Re: As far as opening days go...
Originally Posted by PressBox
Favorites, in no particular order:
1) Randa's walk-off on Opening Day 2005. I think this was the same year Dunn had two opening day homers off Pedro Martinez....right?
2) Paul O'Neill goes 4-4 in opening day victory against Dodgers in 1989.
3) 1990 - in Houston, Reds win in extra innings. Memorable because of what was to come that year!
4) 2000 - Junior's debut as a Red.
5) Eric Davis bats lead off for his Reds return in 1996.
6) The excitement of the new GABP in 2003
Least favorites, in no particular order:
1) First inning of the 2006 season. Pierre lead off with a triple and it was all down hill from there. Tainted the excitement of the new management & ownership.
2) Sunday night game, 1994 - Ray Lankford hit the leadoff homerun vs. Rijo and it was just a cold, yucky night. Shouldn't even count.
3) The sudden death of John McSherry - 1997, I believe it was?
4) Eric Davis goes 0-4 (with 4 ks, I think?) while batting lead off for his Reds return in 1996.
5) Brett Tomko gets shelled by Giants on opening day 1999.
6) The misery of losing the first game in the new GABP in 2003.
Probably being a touch nitpicky on this, but the second homer was off Braden Looper I believe. Looper didn't get a guy out in that ninth inning.
No one expects the butterfly