The 1990 Reds will always hold a special place in my heart. I was 22 and straight out of college. That season, I was able to attend about 7-8 games and the Reds won every game except for one. The game they lost was a Saturday game of the week versus the Pirates. Homers by both Bonds and Bonilla did in the Reds that day.
What they did to the Pirates in the NLCS more than made up for that loss. I believe that series made the one with Oakland boring by comparison. Every game came down to a timely hit, a cutoff throw, or a great catch in the outfield. O'Neill and Braggs ruled right field and nailed anybody who dared try to run on them.
Jose Rijo was the best pitcher in baseball that October. I knew that Oakland would crumble when he took the mound. I was a little bit upset by the sweep because I wanted Jose to shut the A's down a third time. It would have also been nice to clinch at home...good times, indeed!
"Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY