...at least that's how long it was from the time I started writing this post. Speaking of the Reds, have you ever been to the Hall of Fame and Museum? My dad and I went to check out the exhibit on Crosley Field this week. If you haven't been, I highly recommend going, it's one of the coolest and lesser known aspects of Great American Ballpark and downtown in general.
Could Cincinnati have kept Crosley and had a tradition similar to Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway park in Boston had we not built a highway through a neighborhood and along its outfield wall? Seems like while the automobile became a detriment to Queen City baseball fans who wanted to see games at Crosley, the streetcar was a welcomed service. A welcomed service we may see return by Opening Day 2012?:
All the more reason to...build the streetcar!
In the meantime to hold you over until opening day, the Cincinnati Cyclones return to US Bank Arena on March 18 (I'll be there) and are bound for the playoffs to make another Kelly Cup run. The Cincinnati Commandos open their inaugural season at the Cincinnati Gardens tonight (I'll be there too) and the Cincinnati Rollergirls return there on March 27th (and there as well).
Also, the circus rolled into town...
I wonder if the folks living along Pete Rose Way/Riverside Dr. who opposed light rail coming down these tracks oppose the circus train being here? I also wonder if the CAVE* men from the local fringe group "COAST," oppose the circus (just as they do the Cincinnati Streetcar and 3C Rail project) since it uses rail transportation.
23 days, 559 hours and 33.555 minutes until the first pitch of opening day.
*CAVE men = Citizens Against Virtually Everything