Superfan Darius Rucker Takes in a Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game

Superfan Darius Rucker Takes in a Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game

Baseball season is only a couple of weeks old, but Darius Rucker has already found the time to show his loyalty to the Cincinnati Reds.

Spotted by Fox Sports during a recent game at Great American Ball Park, the “Wagon Wheel” singer chatted with Jim Day about becoming a Cincinnati Reds fan while growing up in South Carolina.

“I started liking sports at a young age. They were great,” Darius told Fox Sports. “They were great to watch on TV. I loved all the players. I though they were great—[Dan] Driessen at first base and [Joe] Morgan. I loved them. I kept loving them. They kept winning and they kept being great.”

The country singer also got the opportunity to sing the national anthem for his favorite team at GABP during the 2016 season. No doubt Darius is stoked about the start of baseball season. He posted the national anthem photo on Instagram expressing his excitement, and the Reds are currently leading the NL Central with a 9-5 record.

“Baseball is back baby! Let’s go @Reds. What ball cap are y’all wearing this season??” he wrote in the caption.

Play Ball!

Baseball is back baby! Let’s go @Reds. What ball cap are y’all wearing this season??

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell