Re: The Kid's all grown up
Let me tell you guys this. He came off of the field during one game in particular, and I noticed something weird when he sat his hat and glove down on the steps. There was a handful of change (money) inside the glove. Since he was sitting at the end of the dugout closest to where I was standing, I asked him why he had a handful of money in his glove. He kinda laughed, and said that people in the stands by the smoke stacks were throwing things at him.
So, the next day or so, I dont remember specifically, but anyway...I asked him more about that. He kinda laughed again and mentioned, "oh, that's nothing". He went on to tell me that people have thrown batteries, half eaten apples, change, etc at him.
Then, I asked him where he gets the "treatment" the most. He quickly said, "here...Cincinnati." I couldn't believe it, out of all of the fans in the country, our own hometown fans treat him the worst. I mean, c'mon guys. Cincinnati is a baseball town, we all know that...but you guys have no idea how demeaning that some of these fans can be at the games. I've felt very ashamed at times from some of the things that have been said/yelled at the players.