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    I'm Cindy, I like romantic dinners and long walks on the beach.

    Oh wait, wrong board.

    I'm a boring, middle aged, wife and mom. My business card says I'm a Sr. Intelligence Analyst. I think they threw the Sr in there in deference to my advanced age. And I have serious questions about the intelligence part.

    Let's just say that yes, I am old enough to remember the glory days of the BRM, and leave it at that.

    I can't remember not loving baseball in general and specifically the Reds. It's like breathing.

    And I'm starting to develop an appreciation for the Reds leftfielder.
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    I'm an old drunk from West Virginia. I went to my first game in 1961 when I was but a child of 12. That team, BTW, never got any respect, either. When they won the second game of the World Series, all the national press went into shock. It was short-lived as the Yankees won the next three games to win the series. Memories.

    During the day, I sell insurance and I hold the distinction of being the only business in my town having cable installed in my office and pay for the Extra Innings package there so I can watch day games (too much of a fanatic, I guess). In an earlier life, I taught junior high school. Gawd, I love my present job .

    I dissed John McKeon on this board and then Bob Boone came along. That should tell you that anything I say should be ignored if at all possible.

    I make the trip to Cincinnati at least once every year and have taught my son to love the Reds, too (although I got worried when he came home with Yankee paraphanalia after his recent trip to the Big Apple).

    My dream is a World Series championship before I die. I was there for the 1975, 1976, and 1990 championships. Surely my beloved Reds can win another in the next 15 years or so?

    Great thread, but I seem to remember doing it once before....oh, well. This is your Reds' Life is a fun thing (now that really dates me).
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    Ok, here we go... I will be 21 years old on July 4th (woohoo :GAC: ) and am going into my junior year at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. I'm a pre-med psychology major, hoping to go into either pediatrics or cancer research. I volunteer at Rainbow Babies Children's Hospital while in Cleveland, and I absolutely adore it; those are my favorite few hours of the week... I just love kids!!

    I played varsity softball for Case my freshman year (starting in every game but one at either 2nd base or left field), but took last year off to improve my GPA (it practically killed me not to play, since I've been playing year-round since I was six years old). But this year I'll be back, ready to kick some booty!! I can't wait!!!

    When not at college, I live with my mom, stepdad, and two spoiled rotten cats (Larkin & Hershey) in Dayton. I enjoy all sports, especially baseball and college basketball (go Kansas Jayhawks!!). I love to read, travel, workout, and watch historical movies and sports.

    I've been a huge Barry Larkin and Reds fan since I was nine years old. My favorite moment in sports would have to be when Barry Larkin hit his 30th homerun of the 1996 season to become the first shortstop to be in the 30/30 club.

    Oops, didn't mean to write so much... Sorry to drone on and on!!
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    im 14 years old i live in Hilliard Ohio, (Outskirts of Columbus) been a Reds fan for as long as i can remember, (which isnt as long as you "veteran" fans) but i have a few comments, I dont think that they shouldve gotten rid of Aaron Boone, Griffey shouldnt of dove for that ball, Shouldnt of gotten rid of Eddie Taubensee, Shoulda kept Pokie Reese. well now that thats off my shoulder.... ill write more later Austin Adkins

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    Being from Tampa, I've known Dave Miley since he was a high school All American. I have been a fan of the minor league clubs he has managed and therefore I now have to say you people have something special going on. We speak occasionally and I can tell you this: he's solid. I find your message board fun and I hope you don't mind me lurking. Oh yeh, I'm 57, still play baseball (Roy Hobbs) and I am in sales.

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    I am 41 years old and married with no kids. I am misplaced Kentuckian living in Northern Virginia. I work for a Federal contractor in DC about two blocks from the Capital. I grew up in Cumberland KY and graduated from Cumberland College in WIlliamsburg. I have followed the Reds since I discovered sports in 1971. I would listen to the Reds every night on the radio and grew up on the Big Red Machine. With Rose, Bench and Perez being my favorite players. My dad would take me up to Cincy about once a year to watch a game,usually a DH. I was spoiled with Reds until 1982 when the bottom fell out and they lost 101 games that season. But I have remained an avid fan. During my time in Northern VA,since 1990, it has been hard to follow them. Usually only got to watch them when they were on the Superstations or ESPN. But this year the DISH network finally offered the MLB Extra Inning package and I have got to watch most of their games. It has been fun getting back to being able to follow them more closely.
    I am also a big UK basketball fan. I got my satellite dish just so I could watch most of their games. I also have a big baseball card collection. I have all of the Topps basic sets from 1970 to 1992 except for two cards. I am now working on the 50's and 60's.

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    [ My favorite Reds memory was being at a doubleheader against the Giants that the Reds won the first game 14-13 (7/25/74?) when Tony Perez hit a homerun in the bottom of the ninth off Randy Moffitt in one of the nuttiest games I've ever seen. On Nuxie's "Star of the Game" that we heard from all the radios playing around the stadium Doggie answered Joe's question about the HR as "I heet de baw goood, Joe." Our family still says that occasionally after a HR. I got away from baseball during 1991-1998, but have been back to a diehard since being sucked back in by the '99 team and the Griffey trade. Now, I think about, listen to, or watch baseball too much, I think [/QUOTE]

    Here's the box score and game summary for that game. I remember listening to that game on the radio. I though I remembered correctly that the Reds made a big comeback scoring five runs in the 9th to win it. That was one of the wildest games I remember the Reds being involved in. I with I could have seen it. The boxscore is courtesy of Retrosheet.org. Thanks for the post I had almost forgotten this game.

    Cincinnati Reds 14, San Francisco Giants 13 (1)
    Day
    Game Played on Thursday, July 25, 1974 (N) at Riverfront Stadium
    SF N 3 0 1 0 6 0 2 0 1 - 13 17 2
    CIN N 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 - 14 18 2

    BATTING
    San Francisco Giants AB R H RBI BB K PO A
    Phillips 3b 6 0 0 1 0 2 1 3
    Speier ss 5 2 2 0 1 1 1 3
    Maddox cf 4 3 2 1 2 0 2 0
    Kingman 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Bonds rf 5 2 3 2 1 0 2 0
    Matthews lf 5 3 2 0 1 0 1 0
    Goodson 1b 3 1 2 3 0 0 8 0
    Sosa p 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
    Moffitt p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Fuentes 2b 5 1 4 3 0 0 1 3
    Rader c 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 0
    Caldwell p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bradley p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bryant p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomasson ph,1b,cf 2 1 1 1 1 1 4 1
    Totals 44 13 17 11 7 7 26 12

    FIELDING -
    E: Phillips (8), Speier (17).

    BATTING -
    2B: Matthews (14,off Borbon).
    3B: Matthews (4,off Borbon).
    HR: Bonds (13,9th inning off Billingham 0 on, 1 out).

    BASERUNNING -
    SB: Speier (2,2nd base off Hall/Plummer); Maddox (9,3rd base off Hall/Plummer).

    Cincinnati Reds AB R H RBI BB K PO A
    Rettenmund rf 4 2 0 0 2 2 1 0
    Rose lf 5 1 4 1 1 0 0 0
    Morgan 2b 6 1 2 3 0 0 2 5
    Bench 3b 6 3 3 3 0 0 2 3
    Perez 1b 6 3 2 2 0 1 9 0
    Concepcion ss 5 2 4 3 0 0 3 2
    Foster cf 4 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
    Plummer c 4 1 2 1 0 0 9 0
    Geronimo ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
    Kirby p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Baney p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Crowley ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Borbon p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    McEnaney p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    C. Carroll p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gagliano ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Hall p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Griffey ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Billingham p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Driessen ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 46 14 18 14 4 5 27 11

    FIELDING -
    E: Plummer (5), C. Carroll (2).

    BATTING -
    2B: Concepcion (17,off Caldwell); Plummer (5,off Caldwell).
    HR: Concepcion (7,3rd inning off Bradley 1 on, 0 out); Bench (18,8th inning
    off Sosa 1 on, 1 out); Perez (17,9th inning off Moffitt 1 on, 2 out).

    BASERUNNING -
    SB: Concepcion 2 (17,3rd base off Caldwell/Rader,2nd base off Moffitt/Rader);
    Foster (2,2nd base off Bryant/Rader).

    PITCHING
    San Francisco Giants IP H HR R ER BB K
    Caldwell 1.1 3 0 4 2 0 0
    Bradley 0.2 4 1 3 3 1 0
    Bryant 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Sosa 3.1 4 1 2 2 1 3
    Moffitt L(4-4) 1.1 5 1 5 5 1 1
    Totals 8.2 18 3 14 11 4 5

    Cincinnati Reds IP H HR R ER BB K
    Kirby 0.2 2 0 3 3 4 1
    Baney 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Borbon 2.1 6 0 4 4 0 0
    McEnaney 0.1 1 0 3 0 2 0
    C. Carroll 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Hall 2 5 0 2 2 1 4
    Billingham W(11-7) 2 1 1 1 1 0 2
    Totals 9 17 1 13 10 7 7

    WP: Sosa (2), Kirby (6), Hall (5).

    Umpires: Ed Vargo, Andy Olsen, Bruce Froemming, Paul Runge

    Time of Game: 3:20

    Starting Lineups:

    San Francisco Giants Cincinnati Reds
    1. Phillips 3b Rettenmund rf
    2. Speier ss Rose lf
    3. Maddox cf Morgan 2b
    4. Bonds rf Bench 3b
    5. Matthews lf Perez 1b
    6. Goodson 1b Concepcion ss
    7. Fuentes 2b Foster cf
    8. Rader c Plummer c
    9. Caldwell p Kirby p

    GIANTS 1ST: Phillips popped to shortstop in foul territory;
    Speier was called out on strikes; Maddox walked; Kirby threw a
    wild pitch [Maddox to second]; Bonds walked; Matthews walked
    [Maddox to third, Bonds to second]; Goodson singled to right
    [Maddox scored, Bonds scored, Matthews to third]; Fuentes
    singled to center [Matthews scored, Goodson to second]; Rader
    walked [Goodson to third, Fuentes to second]; BANEY REPLACED
    KIRBY (PITCHING); Caldwell lined to second; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
    LOB. Giants 3, Reds 0.

    REDS 1ST: Rettenmund grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose
    grounded out (first unassisted); Morgan grounded out (second to
    first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Reds 0.

    GIANTS 2ND: Phillips popped to third; Speier singled to second;
    Maddox forced Speier (second to shortstop); Bonds grounded out
    (pitcher to second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Giants 3,
    Reds 0.

    REDS 2ND: Bench singled to right; Perez reached on an error by
    Speier [Bench to second, Perez to first]; Concepcion doubled to
    left [Bench scored, Perez to third]; Foster grounded out
    (shortstop to first) [Perez scored (unearned)]; Concepcion stole
    third; Plummer doubled to left [Concepcion scored]; BRADLEY
    REPLACED CALDWELL (PITCHING); CROWLEY BATTED FOR BANEY; Crowley
    grounded out (shortstop to first); Rettenmund walked; Rose
    singled to first [Plummer to third, Rettenmund to second];
    Morgan singled to right [Plummer scored (unearned), Rettenmund
    scored (unearned, but earned for the pitcher), Rose to second];
    Bench popped to second; 5 R, 5 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Reds 5.

    GIANTS 3RD: BORBON REPLACED CROWLEY (PITCHING); Matthews tripled
    to right; Goodson grounded out (third to first); Fuentes singled
    to left [Matthews scored]; Rader popped to catcher in foul
    territory; Bradley popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 2
    H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Reds 5.

    REDS 3RD: Perez singled to right; Concepcion homered [Perez
    scored]; BRYANT REPLACED BRADLEY (PITCHING); Foster walked;
    Foster stole second; Plummer grounded out (third to first)
    [Foster to third]; Borbon grounded out (second to first);
    Rettenmund lined to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Reds
    7.

    GIANTS 4TH: Phillips grounded out (second to first); Speier
    lined to right; Maddox singled to second; Bonds made an out to
    center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Reds 7.

    REDS 4TH: Rose singled to right; Morgan singled to right [Rose
    to second]; Bench made an out to right; Perez struck out;
    Concepcion reached on an error by Phillips [Rose to third,
    Morgan to second, Concepcion to first]; Foster popped to first
    in foul territory; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. Giants 4, Reds 7.

    GIANTS 5TH: Matthews doubled to right; Goodson singled to right
    [Matthews scored]; Fuentes singled to left [Goodson to second];
    Rader popped to third; THOMASSON BATTED FOR BRYANT; MCENANEY
    REPLACED BORBON (PITCHING); Thomasson singled to right [Goodson
    scored, Fuentes to third]; Phillips grounded out (second to
    first) [Fuentes scored, Thomasson to second]; Speier walked;
    Maddox walked [Thomasson to third, Speier to second]; C. CARROLL
    REPLACED MCENANEY (PITCHING); Plummer dropped a foul fly hit by
    Bonds; Bonds singled to pitcher [Thomasson scored (unearned)
    (error by C. Carroll), Speier scored (unearned) (error by C.
    Carroll), Maddox scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Matthews grounded
    out (third to first); 6 R, 5 H, 2 E, 1 LOB. Giants 10, Reds 7.

    REDS 5TH: SOSA REPLACED GOODSON (PITCHING); THOMASSON STAYED IN
    GAME (PLAYING 1B); Plummer singled to right; GAGLIANO BATTED FOR
    C. CARROLL; Gagliano lined to third; Gagliano ejected;
    Rettenmund was called out on strikes; Rose walked [Plummer to
    second]; Morgan grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
    2 LOB. Giants 10, Reds 7.

    GIANTS 6TH: HALL REPLACED GAGLIANO (PITCHING); Sosa struck out;
    Fuentes grounded out (shortstop to first); Rader singled to
    right; Thomasson walked [Rader to second]; Hall threw a wild
    pitch [Rader to third]; Phillips struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
    LOB. Giants 10, Reds 7.

    REDS 6TH: Bench made an out to center; Perez grounded out
    (second to first); Concepcion singled to center; Foster struck
    out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Giants 10, Reds 7.

    GIANTS 7TH: Speier singled to right; Speier stole second; Maddox
    singled to center [Speier scored]; Bonds singled to center
    [Maddox to second]; Matthews popped to second; Maddox stole
    third; Sosa was called out on strikes; Fuentes singled to center
    [Maddox scored, Bonds to second]; Rader struck out; 2 R, 4 H, 0
    E, 2 LOB. Giants 12, Reds 7.

    REDS 7TH: Plummer made an out to center; GRIFFEY BATTED FOR
    HALL; Griffey grounded out (third to first); Rettenmund was
    called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Giants 12, Reds 7.

    GIANTS 8TH: BILLINGHAM REPLACED GRIFFEY (PITCHING); Thomasson
    struck out; Phillips struck out; Speier grounded out (third to
    first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Giants 12, Reds 7.

    REDS 8TH: Rose singled to center; Morgan forced Rose (first to
    shortstop); Sosa threw a wild pitch [Morgan to second]; Bench
    homered [Morgan scored]; MOFFITT REPLACED SOSA (PITCHING); Perez
    lined to right; Concepcion singled to left; Concepcion stole
    second; Foster grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
    LOB. Giants 12, Reds 9.

    GIANTS 9TH: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Bonds
    homered; Matthews grounded out (second to first); Moffitt popped
    to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Giants 13, Reds 9.

    REDS 9TH: KINGMAN REPLACED MADDOX (PLAYING 1B); THOMASSON
    CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); GERONIMO BATTED FOR PLUMMER;
    Geronimo was called out on strikes; DRIESSEN BATTED FOR
    BILLINGHAM; Driessen singled to center; Rettenmund walked
    [Driessen to second]; Rose singled to center [Driessen scored,
    Rettenmund to third, Rose to second (on throw)]; Morgan grounded
    out (first to pitcher) [Rettenmund scored, Rose to third]; Bench
    singled to first [Rose scored]; Perez homered [Bench scored]; 5
    R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Giants 13, Reds 14.

    Final Totals R H E LOB
    Giants 13 17 2 11
    Reds 14 18 2 10

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    Well, I just turned 45 today (6:56am to be exact). Single (never married) and no kids - which my mom says is the reason I don't look TOO old (husband and kids put 10 years on a woman she says! ) Lived in Hamilton, Ohio all my life but did go to a boarding school in SE KY for almost 4 years. Been a die hard Reds fan since 1969 and could copy CQ's first paragraph about the Houston trade. I also might be the only fan on this board who went to the library and read a book on baseball to learn more about it... I'm the only member in my immediate family who likes the game, with my dad hating it. My paternal grandfather loved the game as well, but didn't think girls should like the game (he called me "a queer gal" because of it - which of course mortified me). The only times we went to games was my b-day, if my dad had some overtime money left (he was a cop) or we got free tickets. It was always exciting to go to a game because my dad didn't like to eat at the park so we would eat out (rare when I was growing up). Then we shared pop and peanuts at the park, and would buy a program for me. The first game was 8/31/71, dad bought tickets at Clark's Sporting Goods on "B" Street. First row green right behind home plate. My family still laughs at how I was acting. I barely talked, kept squeezing the program, and had to be forced to go to the bathroom during the stretch because dad said we weren't going to stop on the way home. I didn't want to leave (the Reds won) and remembered staring out the back window at the stadium all lit up.

    Living close to Cincinnati meant that even if you knew absolutely NOTHING about the specifics of the game of baseball - you knew some very important things, like where Crosley Field was, Opening Day (because some kids would be out of school and the parade highlights on the news), and Pete Rose. Was told about Nux and Smokey Alston before I had a clue. Since I'd only seen two pictures of catchers (Yogi and Lombardi) I thought that they took the uglist player to put on the mask to hide their face - that changed when I saw a pic of Bench. Other things that brought about the obsession: 1) the least static AM radio station after 6:30pm was WLW and I would listen to that and fall asleep, 2) a kid up the street had a stack of cards for 25 cents- on top were James Bond and on the bottom were the Monkees - which was the reason I bought them, got home and the rest were baseball cards, 3) Riverfront Stadium was going up, and 4) I was starting to become a teenybopper and David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman were too far away....
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    wow..thanks for all the answers to my thread..all those people answering with less than 100 replies was great! There some great fans lurking out there in the shadows!

    And KittyDuran..yours was awesome! The AM static thing brought back some memories..

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    And KittyDuran..yours was awesome! The AM static thing brought back some memories..
    Most of the AM radio stations at that time played some music - but the station that me and my sisters listened to was the "old" WSAI (1360 AM) (which is where HOMER the sports talk station is). WSAI is now back (at 1530 AM) playing the oldies again! I received an avocado green tabletop AM radio for my 8th b-day and would turn it on real low. I marked in the plastic where WLW and WSAI was. I took it to HS boarding school and it worked better than the other girls fancy AM/FM radios! But I still used my transistor under my pillow to listen to the 1975/1976 WS (dorm rules).
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    Hey Yall my name is Christine, I am 19 years old and I am going to be a junior at Ohio State University in the fall. I played Varsity tennis my freshman year and i realized that I sucked at it, and i didn't get to play very much. I was the Willy Mo Pena of the Buckeyes, except I don't have a bright future in the game...... But anyways i am a Finance Major and I have been insanely obssessed with the reds for about a year now. I have attended 4 games. I love the atmosphere of the ball games, and i think it is great that the Reds are playing well this year!
    I love coming to Reds Zone cause i like to hear other people's perspectives and i am a student of the game and i am always trying to learn more!

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    Geographically I'm the anti-Johnny Footstool -- born in Wichita but over time migrated to Cincinnati. My biggest stop along the way was growing up a big Cardinals fan in Missouri where I learned to love Whiteyball and the NL, and my earliest baseball memories were listening to Mike and Jack on the radio in the 70's and 80's. After college in Indiana I got a job as a mechanical engineer in Cincinnati just in time for the 1990 wire-to-wire season, but honestly I was more interested in drinking beer and chasing women to pay much attention back then. I really got into the Reds in 1999 when I spent a lot of late nights listening to Marty and Joe while rocking my first kid to sleep, and you've gotta admit that was a fun season. I'm an engineer from the Show-Me state so sabermetrics has a lot of attraction for me, but its also important to me that guys like Griffey, Casey and Larkin are good family men that my kids can grow up admiring.

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    I'm Chip - yes, that's my real name... well not my real name but it's on my checks and stuff so that's good enough. I'm the guy who closes all the threads around here. I grew up in a small town in Iowa and have been a Reds fan for over 30 years. I remember seeing pictures of the Rose/Harrelson fight in the 73 NLCS in the newspaper. I thought Rose was a funny name for a ballplayer. Then I found out he had teammates named Gullett, Bench and Geronimo. I remember following the 74 NL West divisional race in the paper and was very sad when the Reds lost. Needless to say I was very happy the next two years. Around that time I remember fiddling with my AM radio one night and I actually picked up the Reds on the radio. And they weren't playing the Cubs or Cardinals either. I was in heaven. I wondered why I couldn't get any signal the next morning but I quickly deduced that I couldn't get it during the day. So for the next 20 some years I would wait till it got dark and wait for some kind of a signal on WLW. And when I got the signal it would be a mild form of torture trying to get a score from Marty and Joe. I would follow the Reds through the Sporting News - until their baseball coverage went into the toilet - and my local paper. We didn't have cable in our house so while I was living with my parents and the Reds were on TBS or WGN I would drive 15 miles to my grandparents' house and watch the game with them. If I was at college I'd go down to the bars and watch it there. Moved out here in September of 99 - which is another story in itself - and heve lived here since. I wouldn't say I'm a student of the history of baseball but I enjoy reading about it and that is one of the reasons - besides the beer after the games - I play what we call Vintage base ball which you may heve seen me pimping the last two weeks. I enjoy going to Reds games with my buds here on the board and quaffing a few beers with them before games.
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    I'm 32. Born and raised in California. Currently living in Manhattan Beach and working as an electrical engineer.
    I started really following baseball when Kurt Stillwell made the Reds. My brothers knew him from high school and his dad was (maybe still is?) a teacher there. The local paper started carrying Reds box scores in addition to the Dodgers & Angels and I became a fan.
    I when to college in Northern California (Chico State) and thoroughly enjoyed the 1990 sweep of the A's up there. I had a 6-pack per game bet going for that series
    Reds are still #1 in my book but I dislike the Dodgers a lot less now that they aren't in the same division. I got to a lot of Dodger games and travel to other cities to check out other ballparks when I can. Need to get to Cincy sometime this year.

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