Saturday, June 20, 2009
BILL WATTERSON POST CARTOON - 25 JUN 1980
This cartoon, from June 25th, 1980, celebrates the 10th anniversary of Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. The stadium was the home of both the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals. Highlights by this milestone included Tom Seaver's no-hitter, Pete Rose's 3000th hit, and Hank Aaron's tying of Babe Ruth's home run record.
Both the Reds and Bengals have had new stadiums built in the last decade (at taxpayer expense), but I'll always have a nostalgic feeling for Riverfront. I was never much of a sports fan, but when I was a kid we always went once a year as a big group, with Crackerjacks and everything. I was excited but a little sad to see it go like this.