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RedsfaninMT
03-04-2012, 08:14 PM
For me, it was during the 1970 World Series when Elrod Hendricks made a tag of Bernie Carbo at home, with the umpire calling Carbo out. The ump had his back to the plate, and Hendricks had the ball in his bare hand, not in the mitt, which is what tagged Carbo "out." Anyone else remember that?

That was the first time I recall an ump really blowing a call that mattered to me.

What's yours?

redsfanmia
03-04-2012, 08:30 PM
The ending of the 1999 season, not only the tie breaker game but losing 2/3 against the Brewers to force the tie.

The 1987 trade deadline when the Giants traded for Rick Reuschel and the Reds lost out. Reuschel would have put the Reds in the playoffs that season and they would not pull the trigger.

brad1176
03-04-2012, 09:23 PM
I know this probably isn't high on most Reds fans list, but it makes me mad to this day. May 2nd, 2005 against the Cards. The Cards score seven runs in the 9th inning to beat us 10-9, Graves was booed off of the field.

Revering4Blue
03-04-2012, 09:38 PM
The Lindner/Allen era.

It's virtually impossible to narrow it down to one specific moment.

drowg14
03-04-2012, 09:56 PM
Halladay's no hitter in the 2010 NLDS

mroby85
03-04-2012, 09:58 PM
Had playoff tickets for the division series in '99 and they lost 2/3 to the Brewers and the 1 game playoff to the Mets.

Revering4Blue
03-04-2012, 10:19 PM
The four game sweep in the '95 NLCS also comes to mind. To make matters worse, I was living in (bandwagon) Braves country at the time.

Red Raindog
03-04-2012, 10:24 PM
1981 -- best record in baseball & don't play in the post season ---

followed by 1970 Series blown call

--- now I need a drink!

will5979
03-04-2012, 10:42 PM
These are in my lifetime 1979-Present...

1. Getting swept by the Braves in 95, we had made plans to come to the World Series that year.

2. Losing Game 2 in 2010, I feel like if we could have won game 2 we would have had some momentum going into Cincy for Game 3 (which I was in attendance). Also not pulling the trigger at the deadline was frustrating, seemed the stupid owners were just content on winning the division, and not making a run at the Series. Game 2 just left me with a bad sense of depression.

3. Losing the 1999 Mets game.

4. Blowing that 9th inning 7 run lead against the Braves in 2010 on that grand slam that went off Nix's glove, I lost a bet to a fat-assed Bandwagon Braves fan that I wanted to DDT and legdrop when I saw him the next day. (I REALLY hate the Braves, can't you tell)!? :lol:

5. Seeing the season end with a strike in 1994 while the Reds were on their way to winning the division.

RedsfaninMT
03-04-2012, 10:44 PM
1981 -- best record in baseball & don't play in the post season ---

followed by 1970 Series blown call

--- now I need a drink!

Should have known you'd remeber that 1970 call. Expos also screwed in that strike shortened season.

But hey, I know you also old enough to vividly recall the Big Red Machine. As my dad told me at the time "enjoy this son, you will likely never see the likes of this team again in your lifetime." I wish I had truly appreciated how lucky I was to grow up as a baseball nut with a team like the Reds in the 70's. I was absolutely certain there would be more WS wins with the acquisition of Tom Terrific...never happened.

Nathan
03-04-2012, 11:05 PM
1999 game vs the Mets. My dad somehow had gotten tickets for himself, me and my two brothers, and surprised us when we got home from school. They were the nosebleeds of the nosebleeds, but, we were there nonetheless.

Red Raindog
03-04-2012, 11:23 PM
Should have known you'd remeber that 1970 call. Expos also screwed in that strike shortened season.

But hey, I know you also old enough to vividly recall the Big Red Machine. As my dad told me at the time "enjoy this son, you will likely never see the likes of this team again in your lifetime." I wish I had truly appreciated how lucky I was to grow up as a baseball nut with a team like the Reds in the 70's. I was absolutely certain there would be more WS wins with the acquisition of Tom Terrific...never happened.

I remember that I was driving somewhere with my wife & I told her getting Seaver would guarantee a couple WS -- yeah I was giddy (& wrong).

Another disappointment was having WS tix for all 4 games scheduled to be played in Cincy in 1990 -- and not getting to see more than 2 games due to the Reds' unexpected sweep!

