Re: Favorite Reds Memories/Why are you a Reds fan?
Why a Reds fan? Pete Rose & the BRM! I loved the way Rose played the game and modeled myself after him.
Of course '75, '76 & '90 are epic seasons.
But, unfortunately, a strong memory for me didn't end well. I was living outside of St. Louis (Belleville, Ill) as a kid. My grade school gave away Cardinals tickets for making honor roll. And it was too good to be true that one of the games was a Reds game. I was actually going to get to see my favorite team play in person!
Well, Reds had the lead until a young Keith Hernandez pulled a home run over the right field wall (right in my area!) to give the Cards the lead in the bottom of the 8th. But, alas, the Reds loaded the bases in the top of the 9th with no one out! But the Mad Hungarian shattered my night by striking out the side...a tough task indeed against a powerful team like the Reds. Definitely not a big Cards fan! Ha.