Re: Your favorite Opening Day game
April 4, 1988--got to attend Opening Day with my late dad, the only time we did this. Remember the strangeness of Davey at 2b and that goggled rookie 3b that few had yet heard of. I recall the comeback after being down early, did not remember the free baseball though.
Any of the Opening Days in the mid 70s, because my parents were cool and would let my sister and I play hookey and leave school at lunch time to watch the game on channel 4. It was also one of the few home games done by the Reds broadcasting team at the time, so that was a special treat. The 1975 tense EI affair vs. the Dodgers was probably the most memorable out of all those though.
Ramon's Homer in 2011 was also one of my favorites from the current era.
The biggest egg laid ever was Jimmy Haynes pitching Opening Day in GAB. The Pirates demolished us to christen the new ballpark.
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