SERIES HIGHLIGHTS 9/16-9/21
Series Highlights • Brewers & Astros • Sept. 16-21, 2011
Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 pm
• Toyota Tundra Ceremony: During pregame ceremonies, the Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Toyota dealers will give away a brand new Toyota Tundra to one of eight local law enforcement agencies being honored on the field. Reds Manager Dusty Baker will spin a giant prize wheel to determine the grand prize winner.
• Oktoberfest Night: Tonight is also Oktoberfest Night at the ballpark, as the city welcomes “Oktoberfest Zinzinnati” to the downtown area all weekend long. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati mascot “Fritz” will offer up a ceremonial first pitch, while the Donauschwaben Youth Group dancers will perform a pregame dance routine from the warning track and the Kolping Choir will sing our National Anthem & Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the 7th inning stretch. There will also be an all-fan Chicken Dance & the band Pros’t will perform on Crosley Terrace from 5-6:50 pm.
• Free Agent Friday: Kick off your weekend with pregame happy hour drink specials, singles mixers, Reds trivia with 700WLW’s Bill “Seg Dennison, DJ Sab and more. Presented by Mynt Martini.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 pm – Johnny Bench Night
• Johnny Bench Statue: The public unveiling of the Johnny Bench statue outside the Reds HOF & Museum will take place at 5 pm.
• Bench Pregame Ceremonies: An on-field ceremony at 6:30 pm will include highlights from Johnny’s career and a ceremonial first pitch.
• Team Photo: The first 40,000 fans will receive a free 2011 Reds Team Photo, presented by Orville Redenbacher
• Reds Tweet Up: The final Reds TweetUp of the year is tonight. Attend the game in a special section (Section 110) with some of your favorite bloggers, media personalities and other Reds fans. The $25 ticket includes a free Johnny Bench TweetUp t-shirt for the first 300 Tweeters. Tickets available at reds.com/tweetup.
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:10 pm
• Fan Appreciation Day: Prizes will be given away to lucky fans throughout the game, presented by Walgreens.
• Larry King: TV personality Larry King will serve at the Honorary Captain of the game. Larry is in Cincinnati to receive a special award from the Jewish National Fund at Sunday evening’s Tree of Life gala dinner at the Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.
• Meijer Family Days: One member of the family pays full price and the rest of the immediate family may purchase select non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only. Excludes Outer View Level and Kroger Bleachers.
• Aaron’s Aces by Jay Bruce: Jay Bruce is carrying on the tradition of honoring local military families by continuing the Aaron’s Aces ticket program created by former teammate and friend Aaron Harang. Jay sponsors a group in the Sun Deck for each Sunday home game. Guests get a ticket to the game, a custom camouflage Jay Bruce cap and will be recognized during the game.
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Houston Astros, 7:10 pm
• Chiquita Hero: The Chiquita Hero of the Game yearly award will be presented during pregame ceremonies.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Houston Astros, 7:10 pm
• Bengals First Pitch: Nate Clements, cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Houston Astros, 12:35 pm
• First Pitch: Patrick Henry Hughes, who has won numerous competitions and has been featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, will sing the National Anthem. Patrick, from Louisville, was born with a rare genetic disorder that left him without eyes, and with arms and legs that won’t straighten. He sings and plays the trumpet from his wheelchair.
• Tri-State Centers for Sight Senior Citizen Specials: Fans 60 and older may purchase select non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only. Each ticket includes admission on the day of the game to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, courtesy of Humana. Excludes Outer View Level and Kroger Bleachers.
Budweiser’s Here’s to our Heroes: The following members of the armed forces will be honored during pregame ceremonies as part of the “Here’s to our Heroes” military salute program:
• Sept. 17: Army Specialist Taylor Schiering from Bright, Ind.
• Sept. 18: SPC Zech Farrar from Columbus & Staff Sargent Nathan Petty from Maineville, Ky. will be presenting an American flag that was flown in Afghanistan
• Sept. 19: US Navy Lieutenant Commander John Holmes from West Chester, Oh.
• Sept. 20: 1-174 A.D.A. Battalion
• Sept. 21: E4 Specialist Mark Halpain from West Harrison, Oh.
Kroger Meal Deal: $7 Kroger Meal Deal this homestand: Hot dog, 16 oz. Coke, bag of Mike-sell’s chips and Pringles.
Mr. Red’s Smokehouse: The featured menu items this homestand at Mr. Red’s Smokehouse is a beer-braised brat during the Brewers series and Houston-style Chili during the Astros series.