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    Is it ok to do this?

    It's not really baseball related, but for the past year, I've really enjoyed reading what ya'll have to say here in Redszone. Reds fans have to be some of the most knowledgeable baseball fans anywhere, and it shows tremendously here. I don't post a lot, but I read nearly every thread and enjoy the banter.

    Would it be ok to ask everyone to tell a little about themselves? Where you're from, what you do for a living, how many are old enough to remember the BRM, family? hobbies? stuff like that..

    I know a lot of you live in the Cincy area and know each other personally, but some of us only know you from what you type on here. Hope this isn't too intrusive.

    As for me, I live in the Charlotte NC suburb of Gastonia, but I lived the first 28 years of my life in West Virginia. I work for a plant that manufactures Freightliner truck parts. I was a teen through the glorious '70's and I get to Cincinnati every year to watch a series. This year. it's the Pirates at the end of June. My other passion is running. I was in Cincinnati 3 weeks ago to run the Flying Pig Marathon in the cold rain!

    Let me know who you are! please!
    And Go REDS!


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    Re: Is it ok to do this?

    Of course it's okay. I made it a sticky.

    I'll be back.

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    Re: Is it ok to do this?

    I don't mind answering you...In fact, I love to talk about myself.

    Born and raised in Hamilton (home of Joe Nuxhall), Ohio. I'm 19 and I am a full time student at Miami University but to pay for that I work part time at Angilo's Pizza (a local pizza chain). I'm obviously not old enough to remember the machine but I love Reds history and know quite a bit about that era. I still live at home w/ my parents b/c it's cheaper than living on campus. I've never met anybody from Redszone personally (I'm fairly new to the site). Hobbies I guess I'd say are all sports (but baseball is especially my favorite). I guess my other hobby is music. I play guitar and piano. That's me in a nutshell.

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    Re: Is it ok to do this?

    I'm 30 years old, for a few more days anyway, so I don't remember the glory days, though I am old enough to remember Johnny Bench as my favorite baseball player ever by far. I still remember being on a family camping trip at Natural Bridge when one of my great-uncles told me that # 5 was going to retire at the end of the season, and then I was at Johnny Bench Night, where I got to see him his his last home run. That's still the greatest single moment I've witnessed at a ballpark, and I'll never forget wanting to go to the 580 gift shop, where they sold home run balls, because I thought they would actually sell that ball there, LOL.

    I live in Bellevue Kentucky, a short drive from GAB & work in downtown Cincy. So far, Opening Day has been the only game I've attended this year, but I'm sure I'll get to at least a couple more.

    I've not met anybody from this board, as I mostly lurk (only about 300-350 posts in a year and a half), but I really do enjoy the site.

    The "UK" in my name is for the University of Kentucky (congrats to UK alumnus Steve Flesch for winning on the PGA tour today), which is where I went to school and I, of course, love their basketball & football teams (though I wish the best for all the sports.)

    I also enjoy reading about the Civil War, which has always been a fascinating subject to me, and I enjoy working on genealogy as well.

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    Re: Is it ok to do this?

    Hey this is a cool idea.

    I'll keep it going.

    I'm 24 - I work as a design engineer for a defense contractor that makes commerical and military rockets and satellites.

    I've followed the Reds my entire life. I have family in the Cincy area, and every summer I'd fly back and catch a few games in Riverfront.

    My baseball highlights in life have been going to Riverfront each summer, as well as going to Dodger Stadium each year when the Reds came to town. I also have had the chance to watch Randy Johnson throw 20k's against the Reds, and the thrill of sitting in nosebleed watching the Dbacks win game 7 against the Yankees. Last summer I was privledged to travel to Cincy for a three game set against the Cubs, watching Paul Wilson go mano a mano w/ Kurt Farnsworth.

    I went to the Univ. of Arizona, so Wildcat Football is the only other sport that can get my blood boiling. I'm currently going to school for a masters in Mech Engineering.

    When I'm not studying, working, watching baseball or Coll. Football, I'm helping my gf run her small business as well as taking care of the small zoo she's accumulated over the last few years.

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    Re: Is it ok to do this?

    I grew up in Cincinnati - went to the 61 world series w the Yankees as a nine yr old. played drums all my life too and still do, now professionally. I live in NYC and work in various studios / do touring / or do teaching- drum clinics or master classes.
    my website is www.billyward.com
    I write articles for Modern Drumer magazine and I've just released an instructional drum DVD. The Reds aren't in it except for a few shots of me wearing a 1990 Champs shirt and another shot where i'm playing the drums with a Reds beach towel over the toms...oh ... there's a few times I'm wearing a Reds hat.
    Like many here, I read the posts almost each and everyday - but I post very little. You knuckleheads are far more clever and "on it" than I am! Someday, i hope to be able to meet more of you. Though you might not feel the same as I am what some of you might call a "dreaded liberal". :mhcky21:

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    Re: Is it ok to do this?

    I'll be thirty in less than a week, and I'm not happy about it.

    I live in Columbus Ohio with my dog Casey, and my soon to be ex roomate.
    I'm an owner of a stupid little restaurant, and I work too much.

    When I'm not working, I buy lots and lots of records, go to see bands, and try to make out with my girlfriend as much as possible.

