Wanna know what that Big Red Machine did with the water it collected from the astroturf field at Riverfront Stadium?

Why, it sprayed it over the fence, of course:

I can’t explain why I enjoyed that so much at the time, except to say that I was ten, and easily amused.

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2 Responses

  1. Chris O

    i loved that too. Also my black George Foster bat that I always left out in the rain so the paint came off. 🙁

  2. Chris

    Bat Day was a great invention. I also remember wearing out the shirt I got on “batting practice jersey day” in about ’84.