During the “Umpteen Days of Christmas“, I’m giving away some really cool Reds-related stuff here on Better Off Red.  Several Reds departments within the front office have graciously donated these prizes as a “thank you” for your support.

Congratulations to Day 12 winner – Jason Lawrence.

Today’s gifts are: One baseball signed by Jay Bruce and one Better Off Red t-shirt signed by no one.  These items were generously donated by the Reds Authentics department and Burt BobbleRed

Reds Authentics – Game-used, autographed and authenticated bats, balls, jerseys and more make great holiday gifts. Items can purchased by contacting Jon Cline, Reds Authentics Manager, at (513) 765-7097.

If you’re interested in winning these awesome prizes, tell me why in the comments section below.  One lucky winner will randomly be selected and announced tomorrow.  Good luck!


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I need this Jay Bruce ball to make up for the one that my father caught and gave away.

I would give the ball to my granddaughter.

Because I’m the first to comment

I have an empty shelf spot, and an ironing board that could use some action.

Of course I’m in for the BRRRUUUUUCCCCEEEE signed baseball. Can anyone forget his Clinchmas Walk Off FunkBlast?! I still look at the videos, just to get that chill and excitement.

This would be a great addition to my office full of Reds memorabilia. Thanks again for all of the great giveaways.

I would love to give the ball to my daughter and keep the shirt for myself🙂

I have an iron waiting to be used on the awesome BOR shirt…. oh,yeah, the Bruce ball would be nice, too.

I would like to win because the Jay Bruce ball would go GREAT next to the Joey Votto one I got for a wedding present. And Ive been trying to win one of the *new* Better Off Red shirts ever since they came out. No dice.

Please pick me! It would be a great addition to my collection and give me an autograph o someone actually still on the team (Grandal & Alonso balls in man cave)!

I deserve it because it would be my first Reds autographed baseball. I also think Jay Bruce is one of the best in game and this will be his first year with a gold glove!

I would love to have this prize so I can give it to my youngest grandson who looooooooooves Jay Bruce. He has been a good little boy this year (at least Grandma thinks so) and would love to have this signed baseball….Grandpa may have the BOR shirt (He’s been pretty good too).

Is this a random drawing? Do I need to plead my case about how I’ve been a Reds’ fan for x number of years or how I had a touching moment with my father while watching a Reds’ game? I like baseball.

My son is a huge Jay Bruce fan and would love this as a Christmas gift. He wasn’t able to get Jay at Redsfest this year so this would just top off his gift list and make up for us not getting in line soon enough. Merry Christmas BobbleBurt and Jamie

Go Redlegs! Eric

Today is Umpteen day number 13, and 13 just happens to be my lucky number.

My 8 year old son would love finding the ball signed by Jay Bruce under the tree. My wife would certainly find me irresistible in the BOR t-shirt.

Because it is awesome!

Bruuuuuce! Would love this.

I need to win because Jay Bruce is my 11 year old sons favorite player and Better Off Red is my favorite blog!!!!!

I would like to get this gift because I’m a huge fan of Jay Bruce and it would be amazing to get this.

that is a beautiful baseball! and one i would love to have.

I would sport that BOR shirt often in this chicago cubs market of north eastern indiana!



im nice until proven naughty santa. id love to have this under my christmas tree. please

I would like this for the same reason I wanted all the others- the BOR shirt. It is quickly becoming an obsession for me. Thank you for your consideration. I’ll be waiting over here for your response.


Tres Dos and BOR: what else could a fan ask for?? Wowee zowee!
Many thanks for hosting the Umpteen Days o’ Christmas.

Love Jay Bruce!

I have an iron – so now all I need is a BOR t-shirt!

Its christmas and I deserve something nice for christmas

Jay Bruce is one of my favorite current Reds players. Would love to have a ball signed by him!

That is too legit to quit!

I would love this, but would love the shirt to be signed, too. C’mon, Jamie, please?

I’ve been a Reds fan since…well, longer than I can remember. I’ve been going to games since I was old enough to walk (literally!). I have a shelf in my living room that includes a Pete Rose autographed baseball, two Pete Rose books, and some dirt from the warming track at Riverfront stadium from 1985…would love to add the above ball to my collection and would wear the shirt with Reds Pride! (Don’t suppose you can throw in a dinner date with Bronson?❤ lol)

WOW!! A Bruce ball!! What a great offering Jamie!! And that shirt rocks too!! Would love to win!🙂 Blessings!!

I would love to display this ball with pride!

