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OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 01:48 AM
I was just looking through some old schedules and box scores from past Reds teams on BaseballReference.com and I came across the 1990 schedule and I noticed the Reds opened that season up on the road in Houston (they won 8-4 in 11 innings). As we all know it's always been tradition for the Reds to open the season in Cincinnati. I looked it up and it was the first time since 1966 the Reds opened on the road. Does anyone know what the reason behind this was?

DiamondRat
03-21-2008, 01:53 AM
labor strife.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 01:55 AM
Thanks.

Hap
03-21-2008, 10:58 AM
labor strife.

Spring Training began late and therefore the season began late. The first week of the original schedule was postponed and re-scheduled.

Heath
03-21-2008, 01:05 PM
Won nine in a row.

Was 33-12 at one point.

Steve4192
03-21-2008, 01:16 PM
Won nine in a row.

Was 33-12 at one point.

... and then played 0.500 ball the rest of the year. If there was ever a team that demonstrated that pennants can be won in April, it was the 1990 Reds.

George Anderson
03-21-2008, 01:24 PM
Tom Browning was the top earner at $2,125,000 with Eric Davis at $2,100,000.

Always Red
03-21-2008, 01:26 PM
... and then played 0.500 ball the rest of the year. If there was ever a team that demonstrated that pennants can be won in April, it was the 1990 Reds.

As did the 1970 Reds, who started out 70-30, and finished 32-30, for a total of 102 wins.

Consider that the 2007 Reds had a total of 70 wins, which the 1970 squad had reached by the end of July.

wheels
03-21-2008, 05:18 PM
I remember Larkin tripling in the game winner on that first night.

Barry was unconscious that first month.

klw
03-21-2008, 11:01 PM
... and then played 0.500 ball the rest of the year. If there was ever a team that demonstrated that pennants can be won in April, it was the 1990 Reds.

84 Tigers

Heath
03-22-2008, 09:19 AM
84 Tigers

started 35-5.

ended up with 104 wins.

Ah, the days of Barbaro Garbay.