For decades, the Cincinnati Reds (Vickie’s favorite team) were always the first team to play at the beginning of every baseball season. Modern
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, dressed in period uniforms, the Reds took the field. A real, open, grassy field with bases, but no base paths. No ball gloves used, they didn’t appear until the 1880’s. You could record a out on a fly ball – even with one bounce. The pitcher threw the ball underhanded. No swearing, no spitting. Runs were called tally’s – a ground ball was a daisy cutter – the batter was a striker- and the cheers were “Huzzah’s.” In the end, a great time was had by all.
So here’s to the Reds – old and new – Happy Anniversary!