This would be more of a radio topic but I am kind of interested in what you guys feel are some of your best sports memories, heroes, and moments.
My favorite baseball player of all-time: Kirby Puckett, you may ask why would a Cincinnatian select Kirby Puckett as their favorite player of all time? I have the answer for you, because he was fat. Sure Kirby wasn't that big but he was short and stocky. Kirby gave 100% all the time and as a kid he was fun to watch. In 1992 I was just really getting into baseball and Kirby and the Twins were on top. I loved Barry Larkin, Reggie Sanders, and other Reds players but Kirby has always been the man for me.
Baseball player I wished I could have watched: Roberto Clemente. Clemente was a player that I learned about early in elementary school because of his humanitarian efforts. From early on in my youth I was very interested in what he did both on and off the field. I can remember when ESPN came out with ESPN Classic my uncle Tim taped a game with Clemente in it. I watched that game in awe. I wish I could have witnessed in person.
Favorite Memory at the Ballpark: I can't remember the year but I can remember who we saw. It was my brother, myself, and my uncle Tim. It was at Riverfront in the blue seats, we were on the first base side and the Reds were playing the San Diego Padres. Bip Roberts led off the first inning with a Triple, he ran the bases so fast it seemed like he flew. I remember that very vividly. I don't recal much more of the game other than sitting and enjoying the game. But that is one of my favorite memories at the ballpark.
This is a start, what about you? What are some of your memories or your highlights? I may add some more as we go.