Re: Favorite Reds Memories/Why are you a Reds fan?
I became a Reds fan when I was a kid (as did most of us). I didn't pay much attention to baseball so when my mom was telling me I needed to watch this game because some guy named Rose was about to make history, I wasn't entirely interested. As soon as I began watching though, I became hooked. My parents took me to a game on June 2, 1989. Eric Davis hit for the cycle and the Reds won 9-4. My addiction to baseball grew to epic proportions. The following year the Reds went wire to wire and won the WS. I followed the box scores with fervent passion.
With all of those memories though, by far my favorites have been taking my two little girls to their first Reds games. Watching them experience the game for the first time is priceless. Their eyes would light up when Joey or Jay would come to the plate and they would cheer as loud as a three year old can. I guess watching them enjoy the game takes me back to when I used to watch it as a kid, seeing the game through their eyes.
"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." -Earl Weaver