It is trivia question time.

Here is how this will work.  The first person to correctly answer the upcoming trivia question in the comments portion of this post will win the two tickets to tomorrow’s game.  The winning person will be contacted via email with the details of how to receive your tickets.  Here’s the question…

When I was about 8 years old, my family went on our summer vacation to Cincinnati to watch the Reds.  While killing time one afternoon, we went to one of the local malls.  While walking through the mall, my father saw a man in one of the department stores that he insisted was a Reds player.  He told me I should go up to him and ask for his autograph.  Not quite knowing how to approach the man, I came up with a plan.  I walked up to him and asked him “Has anyone ever told you that you look like ____  ______?”  His response was “Yeah, my mother did when she named me that when I was born.”

Embarrassed, I mutter if I can have his autograph.  He says yes as long as his wife is still in the dressing room.

Thus the question, which Reds relief pitcher did I run into at the mall over 20 years ago?

Happy guessing, and good luck.

Edit #2! – Am I a goof or what?  After declaring OklahomaChase the winner, it appears as though we had more people eager for these tickets than I thought as many comments were awaiting moderation.  Cincy0003 answered correctly first based on the time stamps of the messages and thus Cincy0003 will be the winner.  I will now go hide under a rock…

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

Join the conversation! 56 Comments

  1. Rob Dibble?

  2. Rob Dibble

  3. Rob Dibble?

  4. Rob Dibble

  5. Ill post hints periodically.

    I am 31 now, so it would have been 23 years ago that I was 8.

  6. Keith Brown

  7. Norm Charlton

  8. John Franco? Rob Dibble? Rob Murphy?

  9. Can I guess more than one, or do I have to pick one?

  10. Tim Birtsas?

  11. ted power

  12. Jose Rijo

  13. keith Brown? Danny Jackson? Mario SOTO

  14. Frank Williams?

  15. Candy Sierra?

  16. Norm Charleton

  17. There was Frank Williams… and Jose Rijo…

  18. Pat Perry? Pat Pacillio?

  19. @iwuchris: Oops, Charlton, without the e.

  20. rob murphy

  21. Norm Charlton

  22. Well, obviously, it was Frank Williams.

  23. Wow, looks like we only have one person really eager for these tickets. I said I was “about 8”. After looking at this player’s personal Reds stats, that would have been his first season with the Reds 23 years ago. Perhaps I was closer to 9 or 10 when this player really gained fame as a Reds pitcher…

  24. Who is Ron Robinson,the “True Creature”

  25. Norm charleton

  26. Charlton

  27. Norm Charlton?

  28. Keith Brown

  29. Randy Myers

  30. Jeff Gray

  31. Keith Brown or Pat Pacillo?

  32. Randy Meyers

  33. Danny Jackson

  34. Jack Armstrong?

  35. I can’t use the tix, as I will be in Houston. But I too would guess Charlton from the clues. Since he’s been guessed, I’d take a shot that you’re toying with us a bit and would say Jack Armstrong, who I guess may have been in the bullpen in ’88.

  36. Randy Myers

  37. Pat Perry

  38. ROB DIBBLE

  39. Dennis Rasmussen

  40. Jose Rijo

  41. Chris Hammond

  42. Sweet! And to think it only took 6 guesses! 😀

  43. Norm Charlton

  44. Pat Perry

  45. OK, in typical goof up mode by me. A lot of the comments did not show at the right time. We had comments in moderation mode.

  46. Did Oklahoma chase win the tickets?

  47. Cincy0003 and OklahomaChase, I have emailed both of you….

    Just for the record, I’m an idiot!

  48. Nick Esasky?

  49. That’s not really a “trivia” question. It’s more of a “guess who I’m thinking of” question.

  50. It’s a good story though. Who was it? Everyone answers like eight time each so it’s hard to tell. Charlton?

  51. I wanted to use a question that the answer couldn’t just be googled. Charlton was the answer.

  52. Just to ease the minds of the nation, and my own, I gave oklahomachase a nice consolation prize for my screw up!

  53. Ah, Charlton. A funny thing was that Dibble and Myers used to call him “The Genius” because he had a triple major in college.

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A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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