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Australian Red
08-02-2012, 06:23 PM
Hey all i'm new to the forum, looks like there is plenty of discussions going on and look forward to getting amongst it :beerme:

I've liked baseball for a while and never followed a team or the MLB until i saw a reds game on TV at the start of the season and loved it. Been following every game since then, even crashed the work computers whilst streaming a game.

Cheers

dougdirt
08-02-2012, 06:27 PM
Don't get fired over a Reds game!

But at least then you would be able to claim your fandom over most other people!

Welcome aboard.

Australian Red
08-02-2012, 06:58 PM
Thanks mate,

Well it will be worth it if we win

WMR
08-02-2012, 07:21 PM
NO, THIS is a knife.

Australian Red
08-02-2012, 07:23 PM
NO, THIS is a knife.

Haha still a classic to this day.

WMR
08-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Want to vacation in Australia badly.

Australian Red
08-02-2012, 07:28 PM
Want to vacation in Australia badly.

I just got back from a roady up the coast for a music festival and have a new found appreciation for the country. Plus it was mid 20's celcius in winter :beerme:

fearofpopvol1
08-02-2012, 07:37 PM
What part of Melbourne are you from? Ever been to Brighton?

So cool to have an Aussie on this forum who follows the Reds!

Australian Red
08-02-2012, 07:43 PM
What part of Melbourne are you from? Ever been to Brighton?

So cool to have an Aussie on this forum who follows the Reds!

Yep it's where my Grandparents live (well close to).

Also got my best mate on to the reds and were watching the game together tomorrow morning live on ESPN. Pretty stoked that its on live and on a Saturday morning.

JaxRed
08-02-2012, 10:21 PM
We have at least one Aussie in our minor league system.

Elliott Hargreaves

http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=599478

fearofpopvol1
08-02-2012, 11:15 PM
Yep it's where my Grandparents live (well close to).

Also got my best mate on to the reds and were watching the game together tomorrow morning live on ESPN. Pretty stoked that its on live and on a Saturday morning.

Awesome. What part of Melbourne are you from? I just had some friends down recently from Clayton, Frankston and Springvale.

Australian Red
08-02-2012, 11:27 PM
Awesome. What part of Melbourne are you from? I just had some friends down recently from Clayton, Frankston and Springvale.

I'm from around Frankston.....well the nicer part of Frankston

camisadelgolf
08-02-2012, 11:38 PM
We have at least one Aussie in our minor league system.

Elliott Hargreaves

http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=599478
Yup. Josh Kennelly (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=kennel000jos), too. It's a big baseball (and golf) family.
http://web.theabl.com.au/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120713&content_id=34866732&vkey=news_l595&fext=.jsp&sid=l595

Zimmers
08-04-2012, 05:42 PM
I'm from around Frankston.....well the nicer part of Frankston

Just so we are clear I was here first tho I am from Ohio but lived here for 8 years. :)

Also there is no part of Frankston that is nice :laugh:

Australian Red
08-04-2012, 10:33 PM
Just so we are clear I was here first tho I am from Ohio but lived here for 8 years. :)

Also there is no part of Frankston that is nice :laugh:

Any where away from the train station and shopping centre is decent.

Zimmers
08-05-2012, 03:29 AM
Any where away from the train station and shopping centre is decent.

Just a friendly nudge! Welcome. I play baseball for Springvale and formerly for Cheltenham and I can't Believe Mr. Travis Blackley is doing so well for the A's

Australian Red
08-05-2012, 04:28 AM
Just a friendly nudge! Welcome. I play baseball for Springvale and formerly for Cheltenham and I can't Believe Mr. Travis Blackley is doing so well for the A's

Yeah good on him too, full credit to him for his persistence. Never played baseball myself always been AFL in winter and Cricket during the summer.

oneupper
08-05-2012, 12:14 PM
Welcome Mate! I lived in Mont Albert as a kid. Aching to go back and see what it all looks like now.

SunDeck
08-05-2012, 12:42 PM
Welcome Aussie! How'd you pick the Reds? Just wondering.

Glad to have you!

Australian Red
08-05-2012, 06:49 PM
I was bored one morning and started watching a match the reds were playing (i think we may have actually lost) and they sought of got my interest as i love my sport but never really followed baseball. Never really understood all the intercate details of the rosters and minor leagues (still battling a bit with it all really) also the fact there is matches everyday and pitcher rotations. So the next day i found myself reading up about the reds and following all there matches and i got hooked.

Sort of glad it was the Reds on TV that day, don't think i could ever support a team like the yankees.

oneupper
08-06-2012, 02:43 PM
Just don't write that you "barrack" for the REDS, the americans might get confused. :)

Mario-Rijo
08-06-2012, 03:46 PM
G'day yourself my friend. Glad to have ya! :beerme:

Australian Red
05-02-2013, 10:09 PM
Hey all,

Well i've finally made the decsion to head over and watch my first Reds game going to do the 10 game home stretch at the start of September. Never even been to America let alone Cincy anyone got any suggestions on things i should see or do whilst there....apart from have a few ales and watch some baseball!!

