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RedsFaninAfrica
10-03-2012, 02:45 PM
I've been a Reds fan since 1956. I grew up in Englewood, OH (near Dayton) and listened to almost every game throughout my childhood.

Thanks to MLB Audio, I can follow the Reds from my current home in Okahandja, Namibia in southern Africa. I still listen to every game, but I have to do it in the middle of the night since we are 5 or 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time. For that reason, I love day games 'cause I can listen in the early evening.

I found this forum accidentally while searching for something else. What a find. I'm excited.

WMR
10-03-2012, 03:03 PM
Welcome. Why are you in Africa?

RedsFaninAfrica
10-03-2012, 03:16 PM
My wife and I work as missionaries among the very poor in a squatter's camp. We've built a youth center in the middle of the camp and are training Namibian staff to run it. We also have a job skills program. Check out my wife's blog at http://workofourhands.blogspot.com (http://workofourhands.blogspot.com)

texasdave
10-03-2012, 04:31 PM
Welcome aboard.

oneupper
10-03-2012, 07:17 PM
My wife and I work as missionaries among the very poor in a squatter's camp. We've built a youth center in the middle of the camp and are training Namibian staff to run it. We also have a job skills program. Check out my wife's blog at http://workofourhands.blogspot.com (http://workofourhands.blogspot.com)

Amazing. We're honored to have you here.

RedsFaninAfrica
10-03-2012, 07:38 PM
OK oneupper, why are you trying to put Altagracia de Orituco on the map? Did you live there at one time? I see your location says, "Back in Florida."

reds1869
10-03-2012, 10:45 PM
Welcome!

oneupper
10-04-2012, 09:57 AM
OK oneupper, why are you trying to put Altagracia de Orituco on the map? Did you live there at one time? I see your location says, "Back in Florida."

LOL. Never been to Altagracia de Orituco (been close) I made a reference to it in a semi-famous magazine article I wrote back in 2009.
Just kind of left on it that banner on my blog.

RedsFaninAfrica
10-04-2012, 12:02 PM
It worked. I looked it up.

JaxRed
10-04-2012, 02:25 PM
What's the internet situation there?

RedsFaninAfrica
10-04-2012, 02:32 PM
Well, we send two monkeys to the top of adjacent trees with hollowed out coconuts ...

It's pretty good actually. The speeds aren't as fast as in the States and there's no way I could watch games on MLB.TV, but the MLB audio comes through fine.

Yachtzee
10-06-2012, 11:44 AM
Wow, Namibia? Having studied German through grad school, I've always found Namibia interesting in that it was once a German colony and still has some German speakers down there. I hear you can find some neat German ghost towns that have been reclaimed by the desert.

RedsFaninAfrica
10-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Yes, Namibia has a lot of German speakers from colonial times. I read the Allegemeine Zeitung almost every day to keep up with mein deutscher Wortschatz. I hear there are some German speakers in Cincinnati too. :)

The ghost town you are referring to is close to Luderitz but I've never been there myself. It is in a very remote location.

Just shows that there are passionate Reds fans in all corners of the globe.

camisadelgolf
10-06-2012, 03:17 PM
Yes, Namibia has a lot of German speakers from colonial times. I read the Allegemeine Zeitung almost every day to keep up with mein deutscher Wortschatz. I hear there are some German speakers in Cincinnati too. :)
Das stimmt!

Spazzrico
10-06-2012, 08:37 PM
I've been a Reds fan since 1956. I grew up in Englewood, OH (near Dayton) and listened to almost every game throughout my childhood.

Thanks to MLB Audio, I can follow the Reds from my current home in Okahandja, Namibia in southern Africa. I still listen to every game, but I have to do it in the middle of the night since we are 5 or 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time. For that reason, I love day games 'cause I can listen in the early evening.

I found this forum accidentally while searching for something else. What a find. I'm excited.

Great to hear from you! My wife and I drove around for 10 days and camped with a friend in Namibia a few years ago. We did the circuit. Windhoek, Etosha, Swakopmund and Sousvlei with a few other stops in there. You live in an amazing place from the people to the incredible landscape. It was one of the most memorable trips I've taken. I'll try to dig out a few photos and post here later.....

I'm counting on you to bring us good luck!

RedsFaninAfrica
10-06-2012, 09:25 PM
I'll be listening to the series with the Giants on MLB radio, but I return to the States next weekend so hopefully I'll get to watch the Reds in the LCS on TV.

The first pitch is only minutes away. Go Reds! Find your hot bats, puhleeez!