Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
Whileit is true that One Write is located in Ohio, it would not generally beconsidered anywhere near Cincinnati, Ohio. So when the suggestion arose to havea company outing at a Reds game, it was met with some raised eyebrows.
However,the main supporters of the idea (Reds’ fanatics Dick McCafferty and PhilHerington) continued to lobby and eventually hit upon the perfect plan. TheReds schedule included a May19th “Businesspersons’ Special” against thePittsburgh Pirates which began at 12:35.
Thecombination pleased everyone: a Thursday road trip that would get us homebefore too late and an incredibly weak opponent (Pittsburgh is currently in an18-year string of losing seasons) made the plan go forward.
TheFun Bus departed our parking lot at 9:00 am carrying 30 employees and familymembers decked out in full game day dress.
Anticipationran high as we found there were special concession stands for this game atwhich every item was only a dollar! Life was good!
Unfortunatelythe teams did not cooperate and the Pirates (who had lost their previous sixgames) managed to hold on to defeat the Reds (who had won their previous fivegames) by a 5-3 score.
Thetwo and a half hour ride home allowed time for healing and spirits revived assome forward-thinking travelers had kept some cold beverages on the bus “justin case.”
It was a good day and we agreed to continuethis tradition again soon.