Also does any one have any suggestions on cheap accomidation as will be on a pretty tightish budget and if the club do tours of the ground at all as i can't seem to find an email address for any one at the reds.

Go Reds!

MikeThierry
05-03-2013, 02:32 AM
I was bored one morning and started watching a match the reds were playing (i think we may have actually lost) and they sought of got my interest as i love my sport but never really followed baseball. Never really understood all the intercate details of the rosters and minor leagues (still battling a bit with it all really) also the fact there is matches everyday and pitcher rotations. So the next day i found myself reading up about the reds and following all there matches and i got hooked.

Sort of glad it was the Reds on TV that day, don't think i could ever support a team like the yankees.

This forum is a prime spot to learn about the game. I'm a Cardinals fan yet this is my favorite baseball forum by a mile. You will find some of the best discussions about game strategy, sabermetrics (advanced numbers), etc anywhere on the internet at this site. Welcome aboard!

New York Red
05-03-2013, 09:03 AM
Hey all,

Well i've finally made the decsion to head over and watch my first Reds game going to do the 10 game home stretch at the start of September. Never even been to America let alone Cincy anyone got any suggestions on things i should see or do whilst there....apart from have a few ales and watch some baseball!!

Awesome. :beerme:

Somebody needs to get in touch with the Reds front office and see to it that this guy has a great time.

Australian Red
05-03-2013, 07:33 PM
Cheers lads, super excited booking flights in a few days but will be living like a hermet for the next few months so i can actually pay for the trip so hope the boys keep winning in the mean time.

1940757690
05-03-2013, 11:17 PM
Cheers lads, super excited booking flights in a few days but will be living like a hermet for the next few months so i can actually pay for the trip so hope the boys keep winning in the mean time.

Hey there AussieRed,

Big fan of your country (and that other smaller one just to the east :)). Especially enjoyed Sydney, Tasmania and the upper reaches of the barrier reef. Gorgeous and dynamic all parts. And, everyone so nice and hospitable!

On your question about visiting GABP, I imagine there's a decent chance someone here on RZ will have already reached out to you and maybe connected you to the Reds' front office for some special treatment; hope so!

If that hasn't happened, I'd just want to recommend you absolutely sign up for one of the regular tours at the Reds Hall of Fame, just next to the ballpark. I'm based in DC and a lifelong Reds fan. Only made my first trip to GABP a couple of years ago when the team wasn't at home. We spent many hours in the Museum and Hall of Fame. Loved it! I think it rivals the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY though I am a bit biased. During the tour (which didn't cost much), a wonderful guide took us into the press box, through the visitor's locker room, and onto the field and the Reds dugout. Great time. You don't have to book it in advance. They do them regularly during the off season and when the team is on the road.

Lots of other reccs for how to maximize your time in CIN but I'll leave that to others who'll know more than I do. We often stay at the Westin across from Fountain Square when in town. Easy walk to the stadium from there. We go now at least twice each year. Maybe our paths will cross in Sept.

You'll have a great time!

Australian Red
05-04-2013, 02:45 AM
Awesome thanks so much didn't know the hall of fame museum existed, so will definetly check that out. Only in Cincy whilst there is game days so probably unable to do a tour but will be still hoping to send an email to the club to see what they can do. Thanks but the Westin looks a little out of my price range so will probably be staying at the Ramada doesn't look the best but all i need is a bed and a shower and i'm set.....us aussies don't care much for luxury lol. Glad you enjoyed Aus, i've from Melbourne so naturally dislike Sydney (but secretly i love it). Only recently went to NZ for the first time and enjoyed it such an amazing place.

Australian Red
05-04-2013, 02:48 AM
Oh and if any one hears a bloke with a thick Aussie accent mid 20's with a beard, big chance it's me so say hi!

fearofpopvol1
05-04-2013, 05:06 PM
make sure to have some skyline chili (a coney), either at the ballpark or outside of it. it's a cincinnati staple.

walk the roebling bridge near the ballpark. it's awesome and it separates kentucky from cincinnati.

Australian Red
05-04-2013, 06:46 PM
Cheers will walk it for sure, might give the chilli a miss tho, i'm a bit soft when it comes to hot food

SunDeck
05-04-2013, 08:29 PM
Dude, try the chili. It's not hot, but rather a weird, Greek inspired riff on pastichio. You'll love it or hate it, but you have to try it because its one of the true Cincinnati originals.
And goetta.....which is even weirder, but many of us have family recipes for it.

foxfire123
05-04-2013, 08:52 PM
Graeters Ice Cream, for sure!

fearofpopvol1
05-04-2013, 10:57 PM
Dude, try the chili. It's not hot, but rather a weird, Greek inspired riff on pastichio. You'll love it or hate it, but you have to try it because its one of the true Cincinnati originals.
And goetta.....which is even weirder, but many of us have family recipes for it.

