Today is the end of an era for those of us in Cincinnati Reds Country. The longtime Reds radio announcer is calling his final Reds game today. While I am not as big of a Reds fan as I used to me, many times in my life I tuned in to listen to Marty (and Joe) give the play by play. I just can’t imagine listening to a Reds game without that familiar voice. Hopefully the Reds will give him a win and his final shot to say “and this one belongs to the Reds”. Happy Retirement Marty, Reds Country is going to miss you.
Opening Day in Cincinnati is special and has been for decades. The energy level on Reds Opening Day is through the roof. So I can’t believe Findley Market is changing it next year and that the expect the fans to accept it. How can you have a Reds true opening day without the opening day parade? It is a tradition not just a one time event. Change is not always a good thing when tradition is envolved.
Growing up in Cincinnati Reds country and being a die hard Reds fan in the 90’s I was a Bret Boone fan. Now of course once I learned about Aaron Boone, I was head over heels in love with him. I was also a thirteen year old girl. I was super excited about this book. I actually ended up listening to the audio version, which was read by Bret Boone, so I actually thought that was made it even better. It felt like he was telling me his story himself. I loved this book! I became a Bret & Aaron Boone fan all over again. I was really impressed with the respect he had for Barry Larkin. Larkin to my generation of Reds Fans was like Babe Ruth or Hank Aaron. He was a local celebrity as was Ken Griffey Jr and he seemed to have respect for him as well. I was actually one of the fans that was said when the Reds fired Bob Boone as their manager which led to the trade of Aaron Boone as well. It was thy day Aaron Boone was traded that my die hard fandom for the Reds ended. I was a Boone girl through and trough and he was the last Boone standing as a Red. I am thankful that Bret Boone not only wrote this book but took the time to narrate the audio version as well. I feel like through this book I was given an inside look into the Boone Family. It was interesting to read that the Boone patriarch passed away on the same day and year as my aunt. From what I can tell two very special people were taken from this world on that day. Two special people that have lots of people still missing them. Thank You Brett Boone for giving not only me but all who read your book a glimpse into the Boone Family.
My first celebrity crush was Aaron Boone. I’m not sure how much of a celebrity he was but I was in love with him. For those of you who don’t know who he is, he was the Cincinnati Reds 3rd Baseman for many years back in the late 90’s. I carried baseball cards of him in my purse, I had tons of pictures and newspaper clippings of him on my wall, I even took tons of pictures of his butt. I was a teenage girl in love, now looking back, what was I thinking?
It’s Opening Day in Cincinnati Reds Country! And that is a big deal! People camp out in freezing cold weather just to get tickets for the game. Rain, sleet, snow, or record temperatures in either direction will not keep people away from the Opening Day Parade. It might be one of the only sell out games of the season but Opening Day is a tradition. And everybody has their own Opening Day tradition, even this Southern Belle. Today this Southern Belle is wearing red!