Hey all, it's about 5 o clock here in the Dayton area and I've been cooped up in the house all day due to the weather conditions. I've spent a good time of the day today surfing around Redszone, watching highlights from last year, and even putting in my tape of 2005 Opening Day.
The reason I made this thread is bacause as I was watching all the video of past games, plus watching the video link in the "Reds 2006 Walk Off Wins" thread that Reds44 posted, I realized that for pretty much my whole life, for every big, important Reds win or defeat, I remember EXACTLY where I was at the time it happened.
1990-Winning the World Series: Jumping around at age 11 with my Dad and my brother as Benzinger caught the 3rd out (ahhh the Golden Years). 1995-Reds get swept by the Braves in the playoffs: I was living in North Carolina at this point so me and my above stated brother watched every inning at a sports bar called "Scoreboard" sat in the same seats, and became increasingly distressed after every loss. 1999-Reds lose one-game playoff to the Mets 5-0: I was sitting in my car through almost all of the rain delay that accompanied that game, I ended up pulling over into a parking lot to listen to the end of it as I couldn't concentrate on the road very well. Barry Larkins first Grand slam-I was sick in bed with the flu. Joe Randas walk-off-I was hosting a Opening Day cornhole tournament with my closest of friends. Adam Dunns walk-off granny-I was sitting alone in my recliner jumping around my living room dying for someone to celebrate with....I could go on and on...trust me, but I digress.
I ask you now if this is just me, or is it the majority of you too? Is the game of baseball engrained so deeply into your psyche that you can almost make a life timeline for yourself based only on events in baseball? Like, "oh yeah, I remember that time, that was right around the time the Reds were on a 5 game losing streak in 1990."
Like i said, really no point to this thread other than me being insanely bored from being snowed in, but I think it's somewhat of an interesting question nonetheless.