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    Re: September 1st, 2010

    (((VP))) Beautiful post and I'm sure your grampa is smiling down on you right now.

    It's September 1st and I haven't paid a lick of attention to the NFL or colllege football yet this year. How fun is that?! I still like football and will follow the box scores but my heart has special spot in it for baseball. I've always been more of a baseball girl than a football girl (although if we're really getting technical, I'm a die hard figure skating fan first and foremost...thankfully their season starts in late October so there's not much overlapping for me there, LOL) and this season has been absolutely awesome for me. I was too little to remember the Big Red Machine but I certainly remember the Wire to Wire season and I plan on being in full out baseball mode for a long time this fall. Good thing Ohio State plays this week on the Reds off day so I can at least follow their first game of the year, LOL :
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    Vatican, what a wonderful post, perhaps the best of this season on the board. Don't you have a blog on baseball? If I'm remembering correctly, I hope you'll put it up on the blog. I'd love to share it.
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    A very good post VP. I enjoyed that very much.
    If/when the Reds make the playoffs it will be the first that I won't be able to talk to my dad about it with. He has been gone for nearly five years now. We often talked on the phone about the Reds after I moved away. It was always fun to be able to talk to him and share the recent news of the Reds with him. I'll miss that this year but will be thinking a lot about him when the Reds finally do take the field in a playoff game. Hopefully this October.
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    What a great read, vaticanplum. Just fantastic stuff.
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    Awesome post, VP.
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    Re: September 1st, 2010

    Great post VP! Great post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Vatican, what a wonderful post, perhaps the best of this season on the board. Don't you have a blog on baseball? If I'm remembering correctly, I hope you'll put it up on the blog. I'd love to share it.
    Thanks No blog for me, usually I limit my stream-of-consciousness baseball musings to this board. You can share it with anybody you like though.
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    Fantastic post VP...thanks for sharing. My grandpa was born and raised in Cincinnati too, as were my father and I, and he was also the main Reds and baseball influence in my life. Your story brought back many fond memories for me of warm days in Crosley Field, and later Riverfront Stadium. In the Crosley days all the men wore suits to the game and the players had to pass through the stands to get from the clubhouse to the field. The players often stopped in the stands to talk to their fans before or after games. I can still see in my minds eye Frank Robinson, or 'Robbie' as my grandpa called him, standing and chatting with us like we were old friends. For me, that was the pinnacle of life. I'm guessing your photo may come from one of these frequent encounters from a bygone era. It seems foreign to us now...I don't even wear a suit to work, much less to a sporting event. I'm sure our grandfathers are looking down on us now and smiling...they'd love this team just as much as we do because it's built on old-fashoined baseball principles. Pitching and defense first. Thanks again, and enjoy every minute of this wonderful season...I know I will.

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    Beautiful. Memories like that mirror my memories of my father. Thank you for posting that.
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    To echo the above posts, great post VP. I too lost my Grandfather a few years back and he was the biggest Reds fan in my immediate family. He went after 3 separate bouts with cancer and couldn't make it to games in person but would watch religiously from his basement. I inherited a ball signed by nearly the entire (it appears early) 84 squad from him (No Pete). Easily my prized baseball possession. Soto, Perez, Davis, Concepcion, Parker, Power, etc all there. Looking at the ball now this season is bittersweet now knowing I won't be able to share it with him in person. But I'm sure he's watching this team in spirit all the same. I hope we're watching a new generation of Reds legends taking the field in the same way he saw the great Reds teams of years past.
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    Re: September 1st, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Thanks No blog for me, usually I limit my stream-of-consciousness baseball musings to this board. You can share it with anybody you like though.
    Thanks, I put it up on my Facebook page and acknowledged you as the discoverer of the Rally Onion too. It is wonderful really.
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