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Redsfan320
04-06-2010, 02:59 PM
They had an off-day Sunday, or at least the Redlegs did.

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membengal
04-06-2010, 03:00 PM
Leave room for a make-up if necessary due to weather, I think, is the common reason given.

Boss-Hog
04-06-2010, 03:00 PM
They reserve it it in case there's a rain out (or other weather problem) on Opening Day.

westofyou
04-06-2010, 03:00 PM
Lots

It's a fail safe in case of weather. But even in the old days the teams that met on OD often took the next day off and then took the train to the opposing teams city and kicked off the OD for them.

Ron Madden
04-06-2010, 03:01 PM
They had an off-day Sunday, or at least the Redlegs did.

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I think it's just in case Opening Day gets rained out.

OnBaseMachine
04-06-2010, 03:09 PM
I understand why they do it, but it sucks having to wait all winter for Opening Day, only for them to play one game and then take the next day off. It makes it even worse when the Reds lose on Opening Day because you have to wait another day to see (hopefully) their first win of the season.

Boss-Hog
04-06-2010, 03:12 PM
I understand why they do it, but it sucks having to wait all winter for Opening Day, only for them to play one game and then take the next day off. It makes it even worse when the Reds lose on Opening Day because you have to wait another day to see (hopefully) their first win of the season.
Agreed

bucksfan2
04-06-2010, 03:13 PM
I understand why they do it, but it sucks having to wait all winter for Opening Day, only for them to play one game and then take the next day off. It makes it even worse when the Reds lose on Opening Day because you have to wait another day to see (hopefully) their first win of the season.

Its really one of the worst days of the sports year. You have Opening Day and the NCAA finals and then nothing the next day.

Tom Servo
04-06-2010, 03:14 PM
I hate today so much.

Redsfan320
04-06-2010, 03:16 PM
I understand why they do it, but it sucks having to wait all winter for Opening Day, only for them to play one game and then take the next day off. It makes it even worse when the Reds lose on Opening Day because you have to wait another day to see (hopefully) their first win of the season.

Yeah. Having to wait another day for the 1st win is tough. Thanks for all the quick replies.

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westofyou
04-06-2010, 03:31 PM
Its really one of the worst days of the sports year. You have Opening Day and the NCAA finals and then nothing the next day.

7 Games today, not to mention a full slate of NHL.

Lots of baseball out there aside from the Reds, I enjoy not being emotionally involved in games, plus it's a chance to watch someone else besides the Reds, some folks around here need to do that now and then, adds levity to the potential to rant.

bucksfan2
04-06-2010, 03:38 PM
7 Games today, not to mention a full slate of NHL.

Lots of baseball out there aside from the Reds, I enjoy not being emotionally involved in games, plus it's a chance to watch someone else besides the Reds, some folks around here need to do that now and then, adds levity to the potential to rant.

Never really have gotten into hockey. Wish I could but I don't. I may watch the playoffs and watched the Olympics but if I don't have a dog in the fight I really don't care.

As for other baseball games I don't find myself watching those much either.

Johnny Footstool
04-06-2010, 03:40 PM
Its really one of the worst days of the sports year. You have Opening Day and the NCAA finals and then nothing the next day.

You have the NBA...

*chokes back vomit*

Yeah, you're right.

reds44
04-06-2010, 03:43 PM
Duke won the National Championship.

*chokes back vomit*

Yeah, you're right.

Fixed. :D

westofyou
04-06-2010, 03:44 PM
Never really have gotten into hockey. Wish I could but I don't. I may watch the playoffs and watched the Olympics but if I don't have a dog in the fight I really don't care.

As for other baseball games I don't find myself watching those much either.

Understand the NHL, it's a learned habit.

Can't get not watching other teams besides the Reds, it's like only eating Dominos Pizza when you know there so many other joints in town with great slices.

Try some deep dish, NY Style, calzones or if you want to have a Genos Pizza Roll watch the Pirates.

919191
04-06-2010, 04:02 PM
7 Games today, not to mention a full slate of NHL.

Lots of baseball out there aside from the Reds, I enjoy not being emotionally involved in games, plus it's a chance to watch someone else besides the Reds, some folks around here need to do that now and then, adds levity to the potential to rant.

This is true. I absolutely love the EI package. I've learned that if I hadn't been basically raised to be a Reds fan, I would be an Angels fan. There is alot of exciting baseball out there that is played without the Reds.

Ron Madden
04-06-2010, 04:08 PM
When you watch other games you come to realise it's not only the Reds who make errors, leave runners on base, or throw fat pitches. ;)

OnBaseMachine
04-06-2010, 04:16 PM
I'll definitely be watching some other games tonight. The Yankees/Red Sox are on MLB Network at 7:10. John Smoltz is announcing that game, IIRC.

To make things worse, I have to bowl in my league tomorrow night from 6:30 to about 9:15 so I'll miss some of the game. Thankfully there are quite a few Reds fans in the league so they'll most likely have the TV tuned in to the Reds game.

Reds Fanatic
04-06-2010, 04:59 PM
I'll definitely be watching some other games tonight. The Yankees/Red Sox are on MLB Network at 7:10. John Smoltz is announcing that game, IIRC.

