Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Last game of the year

  1. #1
    2009: Fail Ltlabner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    7,441

    Last game of the year

    Opening day is a huge extravaganza and many people have little rituals associated with the game. Some people take the day off. Others take their kids out of school. Some make sure to watch the game on tv.

    Question is, do you have any sort of rituals involving the last game of the year?

    I guess it counts as a "ritual" but I make it a point to listen to the entire last game on the radio from pregame through the last second of the broadcast. There's a sense of sadness to it that I'll be without baseball for several months and for whatever sick reason I like that sense of finality and "loss". I know it's wacky.
    Last edited by Ltlabner; 09-14-2006 at 08:13 PM.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Tired of talk. Win! Joseph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Commonwealth
    Posts
    8,346

    Re: Last game of the year

    The last game or the last home game?

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

  4. #3
    Mon chou Choo vaticanplum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    7,161

    Re: Last game of the year

    I drink.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

  5. #4
    2009: Fail Ltlabner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    7,441

    Re: Last game of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    The last game or the last home game?
    I meant the actual last game, but last home game is fine too.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Findlay OH
    Posts
    1,370

    Re: Last game of the year

    Typically mine is watching the Bengals game and checking the Reds score at commercials.

  7. #6
    For a Level Playing Field RedFanAlways1966's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Oakwood, OH
    Posts
    11,663

    Re: Last game of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by 4256 Hits View Post
    Typically mine is watching the Bengals game and checking the Reds score at commercials.
    I hear ya!
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

  8. #7
    Recovering Cubs Fan
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    711

    Re: Last game of the year

    I shoot my TV and kick my dog. Then I eat an entire carton of Moose Tracks, crawl into bed, and wait for spring.

  9. #8
    Member 919191's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    the corner bar
    Posts
    3,786

    Re: Last game of the year

    We always go to the last home series (usually the last of the year,, but not this year). We are going this year, but just Thur tgru Sun, not Monday. The Reds always open at home, and they almost always close at home, too. Is the closing at home so often just some schedule anomaly, or is there a reason the Reds almost always close at home?
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
    -Todd Snider

  10. #9
    Member cumberlandreds's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling VA
    Posts
    9,011

    Re: Last game of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by 919191 View Post
    We always go to the last home series (usually the last of the year,, but not this year). We are going this year, but just Thur tgru Sun, not Monday. The Reds always open at home, and they almost always close at home, too. Is the closing at home so often just some schedule anomaly, or is there a reason the Reds almost always close at home?
    They close in Pittsburgh this season. But you are right it does seem like in most years past they do close at home.
    The last day of the regular season I find very sad. It's like another mark in time and that another year has passed. I have always considered baseball like an old friend who comes around for six months or so but leaves you when the weather turns cooler and end of the year is at hand.
    I should add that I try to watch the end of very last game going on the MLB Extra Innings package. Just to put a capper on the regular season.
    Last edited by cumberlandreds; 09-15-2006 at 09:39 AM. Reason: add info
    Reds Fan Since 1971

  11. #10
    Davey BuckWoody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Dayton
    Posts
    911

    Re: Last game of the year

    For this year's last game we have something special planned. There will probably be about 10-15 in our group, all Reds fans. We'll get together right around game time or a little after. We'll set up the grill and cookout, have a couple coolers full of cold beer, eat a bunch of really good food, probably play some catch or cornhole for sure. We'll have the game on the radio and follow it.

    After the game is over we'll put all that away and walk into Paul Brown Stadium for the Bengals Patriots.

  12. #11
    Yay!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Middletown, Ohio
    Posts
    7,418

    Re: Last game of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckWoody View Post
    For this year's last game we have something special planned. There will probably be about 10-15 in our group, all Reds fans. We'll get together right around game time or a little after. We'll set up the grill and cookout, have a couple coolers full of cold beer, eat a bunch of really good food, probably play some catch or cornhole for sure. We'll have the game on the radio and follow it.

    After the game is over we'll put all that away and walk into Paul Brown Stadium for the Bengals Patriots.
    Good plan!!!

    I'll be doing something very similar before UT-Florida game Saturday and before Browns-Bengals Sunday.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

  13. #12
    Member Highlifeman21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Bristol, just around the corner from ESPN
    Posts
    8,694

    Re: Last game of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I drink.
    I drink heavily.

    Last game of the season, just another reason to pour a drink.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25