Fill in the blank.

You know you’re a Reds fan if ______________________________.

42 Responses

  1. Andy

    You are still checking this site daily in the middle of October? Or does that qualify as a Reds “problem?” I might need to check in someplace.

  2. RedBlooded

    You put yourself to sleep at night thinking of possible Reds lineups. Not that I know anyone who does that. Really, I don’t. OK, maybe I do know someone. Maybe I need RA (Redsaholics Anonymous) I am powerless over my Reds addiction and I am a Redsaholic. There, I feel better.

  3. jdb

    You know you’re a Reds fan if you qualify that statement by saying “I’m a long suffering Reds fan.”

  4. Dennis

    You watch or listen to every minute of every game, even the ones on Oct. 1-4.

  5. brublejr

    you still have hope for them even with Dusty Baker at the helm.

  6. RedStalk

    You need to look at Kansas City in order to build up sufficient optimism about your club’s present and future.

    Youch, maybe that was a bit too harsh.

  7. RiverCity Redleg

    ..you don’t think about Free Agents you want, rather FAs the team can afford.

  8. RiverCity Redleg

    ..you automatically look past any player with Scott Boras as an agent.

  9. WORLD

    “….if Joe Nuxhall ever dumped a full mug of hot coffee on your head.”

  10. Jose

    WORLD: “….if Joe Nuxhall ever dumped a full mug of hot coffee on your head.”

    What the heck?

  11. wanderinredsfan

    …you’re a glutton for punishment, usually in the month of July.

  12. mike

    RedBlooded: You put yourself to sleep at night thinking of possible Reds lineups. Not that I know anyone who does that. Really, I don’t. OK, maybe I do know someone. Maybe I need RA (Redsaholics Anonymous) I am powerless over my Reds addiction and I am a Redsaholic. There, I feel better.

    so well said

  13. RedBlooded

    May, Mike, we can form a chapter of RA. I think it would be a boon to society. I see a number of other suffers above.

  14. preach

    the most exciting thing in September is calling up the kids to see who can fill holes for next year.

  15. preach

    you check the waiver wire hourly looking for castoffs who can turn your season around.

  16. DJ

    you know you should only watch the first half of the season yet every year you suffer through the second half anyway, just hoping

  17. RedBlooded

    You know you’re a Reds fan if: you actually check the AFL several times a day to see how Heisey, Alonzo, et al are doing. Please someone help me stop the madness.

  18. Nathan in Indianapolis

    When you think of summer, one of the first things in your mind is Marty’s voice in the background. . .Or, you check this site daily through October, November, etc… or you find yourself getting overexcited, and seemingly anxious, requiring you pull yourself back to reality, thinking about what the Reds lineup for next year COULD do. . .

  19. Matt WI

    If you never stopped calling the old stadium “Riverfront”… and you still sort of miss the old thing.

  20. Shelby

    When you keep hoping that we win in spite of Dusty Baker and the front office.

  21. The Godfather

    …you think your best chance of winning in 2010 is bringing all coaches from the Cards to Cincinnati (Oh, guess that ain’t happening.).

  22. KY Chip

    … you ever patterned your eye-wear after Chris Sabo.

    … you ever tried to convince your wife that “Rose Larkin” would be a great name for your newborn daughter.

    … you prefer your old-school all-red Reds hat to any other one made since the 1990s.

    … you prefer Riverfront Stadium to GABP and Crosley Field to Riverfront Stadium.

    … you think “next year” might actually happen next year.

  23. David

    …when you listen to 159 of the 162 games in the 2009 season.

  24. WORLD

    To Jose:

    This happened to me by way of Mr. Nuxhall. I had pulled one of my many practical jokes on the old fellow and he told me to stand there and take my medicine. And so he dumped his coffee, just poured, on my skull.

    He almost died laughing and told me that I was too good to be a dumba** Phillies fan and that the Reds must have me.

    That’s the story.

    You could look it up.

  25. RedinFla

    You know you’re a Reds fan if…
    …you start planning your trips to Sarasota as soon as the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

    Well, until this year, anyway. 👿

  26. hoosierdad

    you still have your ticket stubs, newspapers the day of, souvenir program from, Johnny Bench night AND you can sing all the words to, “The Queen City, has a King. Johnny Bench, means everything that’s good about our great game of baseball……Thank you John, for making Cincinnati your one and only stop…along the way!”

  27. John

    You’ll sit through wind, rain, rednecks, George H.W. Bush, and Lee Greenwood to see a ballpark open and the Reds lose to the Pirates. And still feel like it was a good time.

  28. aaron

    You actually can fill out a lineup card better than your teams manager than you must be a Reds fan.

  29. DS in Seattle

    You remember your wife’s birthday because it’s the same day as Pete Rose’s. And the year because it was Pete’s rookie year. 😀

  30. preach

    You know what “Happy Hudy Time” is.

    You compare every World Series team with the BRM and they all come up lacking.

    You know what BRM means.

    You were more excited to get a Wayne Krenchiki card in your Topps pack than a George Brett or Nolan Ryan.

    You just knew the Reds would sweep the A’s before it happened.

    When you watched Field of Dreams you rooted against Shoeless Joe.

    When you heard “Ease his pain” in the aforementioned movie you instantly thought of Milt Pappas.

    You know all the rules of the George Grande Game.

    You blog about this stuff instead of going to bed.

  31. pinson343

    You’re sure that the Reds would have won the 1919 World Series, even if the White Sox had played it straight.

    You live in New York and still admit to everyone that you’re a Reds fan.

    You’re always sure that in 2 years the Reds will be a powerhouse.

    You don’t believe that Derek Jeter can play ball as well as Barry Larkin did.

    You still miss having the Nasty Boys in the bullpen.

    The Robby for Pappas trade still depresses you.

  32. RedinFla

    DS in Seattle: You remember your wife’s birthday because it’s the same day as Pete Rose’s. And the year because it was Pete’s rookie year.

    Man, that’s dedication. :mrgreen:

  33. Charlie Scrabbles

    …hearing the names “Willy Taveras” and “Corey Patterson” cause you to exhibit symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome.

  34. GreatRedLegsFan

    You think the Reds homeclub uniform is the most beautiful uniform in baseball at all, probably followed by the Yankees.

  35. RiverCity Redleg

    KY Chip: … you ever tried to convince your wife that “Rose Larkin” would be a great name for your newborn daughter.

    My daughter was just born last month and I lobbied hard for Morgan Rose. Alas, to no avail.

  36. Chris W

    …You associate your birthday with the day the Reds lost to the Mets in a 1 game playoff with the Mets.

    …You name your fantasy sports team “Sabo’s RecSpecs”

    …You know the colors Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red, not as primary colors, but the sections of seats in Riverfront.

    …You have one of said seats on a shelf in your living room.

  37. Jose

    WORLD: To Jose:This happened to me by way of Mr. Nuxhall.I had pulled one of my many practical jokes on the old fellow and he told me to stand there and take my medicine.And so he dumped his coffee, just poured, on my skull.He almost died laughing and told me that I was too good to be a dumba** Phillies fan and that the Reds must have me.That’s the story.You could look it up.

    I would ask who you are, but then i might get some response like “I am Batman”
    or I might end up finding out that your not really there, or that your a figment of my imagination…
    or worse, you might be shoeless joe jackson telling me that I need to go have a catch with my dad…

    Yeah… Imma go with Batman…

  38. broadwaydave

    pinson343: You live in New York and still admit to everyone that you’re a Reds fan.

    yeah, but do you wear a reds hat around town. i do.