era

1946-1960 - The New York Era

1961 -1968 - Deadball 2

1969-1992 - Plastic Era

1993-2005 - Expansion/PEDS Era

I like the Plastic Era myself.

Ltlabner
08-11-2006, 05:15 PM
I see the eras as this

1876-1902 - The move to 16 teams

1903-1920 - Deadball Era

1921-1945 - The Batting Average Era

1946-1960 - The New York Era

1961 -1968 - Deadball 2

1969-1992 - Plastic Era

1993-2005 - Expansion/PEDS Era

I like the Plastic Era myself.

Show off.....:)

Danny Serafini
08-11-2006, 05:21 PM
I voted now, because I already know what happened in the other eras, whereas something new is happening every day now. I'll look back fondly on the other eras, but the here and now is more exciting than the past because we don't always know what it'll bring.

crazybob60
08-11-2006, 05:22 PM
I voted with 1970 to 1989 as that was when I was a kid and growing up and baseball was just such a big part of my life then, well you know as a kid and just simply awestruck at every single aspect of it.

Red in Chicago
08-11-2006, 05:50 PM
I see the eras as this

1876-1902 - The move to 16 teams

1903-1920 - Deadball Era

1921-1945 - The Batting Average Era

1946-1960 - The New York Era

1961 -1968 - Deadball 2

1969-1992 - Plastic Era

1993-2005 - Expansion/PEDS Era

I like the Plastic Era myself.

"Plastic Era":confused:

marcshoe
08-11-2006, 05:52 PM
I prefer sub-2.00 ERAs.

westofyou
08-11-2006, 05:57 PM
"Plastic Era":confused:
Turf, Turf Turf... Plastic Uniforms too.

RFS62
08-11-2006, 06:02 PM
Turf, Turf Turf... Plastic Uniforms too.



Yep, plastics.


http://home.bawue.de/~jtesch/pics/graduate.jpg

vaticanplum
08-11-2006, 06:03 PM
Plastic Uniforms too.

Eh? Really?

KronoRed
08-11-2006, 06:04 PM
Going on WOY's list the plastic era, it's when I first started paying attention to baseball.

KronoRed
08-11-2006, 06:05 PM
Eh? Really?
Looks just like cotten :D

westofyou
08-11-2006, 06:09 PM
Eh? Really?
Once you wear one in the humidity you never forget it.

Even funner was sticking to the seat in the car on the way home.

But your cleats made a great sound in front of the Dairy Whip.

Red in Chicago
08-11-2006, 06:15 PM
the only good thing about the turf, was watching a davey concepcion throw bounce over to first base

Spitball
08-11-2006, 06:41 PM
Yep, plastics.


http://home.bawue.de/~jtesch/pics/graduate.jpg

:laugh:

Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr. McGuire: Plastics.

Classic!:thumbup:

That said, I voted for the era of my childhood, 50's-60's, because baseball and box scores were the only real concerns I ever had.

Nice poll, Ltlabner. :thumbup:

keeganbrick
08-11-2006, 07:55 PM
2006 on up. I was only 5 years old when we won the WS in 90 so I didnt get to experience it live. Plus when we got into the playoffs in 95 I was only 10 so I didnt really appreciate it I guess you could say. Being an absolute diehard fan now it feels great to be winning.

redhawkfish
08-11-2006, 08:00 PM
I voted for the 1970-1989 era. The Big Red Machine was the team of my youth. I still remember the little transistor radios with the ear piece to sneak and listen to West coast games on school nights. My mom finally gave up trying to find all the radios I had.:D

Rojo
08-11-2006, 08:07 PM
The 70's had it all: power, speed, pitching, contact hitting.

Always Red
08-11-2006, 08:18 PM
As hot as those polyester uni's were (and they were!) the woolies of the 30's to 60's had to be even worse.

I'm voting for the Golden Age, otherwise known as Deadball II. I love watching great pitching (I know, I know, I've been a Reds fan for 40 years now, so there's a joke in there somewhere).

IN 1968, Bob Gibson had a 1.12 ERA, and Denny McClain won 31 games for the Tigers. Yaz won the batting title with a .301 avg. And the mound was 15 inches high. After that year, the mound was lowered by 1/3, to 10 inches, divisional play began in 1969, and the game was never the same again. Not necessarily worse, just different.

I love watching 1-0, 2-1 games. Very exciting to me- especially on TV, when I can watch how the pitcher changes speed, and moves up and down in the zone. One way to cut down on all HR's and scoring, instead of putting balls in humidors, is simply to raise the height of the mound back to 15 inches.:beerme:

Rojo
08-11-2006, 08:48 PM
I love watching 1-0, 2-1 games.

Sometimes they are, sometimes they're not. I like a game without a lot of "true outcomes".

He's Dunn It
08-11-2006, 09:38 PM
I voted with 1970 to 1989 as that was when I was a kid and growing up and baseball was just such a big part of my life then, well you know as a kid and just simply awestruck at every single aspect of it.

Amen. Absolutely ever word you said. It's almost impossible to get my kids interested in baseball. I don't have $3 for a single pack of baseball cards..and I don't think they'd want them anyway. Thankfully mlb.com has been great in that they can "gather around the laptop" and watch the Reds with Dad. It's hard to root for the Rockies...but if they keep pitching like this, I might be able to. At least the posters are up in my son's bedroom.

RedsBaron
08-11-2006, 10:15 PM
The 70's had it all: power, speed, pitching, contact hitting.
Yes. I am terribly biased. If the Reds greatest era of dominance had come during the deadball era, I'd be tempted to say I prefer that era of baseball to all others, so I have a built-in bias to pick the 1970s, the height of Big Red Machine dominance. The 1970s were also part of my youth--baseball has never been as important to me as it was from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s.
Looking back, I don't like everything about 1970s baseball. Even at the time, I didn't like the Reds polyester uniforms from 1972 on; in both the 1975 and 1976 World Series, the Reds opponents had the classier duds. Both the older parks of that time such as Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium and the new parks today such as Great American Ball Park are more appealing than the antiseptic round bowl with plastic grass the BRM excelled on.
But I loved then, and now love the memory of, the baseball of the 1970s. It had speed, defense, power---really everything. Players flirting with .400 batting averages?-yes. A 50+ HR season?-yes. 100+ steals in a season?-yes. Pitchers winning 25 games a season?-yes. Pitchers completing 20 games a season?-yes. Even a pitcher appearing in 100 games in one season?-yes.