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    Best Reds moments of this decade?

    With this decade winding down, I thought it would be fun to look back and list our favorite memories from the decade. I know this past decade has been rough for the Reds and their fans but try to look past that for a minute and think of some of the positives.

    -The trade for Ken Griffey Jr. on February 10, 2000. I'll never forget how excited I was that day. I was almost 13 at the time and Griffey had always been my favorite non-Reds player, so you can only imagine how excited I was when the Reds acquired Griffey. With the Reds winning 96 games the year before, I thought this was the start of Reds domininance.

    -The arrival of Adam Dunn in July of 2001, and then Austin Kearns in early 2002. I thought these two guys along with Griffey would compete for MVPs every year while leading the Reds to a World Series title or two. Unfortunately, the Reds never surrounded them with enough talent, and Griffey/Kearns obviously had injury troubles. Dunn immediately became one of my favorite players upon his callup and he still remains one of my favorites to this day.

    -The arrival of Jay Bruce in late May of 2008. I still remember his debut like it was yesterday. 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, two RBI, and a stolen base. What a fantastic night. A few days later he belts a walkoff HR, the first HR of his career.

    -Johnny Cueto's major league debut in April of 2008. Carried a perfect game into the 6th inning before allowing a solo HR to Justin Upton. Allowed only the one baserunner while striking out 10 batters.

    -Adam Dunn's 2 HR, 5 RBI game on Opening Day of 2005. Hit a game-tying 2-run HR in the 9th and Joe Randa followed with a walkoff HR. This is still the most amazing game I have ever attended.

    -Adam Dunn's walkoff grand slam against the Indians in late June of 2006. One of the most incredible moments I've had as a Reds fan. A walkoff GS is a rare feat, and on top of that, it pushed the Reds into a tie for first place, IIRC.

    -Barry Larkin's first career grand slam in April of 2001. IIRC, at the time Larkin had the most atbats among actives players without a grand slam.

    That's all I have for now.

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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    -Adam Dunn's walkoff grand slam against the Indians in late June of 2006. One of the most incredible moments I've had as a Reds fan. A walkoff GS is a rare feat, and on top of that, it pushed the Reds into a tie for first place, IIRC.
    This.

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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    Dunn's GS was #1 for me.

    Didn't Jr. have a walk-off inside-the-parker during his first few years here vs. the Cards...that one was cool as well.

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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    Can the creation of www.redszone.com count as a best REDS moment?

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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    Joe Randa's Opening Day walk-off HR a few years back.

    I'd like to say I was there, and I was for most of the game...unfortunately we were in Lot D by the time he hit it.
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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    Can the creation of www.redszone.com count as a best REDS moment?

    Absolutely. This is easily my favorite website on the internet.

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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    1. Dunn's walkoff GS
    2. A close 2nd Dunn's 2 HR Opening Day with the Randa walkoff.

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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    1. Griffey arrival - My all time favorite athelete
    2. Josh Hamilton rule 5 drafting
    3a. Paul Wilson and Kyle Farnsworth fight. Fight!!!
    3b. Eric Miltons contract expiring
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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    1. Bench clearing brawl with Phillies, when Jose Mesa almost ate half the team.
    2. The day Jim Bowden was fired.
    3. The day Bob Boone was fired.

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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    1. Dunn's walk off grand slam.
    2. Jr's in the park winning HR.
    3. Hamilton's 1st at bat as a Red.
    4. Bruce's debut.
    5. Going to Red Sox game the day they clinched the division away from the Yankees. Not a Reds moment but how exciting baseball can be.

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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    Don't forget the opening of GAB.

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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    This is a sad, sad thread.
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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    This is a sad, sad thread.
    It's kinda like discussing what your favorite scene in the movie "Waterworld" is.
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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    It's kinda like discussing what your favorite scene in the movie "Waterworld" is.
    It's kinda like trying to milk a duck.

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    Re: Best Reds moments of this decade?

    From a team standpoint it has to be Joe Randa's walk off on Opening Day. I was at Adam Dunn's walk off slam game. I was also at a game later where he hit a walk off HR off of the same pitcher (Wickman I believe).

    From a personal standpoint they all revolve around Griffey.


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