Baseball Season

The Civil Rights Game

Just havin' some fun
Just havin' some fun
A pre game interview with Reds manager Dusty Baker
A pre game interview with Reds manager Dusty Baker
A shot from our seats looking toward the Ohio River into Kentucky.
A shot from our seats looking toward the Ohio River into Kentucky.

Opening Day in Cincinnati

April 5 is opening day here in Cincinnati. The Reds are starting the season with the Cardinals. Since I've been a kid (a Long time ago) I've always looked forward to the start of baseball. It's spring, even though my son and I have experienced some terrible weather for our trips to the ballpark. I think it was 1984 when we went to see the the Reds and the Expos and it was cold, raining, then sleeting and snowing. My son Justin was only 9 and I totally expected that we were not going to be seeing 9 innings of baseball, but I was wrong we made it through 8+ and by that time I was ready to get out of there. Opening day here is always special, it starts with a parade starting at Findlay Market (the oldest outdoor market in Ohio) and ends at the ballpark with the whole parade circling Great American Ballpark. It's a full day of celebration and all of us around here can't wait. I'm putting up some photos from a game we went to last year between the Reds and the White Sox. A special game because it was the Civil Rights Game and another huge day in this city. Honored before and at the game were the likes of Bill Cosby, Muhammad Ali and "The Hammer" Hank Aaron along with some Negro Leaguers and my favorite Mr. Frank Robinson (who I have great childhood memories of). Anyway enough rambling, hope you enjoy the photo's!!

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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

That is the only sport I love to watch. When I lived in Orange county, California, I would always take my kids to the Angels games. We only lived around the corner and it was always fun. Feeling the sun on your face, eating hotdogs and drinking cokes. Watching the game with my son, what great time. I am so glad baseball is back. Great hub


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Beautiful. I love baseball. I could field okay but I had no arm and couldn't see a fast pitch until it hit me in the head! Tell John Prine I made a hub for him. God bless y'all!


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Me too Micky Dee, I played starting at 4 and played until I was 17 and have to say I was a good player but that Justin, man he was a left handed pitcher and first baseman who just knocked the cover off the ball and had 3 no hitters and played in 2 All Star games. Bless you brother, I'll give John your best!! Peace and Love, Tom and Justin


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Great photos, and Baseball is my favourite sport, of course that might be because it's the ONLY sport I enjoy following. . . . GO RANGERS! Can't wait for the new season to start!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Me too Todd, I love Josh Hamilton. I just heard he was in the hospital. I can't wait either,. it's the fuckin' best!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

He's in the hospital NOW? FOR EFFIN' WHAT? I gotta Google to make sure my boy is okay.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

He's got pnumonia (sp?)


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

pneumonia. Ah, I see. I did a quick Google search and found nothing; but I knew that just the search terms "Josh Hamilton" were he in bad shape, would have shown something. We've got big bad Miguel Cabrerra now too!

:-D Miguel behind Josh in the lineup, man, that's FIERCE!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

I didn't know that, you also got one of our pitchers from last year Arthur Rhodes. You'll love him, he's a fuckin' horse. Here in Cincinnati Josh is still loved, that story was on our local news. I'm still pissed he's gone!

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