Posted on: Jun 12, 2021 at 1:08 PM
This story is for Geoff & all the other Reds fans.
The last time that I was back in Cincy was for my mother's funeral in December 1992, right before Christmas. The time before that was our 20th Reunion and the time before that was in September of 1988. My brother Dan & I decided to go to the Reds game that night as then rival LA Dodgers were in town. It was a Friday night contest and of course it started to rain soon after we arrived. We waited in the rain for well over an hour & decided to go home as we were soaked by then. That was about 9pm. We returned home, changed clothes opened a couple of beers and began to play cards. Sometime later, I suggested turning on the radio to see when the game was to be rescheduled for & when our Rain Checks would be valid. The radio was broadcasting the game which my brother & I had left.
That date, September 16th, 1988 was when -- after a 2 1/2 hour rain delay -- Tom Browning pitched his perfect game. I literally cried.