Re: Favorite Reds Memories/Why are you a Reds fan?
Grew up in Cincy and was taken to my first baseball in game 1995 by my dad. I think it was the summer of 99 that got me fully on board as a Reds fan...nothing will ever beat the magic of that team. And being so young, I remember treating every game like I do football now...I was really pissed when our 10 game winning streak ended haha. And I definitely cried during the one game playoff. Stupid Al Leiter!
Obviously it was downhill and fast after that for the team, and for my fandom as well. Every year I paid attention less and less, throughout high school and college (01-08). However once I graduated and moved to Blue Ash in 2009, I've gotten back into it and started going to a ton of games, up to 25 last year! I'm definitely happy that the Reds have turned it around now that I can pay attention more haha.
Some of my favorite moments:
-Pokey Reese's 13th inning walkoff HR to beat the Cards in late September '99. I was at this game and it might be the best baseball game I've ever seen in person
-Deion Sanders making a comeback and hitting a HR
-Jose Rijo making a comeback
-Griffey hitting the walkoff inside the park HR against the Cards
-Ramon Hernandez walkoff HR on Opening Day in 2011
-And of course, my greatest sports memory of all-time, is the Jay Bruce walkoff HR to clinch the division in 2010. I was there and the city went NUTS! It was the best