Jay Bruce is my favorite current player and I have no chance of getting one personally, living in South Carolina.

Again, no iron needed. And Papoose’s bff would love a BRUUUUUUUUUCE ball. She was disappointed I didn’t take her to RedsFest.

I would really really really like to have that ball for Christmas!

Really enjoyed your Christmas card this year but you may want someone other than Bongreatness do it next year.

Who wouldn’t want to win this stuff??

please and thank you?

Pick me pretty please!!!

And because I need a new t-shirt.

Just like the Reds, all I want to do is win! Also….What does a Phrenologist do?

My eldest niece has a birthday coming up soon…. she loooooooves here some Bruuuuuuuce!

Please make this Christmas / New Year’s special for my 11yo son who treasures all things Reds. He was wide-eyed to get an Austin Kearns bobblehead from an uncle, so you can imagine that a gift like a ball signed by Jay would send him through the roof! His feet might not touch the ground for a week!! (Don’t worry, I’ll keep him tethered so he doesn’t float away.)

My wife loves Bruuuuuuuuuuuce! Would make an awesome Christmas gift! I want the shirt =^).

I would love to have the Better off Red T Shirt, love your blog! And I think it is a awesome looking shirt.
The baseball I would give to my son, big reds fan!! He would love it!
Have a wonderful Christmas Better off Red!!

Im a big Reds and MLB fan and blogger oh and Tweeter, I’d love to win these. Good luck to all!

Bruce is da bomb!

pick me pick me

Would love to have this ball for my son…he was devastated at RedsFest because he didn’t get a Bruce or Stubbs autograph (his fave players). This would MAKE HIS CHRISTMAS!!!

I have been to many, many Reds games and RedsFest this year and cannot get an autographed baseball from Bruce. The t-shirt would be a great bonus. Thanks.

My boy loves Jay Bruce and would love to have this prize.

Sweet prizes, as always. Maybe I don’t deserve these. But I’d accept them anyway if selected, rest assured.

Jay Bruce is number 2, better off red is number 1. Pick me “randomly” and I will wear that shirt to some pretty sweet place and take some pics of me wearing it there. I’m thinking… The arch in st. Louis, fishing on the lake in Chicago, no clue what in milwaukee, riding a bull in Houston and spitting on a terrible towl in Pittsburg!!!

That ball would look real good in my collection.

Jay us the family’s favorite Redleg. Please fill the void in our collection of this superstar.

Becaus it would be my first autograph from a reds player

These two items would look spectacular next to our lovely tree that we have in the living room, these items should be on display just like the beautiful tree. Fully appreciated and a great way to hold us over until 2012 ride to the world series champs…..drum roll please……..the Cincinnati Reds!!!!! And the crowd goes wild!

Please pick me…
My son Josh (8) a HUGE Jay Bruce fan. Went to Redsfest to try and get an autograph with no luck. Did get Heisey & Stubbs, so Bruce would complete the outfield…

My daughter loves Jay Bruce. This would be a great gift for her. She is always talking about Jay Bruce and the Reds.

You have to be in it to win it.. so I try, try, try again!

It would make a great breakfast treat! So delicious and nutritious.

I need to win one of the contests because I’m selfish and I can’t let @mucusoffmybrain (a friend of mine) one up me as a contest winner. A Jay Bruce signed ball is exactly what I need to offset his #America game day worn hat by @mikeleake44.


A non signature Better off Red shirt!!! Who could imagine such a treasure? I can’t believe that is being offered on here. The shirt and Jay Bruce ball would be awesome.

The ball would be great for our collection and the shirt is just a huge bonus

I want to be a part of the “in” club with the BOR t-shirt. Would love the Bruce signed ball as well.

My daughters (six and four) went to the last game this year – a rainy afternoon against the Astros. We sat in the second row of the mostly empty moondeck and Jay Bruce threw a ball to us between innings. Jay now has two fans for life – they love the guy. They have been asking every day when the season starts so they can see him again. I would like to get this ball so they each have a ball to keep in their room. Thanks, Joe.

If only the BOR shirt was signed🙂

I would love to proudly display Bruuuuuuuuuuuuce’s signed baseball in my office of Cardinals Fans! And the shirt would let them know how much better they can be as Reds fans! They will surely convert!

Today is day 13 and since I was born on friday the 13th I don’t get a whole lot of good luck in my life lol

I am in desperate need of a BOR tee-shirt! Think about it – if I were to receive the tee-shirt, everyone in Kansas City would find out how cool BOR was. And … People often tell me a Reds win or loss should not dictate whether I am in a good or bad mood, and my response to them is always the same – “let’s just hope the Reds win tonight.”