To make things worse, I have to bowl in my league tomorrow night from 6:30 to about 9:15 so I'll miss some of the game. Thankfully there are quite a few Reds fans in the league so they'll most likely have the TV tuned in to the Reds game.

Weather forecast is not too good for tomorrow night. You may not end up missing too much.

wheels
04-06-2010, 05:04 PM
Free EI this week.

All Baseball, all the time. Reds or not.

KronoRed
04-06-2010, 05:25 PM
I want to see 162 games played, in a row.

;)

BCubb2003
04-06-2010, 06:42 PM
I've heard the only two days of the year when there's not a game from the four major sports are the day before and the day after the All-Star Game.

westofyou
04-06-2010, 06:44 PM
I've heard the only two days of the year when there's not a game from the four major sports are the day before and the day after the All-Star Game.

Now that's a boring week right there.

blumj
04-06-2010, 06:46 PM
I've heard the only two days of the year when there's not a game from the four major sports are the day before and the day after the All-Star Game.
Maybe that's when they should have the Pro Bowl. ;)

Tornon
04-06-2010, 08:00 PM
I've heard the only two days of the year when there's not a game from the four major sports are the day before and the day after the All-Star Game.

Some people technically count the home run derby as there being baseball, but yea I have often heard that Wednesday referred to as Black Wednesday. Sportscenter can be a little interesting that Thursday morning

Redhook
04-06-2010, 09:40 PM
I was wondering this myself and do just about every year. Scheduling an off day the day after Opening Day as a back-up for a rainout just doesn't make any sense. You wait 6 months to play a real game, then you take a day off immediately after the first one. Dumb.

OnBaseMachine
04-06-2010, 09:50 PM
I was curious, so I went and looked it up - the last time the Reds played on the Tuesday following Opening Day was on April 3rd, 2001, a 3-2 win over the Pirates. Osvaldo Fernandez allowed two runs in 6.1 innings for the win and Danny Graves recorded the save. Also making appearances were Dennys Reyes, Scott Williamson, and John Riedling.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CIN/CIN200104030.shtml

For some odd reason, the Reds opened that season up with the Braves in town for Opening Day, then the Pirates came to town for a three game series. That's the only one game series I can recall in my 15 or so years of watching baseball.

mth123
04-06-2010, 10:22 PM
If the game gets rained out and there is a game scheduled for the next day, wouldn't that still be opening day?

Just make it another day game.

Tony Cloninger
04-06-2010, 10:55 PM
Back before Selig began bastardizing this game...the Reds would play 4 games at home to open the season ...I remember mainly in the middle 70's through most of the 80's. Then it became 3 games.... then of course you have to do the opening game on Sunday night...as if this was football.

I think they were more open to playing DH back before the 90's and willingly bunched the games together and figured they would just play a DH...if need be.

bucksfan2
04-07-2010, 09:29 AM
Back before Selig began bastardizing this game...the Reds would play 4 games at home to open the season ...I remember mainly in the middle 70's through most of the 80's. Then it became 3 games.... then of course you have to do the opening game on Sunday night...as if this was football.

I think they were more open to playing DH back before the 90's and willingly bunched the games together and figured they would just play a DH...if need be.

Correct me if I am wrong but the Reds opened up at night years ago. They continued to offer the Reds the first game of the year. Marge Schott accepted it the first year but still maintained that OD was the first day game and conducted the OD parade for the first day game. After that first year Schott refused to open up at night and MLB found two other teams. IIRC the Cards player homered in the 1st at bat.

westofyou
04-07-2010, 10:20 AM
Correct me if I am wrong but the Reds opened up at night years ago. They continued to offer the Reds the first game of the year. Marge Schott accepted it the first year but still maintained that OD was the first day game and conducted the OD parade for the first day game. After that first year Schott refused to open up at night and MLB found two other teams. IIRC the Cards player homered in the 1st at bat.

Reds have never had a night opener, the Reds also shared OD for eons with the Senators who were the unofficial AL starters. There was never a deal with MLB and teh Reds, it just occurred that way 90% of the time and thus everyone thought it was a given it would always happen that way.

membengal
04-07-2010, 10:29 AM
They had a night opener when ESPN tabbed them for the Sunday night lid-lifter in the 90s, as I recall. There was an outcry, and it won't happen again, I would guess.

westofyou
04-07-2010, 10:33 AM
They had a night opener when ESPN tabbed them for the Sunday night lid-lifter in the 90s, as I recall. There was an outcry, and it won't happen again, I would guess.

OK, 1994 I remember now, so yeah it was lost in the fact the season was washed out.

membengal
04-07-2010, 10:54 AM
Indeed. Baseball in 1994 never having happened...that season still makes me sad.

Tornon
04-07-2010, 12:43 PM
If the game gets rained out and there is a game scheduled for the next day, wouldn't that still be opening day?

Just make it another day game.

At that point it might be a ticket issue. People work so hard to get opening day tickets, and it's usually pretty easy to get tickets to the second game of the season. If opening day gets rained out and that next game turns into opening day, then all those people that went nuts for tickets get screwed

Chip R
04-07-2010, 12:53 PM
They had a night opener when ESPN tabbed them for the Sunday night lid-lifter in the 90s, as I recall. There was an outcry, and it won't happen again, I would guess.


It was on Easter Sunday too, IIRC.