Kind of like the time I won $5,000 in the Powerball Lottery & that I missed the whole thing by one number ---

both of those were happy disappointments though ---

One more --- The Commish blocking the Reds getting Vida Blue.

texasdave
03-05-2012, 01:11 AM
When Bowie Selig nulled the trade for Vida Blue. I mean Bud Kuhn.

RedsfaninMT
03-05-2012, 11:46 AM
When Bowie Selig nulled the trade for Vida Blue. I mean Bud Kuhn.

Yep, remember that one well too. I was so angry at Kuhn! I thought Vida Blue coming to the Reds would guarantee another couple of WS wins, but he never was the DOMINANT force I figured him to be.

I sure loved that name as a teenager. Have any of you ever known any other Vida's in your life? Not me!

nux fan
03-05-2012, 12:14 PM
when the reds released Dave Van Gorder it was devastating

texasdave
03-05-2012, 12:24 PM
when the reds released Dave Van Gorder it was devastating

I feel your pain but they had to make room for Terry McGriff.

Old NDN
03-05-2012, 12:39 PM
Had playoff tickets for the division series in '99 and they lost 2/3 to the Brewers and the 1 game playoff to the Mets.

It was the 1-game playoff with the Mets for me, as well. I was there and man, it was frustrating! I had tickets for the World Series also.
A close second for me was the 1970 World Series. I had tickets for game six..... it only went 5.:thumbdown:

texasdave
03-05-2012, 12:58 PM
I'd say after all the buildup to the playoffs in 2010, that being no-hit in game one was pretty disappointing. In fact, the entire performance by the team left much to be desired.

goreds2
03-05-2012, 01:10 PM
When Bowie Selig nulled the trade for Vida Blue. I mean Bud Kuhn. Yep, if we get Blue, we at least make the 1978 playoffs and Sparky probably keeps his job. :(

The others mentioned in this thread are very true. Getting swept in the 1979 playoffs against the Pirates was also not a great moment.

joe51391
03-05-2012, 01:15 PM
Right now with Duh-He Baker as manager

Grouse
03-05-2012, 01:23 PM
Cory Patterson getting run out there every day. Im not a Dusty hater, but man that was hard to deal with.

bmwreds31
03-05-2012, 02:29 PM
This like a downer thread. And at the beginning of one of the most exciting potential seasons the reds have had in many years. Who wants to reflect on the bad times now. :beerme:

bmwreds31
03-05-2012, 02:31 PM
But if were going to be downers. Trading JOSH HAMILTON> Was hands down my most frustrating moment. I can remember exactly where i was on a road trip in Indiana country roads listening to wlw. And they broke the news. My heart dropped.

izzy's dad
03-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Any time ken griffey jr. Was hurt

Kingspoint
03-05-2012, 03:02 PM
Marge Schott getting railroaded out of town so that the BananaMan could ruin the franchise.

buckeyeboy
03-05-2012, 03:07 PM
When we let Sparky Anderson go.

DGullett35
03-05-2012, 03:45 PM
When we signed Junior I thought we were going to win a couple WS but things never panned out

When me and my family used to travel to Cincy to watch opening day every year. This was 1998 and my cuz was pitching coach and we used to wait inside the players parking lot after games for him to come out. I was able to meet Barry Larkin, and alot of the pitchers at that time but Brian Johnson ignored me, and got into his black Hummer and drove off. I was 12yrs old at the time and I remember being really dissapointed for some reason. Johnson wasn't even that good either haha.

nux fan
03-05-2012, 06:26 PM
when joe hnederson relieved

Spider Tre
03-05-2012, 06:43 PM
Game 2 of the 2010 NLDS

redsfanmia
03-05-2012, 07:46 PM
But if were going to be downers. Trading JOSH HAMILTON> Was hands down my most frustrating moment. I can remember exactly where i was on a road trip in Indiana country roads listening to wlw. And they broke the news. My heart dropped.

Had to do it, Hamilton was a major risk and was causing rifts in the clubhouse because of the special treatment he received.

DirtyBaker
03-06-2012, 01:57 AM
Halladay's no hitter in the 2010 NLDS

That's up there, but for me it was game 3. There's still hope after game 1, but game 3 is Cueto v Hamels, plus it's in Cinci. An absolute must win. What hapens? Hamels throws a complete game without issuing a walk. Not a no-hitter, but the magic is over and the longest offseason begins.

nux fan
03-06-2012, 02:22 AM
letting terry lee play first base