Re: Your coolest sports experiences
I think my coolest sports experience was when the Reds won game 3 and clinched the Division Series against the Dodgers in 1995.
We had our old season ticket seats at Riverfront/Cinergy so we were 4 rows back from the Reds dugout and right next to Marge Schott. Mark Lewis hit a grand slam to win the game and I saw Dodger owner Peter O'Malley come down the aisle and congratulate Marge. Sitting just down the row from us was then-governor George Voinovich.
The coolest part was that I was with my then-7 yr. old son and he was just drinking it all in. His eyes were THIS big the whole game and he was thrilled beyond words.
After the game, we saw and heard all the Reds on the field with the their post-game celebrating and we stood behind the dugout and watched all the TV lights and cameras and NBC guys do the post-game interviews. It was so cool because we felt like we were right in the middle of it all.
I remember telling my son (who is now 22) to not get used to all the success since it doesn't come along often. Unfortunately, I think that was the last post-season game the Reds have won up to now. It was the Roy kiss of death.
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