    For anyone living in the Columbus area, you can see my picture in next week's Columbus Alive. I wrote a short article about the best local records of all time. It was an excellent opportunity to plug my birthday show at the Ravari Room on May 29.
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    I'm 18, and am graduating high school in a few days! I am attending the University of Dayton in the fall. My free time consists of a multitude of things. I play both ice and inline hockey, have been able to skate it seems like my whole life. I've been in various short lived bands with friends that never seem to last although I love my guitar and its a great therapeutic way for me to relax. I am also a big OOTP nut, been in as many as 8 leagues at once and loved every minute despite it killing all free time of mine. When I am not doing that, I am probably working (disinterested movie store kid ) or hanging out with my girlfriend of about two years. I used to pitch and IMO was well above average but I decided to stick with the hockey. I love playing hockey so much yet baseball will always be my true passion. I am not old enough to remember the BRM, heck I wasnt even alive, but I sure remember the 1990 Reds, even got to see us dominate Oakland. If that doesnt make you a baseball fan for life I dont know what will.

    And yes! It is defiently ok to do this.

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    Re: Is it ok to do this?

    I wrote a short article about the best local records of all time.
    "I don't want to die a virgin"

    Ronald Koal and the Trillionaires.

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    Re: Is it ok to do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    "I don't want to die a virgin"

    Ronald Koal and the Trillionaires.
    You know about Ronald Koal?

    wow. That is Major League impressive.
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

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    Re: Is it ok to do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    "I don't want to die a virgin"

    Ronald Koal and the Trillionaires.
    "White Light" roolz...

    I'm 51, married, 3 kids, and bore everyone here with stories about my family. Without them I'd be a bum.

    Born in Berea OH (outside Cleveland) and had just started to bond with the Tribe when my family moved to Centerville in 1964. I was imprinted with the Reds during the summer of '64 when I experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat during that season.

    It seems like I had no choice in the matter, I've been a die-hard Reds fan ever since.

    Watched the Reds in Crosley for a few years, all through the Riverfront years, had season tickets 1979-1984 when I was single and had a lot of money (boy did I pick the wrong time), and have been a part-time season ticket holder since '92. Hoping the GAB brings similar experiences and memories.

    Been to the playoffs/WS in 1970, 72, 75, 76, 79, 90, 94, and 95. Also the AS game in 1970.

    To paraphrase, one constant through all the years has been the Reds.

    I work for a large computer storage vendor where they give me a computer lab and tell me to play and come up with stuff. My title on my business card says software architect but I'm just a techno-dweeb-nerd-weenie that likes to futz around with stuff. Someday, someone will find out what I do and show me the door.

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    Re: Is it ok to do this?

    I moved to Cincy in 1978 at the tender age of 8. The BRM was the toast of major league baseball, but #14 had just moved on to Philly. Arriving here, I was disappointed that we'd missed each other. No doubt he felt the same.

    Coming from Toledo, I'd never seen a major league game in person until the day I walked into Riverfront. It was indescribable. Unless you'd been to Riverfront, of course, in which case you know exactly what it was like.

    As an adult, you could see Riverfront's faults easily, but as a child, all you saw was the baseball. Green below, blue above, bright scoreboard beyond, and the occasional bugle call urging someone to charge. I was hooked.

    These days I make my home in Montgomery, which is a suburb of Cincinnati. Paul O'Neill lives about a mile north of me. Sean Casey lives about a mile west. So I get to see them from time to time at restaurants and such. (For fun, they pretend not to know me.)

    By day I work in advertising. By night I either pray for the homeless or drink wine and call talk radio shows, depending on my mood. And I've been pretty moody lately.
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Is it ok to do this?

    Born and raised in Cincinnnati. I was a kid when the BRM was around. I started collecting baseball cards as a kid in 1969 and that's when I began following the Reds. I remember being crushed when Lee May and Tommy Helms trade was announced. That trade became a very important lesson to me about baseball. Joe Morgan was my favorite player for a long time. I remember Dad waking us up to take us to the airport because the Reds were landing soon from the road trip portion of the World Series. My grandma loved the Reds. She would go to every double header she could, and she always stopped at the store before hand to buy the biggest bag of peanuts she could fit in her suitcase of a purse. She was, as I realized later, as infatuated with the Big Klu as creek is with Dunn. I can still hear her talk about how big his arms were. I learned about Klu from her, as he obviously out of baseball by my time. Marty and Joe being on the radio no matter what we are doing outside or in a vehicle is just a part of life. The Reds are my get-away from my everyday stressors. Oh and my baseball cards that I collected as a kid, I left most of them at home when I moved out, thinking they would be safe, Mom gave them to a neighbor kid. I still have a black and white 3 x 5 glossy photo of Pete Rose that is signed from then. The dozen or so cards that I took with me, my kids have.
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    I'm 38, from Trenton, I deliver pizza, and I'm old enough to remember the Reds playing in Crosley Field.
    :al_cohol:

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    My name is Brian, I am 19 years old and am a student at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio where I am trying to decide whether I want to be a history teacher and coach baseball or go into the sports marketing world, either way I want to be involved in the great game of baseball for life. I now live in Canton, Ohio and work at Mulligan's Irish Pub in Canton. I was raised in Mason, Ohio and just moved from there last summer. While living in Mason I went to countless games with my friends, buying top 6 and sneaking down into the better seats usually. My screename is pretty simple really, the summer ball team that I played for was the Mason Buzz and I was #3. Now that I am in college my baseball playing days are probaby behind me, but I'll be dominating on the softball fields in NE Ohio. I am not old enough to have witnessed the BRM first hand but have heard the stories from my father. I do remember the 1990 World Series though. Thats basically me, Reds fan for life.


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