PDA

View Full Version : Favorite Reds Player Ever



redssince75
08-13-2010, 01:10 PM
Let's get some positive chatter going. Maybe I'm really asking who your 2nd-favorite Reds player ever is. Because all-time mine has to be Pete....he's one of my least favorite EX-players, but probably my favorite player of all time to watch.

I'll go with 2 from the 80s-90s era who were my favorite to watch then. First is Eric Davis .... when he was "on" he could swing the bat like no one else. Unfortunately after a few years teams found the hole in his swing and he declined pretty rapidly. But dude had heart and I loved to watch him. Second would be Hal Morris...still regret he didn't win the batting title that year he lost on the last day by percentage points. Beautiful LH swing.

Girevik
08-13-2010, 01:19 PM
My all time favorite is Bench. Second would probably either be Davis or Larkin.

Magdal
08-13-2010, 01:31 PM
Hands down: Frank Robinson....Rose 2nd.

Jim
08-13-2010, 01:37 PM
Larkin first. Second is a toss up between Bench and Davis.

bounty37h
08-13-2010, 01:38 PM
First, Bench, hands down. Second, Eric Davis. Sadly, both have been the biggest jerks when I have met them in person.

Boston Red
08-13-2010, 01:39 PM
Mario Soto.

I essentially hate Pete Rose. I was born too late to watch the Big Red Machine, and while having Rose get 4192 in Cincy was great, all he did after that was take us along for his drag through the mud and show his ass at every turn. And 9/11 is known for something else now anyway.

GIDP
08-13-2010, 01:41 PM
Probably Larkin in terms of who I liked the most over a period of time, but I was a huge Bip Roberts fan, and loved Reggie Sanders.

redsfan_12
08-13-2010, 01:42 PM
All time: Bench
Current: THE Joey Votto

ThornWithin81
08-13-2010, 01:44 PM
It's hard to pick just one. My Shortlist:

Barry Larkin
Sean Casey
Deion Sanders
Josť Rijo
Reggie Sanders

I was born in '86 so I have a limited range of Reds history to choose from.

Trace's Daddy
08-13-2010, 01:46 PM
Barry Larkin

Rockermann
08-13-2010, 01:53 PM
Rose, Bench, Larkin and Votto. Votto may end up taking the top spot before all is said and done.

Sean_CaseyRules
08-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Well, 1st is Sean Casey.

2nd, I've always liked Aaron Boone, he was always a nice guy everytime I met him.

TheBigLebowski
08-13-2010, 02:12 PM
Eric Freaking Davis.

Honorable mention to Barry Larkin, Ron Robinson, Ted Power, Kurt Stillwell, Joey Votto and Ryan Hanigan.

Krawhitham
08-13-2010, 02:17 PM
Larkin

1990REDS
08-13-2010, 02:21 PM
Easily larkin

mckbearcat48
08-13-2010, 02:32 PM
I was a big fan of the Nasty Boys.

mu4103
08-13-2010, 02:33 PM
Chris Heisey

texasdave
08-13-2010, 02:46 PM
Chronologically, I went from Vada Pinson to Tony Perez to Mario Soto to Chris Sabo to Sean Casey to Jay Bruce.

All-time favorite though would have to Vada Pinson. You never forget your first love. :)

Jack Burton
08-13-2010, 02:50 PM
Eric Davis the 44 Mag

Red Forman
08-13-2010, 03:11 PM
All Time: Tony Perez

Current: Joey Votto

Reds
08-13-2010, 03:14 PM
Dimitri Young, Scott Williamson, Barry Larkin -- in no order. Trader Jack for favorite manager.

It8ifyifitsgrif
08-13-2010, 03:29 PM
Larkin hands down...

After that:
Eric Davis
Griffey
Votto
Kevin Mitchell
among others

Least Favorite: Mrs. Edmonds

Road Pop
08-13-2010, 03:36 PM
Davey. I made plans for his # retirement as soon as I heard. One game I COULD NOT MISS!

bshall2105
08-13-2010, 03:38 PM
Jim Edmonds

skywalker
08-13-2010, 03:39 PM
Bench ALLTIME
Bruce NOW

CySeymour
08-13-2010, 03:44 PM
As a young kid, it was Johnny Bench. When he retired, it became Ron Oester of all people. Then it was Sabo.

PhatHead
08-13-2010, 03:50 PM
Ron Oester followed closely by Votto. I always wish John Kruk would have been a Red. He embodies everything I ever loved in a ball player.

