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Thread: Favorite Reds Memories/Why are you a Reds fan?

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    Re: Favorite Reds Memories/Why are you a Reds fan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Australian Red View Post
    Why am i a fan? Was watching a game one Saturday morning a little bit hung over and reds were playing someone on TV at GABP. Not being a massive baseball fan but a sports love i was really enjoying it and intrigued by how often they play as well as all the little parts of the game like how often to use your pitchers etc. The next day i found myself looking up how the next game went and reading up about the reds. Next thing i know i was hooked following the games live a work and in the process getting my mate hooked as well.

    My greatest memory is yet to happen but it's not too far off, Monday September 2nd will be my first reds game. Got tickets booked halfway between home and first 2 rows from the dugout....I hope we win, i'm already buzzing and can't wait for that day to arrive. I'm going to enjoy the proper baseball experience beer and hotdogs and no doubt get some reds apparel for the game!
    I can't wait to hear your story.
    "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: Favorite Reds Memories/Why are you a Reds fan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarftree View Post
    Die hard Reds fan from Germany here. How i became a Reds fan is a bit of a longer story though.

    In 1990, the year of my graduation, a lot of friends of mine from my school and me plus a lot of other people from a rival school (we were all friends though) used to meet every sunday in a park, did some picnic and barbecue stuff, drank 1-2 cases of beer (yep we didnīt need to wait till we are 21 in order to gulp down a bottle of beer ) and had a fun time. On some sunday a couple of dudes brought some baseball gloves with them. And thats were it all started. We started to play bal. Tbh it was more or less the variation of what we thought baseball would be like. We had no idea. Baseball is still unfortunately not know very well over here. Anyway. Around 10 guys including me got completely hooked to the sport of baseball, met every sunday to play. On one day i stepped into a hole on the grass, completely tilted my right ankle, tearing almost every tendon. Since i couldnīt do anything else plus recently having graduated and was thinking about to what university to go, i basically could stay up all night. I had nothing to do anyway. Due to our park sessions i got completely hooked up to the sport of baseball.

    And then there it was. On TV. At 2:00 am in the morning. World Series. The highly favored Oakland Aīs against the underdog Cincinnati Reds. And what else do i have to say? I completely fell in love with the way the guys in red played there hearts out and swept their American League opponent. Never will forget the way Rijo pitched, how the "Nasty Boys" relieved and especially how a dude named Chris Sabo played. (Still my favourite all-time Red). That was just awesome. And from that moment on i knew to what MLB team my heart belongs to. Forever!

    Btw. The dudes from the park that got hooked to baseball and me founded a real baseball club a year later. That club had its 20th birthday 2 years ago, is playing in the highest German league (plus a couple of other teams in lower and junior/kids leagues) and coincidentally happens to be one of the clubs our very own Donald Lutz played for.
    Awesome.

    I know these threads start here every two or three months, because of so many new members passing through The Sun Deck, but each new one is every bit as enjoyable as the previous ones. They never get old. The stories are always unique and heartwarming. Thanks to everyone who has posted, and those who will in the future.
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    Re: Favorite Reds Memories/Why are you a Reds fan?

    I could not agree more. Another busy week here, so until then, 'this 1 belongs 2 the Reds'. Enjoy.

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    Re: Favorite Reds Memories/Why are you a Reds fan?

    Well I was once young and idolized Ken Griffey Jr,and it was around 94/95 when I really got into watching baseball. So basically I watched and played baseball because of Jr. When he was traded to the Reds, that's the day that I picked my favorite team for life. We all know Jr didn't live up to what he could have, but he did introduce me to all the Reds players through the 2000s, and then on my own i researched The Big Red Machine, heck even the Black Sox scandal. I loved Larkin, Davis, Hatch, and all those guys. I can't say I was born a Reds fan, but they have always been my favorite baseball team since I had one.


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