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.
That's been my experience over the years with just about all opposing teams fans. Most root like crazy for their team, but aren't generally obnoxious or overly arrogant. They keep persepctive that they're in the opposing team's place. The exception is Cubs fans. Only fan base I've ever come across that are markedly different in my experience.