In my years, there have only been two times in the history of baseball that *Opening Day* did not happen for the Reds in their hometown of Cincinnati - - the place where I was born and the place where the momentous spring occasion is celebrated as an official holiday with a home game regularly scheduled for the Reds since Cincinnati is the official birthplace of major league baseball. The first time was in 1966 ( the year I was born ) and due to April showers, the celebrated beginning of the season was delayed. The second time was in 1990 and the reason that year was because of a lockout and labor dispute within the MLB. A week into the schedule however, baseball came back to Cincinnati as the Reds went on to celebrate that new 1990 season and did not stop until the team brought home a Wire-to-Wire World Series Championship.
Needless to say, this year the delay to the start of the baseball season due to the pandemic is most unfortunate. Nevertheless, on this day that was scheduled to be Opening Day 2020 in Cincinnati and all around the United States, I’m celebrating all that can go right and ideal in the game of baseball regardless of what external or internal conditions may alter its course. It is in that spirit that once again, I celebrate this collection of resilient team players that thirty years ago, despite the delay in the season’s beginning, went on to conquer the World Series in Sweeping *Wire-to-Wire* fashion.
Below are some pictures of my signature *Mosaic Bobblehead Painting* of those 1990 World Series Champions of baseball. - - More about this artwork can be found in my blog: "My Wire-to-Wire Summer with Twelve Stars and A Piece of American History" which also includes a video of the old high-tech Riverfront/Cinergy Field scoreboard in action.
More Blogs Celebrating Baseball:
"Hope Springs Eternal on *Opening Day*"
Joey Votto: "Paint It Black"
*The Big Red Machine*: "Colorful Success"
Pete Rose: "The Timeless Charlie Hustle and The Geometry of a Rose"
Barry Larkin: "Number Eleven and the Four Elements"
Johnny Bench: "Bench Number Five ~ The Earth is a Baseball"
1990 World Series Champs: "My Wire-to-Wire Summer with Twelve Stars and A Piece of American History"
"Happy Opening Day" in the U.S.A. ~ A Year to Remember #8
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