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LuvSox
08-05-2005, 10:24 PM
Great guys down there in Cincy!

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/sports/12311591.htm

Soxzilla
08-05-2005, 10:30 PM
That is probably one of the best stories I've ever read.

DarkCloudDropo
08-05-2005, 11:13 PM
Well hell! That brought tears to my eyes. :(:

fquaye149
08-05-2005, 11:48 PM
this is unbelievably terrific. (besides the obvious tragedy). They took something that might have scarred the child for life (and still could) and turned it into a positive memory he will almost certainly remember forever.

Bittersweet isn't great, but it is surely better than bitter. Kudos to the Reds players and organization.

JUribe1989
08-06-2005, 12:08 AM
I got goosebumps reading that. The Reds are great human beings.

TornLabrum
08-06-2005, 12:13 AM
That was a terrific thing for them to do. It's good to see ball players showing the better side of human nature after all the stuff that goes down from steroids to salaries.

ChiSoxGirl
08-06-2005, 12:56 AM
What a class act those Reds are! I had a mental picture throughout that whole article and a warm feeling inside. :smile:

sthbndsox
08-06-2005, 01:11 AM
Thats probably the nicest thing I've ever heard before... wow

skobabe8
08-06-2005, 02:54 AM
Good job, Cincy! At least someone in the NL Central has class!

DaveIsHere
08-06-2005, 09:19 AM
What an awesome story!!!!!!


Poor kid lost his grandfather, but the care shown by the team was incredible. Hopefully it makes things a little easier on the little guy.

34rancher
08-06-2005, 09:22 AM
Kudos to the Reds.

I also like that the artice is not a huge character one, just something matter of fact and they come off as, "Hey, this is what we should have done." Anyone wanna bet if this happened on the north side of town that it would be the lead story on the trib, Wgn tv, and Wgn radio?

bafiarocks03
08-06-2005, 01:08 PM
Yea that was soo sweet!! THe reds are awesome!!

DumpJerry
08-06-2005, 02:36 PM
Story of the year!:smile:

Now, just think if the kid grows up to be a MLB player and the Reds are his team!
I guess the Marge Schott era is really over.

SOXSINCE'70
08-06-2005, 04:29 PM
After reading that story,I hope the Reds get the kudos they deserve.
Awesome act by the team.They are now the third NL Central team
I root for (Cards,'Stros,Reds).And I hope they beat the crap out of
the sCrUBS every time they play them from here on.:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

It's comforting to know some people remember what
being a "mensch"(responsible adult) is all about.:cool:

chisoxfan64
08-06-2005, 04:33 PM
That is awesome, just fantastic. Way to go Reds.:D:

PicktoCLick72
08-06-2005, 05:02 PM
Great job by the Reds showing that baseball is just a game and there are plenty of more important things in life.

sox_fan_forever
08-06-2005, 10:45 PM
That's a great story. Great job by the Reds!

Jerko
08-07-2005, 09:57 AM
I've been a Reds fan since the days of the Big Red Machine, but I've never had this good a feeling about them. My first ever ballgame was with my grandfather when I was about 3 and I can't even imagine what I would have done had something like that happened. Good job by the Reds.

Whitesox029
08-08-2005, 12:22 AM
I'd like to think our Sox would do the very same if given the chance. The Reds really are great for doing that.

chitownhawkfan
08-08-2005, 12:33 AM
That is the definition of Classy!

Jjav829
08-17-2005, 10:25 PM
This story gets even better. (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050817&content_id=1173938&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin) :thumbsup:


Antonio and his family, which includes 4-year-old sister Maya and mother Sharon Brock, wanted to find a way to say thank you Wednesday.

"We brought dozens and dozens of cookies," Debbie said. "We weren't sure what else to do."

But the players kept giving to the little boy. They bought him a motorized scooter and safety helmet, a PlayStation 2 and various accessories and electronic devices and gave him more autographed balls, bats and gloves. He unwrapped the presents in the middle of the clubhouse after batting practice.

Just an awesome story. Pure class by the Reds.

LuvSox
08-17-2005, 10:45 PM
This story gets even better. (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050817&content_id=1173938&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin) :thumbsup:




Just an awesome story. Pure class by the Reds.

I'm gonna cry....

TornLabrum
08-17-2005, 10:50 PM
I'm gonna cry....

I came awfully close to having tears running down my cheeks. My eyes are still pretty watery after reading that. Talk about a classy group of people!

buehrle4cy05
08-17-2005, 11:08 PM
That thing about bringing them cookies...that got me a little misty-eyed.

The Cincinnati Reds should win some award for this. This is quite possibly the nicest story I've ever read.

Jerko
08-17-2005, 11:18 PM
I am wearing my Reds cap for the rest of the year (when I am not at Sox games, that is). That is truly an unbelievable story in this day and age. Good for you, Reds. At least you can show compassion thru an otherwise dismal season.

Jerko
08-17-2005, 11:19 PM
That thing about bringing them cookies...that got me a little misty-eyed.

The Cincinnati Reds should win some award for this. This is quite possibly the nicest story I've ever read.

Even though I hate them, ESPN should do an "outside the lines" or something about this story.

LuvSox
08-17-2005, 11:27 PM
Even though I hate them, ESPN should do an "outside the lines" or something about this story.

Bob Ley is the good side of ESPN.

I still can't get over this story.

Rocky Soprano
08-18-2005, 08:55 AM
Wow, what an organization!

I am now a Red's Fan.

cbone
08-18-2005, 09:09 AM
I'm having a moment here.:whiner:

soxjim
08-18-2005, 11:37 AM
This just shows there are great people in the world today. I tip my hat to the Reds organization. I did choke up reading this.

MIgrenade
08-19-2005, 03:17 PM
It's endlessly amazing that this story does not come out while I continue to have to hear about steroids and player hold outs.
Nice to see the good side of baseball.

VeeckAsInWreck
08-19-2005, 05:50 PM
I've only heard about this story here, but I have huge respect for the Reds players, and they have plenty of good karma going their way. Makes me believe in mankind again.

pczarapa
08-19-2005, 10:16 PM
Great guys down there in Cincy!

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/sports/12311591.htm


They're a good club with $hitty owners and mediocre management, unfortunately I am geographically challenged and have to go to Reds games to get my MLB fix. Although I think the Reds and the Sox have the same record since the all star break. I am ready to light my house on fire if we don't break this slump.