Re: Take yourself back to....................
I went to my first game on my 7th birthday in 1992. I can still remember opening my present the day before and finding a Reds hat with 3 tickets to the game (Me, Dad, Grandpa). I was so excited.
I can remember catching my first ball at a game in 1996 or 1997 (I think). We were sitting in the right field blue seats and Ellis Burks hit one right at me. It was a line drive and everyone ducked but I just stood up and speared it. When they showed it on the jumbotron they cut it right before I caught the ball and all the sections around me booed.
I can remember my first Opening Day in 1996 when I was 11. John McSherry unfortunately passed away but until then it was an amazing experience. I can remember going back the next day and bringing a friend because my mom couldn't go. We got autographs after the game by the players gate and I got Mike Kelly's autograph (remember him?). Well neither my friend or I knew who the heck he was so we called him by what his autograph looked like "Zood La" Great times getting autographs when I was younger and would just get tons of guys on the same ball and try to decipher who they were later.