Reds baseball was a big part of my childhood and has always been a huge part of my life. Opening Day is right up there with Christmas for me. After a full day of playing baseball or riding bikes with my neighborhood buddies, most all of my summer nights were spent listening to Marty & Joe on our front porch as our next door neighbor was doing the same. It was like having surround sound before it was available! Going to the 580 gift shop and heading on down to Riverfront Stadium was a real treat, and I look forward to continuing the tradition with my child when the time comes.
I lost my Dad to cancer last August. I remember the very day we found out what his illness was, he looked at me from his hospital bed and said, "Are the Reds on the tube tonight?" I couldn't believe what I was hearing.
Here's to everyone enjoying the 2007 season. God bless & Go Redlegs!