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    Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    So thanks to everybody who offered up great tips to my 7 year old daughter and me for our trip in from Atlanta for opening day...we did the Great Wolf Lodge for a couple says, then came in for the festivities....parade, game, hall of fame, the whole bit. 10 degrees warmer and one clutch hit woulda made it perfect, but it was still an A+++ ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THIS:

    We went up without tix. I was fully prepared to go 100 each (crazy as my 7 year old doesnt know much about baseball, just that daddy loves the Reds and she gets a bunch of junk to eat and can scream all she wants). I worked stubhub and Craigslist all day Monday but hadnt bought yet as we headed over to the stadium after the parade. I of course had the obligatory 2fingers up in the air, and talked to a few scalpers to see what was the going rate, still insanely hight 2 hours before first pitch.....so my little girl says "can I do that too?(Hold up the two fingers). Sure baby....10 minutes later, a nice old guy comes up and says "are you looking for tickets?" "Yep...whatcha got." He has 2 in Section 116, low row (RIGHT over third base). I silently pray they're not TOO BAD, vow that I'll pay 150 each for em, and hope the Mrs doesnt kill me....then he says, "they're yours. My grandson and his friend can't come." Handed me the tickets, shook my hand, and refused anypayment at all, except for a beer inside....He had the seats next to us, bought him the beer in gratitude, then enjoyed the game. It MADE the trip...magical moment I'll never forget. TOP THAT!!!

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    Re: Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    Awesome!!! Glad you enjoyed the trip to Greater Cincinnati. Hope you can make more as the season goes along.
    What if this is as good as it gets?

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    Re: Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    That is fantastic.

    Now, can I borrow $300 bucks?
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    You sir have been "Miracled"

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    Re: Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    Quote Originally Posted by bigfunguy View Post
    So thanks to everybody who offered up great tips to my 7 year old daughter and me for our trip in from Atlanta for opening day...we did the Great Wolf Lodge for a couple says, then came in for the festivities....parade, game, hall of fame, the whole bit. 10 degrees warmer and one clutch hit woulda made it perfect, but it was still an A+++ ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THIS:

    We went up without tix. I was fully prepared to go 100 each (crazy as my 7 year old doesnt know much about baseball, just that daddy loves the Reds and she gets a bunch of junk to eat and can scream all she wants). I worked stubhub and Craigslist all day Monday but hadnt bought yet as we headed over to the stadium after the parade. I of course had the obligatory 2fingers up in the air, and talked to a few scalpers to see what was the going rate, still insanely hight 2 hours before first pitch.....so my little girl says "can I do that too?(Hold up the two fingers). Sure baby....10 minutes later, a nice old guy comes up and says "are you looking for tickets?" "Yep...whatcha got." He has 2 in Section 116, low row (RIGHT over third base). I silently pray they're not TOO BAD, vow that I'll pay 150 each for em, and hope the Mrs doesnt kill me....then he says, "they're yours. My grandson and his friend can't come." Handed me the tickets, shook my hand, and refused anypayment at all, except for a beer inside....He had the seats next to us, bought him the beer in gratitude, then enjoyed the game. It MADE the trip...magical moment I'll never forget. TOP THAT!!!
    Great to hear stories like this. Did this for a guy at a game last year. Saw him holding up two fingers outside of the park. Gave him a few extras I had. His son ended up catching a foul ball. I made sure to text a picture to the guys that had bailed on us (would have been their seats).
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    Great story.. Makes one believe that there's some nice people left in the world
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

    Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!

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    Awesome story. Maybe there's hope for humanity yet.

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    There are really good people in the world!! Great story...I'm sure the older man looking at your daughter with her two fingers up melted his heart a little!! What a fun day!!

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    Re: Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    The only way the story is better is if he stole your wallet.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    or you stole his! LOL!!

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    Re: Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    Awesome! It's good to know there is still good in the world.
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Re: Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    AWWW! that brings tears. What a sweet man and a fantastic memory for you and your daughter!

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    Re: Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    Cincinnati has good folk.

    Pay attention to the open sky

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    Re: Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    I think bigfunguy may have set the record for Likes.

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    Re: Back from Opening Day w/ AMAZING story...

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    I think bigfunguy may have set the record for Likes.
    I removed mine out of spite.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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