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Chip R
06-24-2009, 12:49 PM
RFS62!

Yes, folks, it's that time of year when we can all get together in person and complain about Corey Tavares.

But really, it's all about getting together over a few beverages, meet old friends and new ones too. It's also an opportunity to match up a face with a name. It's always a lot of fun and you never know what can happen.

Now this one is rather special since our old friend RFS62 is coming to town. No word yet if he'll be bringing his two friends in this picture along with him but if you ask nicely, he might wear the famed red leg warmers.

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x176/skullcrshr/Zoners/9a01-1.jpg

But since it will be the end of August, he'll probably just wear shorts.

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x176/skullcrshr/Zoners/ccc7.jpg

But, those were taken quite a while ago. Since then, RFS has gained years of experience and wisdom. This is a recent picture of him after seeing another lineup with Corey Tavares' name in the leadoff spot.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/122/297280955_a8b2e1d8b6.jpg?v=0

It's the 28, 29 and 30th of August when this is going to happen. The Dodgers will be the Reds' opponents and maybe we can taunt Manny. It'd be great if we could get a head count in advance as to who is coming but we're pretty flexible as far as getting tickets goes. Maybe we can get a group rate on the tickets. If you are looking for places to stay, I'm sure our fellow Zoners can help you out with that. Feel free to use this thread for questions and comments. As an added incentive to come to the shindig - not that another one is needed - our own lovely and talented Kitty Duran will be co-host for this event. For those of you who receive magnets and calanders from her, it's an opportunity to thank her in person and buy her a Sprite for her trouble.

I think this goes without saying but this shindig is open to all members of RedsZone, whether you are a Sun Deck or ORG member.

I'm looking forward to seeing the folks who can come in for this event and if you're lucky, RFS may let you push him in his wheelchair. ;)

smith288
06-24-2009, 01:20 PM
RFS62 has aged well. I had a much more hideous picture in my head.

JaxRed
06-24-2009, 02:26 PM
Friend on right pretty hot.... (hard to tell about friend on left)

Team Clark
06-24-2009, 04:25 PM
RFS62 could easily compete for "most interesting man in the world". I heard he once had an awkward moment just to see what it was like.

KittyDuran
06-24-2009, 05:10 PM
lovely and talented Kitty Duran will be co-host for this event.But of course!

Chip and I will have a confab to go over the details - but we'll try to keep it simple. IIRC, didn't we count noses and money at the last gathering (2 years ago) then went to the ticket box office and purchased seats?

Also, as a season ticket holder I'm allowed one message to be shown on the video board - I can keep it plain or we can get creative. I'll clean out the PM box and take suggestions - but remember, it's got to be CLEAN! ;)

VR
06-24-2009, 05:23 PM
I didn't realize tennis shorts had a 'spray-on' option.

Roy Tucker
06-24-2009, 05:26 PM
RFS62 could easily compete for "most interesting man in the world". I heard he once had an awkward moment just to see what it was like.


Stay thirsty, my friends.

RFS62
06-24-2009, 05:35 PM
Holy crap, it's gonna be a long summer.

Thanks a bunch, Chip.

:bash:

BuckeyeRedleg
06-24-2009, 06:25 PM
In the pic with the nut-huggers, what's the stadium in the background?

GAC
06-24-2009, 07:08 PM
I'm saving my Sunday best for this get-together

http://www.freewebs.com/clanplod/kramer.bmp

WVRedsFan
06-25-2009, 02:18 PM
Great. I think I'll try to be there.

Mario-Rijo
06-26-2009, 07:08 PM
In the pic with the nut-huggers, what's the stadium in the background?

:bowrofl:

Stop BRL, too funny.

oneupper
06-26-2009, 07:37 PM
I'm going to be in Cincinnati for a game on July 17 vs. the Brewers.

Doesn't mean I can't go back late August. I'll try.

Always Red
06-27-2009, 05:12 PM
I'm going to try to make it, too- if only to meet the guy who admires FRobby as much as I do.
:beerme:

GAC
06-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Hey! Whatever happened to that pic of rfs with the mule?

wheels
06-28-2009, 08:50 PM
I'm gonna make it there no matter what.

corkedbat
06-28-2009, 11:19 PM
In honor of the late, great Michael Jackson, "I'll be there" - at least for Friday & Saturday :D

cincinnati chili
06-29-2009, 02:55 AM
I wish I could make this. Great photo essay, Chip.

GAC
06-29-2009, 07:10 AM
I heard rfs is gonna camp outside Dusty's home to get him to autograph his book

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Sm-IU2rSL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

Chip R
06-29-2009, 10:05 AM
Hey! Whatever happened to that pic of rfs with the mule?


Was that a mule or a donkey? :D

camisadelgolf
06-30-2009, 02:42 PM
Corey Patterson and Willy Taveras have the same number of stolen bases.

RedsBaron
07-01-2009, 11:09 PM
I may be able to make one of the games with my two older sons, but I am not taking my wife to the game, as I am afraid RFS might be wearing those red leg warmers with his shorts, and I'm not sure what she would do if she saw him. ;)

GAC
07-02-2009, 01:33 PM
I may be able to make one of the games with my two older sons, but I am not taking my wife to the game, as I am afraid RFS might be wearing those red leg warmers with his shorts, and I'm not sure what she would do if she saw him. ;)

As long as she doesn't eat beforehand she should be OK Randy. :p:

Mario-Rijo
07-03-2009, 07:33 PM
I heard rfs is gonna camp outside Dusty's home to get him to autograph his book

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Sm-IU2rSL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

I asked my libray to get that one on inter-library loan from another branch. Should come in this week, and should be fun reading.

George Anderson
07-03-2009, 10:45 PM
I heard rfs is gonna camp outside Dusty's home to get him to autograph his book

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Sm-IU2rSL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

A quick note about Jeff Mercer who co- authored this book with Dusty Baker.

Jeff Mercer is a former HS coach from Franklin, Indiana who had a son Daniel who was an absolute stud athlete that unfortunately was diagnosed with a brain tumor during his junior year of HS. He eventually died but his dad wrote a really great book as a tribute to his son.

http://www.smallvictoriesstory.com/about.html

Mercer's other son Jeff went on to play baseball at Dayton and then Wright State having graduated just last year.

11larkin11
07-03-2009, 10:48 PM
Can we invite Albert Pujols?

GAC
07-05-2009, 10:00 AM
I asked my libray to get that one on inter-library loan from another branch. Should come in this week, and should be fun reading.

I actually just recently bought a copy from Amazon. Depending on the condition you want, you can get it for as low as a $1 (of course it will then cost you $4 shipping) :lol: But still a good deal.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0940279738/ref=sr_1_olp_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246798621&sr=1-1

Also got a good deal on Ted William's book Science of Hitting.

Ended up getting both books for under $20.

Mario-Rijo
07-05-2009, 06:22 PM
I actually just recently bought a copy from Amazon. Depending on the condition you want, you can get it for as low as a $1 (of course it will then cost you $4 shipping) :lol: But still a good deal.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0940279738/ref=sr_1_olp_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246798621&sr=1-1

Also got a good deal on Ted William's book Science of Hitting.

Ended up getting both books for under $20.

Nice, love a good deal.

GAC
07-15-2009, 10:32 PM
OK people. I think we need to start firming up who will be attending this soiree and nominating someone - locally in Cincy of course ;) - to start looking into getting tickets.

jojo
07-16-2009, 02:49 PM
I asked my libray to get that one on inter-library loan from another branch. Should come in this week, and should be fun reading.

I bought a copy from Amazon used for less than $2 (if I recall correctly).

I think you'll enjoy reading it.... At one point Dusty talks about how music can effect hitting....

Matt700wlw
07-17-2009, 01:02 AM
Where's everybody sitting? If my plans stay together (which at this point, it looks good) I'll be heading to the game on the 29th with another crew...bleachers!

GAC
07-17-2009, 05:39 PM
Where's everybody sitting?

On their butts silly! :cool:

I think they are waiting till they get a little closer to the game date - and when the Reds are out of it and seats will be more readily available.

I plan on going to the 28th and 29th games. I'm looking forward to razzing Dodger blue and their fans. Still hate them Dodgers. :D

Chip R
07-17-2009, 05:42 PM
I plan on going to the 28th and 29th games. I'm looking forward to razzing Dodger blue and their fans. Still hate them Dodgers. :D


You think a lot of them are going to road trip in from L.A.? :p:

GAC
07-17-2009, 05:50 PM
You think a lot of them are going to road trip in from L.A.? :p:

I happen to work with a couple Dodger fans. It's not like every Dodger fan lives in LA. I'm sure they'll be some at the game. Why don't you be our advanced scout to root them out? You can tie a Fat Burger on a string and drag it around GABP while doing your Randy Newman impersonation. :D

Matt700wlw
07-21-2009, 09:41 PM
On their butts silly! :cool:



So a bunch of Morks aren't going? Well, that's a good thing :D

NaNu NaNu!

Raisor
07-24-2009, 11:07 PM
Red Gathering, the Prequel.

The wife and I are driving up next weekend for Kings Island and Reds games Sat and Sun.

We might skip the Saturday game since Kings Island is open until midnight on Aug 1st. I'll be updating my facebook page with all gatherings over the weekend. If you aren't a "Friend of Phil", it's because I don't like you.

GAC
07-25-2009, 10:43 AM
Make sure you and the missus ride the Diamondback Phil. :thumbup:

nate
08-04-2009, 10:28 PM
Give a brother the lowdown on where to stay and all. The missus is coming around to co-sign on the deal. We'd probably come up for the Saturday and Sunday game and we'll be bringing our dog.

Oh, and will we be rooting for or against the Reds?

:cool: