Reports are in and it looks like the Cincinnati Reds’ honoring of UK’s national title went well. John Calipari came out and threw a first pitch strike, with a crowd that included “a surprising number of UK fans decked in blue”, according to a KSRer in attendance. There were scattered boos, but the cheers far outweighed them and a good time was had by all.
Longtime Reds announcer Marty Brennaman said at the beginning of the radio broadcast that Reds fans who complained “should be ashamed of yourselves”, a sentiment with which most Cincinnati media seemed to agree. See, we can all be a happy family once again…at least the Reds fans among us can. I, however, must now go back to cheering on my Braves and wondering if Jair Jurrjens will be this awful forever.