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    What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    It can be either a game that you watched or one that you participated in. Or both.

    Reds related: My mom waking me up when I was 7 after the Reds recorded the final out in the 1990 WS to see the celebration on the field. I'm actually somewhat amazed that I remember that, but I do.

    Participating: Playing catch with my dad in our back yard. Also: I was always a gap type of hitter when I played. But I hit ONE home run and I remember how perfect it felt and the PING that the bat made... such an awesome feeling. Too bad I only got to experience it once. On the other hand, at least I got to experience it one time.
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    It can be either a game that you watched or one that you participated in. Or both.

    Reds related: My mom waking me up when I was 7 after the Reds recorded the final out in the 1990 WS to see the celebration on the field. I'm actually somewhat amazed that I remember that, but I do.

    Participating: Playing catch with my dad in our back yard. Also: I was always a gap type of hitter when I played. But I hit ONE home run and I remember how perfect it felt and the PING that the bat made... such an awesome feeling. Too bad I only got to experience it once. On the other hand, at least I got to experience it one time.
    7 in 1990! I was graduating college!

    Oy!

    Mine is Pete Rose's hit streak. I remember the BRM in 75 and 76 but Rose's hit streak seemed to garner a lot more publicity. I remember when the streak, there was a video montage with Bob Seger's "Still The Same" playing as accompaniment.
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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    Being in the stadium to see Johnny Bench hit a home run on Johnny Bench night in 1983, then wanting to go to the 580 gift shop to buy the ball since you could buy home run balls there (I have one that Ron Oester hit and somebody got for me one time.)

    Playing wise, I played center field one day and made a running catch and when I came in after the inning the other team's coach - who happened to be my elementary school principal- asking me how I could do such a thing against his team as he had a big, friendly smile on his face.

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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

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    7 in 1990! I was graduating college!

    Oy!

    Mine is Pete Rose's hit streak. I remember the BRM in 75 and 76 but Rose's hit streak seemed to garner a lot more publicity. I remember when the streak, there was a video montage with Bob Seger's "Still The Same" playing as accompaniment.
    Haha! Well, The Clogger was still wearing diapers! :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by UKFlounder View Post
    Being in the stadium to see Johnny Bench hit a home run on Johnny Bench night in 1983, then wanting to go to the 580 gift shop to buy the ball since you could buy home run balls there (I have one that Ron Oester hit and somebody got for me one time.)

    Playing wise, I played center field one day and made a running catch and when I came in after the inning the other team's coach - who happened to be my elementary school principal- asking me how I could do such a thing against his team as he had a big, friendly smile on his face.
    I marched in the baseball bunch parade for that game.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    It's kinda sad, I don't really have any great memories of the Reds from my childhood.

    I guess it would be the Reds trading for KGJ...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    It's kinda sad, I don't really have any great memories of the Reds from my childhood.

    I guess it would be the Reds trading for KGJ...
    There's always this year!

    See what I did there?

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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    There's always this year!

    See what I did there?

    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    First year of t-ball. I was playing SS and a line drive was hit over my head. I closed my eyes, jumped, and snagged it. It was all downhill from there... but what a great play!
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    I remember going to a Reds game for my 6th birthday party and correcting my friends. The Reds didn't score points, they scored runs. It helped me understand at an early age that the vast majority of people I would discuss baseball with were idiots.

    Until I found this place that is.





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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    I learned how to tell "left" from "right" when I was young from knowing LF and RF.

    My most powerful early memory was how green the grass was at Crosley Field (under the lights) and the first time I ever saw the legendary Willie Mays live and in person. It was probably 1968 or 1969. My dad and grandpa were huge Willie Mays fans back in the day.

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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    As a youngster, the Big Red Machine. I wish I had been old enough to truly appreciate it - but I did love that team in my young fandom.
    In my teen years, 4192.

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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    It's kinda sad, I don't really have any great memories of the Reds from my childhood.

    I guess it would be the Reds trading for KGJ...
    That was actually going to be my answer when I saw the thread title. I was born in 90 so I didn't get to witness the World Series.
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    Re: What is the most powerful baseball memory from your childhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    That was actually going to be my answer when I saw the thread title. I was born in 90 so I didn't get to witness the World Series.
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