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    Baseball is way more fun when you don't suck

    I'm 26 years old now, and the last time the Reds made the playoffs, I was in like 6th or 7th grade. Damn that's one long ass time!

    And my NFL team is the 49ers. Combined with 15 years of the Reds futility and 8 years of the 49ers, that's a cool 23 years of ineptitude for me. I'm guessing most here are Bengals fans though, so I'll take my combo over yours though, ty very much.

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    Re: Baseball is way more fun when you don't suck

    oh wow, I feel so bad for you, the last time the Reds where good was in 1995, I was three....and don't remember crap. last time the Reds won the Series, I was not even a thought. (AND I'M 18 )


    though I agree with your main point, it does feel a lot better when you are winning!
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    Re: Baseball is way more fun when you don't suck

    im 23 feel the same way. i have only a very vague memory of seeing the reds play the braves in the 1995 playoffs. but the 1999 season was really exciting but that seems a long time ago.

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    I'm 39 and missed the 1990 year, I was in boot camp from sept. to nov. that year and missed the seriers.

    I will never forget chief petty officer Kemper asking how many A's fans we have and then him saying you have 5 minutes to cry as the Reds were up 3 games to 0....Talk about being on lockdown I hadn't heard a word about the series until then, I didn't even know they had played Pittsburg.

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    Re: Baseball is way more fun when you don't suck

    Quote Originally Posted by webbbj View Post
    im 23 feel the same way. i have only a very vague memory of seeing the reds play the braves in the 1995 playoffs. but the 1999 season was really exciting but that seems a long time ago.
    was the 1999 season the season where the Reds lost a 1 game playoff against the Astros? I believe Young lined out to 2nd to end the game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    was the 1999 season the season where the Reds lost a 1 game playoff against the Astros? I believe Young lined out to 2nd to end the game?
    no it was against the Mets. Al leiter vs Pete Harnisch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webbbj View Post
    no it was against the Mets. Al leiter vs Pete Harnisch.
    did they ever play the astors for for a playoff spot? if not, that is how foggy that memory is lol (I was 6)
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    Quote Originally Posted by webbbj View Post
    no it was against the Mets. Al leiter vs Pete Harnisch.
    Was not Harnisch, it was Steve Parris.

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    23 here too, it's finally fun to be able to talk about my favorite team without some kind of a punchline. Soak it in Reds fans and I hope it continues, because we have waited a very long time

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    I'm 21 and don't remember much of the '95 playoffs either. This team is so much fun to watch and I think they are just scratching the surface. They have the potential to be awesome for a long time!
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    Buck Coats, Anderson Machado, Rey Olmedo, William Bergolla, Tony Womack, Tim Hummel, Dwayne Wise.... just wanted to name drop some classic position players
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    Re: Baseball is way more fun when you don't suck

    I'm 45, born in 1965.

    My Dad bought our first color TV for the '75 playoffs. Some of you probably never realized TV's were black and white before color came along.

    I've been lucky enough to experience the '75, '76 and '90 World Championships. And also experienced the Bengals Forest Gregg Super Bowl appearance and the Sam Wyche appearance. Remember both vividly. Heck, I remember Isaac Curtis and Kenny Andersen like it was yesterday. I also remember UC's Final Four and Elite Eight appearance the following year.

    Have to say I've witnessed some great Cincinnati sporting achievements in my lifetime. I feel for some of you in your early 20's who've had to go without as the Reds have stunk for the most part and the Bengals flirt with being good again. UC basketball is in the tank but the football program is on the rise. Can't wait for Zach Collaros this season.

    Anyway, I digress. Great that the Reds are back on top!
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    Re: Baseball is way more fun when you don't suck

    Quote Originally Posted by ILoveWilly View Post
    I'm 26 years old now, and the last time the Reds made the playoffs, I was in like 6th or 7th grade. Damn that's one long ass time!

    And my NFL team is the 49ers. Combined with 15 years of the Reds futility and 8 years of the 49ers, that's a cool 23 years of ineptitude for me. I'm guessing most here are Bengals fans though, so I'll take my combo over yours though, ty very much.
    Really you missed all the good stuff for the 49ers. The Bengals are perennial playoff contenders in a much harder division. The 49ers lay down in the NFC west every year, get beat out by the Cardinals, the Seahawks. I feel sorry for you if you would really rather be a 49ers fan than a Bengals fan. At least we play good football and our best player doesn't get kicked out of the game by his head coach.
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