A couple of announcements…

2011 Reds Community Fund Celebrity Poker Tournament

CINCINNATI (Nov. 3, 2011) — Sign up now to play Texas Hold ‘Em alongside your favorite current and former Reds at the Reds Community Fund Celebrity Poker Tournament presented by Prestige AV & Creative Services on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Now in its sixth year, this annual event at Redsfest is one of the largest celebrity poker tournaments in the Midwest.
Doors open at 3:30 pm for registration and side games. The tournament begins at 5 pm.
Each table of 10 will feature a current or former Reds player, coach, broadcaster or other local celebrity.
Plus, if you knock a celebrity out of the tournament, you get the autographed jersey off their back!
The winner will take home a guaranteed $10,000 jackpot.
Individual registration: $150 person ($200 after November 18)
Table registration: $1,500 (Nine players plus one Reds celebrity)
Spectator tickets: $45 per person (Includes two drink tickets and buffet dinner)
For full tournament details and to register, visit:
For additional information contact Lindsey Lander at or (513) 765-7240.


The Reds today recognized Nick St. Pierre for his “generous and heartfelt support of the Reds Community Fund.”  Nick, better known as Gapper, recently won the Skyline Mascot Challenge and donated his winnings ($1,000) to the RCF.  A very kind gesture.  “Nick St. Pierre” is actually French for “Zany Man of Charity.”


Redsfest information will be posted in the next few days right here on BOR and on


Recent Reds Transactions:

10/28/11: IF Jorge Jimenez (Bakersfield) released unconditionally.

10/31/11: RHP Jared Burton and RHP Daryl Thompson outrighted to Louisville…C Ramon Hernandez, SS Edgar Renteria and LHP Dontrelle Willis elected free agency…LHP Matt Maloney claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins.

11/1/11: RHP Jared Burton, RHP Francisco Cordero and RHP Daryl Thompson elected free agency…LHP Tom Cochran (Louisville) released unconditionally.

11/2/01: RHP James Avery (Carolina), OF Quintin Berry (Louisville), 3b Eric Campbell (Carolina), SS Jose Castro (Louisville), OF David Cook (Louisville), IF Mike Costanzo (Louisville), RHP Jerry Gil (Louisville), IF Michael Griffin (Louisville), IF Jose Gualdron (Bakersfield), RHP Tim Gustafson (Carolina), RHP Justin Lehr (Carolina), RHP Ruben Medina (Bakersfield), IF Carlos Mendez (Bakersfield), C Corky Miller (Louisville), RHP Chris Mobley (Carolina), RHP Doug Salinas (Bakersfield) and C James Skelton (Louisville) all declared 6-year Minor League Free Agents…SS Zack Cozart (Cincinnati) reinstated from the 60-day disabled list.


More stuff later.

Expect good news,


PS – Shamefully, it’s been a while since I’ve thanked you all for logging on to Better Off Red.  I appreciate it very much.  Your support for the team and for the blog is what really makes all of this worthwhile.  I’m very grateful.  Thank you.


Thanks for keeping us informed and entertained.

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