Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan
Ed Roush of the Reds was standing on the Walnut Street sidewalk outside the Hotel Metropole on the evening of Oct. 2, 1919, just after the Reds beat the White Sox in Game 2 to take a 2-0 World Series lead, when he first learned of the scandal that would rock baseball.
The Hotel Metropole building is directly across from the Aronoff Center and is currently being renovated into the ultra-chic 21c Hotel Cincinnati.
John Erardi/RedZone talked about this a few years ... it's really interesting.
This book by his granddaughter has lots of items about town during that era
In 1919 one could still get booze, down the street from the park was a brewery with a basement bar that was cool and refreshing after a hot humid day game and the players would often stop by and enjoy some free cold ones and the cool basement air