For a lot of years, I was a Reds fan and for a lot of years, I went to a bunch of ballgames. That won’t be the case for the upcoming season.
Last week, The Reds announced there will be no smoking anywhere at the Great American Ballpark. This is a result of the statewide ban passed on the ballot in November.
The Reds won’t even let you go outside to light up. If you do, you won’t get back into the ballpark without purchasing another ticket.
Whatever, Reds management. Suit yourself. This smoker won’t be purchasing any of your five dollar beers or your overpriced hotdogs. I’ll be staying home. That’s just what Cincinnati needs – right? More people not coming downtown.
Look at all the business and restaurant closings downtown. Look at our crime rate. It pisses me off that the focus won’t be on these issues come spring time. It’s going to be on telling smokers to put out their cigarettes at the ballpark.
I’m more than fed up with this no-smoking bullshit. I’ve written about it in my column and also on this blog. Our local Cincinnati Reds aren’t helping. They should at least provide a place outside for us to light up or let us come back in after we smoke.
Until that happens, my money stays in my wallet.