Originally Posted by cinredsfan2000
June 18 1977 Olympic Stadium (Montreal)
Tom Seaver's 2nd start as a RED I don't remember much about the game. I was 9 at the time other than seaver pitching and just missing a Pete Rose Batting practice home run .
Interesting. My first Reds game (excluding Spring Training) was also 1977 in Montreal. I think my game was in August though. I was 13 at the time.
I remember HATING that Tony Perez was wearing an Expo jersey instead of a Reds jersey (one of the dumbest moves the Reds ever made IMO, trading doggie).
I also remember that there was a very loud and obnoxious woman "fan," who was talking loud and paying no attention to the game and generally annoying everyone within earshot (about 100 yards!), and she got absolutely DRILLED in the chest with a foul line drive because she wasn't even watching the game. Her beer went flying up in the air. Although I was sorry she got hit so hard, I couldn't help thinking that it was a bit interesting that the ball picked her to hit.
Anyway the Reds lost, but we followed the team to Philly and stayed in the same hotel as the Reds and got to have breakfast with Sparky Anderson and Pedro Borbon in the Philadephia Hilton diner 2 days later.