Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
The "kids are back in school" reasoning is lame -- no kid was ever killed from staying up on one or two school nights past 8 or 9 PM. I went to plenty of school night games as a child. The idea that your kid will explode or turn into a juvenile delinquent if he's out after sundown during the school year is alarmingly silly to me.
It is a valid excuse.
I have four kids. Even if I lived in Cincy, it would be almost impossible to see a Reds game on a weekday when school is in session.
During school, we have scouts, piano lessons, band, religious education classes, etc, etc..
My kids also need help with homework. It's often 9-10 pm by the time extra-ciriculular activities and homework is all done.
I think this is the norm for parents nowdays.
We try to squeeze a few innings of watching the Reds on TV, but if we went to a weeknight game, it means homework is not done and extraciricular activities are missed.. That stuff is more important than seeing the Reds play live.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!