BASELINE ITEMS: A FEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Don’t forget to stop by the Beer Sellar in Newport tonight from 5:30-7:30 for the #HatsOffCin celebration!

This is our chance to thank all the terrific Reds fans that supported the #HatsOffCIN promotion and helped the Reds Community Fund win a $50,000 grant from Head & Shoulders.

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Reds Urban Youth Academy Kicks Off Third Year

CINCINNATI (October 19, 2011) — The Reds Urban Youth Academy, the year-round baseball and softball training facility operated by the Reds Community Fund, returns for its third year on Monday, October 24.
 
The Reds Urban Youth Academy provides free baseball and softball instruction to underserved boys and girls ages 8 to 18.
 
Located at the temporary home of Gamble Montessori School in Winton Place, the academy is also the site of the Community Fund’s Brandon Phillips Field and P&G Fields.
 
For 2011-12, the academy programming will expand to offer training four evenings a week with weekend hours available for area teams.
 
“Each clinic is free and focuses on the fundamentals of the game,” said Charley Frank, executive director, Reds Community Fund. “It’s a great opportunity for kids to sharpen their baseball and softball skills in an exciting and educational way.”

The academy is instructed by local area high school coaches as well as Reds Community Fund staff.
 
For specific dates and times of the weekly clinics and to register, please visit www.redsyouthbaseball.org or contact Sean McKenna at (513) 765-7234 or smckenna@reds.com.

The Reds Urban Youth Academy is located at 5425 Winton Ridge Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45232.

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HALL OF FAMER JOHNNY BENCH TO RECEIVE
THE “SCOUT’S DREAM” AWARD
AT THE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SCOUTS FOUNDATION’S “IN THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME” GALA

LOS ANGELES (October 18, 2011) –  Johnny Bench has been considered the greatest catcher in baseball history and soon the Cincinnati Reds’ legend will add the “Scout’s Dream” Award to his long list of honors. The Award will be presented at the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s 9th Annual “In the Spirit of the Game” Sports and Entertainment Spectacular gala on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

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Game One of the World Series takes place tonight in St. Louis at 8:05pm ET on Fox.  St. Louis’ Chris Carpenter opposes Texas’ C.J. Wilson

Follow me on Twitter and let me know which all-time World Series game you’d attend if you could turn back the clock.  (To join the conversation, click the “Follow” button on the right sidebar of this page).

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Check out my buddy Jeff Van Kirk, who wore his Better Off Red shirt at the Bank of America 500 in Charlotte!

Do you have a BOR shirt?  If yes, send me a photo of you wearing it somewhere cool!  (you can email it to me at jramsey@reds.com).

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That’s all for now.  More later.  Hope to see you tonight!

Jamie

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