Re: Is it ok to do this?
I wear a red suit and fly a lot....seriously, I live in Falls City Nebraska (just about where Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska meet) but I was born in 1954 in Cincy and moved to Dayton as a youngster. I saw my first game in 1961 as a 7 year old and remember mostly my dad. About 1965 I really got hooked because I began playing myself, collecting cards and Derron "Iron Glove" Johnson was my favorite then. He was so bad he was a danger to himself in the field but I still loved him - mostly because he could mash the ball. I went to Stebbins HS, and for a year Dayton Chaminade. Ran away in 71 and joined the Marine Corps and wound up in Vietnam as soon as I was 18. Got home in time to see the Reds-Redsox in 75 getting tickets from a friend of friend who wanted to thank me for my service. Only thank you for Nam for about 20 years - somehow we were the disgraceful ones for serving as honorably as we could even if we didn't agree with much of it. Anyway, now I own and run 3 convenient stores and I'm about the only place between KC and Omaha that has Reds caps and Jerseys for sale in his store! You gotta go to a big city store like Champs to get em but I carry them (yeah, Royals, too, but that's a requisite out here). Still love the Reds - tried to get as interested in KC but it just doesn;t work. No team ever replaces the one of your youth, I think, no matter where you end up.