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    Funny Reds memories

    I was talking about this to a friend the other day and I thought it might be a fun little pre-season posting to see what you all have to say. I don't think I've ever seen this discussed here....

    What are some of your favorite, funny Reds memories? Maybe it was a play in a game, maybe something you overheard another fan say or saw a player do in-between innings when the cameras weren't rolling?

    My personal favorite comes from a game I attended at Riverfront during the summer of 93 between the Reds and Rockies. My uncle and I were sitting in the CF green seats and a row of frat guys in front of us were heckling the heck out of Chris Jones, the Rockies CF. They teased him about everything from his arm to his bat to his uniform to the mess he made spitting sunflowers. I was laughing mildly because I had never seen live hecklers at a game before. I thought they only lived in NY, Boston, and Philly.

    Their antics didn't get really funny until they had a few brews in them and then they were heckling anyone including the ushers and the aisle vendors. I remember there were two vendors each selling a different type of lemonade: one had soft-frozen pink lemonade and the other had ice cold fresh lemonade. Whenever the soft-frozen pink lemonade guy came around, the frat guys would ask him to send the ice cold fresh lemonade guy over to our section. And a few minutes later when the ice cold fresh lemonade guy arrived, the frat boys would ask him to send for the hot dog vendor. And then they'd ask the hot dog vendor to send for the cotton candy guy, who they then asked to send for the pink soft-frozen lemonade guy. When the pink soft-frozen lemonade guy came back they said, "Hey that ice cold fresh lemonade was real good. Could you send him back over here?" The guys only bought anything from the beer vendors, but they kept this musical vendor game going for the better part of five innings. It was hysterical. Of course, after about the sixth inning nobody else came hawking their wares in our section. I guess they finally caught on to the frat mischief.

    The guys never said anything mean or hurtful to anyone, they were just having some innocent fun. They also probably knew they had a captive and impressionable audience, because they kept me laughing for the better part of three hours. I was laughing so hard I nearly peed my pants at one point.

    Their taunting didn't get serious until Rob Dibble came on and surrendered a game-tying, three-run homerun to Dante Bichette in the ninth inning. But thankfully Joe Oliver's sac fly in the tenth won the game for the Reds!!! And as soon as the Reds won, every one of those frat guys turned around and gave me a high-five.
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    Re: Funny Reds memories

    During his tenure with the Reds, Pete Harnisch would make "interesting" shapes out of the dugout towels during the games. Also, his reports on WEBN here in Cincinnati are still the best (and funniest).
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    Re: Funny Reds memories

    Deion Sanders ball hitting in the head"??
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    I think it was Brewers announcers a couple of years ago after a mamoth WMP homer off a fastball from their pitcher..."Appearently (pitcher x) hasn't seen the scouting report the rest of the NL has. WMP can hit the fastball just fine, its the curve he has trouble with " The guy said it as close to the way Harry Doyle would have as anything I've heard on TV. It was freaking hilarious.

    Also, the early days of satellite were high times for hearing announcres during commercial break, used to hear some stuff thats completely unrepeatable in a family forum. Sad day when they figured out they had to be good.

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    Re: Funny Reds memories

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    I think it was Brewers announcers a couple of years ago after a mamoth WMP homer off a fastball from their pitcher..."Appearently (pitcher x) hasn't seen the scouting report the rest of the NL has. WMP can hit the fastball just fine, its the curve he has trouble with " The guy said it as close to the way Harry Doyle would have as anything I've heard on TV. It was freaking hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Bob Uecker is the man.

    Last summer I was listening to a Brewers/Reds game on XM and his only comment immediately following an Adam Dunn home run was: "Wow. When he hits 'em, they tend to stay hit."

    It was actually their TV guy..the ex catcher I think. Regardless, it was one hell of a Uecker/Harry Doyle impersonation.

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    I was one who found Tom Browning's sitting on the apartment roof watching the Reds/Cubs at Wrigley hysterical. I never did understand the heat he took for that.

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    The Paul O'Neill punt is an all-time classic.
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    Re: Funny Reds memories

    Pitcher Mike Smith at a restaurant in spring training, ordering a salad and then adding, "And put some of those neutrons on it"...
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    Seeing Glenn Braggs breaking a bat on a checked swing in the '90 series was classic, especially his nonchalant look at the bat, kind of like it happened all the time. Seeing Stewarts look was classic as well - and I believe that was the moment the Reds really won the series.

    Some time in the early '80s, I was watching a game between the Reds and the Astros. J.R. Richards was on the mound, dominating as usual.
    A weak grounder was hit towards the mound, and J.R. started towards the ball - and tripped. On all fours, he attempted to crawl after the ball, but by that time, he was laughing so hard, he had no chance. Infield base hit.

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    Terry Francona crawling to home. Hilarious.
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    I remember Eric Davis being interviewed prior to the '90 World Series. He had hit poorly in the NLCS, and reporters were asking him if Lou Pinella had discussed moving him out of the cleanup spot. Davis shook his head and said, "No, I'm the cleanup hitter. The conclusion is far gone." A reporter asked, "Do you mean 'foregone'?" David grinned kind of sheepishly and said, "Yeah, that's it."

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    Seeing Glenn Braggs breaking a bat on a checked swing in the '90 series was classic, especially his nonchalant look at the bat, kind of like it happened all the time. Seeing Stewarts look was classic as well - and I believe that was the moment the Reds really won the series.
    Great moment, but the series was won in the first inning of Game 1. Davis' 2-run blast set the tone that the Reds weren't afraid of the mighty A's. At that point, to paraphrase Davis himself, "The conclusion was far gone."
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    I know its passe now but Lou's toss of 1B into RF was pretty damn funny at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D View Post
    It was actually their TV guy..the ex catcher I think.
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    I enjoyed Elio Chacon scoring from third on a passed ball from Elston Howard


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