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    What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    I only saw one game as a kid at Cinergy, Ron Gant hit a grand slam and Barry Larkin hit a home run. What do you miss the most about watching the reds at the old ballpark? Was it an old spot you would park at? An old restaurant near the park that is no longer there? A certain favorite player that sticks out in your mind?

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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    The consistent winning.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    I used to watch opening day every year at the old ballpark when my cousin was pitching coach. I remember the elevator behind homeplate that took the players familys down to the parking garage. I also remember in'97 I think..We played the Giants and i remember Bonds hitting either 2 or 3 homers that series. Seemed like one every game Also I remember Juniors first game as a Red. Man that ovation he got was amazing. Also remember Marge's dogs crapping all over the astro turf. haha. I have alot of memories from Riverfront/Cinergy

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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    As a little kid going to a bunch of games, I always love the different levels of seating being different colors. I remember a game that I went to for my birthday with some friends where Griffey and McGwire both hit bombs into the Red seats (upper deck) and I think Griffey hit another one for a walk-off that game. We all know if you got the ball there, it was a monster Blast. Im pretty sure McGwire's is the record distance there all-time.

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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    The consistent winning.
    This times ten. Especially 3 World Championships in 15 years.

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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    Went to the first game ever at Riverfront (along with a half million other people). =)
    After watching games at Crosley, I was simply in awe.
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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    The Kahn's Big Red Smokey's ad on the jumbotron.
    I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.

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    The Kahn's Big Red Smokey's ad on the jumbotron.
    I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.

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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Went to the first game ever at Riverfront (along with a half million other people). =)
    After watching games at Crosley, I was simply in awe.
    Why were you in awe? I know very little about Crosley, but I kind of always wished that they would have kept it around. I always love going to other cities to visit the old time stadiums. Was Crosley not worth keeping around?
    WHEN DOES IT STOP!?!?

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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    I know what I dont miss......is going to a game in blue box seats and it being over a hundred degrees from the turf....I will never miss that.....I remember a friend of my dads from his college baseball days had season tix to reds and it was 1st row down the 1st baseline about halfway to RF.....we could get there and you could almost not sit there for more than 2 innings without going up to the walkway to get some wind....we would be drenched in sweat after every game....I cannot imagine the players playing on that stuff....I will never forget the heat coming off that turf in the summer.

    one thing I will miss is the relaxing atmosphere of the seating staff....once the 5th inning was over, some of those old men would actually help us kids find a seat closer to the dugout or homeplate that has been empty all game.....I remember one old man named Gary who would come over to us about the 3rd or 4th inning and tell us where the empty seats were so we could go get closer to home plate.....he would do that to a bunch of people, it was almost as if it was his job to fill those seats up around the dugout to the plate area....nowadays you almost cant get an empty seat late in the game without someone throwing a fit and threatening to kick you out.......I see both sides of the argument but when its kids wanting the seats, let them have em....adults can suffer in the seats they paid for, but let their kids go get a up close view of the game, for some of the kids, thats the closest they will ever get to a big league player or diamond.....

    Memories for sure in that old park, good or bad I will always cherish that place.

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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    The "WALKS WILL HAUNT" on the scoreboard, along with the spooky ghost every time a Reds pitcher led an inning off with a walk. That and the four-fingered hands clapping.

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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    As far as watching a game goes nothing. I think GABP is a much better park to watch a game in. Mainly because its just baseball park.
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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    Eric Davis in the outfield!!!!

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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    Not much to miss from my point of view. Maybe the bullpens down the foul line which was the as close as you could hope to be to any action.

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    Re: What do you Miss the Most about Riverfront/Cinergy?

    don't miss anything really, I love GABP... so much more open and inviting
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