AGREED!

1940757690
05-05-2013, 12:17 AM
make sure to have some skyline chili (a coney), either at the ballpark or outside of it. it's a cincinnati staple.

walk the roebling bridge near the ballpark. it's awesome and it separates kentucky from cincinnati.


Graeters Ice Cream, for sure!

Take this with a grain of salt since, unlike most here, I don't live in CIN. That aside, yeah, I guess right to encourage trying the skyline chili since it is such a hallmark of the area's cuisine but here's the thing: by any reasonably objective measure of what defines good food, it's bad. Really bad. But to each his or her own. :D

Graeters, on the other hand, is excellent ice cream with a location also in Fountain Square.

Here's a recc you need to write down and save that I'm guessing even many locals won't know about since relatively new. Best barbecue you'll find in the area and every bit the equal of other parts of the US much better known for their 'q (like Texas, the Carolinas, Tennessee):

http://elisbarbeque.com/

Lots of outdoor seating and fantastic Reds scene after a game for dinner. Not expensive. Right now, they have original drawings of all the Reds greats past and present on the wall for sale. Love this place! You'd need a car, cab or friend to get there. Maybe 15 min from downtown. Oz has great 'q with all that barbie stuff. This is a totally worthy place for an Aussie to try some seriously high quality American 'q.

Australian Red
05-05-2013, 12:54 AM
Willing to try anything once, have even eaten bbq'd worms once cos it was a local delicacy!

fearofpopvol1
05-05-2013, 12:58 AM
Take this with a grain of salt since, unlike most here, I don't live in CIN. That aside, yeah, I guess right to encourage trying the skyline chili since it is such a hallmark of the area's cuisine but here's the thing: by any reasonably objective measure of what defines good food, it's bad. Really bad. But to each his or her own. :D

Graeters, on the other hand, is excellent ice cream with a location also in Fountain Square.

Here's a recc you need to write down and save that I'm guessing even many locals won't know about since relatively new. Best barbecue you'll find in the area and every bit the equal of other parts of the US much better known for their 'q (like Texas, the Carolinas, Tennessee):

http://elisbarbeque.com/

Lots of outdoor seating and fantastic Reds scene after a game for dinner. Not expensive. Right now, they have original drawings of all the Reds greats past and present on the wall for sale. Love this place! You'd need a car, cab or friend to get there. Maybe 15 min from downtown. Oz has great 'q with all that barbie stuff. This is a totally worthy place for an Aussie to try some seriously high quality American 'q.

I disagree about Skyline. I think it's awesome. And nothing screams Cincinnati more than Skyline (outside of the Reds of course)!

SunDeck
05-05-2013, 07:34 AM
I wouldn't call Cincinnati style chili a delicacy, but then whenever I'm in Philly I get a cheese steak, of which some of the most renowned are actually made with cheez whiz. Yet, it's just what you do.

Australian Red
05-05-2013, 06:48 PM
Quick questions is stub hub the best place to get tickets?

fearofpopvol1
05-06-2013, 10:53 AM
Quick questions is stub hub the best place to get tickets?

It honestly depends on the game/series, where you want to sit, and when you decide to buy.

But generally speaking, I would say it is.

Australian Red
05-08-2013, 05:11 AM
Sent a email to the club asking for some assistance on tours etc and after a follow up email still no reply which is bloody annoying. Regardless of that i've booked all my tickets all in different seats and areas so i see the games from all angles, so bloody excited can't wait for September to roll around!!! Also what a bloody win today

Australian Red
07-25-2013, 08:57 PM
Leave 4 weeks tomorrow, to say i'm excited is probably an understatement.

fearofpopvol1
07-26-2013, 11:41 PM
someone at the reds org needs to roll out the red carpet for you. someone here should try to help make it happen if they can. very excited for you.

Australian Red
07-28-2013, 08:27 PM
someone at the reds org needs to roll out the red carpet for you. someone here should try to help make it happen if they can. very excited for you.

I really don't think i'm worth of any red carpet, I'm just super excited to furfil a dream of mine.

Australian Red
09-02-2013, 12:49 AM
couldn't of asked for a better night to arrive with the fire works. Some characters around tho, either way looking forward to the game

oneupper
09-03-2013, 08:02 AM
Have a great time, mate.
Hope it's as good as Footy at the MCG!

Australian Red
10-15-2013, 06:09 PM
Just got home what an amazing time, the people of Cincy and Nth Ky were amazing can't wait to head back