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|Having Kentucky coach John Calipari throw out the first pitch recently in Cincinnati wasn't a popular call for some Reds fans.|
Owner Robert Castellini thought he was doing a good marketing deed by honoring the Kentucky basketball national championship before Tuesday night's game. [...] And yet, Lance McAlister, host of WLW's Sportstalk, reports most of his Monday night show was occupied by callers complaining about the Reds honoring the Big Blue.
"Non-stop calls for 90 minutes," McAlister said Tuesday morning. "One caller said he'd refuse diamond seats if offered. It was stunning. And yet hilarious. I said it was the single dumbest debate I'd ever heard from Cincinnati fans."
In response, some UK fans have vowed not to frequent GABP, despite the fact that it is the Reds, not their fans, honoring Cal and the Cats.