Seeing as though I spend a lot of time traveling, I'm excited about the MLB post-season. Specifically, I'm anxiously awaiting to "final" ALDS and NLDS match-ups so I can determine where I want to go and how much time (i.e. if any) I want to take off of work. It's been a long time since I've been in a city where there's post-season baseball. Lately, I've been spending a lot of time in Minneapolis, and I'm excited to head to Target Field for game 1 of the Minneapolis Twins series. From what I can see, Game 1 of the ALDS is Wednesday, October 6. I cannot wait.
Moreover, as an Ohio girl, I'm thrilled to see the Cincinnati Reds are in the NLDS hunt. I haven't been to the new ballpark in Cincinnati yet, but I have fond memories of going to the old Riverfront Coliseum as a kid and listening to "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang while fireworks peppered the sky (i.e. if the Reds won). When I was younger, my mom was strict. Now I'm older, but let's face it ~ she's still strict. She's so strict that she wouldn't let me watch the Cincinnati Reds when they were playing the Oakland A's in the 1990 World Series. I was forced to listen to the games on the radio! On the radio! Yes, RADIO!!! I couldn't believe it... LOL.
Regardless, I bet a classmate of mine (i.e. Aaron Howard) that Oakland would win. I couldn't believe he'd picked Cincinnati to win it all, considering the Reds were the underdogs. Needless to say, I lost my bet.
Well, mom. I'm a BIG kid now, and you better believe that schedule permitting I'm going to be at a game or games this MLB post-season... But I must admit, there's nothing like listening to the games on the radio...
If you're curious and want to see the current MLB post-season schedule, here's a link: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/ps.jsp?y=10
For those of you Reds fans that want to re-live the good old days. Here you go.