When I was a kid, I lived in Kentucky for a very brief time. While there, we'd travel to the King's Island Amusement Park in Ohio for family trips. To tell you the truth, I wasn't even sure it was still around until I just did a search... it is... how cool. Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is one thing I remember most was there were a ton of Reds fans at the park. I grew up a Yankee fan in New York and yes, I was young, but I remember the pinstripes and the players. For those couple years in Kentucky, it was like culture shock because we were New Yorkers, clearly in another world. It was the mid-70's so the Big Red Machine was huge and it was before the Yankees won in 1977 and 1978.I remember falling in love with the way Pete Rose played the game and I loved the hustle. Even at that...

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