PRE-GAME POST 4/23

This is what you call “Bobblehead Solidarity.” 

Upon hearing of Burt BobbleRed’s recent injuries, bobbleheads from around the world have flooded Better Off Red headquarters with cards, letters and signs of support.  For example:

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This touching tribute was sent from the Royal Ladies of Better Off Red - Mary Beth and Julie Muething…Thanks ladies!  I admit, this kind of stuff brings a tear to my eye.

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While Burt’s in the hospital, his cousin Marty Bobbleman has been filling in.

Here’s Marty on a recent trip to Louisville’s Slugger Field…

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ILoveKetchup.jpgPhotos courtesy of loyal Better Off Red reader, Geoff Homan.

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More Aroldis Fever photos!  These are from Aaron Doster

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4545386469_8f037779ba.jpgGood stuff, Aaron!!  Thank you!

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Reds fans of all ages…..please welcome the newest member of the Reds Cap Club, Mick Burke!

010.JPGMick’s grandfather, Terry Eby writes: “Call me shameless, but what are grandparents for. This is a picture of Mick Burke, brand new Reds fan, son of the amazing Chad and the lovely Patrice, who live in Brooklyn N.Y.All loyal reds fans.Born on April 10  at  9 pounds 4 ounces. Went up to see him last week and had to plop the hat on him.”

Excellent, Terry.  Thank you and welcome to the club, Mick!

If you’d like to become a member of the Reds Cap Club, simply send an email to jramsey@com of you wearing your favorite Reds lid.

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The Better Off Red Reds State Challenge has its second submission from Delaware!!  

Although, technical difficulties are preventing her from sending a proper photo, Diane from Delaware writes: “OK OK A DELAWARE RESIDENT IS STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE AND REGISTERING WITH YOUR 50 STATE OUT REACH  – ACTUALLY WE FOLLOW ALL OF THE REDS TEAMS – I DID EMAIL ON MONDAY BUT I GUESS IT DID NOT GO THROUGH  – BUT GREETINGS FROM DELAWARE   “THE STATE THAT STARTED A NATION” 

Good stuff, Diane!  Thank you!  Delaware is so very proud.

Delaware, you have until Sunday night at midnight to send proof of your Reds allegiance to jramsey@reds.com

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The blister bug is alive in the Reds minor leagues…Yesterday, Louisville’s Matt Maloney was put on the DL with a blister on his left middle finger.  Today, Dayton’s J.C. Sulbaran has been put on the disabled list with a blister on his right middle finger.

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Tomorrow, the first 20,000 fans at Great American Ball Park for the 1:10 game vs San Diego will receive a Reds Ballpark Turf Grower presented of Scotts

My colleague/co-worker Michael Anderson sent in the following photo.

 

 

Scotts-turf-grower.jpgMichael says, “It took about a week for it to grow. I watered it every day.”

Unfortunately for Michael, his office neighbors have complained to upper management that he’s letting his yard go and have demanded that he mow it immediately. 

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Here are some pregame photos for ya…

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DSC01527.JPGHere’s the “Loose Cannon” John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.   

Mere moments after this photo was snapped, so did John.  Foaming at the mouth and claiming he was the brother of Superman, John ran up to the top of a ladder used to equip the radar gun.  At the very top of the ladder, John screamed, “I can fly like parakeet in a windstorm!”, then ripped open his shirt Superman-style and jumped off the ladder.  

After he belly-flopped to the ground, the “Cannon” got up and said, “Stop looking at me!  I meant Spiderman!,” and then proceeded to climb the netting behind homeplate liked the webbed superhero. 

Thankfully, Reds Director of Media Relations Rob Butcher restored order by using the Fay-zer Taser to electrify John with 7500 volts of “settle.”

DSC01546.JPGIronically, the same ladder that John lept from was used to repair the netting that he attempted to climb.

DSC01528.JPGHere’s Butcher talking with Bill “Seg” Dennison about the shockingly bizarre incident. 

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Well that’s enough nonsense for now…Enjoy the game.  Wear a jacket if you’re coming to the ballpark tonight.

I’ll be back later!

Jamie

   

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