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    1990 World Series

    began 22 years ago tonight (10/16)


    http://www.nytimes.com/1990/10/17/sp...-the-reds.html

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    Re: 1990 World Series

    I was 7 years old and don't have many first-hand memories of it, but I certainly remember when they won. I was in bed at the time, and I woke up to my parents yelling and screaming at the television. I came downstairs to find out what was going on, and that's how I found out that they'd won. Even though I didn't witness much of the series, I have watched this VHS tape dozens of times and think about very frequently: http://www.amazon.com/1990-World-Ser.../dp/6304964684

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    Re: 1990 World Series

    I was there, in RF stands.

    I can still see Eric Davis' home run swing when I close my eyes. One of the happiest times of my life.
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    Re: 1990 World Series

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I was there, in RF stands.

    I can still see Eric Davis' home run swing when I close my eyes. One of the happiest times of my life.
    One of the greatest Reds moments ever by one of the greatest Reds ever. When I think of the first two games I think of that home run, and then about Billy Bates rounding third on Joe Oliver's hit.
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    Re: 1990 World Series

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I was there, in RF stands.

    I can still see Eric Davis' home run swing when I close my eyes. One of the happiest times of my life.
    Ditto. Green seats. I was 14 and remember it like it was yesterday. Amazing moment!
    "....the two players I liked watching the most were Barry Larkin and Eric Davis. I was suitably entertained by their effortless skill that I didn't need them crashing into walls like a squirrel on a coke binge." - dsmith421

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    Re: 1990 World Series

    I recall watching some of the series on a 13 inch tv that had a terrible picture, when in college. I didn't pay as much attention as I should have at the time, too many other distractions. Wish I could do it over again.
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    It seems like just yesterday I was crossing the bridge, looking at the stadium and couldn't believe I was going to the WS.

    I sat in RF in red seats.

    In the first inning I jumped up when Davis hit the HR. I spilled half my beer on the guy in front of me from jumping up.
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    Re: 1990 World Series

    I had just finished college and was living in Oakland with some buddies, one from Fairfax and the other from the East Bay, I had spent the last 8 weeks of the season sweating out the Reds chances and watching the A's wrap up their 3rd straight appearance in the WS, I had some hope... and then.

    BOOM!

    Such a week.

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    Re: 1990 World Series

    I was on the phone with a girl when Eric hit that homer. I dropped the phone and ran around screaming for a full minute. She was not amused.
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    Re: 1990 World Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    I was on the phone with a girl when Eric hit that homer. I dropped the phone and ran around screaming for a full minute. She was not amused.
    They never are.


    I was 11 years old. I remember watching Benzinger catch the ball for the final out while sitting in a lay-z-boy in my papaw's basement. I immediately jumped out of the chair and began jumping up and down screaming.

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    Re: 1990 World Series

    Don't forget Glenn Braggs breaking the bat on his back on a missed swing.

    1990 World Series Hero Glenn Braggs on Sports Beat with Mike Sola - YouTube

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    Re: 1990 World Series

    And of course that team was Red Hot!
    1990 Cincinnati Reds Rap: Red Hot - YouTube

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    Re: 1990 World Series

    I was at Game 1, the only game in the series I went to. I had been at all the NLCS games vs. Pittsburgh. Game 2 and 3 I watched at home and Game 4 I actually missed because I was at a wedding in Cleveland. I did get to listen to the final innings on a scratchy WLW though.

    For Game 1, I was in the LF lower red seats in the section behind the foul pole. I'll never forget that view - still have the ticket stub too. There were three or four A's fans in the first row of the section in their green A's jackets.

    When Davis hit that HR, a mood changed and I think the entire stadium (city) believed the Reds could win that series. And I never really noticed those A's fans after that.

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    Re: 1990 World Series

    I went to all the home playoff and the two home world series games that year. We sat in the red seats in right centerfield. I will never forget Canseco's half ass attempt to field a ball off the bat of Hatcher to help the Reds tie up game 2. After the Reds swept in Oakland, my fiance(now wife)and I went to Fountain Square to join the impromptu gathering of Reds fans. We were standing right next to a news reporter named Felicia something or other who got a whole beer poured on her while broadcasting. She was not pleased!
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    Re: 1990 World Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan View Post

    When Davis hit that HR, a mood changed and I think the entire stadium (city) believed the Reds could win that series. And I never really noticed those A's fans after that.
    I felt it. I think every Reds fan felt it. Eric won the World Series with that swing.
    "I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful


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