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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by airmotive, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. airmotive

    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    ...the rest of you, notsomuch.

    I got a call from my brother just now.
    We're going to opening day.
    40 years a Reds fan.
    I've been to three World Series games, one all-star game, but could never get a ticket to opening day.
    That all changes Monday.:thanks:
     
  2. Dragline

    Dragline

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    We are going to the opener of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (minor league, Braves affiliate) next week and are looking forward to that.

    Not as cool as the Reds, but still fun.

    We have however, been to several opening days at the 'old' Yankee Stadium.
     

  3. DR. HOUSE

    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    have fun, nothing better than enjoying a ball game on a nice summer day!
     
  4. Nice, I know opening day in Philadelphia is the best.

    We all miss Harry though.

    Opening day anywhere is the coolest, nothing like except game 7 world series at home.
     
  5. E-2-E

    E-2-E Long Trail

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    Nothing like opening day.. Pete Rose was on Sterns show today, and as always was a great interview. Here he is with his new girlfriend, not a bad catch for a 69yr old.

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  6. airmotive

    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    The don't call him Charlie Hustle for nutin'!
     
  7. Dragline

    Dragline

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    Yeah but seeing that pic, I wonder who's hustlin who. :supergrin: :whistling:
     
  8. airmotive

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    He gonna die happy and broke....which beats sad and broke any day.
     
  9. Jay9928

    Jay9928 I laugh at liberals.

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    I was watching the pre-season D_Backs and Padres game at Peoria Sports complex on TV last night. Damn, D-Backs lost 11 to 3. That new pitcher sucks so far :whistling:
     
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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Drive by that stadium every time we go to Broadway at the Beach.
     
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    The Reds had their spring training here for years and I've been to a bunch of games. Now we have the Baltimore Orioles. I live in the land
    of spring training. The Reds wanted our city to put up the money to "improve" the facility they train in, to the tune of 33 million! There's nothing wrong w/our stadium. They wanted 9000 seats---- up from 7500.
    Average amount of seats sold per game............ 1875! So, our town said Bye-bye! Bring on the next team
     
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    Go Cubs. This is the year.
     
  13. DR. HOUSE

    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    Is that the cubs chant?

    It seems all cubs fan say this every year.........
     
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    Every year! Every stinking, lousy, disappointing year. But the day will come when the Cubs will do it and everyone will all of a sudden become "life long fans". I just love the game and have a soft spot for the Cubs.
     
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    < = O's fan, at least till allstar game when they always seem to go very flat. :embarassed: The good ole days seem to have gone! :crying:
     
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    Only 'til mid-season usually. Then we switch to, "Wait 'til next year!"

    Being a Cubs fan teaches you how to deal with disappointment...continually. But Wrigley is still a great place to catch a game a drink and Old Style. I only wish I lived closer.
     
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    snewsoG22 ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    congrats airmotive, i'm not going to opening day, but i'm gonna try to make it to several royals games.
     
  18. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    I grew up on Reds baseball. It was great that the Reds had fans in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and even North Carolina.

    My first baseball game ever was at Riverfront. I saw Luis Tiant pitch in the '75 series. I went to two games in the 1990 playoffs for $25 per ticket. I saw game two against Pittsburgh on a beautiful Friday afternoon. I also saw the Reds clinch in game six. I remember the sound of Glenn Braggs crashing into the wall to make that catch. I say "sound" because our seats were in right field and we could not see him.

    Yeah, I understand :embarassed:. I have never been to opening day though. I was always too wimpy to go to opening day because it was not my kind of weather.

    Hope the Reds win.
     
  19. ClydeG19

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    I'd love to go to opening day in Philly...but I live 2400 miles away. I had to settle for tickets when they are here in late April.
     
  20. airmotive

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    Well...my Reds took a beating...mainly from Albert Pujols. Greatest hitter of all time. He went 4 for 5 with two homers. If he maintains his current pace, he'll finish the season with an .800 batting average and 324 homeruns.
    Nevertheless...good times were had be all.

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