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    Who would you be?

    Here's a question for you: If you could go back in time and be one player for one moment in time, which player would you be and what would be the moment? My best friend chose Kirk Gibson in the 1988 World Series with the walk off homer on one leg. I chose Bobby Thompson and The Shot Heard 'Round the World. The magnitude of that homer hasn't subsided at all in almost 60 years. That's the only reason anyone knows who Bobby Thompson is today. I couldn't imagine being in his shoes, circling the bases after that shot.

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    Mark Kotsay
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    Great topic cincrazy!! Well were I was born with cerebral palsy I would have to pick Jim Abbott when he threw that no hitter.Just thinking about it brings chill bumps on my arms..I would have loved to be him on that day just to feel the emotions of happyness he went threw.
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    On a local level, Eric Davis, Game 1 1990 World Series. I'd want to make sure I got out before game 4.

    Or Pete Rose, the night he came back to Cincinnati.

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    Bill Mazeroski or Joe Carter.

    A walk off HR to win the WS would be pretty damn cool.
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    Davey Concepcion...any single day of his career.
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    Johnny Bench hitting a home run to put the Reds in the lead on Johnny Bench night, Sept. 17th 1983.

    I can't imagine how wonderful that must of felt to go out on top like that, at home in front on all your fans.

    Too bad Hume had to blow the game in the ninth, but it still doesn't take anything away from that moment.
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    Well there are alot of guys that I could pick, but if I had to pick one guy that meant alot to his team, his city, fans,organization, and an all around ambassador to the game of baseball it would have to be Yogi Berra!! On the otherhand if I had to pick a Red than I would choose between Davey and Johnny out of a hat, too hard to choose between the two, I like Pete but it would have to be a guy that only wore a Reds uniform!!!!

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    Whitey Ford in Perfect game in World Series! Talk about a jacked up moment and how it would feel threw out that game.
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    Mississippi Braves AA manager, Phillip Wellman in "The Meltdown."
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    Straight up Gangsta, Tim Hummel.
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    Re: Who would you be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    Whitey Ford in Perfect game in World Series! Talk about a jacked up moment and how it would feel threw out that game.
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    Re: Who would you be?

    Great topic. Does it have to be just one?

    The first account that came to mind was Rose in the 1970 AS game.

    I have ideas on who could be Fosse; but I'll keep that anonymous. Maybe it could be like Groundhog day?
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    Re: Who would you be?

    * Don Larsen. Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

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    * Billy Bates. Game 2 of the 1990 World Series.

    It is a toss up....
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    Pay-Rod, the day he signed his $252M contract.


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