Originally Posted by RedsBaron
I took my two older sons to yesterday's Reds-Red Sox game. We sat in section 145 of the sun deck. Kevin Youkillis's 10th inning HR landed within a few feet of where we were seated.
I estimate that about two-thirds of the fans in our section were Red Sox fans. I had a nice chat throughout the game with a Bosox fan from the Boston area who had flow into Cincinnati for all three games of the series. He was a nice guy and was extremely impressed by GABP.
It was still odd to feel as if I was visiting an opponent's ballpark. The Red Sox fans were very vocal. They weren't obnoxious, but the cheeing for the Sox downed out the support for the Reds. I tend to be a silently intent fan rather than being real vocal during a game, but I still was almost embarassed to see an opponent's fan base "take over" the Reds home field.
Its disgusting if you ask me...but it probably is like that many places the Red Sox play. I can somewhat live with the fact that when a team with easily one of the top 3 national fan bases visits Cincinnati for the only time in six years (and first time in 30) that they have a high fan turnout. I can't live with the fact that it happens every 2 months when the Cubs come to town.
But...the extent to which it is occuring is ridiculous. The front office did drop the ball on this...after months of hard to get tickets they suddenly have thousands of seats for sale.