UPRedsFan
08-13-2010, 03:55 PM
Chronologically

Rose
Morgan (after Rose left
Concepcion (after Morgan left
Soto (when there was no one else to like)
Davis
Larkin
Votto

All time? Rose has lost his status so I'll have to go with the current Votto

gmt
08-13-2010, 03:55 PM
Tom Seaver and Tony Perez. I was listening to Seaver's no hitter against the Cardinals in 1978 on my transistor radio. Does anyone do that anymore :)

texasdave
08-13-2010, 03:57 PM
Tom Seaver and Tony Perez. I was listening to Seaver's no hitter against the Cardinals in 1978 on my transistor radio. Does anyone do that anymore :)

I may listen to an inning or two on a transistor radio if I am out walking my dog. That is about it for me.

redlegs2370
08-13-2010, 03:57 PM
Without a doubt my boyhood favorite was Pete Rose, I still get chills thinking about him coming back to the Reds in 1984 and his head first slide into 3rd against the Cubs. Reds baseball was back. My teenage and early adulthood player of Eric Davis, if only I still had the 44 Magnum poster. That was the coolest poster I have ever owned!

Texas Pete
08-13-2010, 04:17 PM
Pete Rose.

bounty37h
08-13-2010, 04:21 PM
Eric Davis the 44 Mag

He was the man! Wanted to say Hi Jack, I got a new appreciation for you on the cards threads we have had the last few days :) We can bicker against/with each other, but dont let other fans come and jump in our group :)

bounty37h
08-13-2010, 04:23 PM
Ron Oester followed closely by Votto. I always wish John Kruk would have been a Red. He embodies everything I ever loved in a ball player.

I laughed thinking "what, a fat azz", but then read your screnname :)

Jack Burton
08-13-2010, 04:37 PM
He was the man! Wanted to say Hi Jack, I got a new appreciation for you on the cards threads we have had the last few days :) We can bicker against/with each other, but dont let other fans come and jump in our group :)

Lol, agreed. :beerme:

mu4103
08-13-2010, 04:40 PM
Where is Ken Griffey Jr.?:)

bshall2105
08-13-2010, 04:44 PM
Where is Ken Griffey Jr.?:)

He was hurt too much for him to be my all time favorite player.

Reds
08-13-2010, 04:46 PM
I may listen to an inning or two on a transistor radio if I am out walking my dog. That is about it for me.


Tom Seaver and Tony Perez. I was listening to Seaver's no hitter against the Cardinals in 1978 on my transistor radio. Does anyone do that anymore :)

Speaking of: Can anyone recommend a good transistor/AM radio to listen to WLW on the east coast?

redsfanmia
08-13-2010, 05:26 PM
Larkin, Sabo, Redus, and Bench top my all-time list. My favorite Red now is Micah Owings.

redsrolen
08-13-2010, 05:47 PM
Charlie Hustle!!!! Pete Rose! He is not a smart man and a jerk, but he sure put 1,000 percent in every time he played! Loved Bench, Perez, and Morgan also! Everyone knows my true favorite is Scott Rolen! I truly believe, no matter
if Scott never plays again, he brought back the belief in Cincinnati that we can and will do it again, for years to come!

kfm
08-13-2010, 06:17 PM
Man so many great players. Real hard to decide between Eric Davis and Barry Larkin.

foxfire123
08-13-2010, 06:22 PM
Bret Boone. I didn't start following baseball until after I married a baseball nut in 1994, and Bret was "my" player. Still my sentimental favorite, despite being mad at him for getting into some rotten stuff in Seattle. I like Larkin also, and love the history of the BRM, especially Bench, Perez and Morgan. The statues of the BRM at the HOF are my favorite exhibit.

Current favorite would be Joey.

ETA: Crap! How could I forget Sean Casey!???! I got such a kick out of The Mayor, and even more so when a Cardinals fan friend used to get completely irritated by his little at bat rituals. lol!

bagz
08-13-2010, 08:18 PM
For me it has to be Eric The Red. There was just so much to his game for those couple of years. So many different ways he could beat you. He had everything. Speed, power, and defense. Next would be Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, and Sean Casey. Present day would be Joey Votto and Chris Heisey.

CrosleyField
08-14-2010, 07:05 AM
Johnny Bench as a kid, Eric Davis as a teen. I still like Adam Dunn. Joey Votto and Jay Bruce on the current team. I think Rolen is a great player too. That trade was a steal.

PhatHead
08-14-2010, 07:09 AM
I laughed thinking "what, a fat azz", but then read your screnname :)

Us fat kids gotta stick together. :)

redssince75
08-14-2010, 07:39 AM
I still like Adam Dunn. Joey Votto and Jay Bruce on the current team.

Don't tell me....you're a lefty?

tbball10
08-14-2010, 07:51 AM
Bruuuuuuuuuuce