Re: Goin' way back--while we're all fighting so...
Even though I grew up in the suburbs outside of NY City, I always was a Reds fan -- the Big Red Machine. My first baseball games were Mets and Yankees games.
My first "Reds" experience was after I moved to the SF Bay Area. My stepfather got great seats at Candlestick behind home plate. There I saw the Phillies lose to the Giants 3-2. Playing for the Phillies that evening: Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez.