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    Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    In no particular order, here are mine:

    Johnny Bench
    Pete Rose
    Eric Davis
    Jose Rijo
    Barry Larkin
    Sean Casey
    Ken Griffey Jr.
    Lou Pinella
    Reggie Sanders
    Adam Dunn

    Honorable Mention:
    Max Venable

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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    In no particular order, here are mine as well:

    Paul O'Neill
    Hal Morris
    Eric Davis
    Barry Larkin
    Jose Rijo
    Aaron Boone
    Adam Dunn
    Joe Oliver
    Glenn Braggs (Because he waved to me in the red seats once at Riverfront
    when I was like 12 )
    Ken Griffey Jr.


    Oh yeah...and Tim Belcher because he's from my hometown.
    No no, just kidding.

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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    Ken Griffey Jr
    Dave Parker
    Barry Larkin
    Jose Guillen
    Adam Dunn
    Wily Mo Pena
    Austin Kearns
    Aaron Harang
    Tom Browning
    Eric Davis

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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    not in order-I know it's 11 but I could never make a list of favorites and leave any of these guys off

    Tony Perez
    Ken Griffey Sr
    Chris Sabo
    Paul Oneill
    Pete Rose
    Aaron Boone
    Sean Casey
    Johnny Bench
    Joe Morgan
    George Foster
    Dave Concepcion

    other faves-Bret Boone, Joe Oliver, Eddie Taubensee, Cesar Geronimo, Bobby Tolan, Chris Stynes, Gary Redus, Mario Soto, Reggie Sanders, Eric Davis, Hal Morris
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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    Ken Griffey Jr.
    Joe Morgan
    Johnny Bench
    Eric Davis
    Joe Oliver
    Paul O Neill
    Wily Mo Pena
    Greg Vaughn
    Jose Rijo
    Billy Hatcher

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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    let's see I'll go...

    Johnny Bench
    Chris Sabo
    Eric Davis
    Pete Rose
    Junior
    Dibble
    Dunn
    Gary Redus
    Sparky
    Joe Oliver

    honorable mention
    Darrell Chaney...he lives on my FedEx route and let me see his '75 championship ring once.

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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    Johnny Edwards
    Frank Robinson
    Pete Rose
    Johnny Bench
    Joe Morgan
    Tony Perez
    Eric Davis
    Barry Larkin
    Junior Griffey
    Sean Casey
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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    I guess my list would begin further back, and would be hard to limit to 10 -- So I selected 10 prior to 1980, and 10 since 1980. In no particular order:

    PRE-1980 POST-1980

    Johnny Bench Sean Casey
    Joe Morgan Buddy Bell
    Johnny Temple Barry Larkin
    Frank Robinson Jose Rijo
    Don Gullett Rob Dibble
    Vada Pinson Eric Davis
    Ted Kluszewski Adam Dunn
    Jim O'Toole Bret Boone
    Bernie Carbo Ken Griffey, Jr.
    Dave Concepcion Austin Kearns

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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    I was born in '77, so here goes:

    Eric Davis
    Barry Larkin
    Dave Parker
    Chris Sabo
    The Nasty Boys
    Jason Larue
    Ryan Wagner (mostly because I was at his first ML game)
    Dunner
    Wily Mo
    Felipe Lopez

    I know I've got a mid-90s to early 2000's gap, I didn't follow the Reds much for awhile.

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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    My top 10:

    1. Bob Purkey - knuckleballer who always won the big games
    2. Frank Robinson - nuff said
    3. Vada Pinson - should be more respected
    4. Jim Maloney - 3 no-hitters and blazing stuff
    5. Pete Rose - off-field bahavior doesn't matter
    6. Johnny Bench - no matter, the greatest catcher ever
    7. Tony Perez - Doggie was all that and more
    8. Eric Davis - another one who should be respected more
    9. Ken Griffey Jr - Even in a body that is injury prone, the greatest
    10.Adam Dunn - For what he is and what he will be
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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
    8. Eric Davis - another one who should be respected more
    I'm always very happy with the lip service that Davis gets around here and with people who know the Reds pretty well. In general, he is not nearly as respected in baseball circles as I think he should be and this makes me upset. But for Reds fans, I think, he was wholly unforgettable.

    I loved Paul O'Neill, Jose Rijo, I had an inexplicable fondness for Ron
    Oester for some reason. Larkin. There are a lot of current Reds that I love a lot too -- I have unconditional love for Adam Dunn, and when Griffey plays well or says something rad it makes me want to run laps around the block. I also have always counted Johnny Bench as a favorite even though he was retired by the time I could understand the game. More than any of the BRM, he seemed to be the beloved holdover legend from the 70s.

    But none of them compares to Eric Davis, whom I hold almost entirely responsible for my love of baseball. He also kind of ruined my life. When you're a kid and you have an idol like that as your first exposure to things, somebody who is SO good, so wonderful, so perfect in your eyes, and he gets hurt but keeps coming back, and then wins the World Series, and then goes away but has a fun and very emotional career to watch which involves him freaking overcoming cancer and helping some random team get to the playoffs -- while meanwhile your childhood team is becoming...well, the current Reds -- I think in some ways I was too spoiled. Had he been accused of steroids or something, maybe things would be different. As it is, now I want everybody to play like him, when in reality he may have been a once-in-a-lifetime ballplayer. But I guess I wouldn't have things any other way. God, he was just such a joy to watch.
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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    10-Sean Casey
    9-Austin Kearns
    8-Deion Sanders
    7-Barry Larkin
    6-Jason LaRue
    5-Adam Dunn
    4-Bret Boone
    3-Chris Sabo
    2-Aaron Boone
    and number 1...Ken Griffey Jr.- The Babe Ruth of my generation playing for my favorite team. For most people that is only a dream. But for me as well as about everyone from my generation who is a Reds fan, that dream comes true almost every single night during the spring and summer when I get to see #30 (i guess it will be #3 this year) run out onto the field. Need I say more?

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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    Pete
    Johnny
    Davy
    Lee
    Tony
    Jim
    Klu
    Joe
    Ted A.
    Eric
    Barry

    I know it's 11, so sue me. Would love to include Jose and Mario too.
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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    Pete
    Joe
    Johnny
    Foster
    Davis
    Larkin
    Soto
    Rijo
    Dunn
    Davey

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    Re: Your top 10 Favorite Reds of your lifetime

    this is a rather tough one, but here goes:
    Pete Rose
    Ken Griffey Jr.
    Barry Larkin
    Dave Concepcion
    Eric Davis
    John Franco
    Tony Perez
    Johnny Bench
    Ken Griffey
    Adam Dunn
    this is off the top of my head and subject to change at any moment.


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