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gomuskies
03-09-2007, 01:05 PM
what ever happened to Cincinnati being the first MLB team to take the field? stl v nym is on the 1st and we play on the second? has this tradition changed?

KoryMac5
03-09-2007, 01:10 PM
Unfortunately the big money of Television always talks loudest.

membengal
03-09-2007, 01:20 PM
ESPN has had a Sunday night opener now for at least a decade, and it has been since around 1993 or so that Cincy last played the "traditional" opener in terms of first pitch around the majors...

TeamBoone
03-09-2007, 01:35 PM
I think the only thing that applies right now is that Cincinnati always has a home opener, never an away game.

Wonder when they'll take that distinction away...

Redsland
03-09-2007, 02:12 PM
I think the only thing that applies right now is that Cincinnati always has a home opener, never an away game.

Wonder when they'll take that distinction away...
1990, IIRC.

(in Houston) :thumbdown

Chip R
03-09-2007, 02:25 PM
1990, IIRC.

(in Houston) :thumbdown


Only because the season was delayed.

Red Leader
03-09-2007, 02:26 PM
At least there's no 3am opening series in Tokyo.

That was awful. I understood the intent to market the game, but geeez.

westofyou
03-09-2007, 02:40 PM
They tried to take the OD game to an away venue in the 30's and the Reds pitched a fit and had it rescheduled.

In 1966 they opened in Philly after the Mets series was rained out.

Hollcat
03-09-2007, 11:42 PM
ESPN has had a Sunday night opener now for at least a decade, and it has been since around 1993 or so that Cincy last played the "traditional" opener in terms of first pitch around the majors...


I think even longer than a decade some other teams have started their opening day games before Cincinnati. It seems like some time in the late 80's someone for Detroit(or maybe against Detroit) hit a HR on the first Major League pitch of the season. Their game started an hour or so earlier than the Reds.