Born, raised and lived in southern California all my life. Discovered baseball in the early sixties. Was an avid Dodger fan until Sandy Koufax retired. Then I got excited by a young team with names like Rose, Helms, Perez, Bench, May, Tolan, Maloney, Cardenas, and more and have been a Reds fan ever since. I travel to Cincinnati every season for a week to see as many games as I can cram in. Every win makes me think this is the year, and I die a little each time we lose. Thanks for the welcome.