Reds and Pirates tonight, in Pittsburgh. Micah Owings makes his first start since returning from the disabled list, and I know we’re all hopeful that he can hit three homers tonight. Otherwise, the Reds may get shut out.
Interesting note in the comments to a thread below:
A 1979 NLCS REUNION
Tonight and tomorrow the Reds and Pirates will be wearing uniforms and hats from the 1979 season as the Pirates celebrate the 30th anniversary of their last World Series Championship. The Reds played the Pirates in the 1979 National League Championship series, losing the series 3-0. The Reds won the NL West going 90-71 under Manger John McNamara.
Ironically, 1979 was the last time either the Reds or the Pirates were relevant.
Anyway, I’m a sucker for these throwback games, and I’ve always wondered why we never see the Reds do this at Great American Ballpark (Civil Rights Game notwithstanding).