Bruce (and Stubbs) were kind enough to stop on the Streets of downtown Chicago to take a picture with my Husband on his 30th Birthday getaway weekend. He loves Jay Bruce and this would be a great rememberance of that weekend. I would have to keep the BOR shirt for myself🙂

I am interested in this as a perfect gift for my 9 year old cousin who is absolutely obsessed with Jay Bruce! Thanks for all of the giveaways.


I would love to add this ball to my collection it is a small collection of 2 signed baseball so it would be nice to go from a couple to a few

Because I modeled my batting stance off of my favorite player Jay Bruce!

Jay Bruce is the one of the Reds I haven’t met. He’s very elusive. But I could settle for an autographed ball.
Plus, I have TWO irons that could iron out that BOR shirt. I feel like I’m highly qualified.

My 9 year old nephew loves Jay and even changed his little league number to 32. I took him too redsfest for the first time and he loved it but was very dissappointed we didn’t get Jays autograph. I would love to give him this for Christmas. He would be so surprised.

I have a few Reds autographed baseball but would love to add this one to my small collection.

Thanks for another great giveaway. I would really like to add that Bruuuuuuuuuuce signed ball to my collection. Plus I still need a shirt with sleeves to wear to Christmas dinner.

I don’t have a great reason – just that I want it! I live in Seattle and need a reminder of what I’m missing back in Cincy.

We were at the game they clinched in 2010. This would be a gift to my son. He was not born yet, but I begged and begged my wife (who was pregnant with him at the time) to go. She finally agreed because we are huge REDS fans. The crowd went wild and so did he. He was fired up and kicked continously from the crowd noise. It would be a great present and story to tell him when he is older.

Pick me! Pick me!! I promise I will drink more Ovaltine!

My wife would love the Bruce signed ball. After 5 years of season tix (20 gamer) of sitting in the beautiful moon deck, the right fielder finally tossed a practice ball our way and she caught it! The only ball that ever came my way was in batting practice and it bruised my thumb for 2 months. We tried to get J.Bru to sign the ball at Redsfest, but we couldn’t get in the kids line. Thanks so much for your giving spirit!

Bruce is a player I like!

I’d love to win! Jay is my 11 year old son’s favorite player, and this would be an item he would cherish always! Thanks! Merry Christmas!

I would love to win this baseball signed by Jay Bruce because who wouldnt want a ball signed by the person who got the Reds into the playoffs 2 years ago?? That was just about the best moment of my life… I was begging my parents to let me go down to the stadium to celebrate. But also, who wouldn’t want a shirt with the best blog ever on it?? Winning this would make my Christmas🙂 Thanks and go Redlegs!

Don’t have a good reason like the others. Just think it would be really COOL!!!!!

It would make a great Christmas present for me. Jay is one of my favorite Reds. I have been following his career since he was a Dayton Dragon!!

Merry Christmas to me! Would be my first autographed baseball and I would sport that Tshirt with pride!

i should win because i almost caught a bruce foul ball last year. by almost i mean 5 rows ahead of me hey its the nearest ive been to 1.

Because im the biggest BOR fan! And we both have great musical taste. The black keys are my favorite band….And my son would love the Jay Bruce ball.

im the biggest bruuuuuuuuuuuuce fan. i was there when he hit the division winner. man what a night

Please pick me for the baseball. I want to start a collection for my son to inherit.

Please choose my name for the winner of the baseball and shirt. I think you should choose my name because I am a Reds fan, and I would like to have a “lucky” shirt to wear to the hospital next week when I go in for surgery.

I deserve to win this because I’ve been waiting patiently for my dream gift package (1990 Todd Benzinger home jersey, Better Off Red t-shirt). I’m slowly realizing that this package isn’t going to happen, so I better ask try for one now before they are all gone.

Also, I introduced you to my daughter, Eleanor, at Reds Fest and you liked her name. Her favorite player is Jay Bruce. Make young Eleanor a happy 4-year-old.

I need that BOR shirt!!!

I would very much love to win! I love Jay Bruuuuuuuuuce!

Another great gift from our favorite elf. My kids would love it!

jay bruce is a awesome player and thats a awesome shirt

Jay Bruce is my son’s favorite player.

Nice ball but i give up on wining not in the cards for me

Jay Bruce is the BEST!!!!!! I would love to have his autograph.

That Jay Bruce signed baseball would look great on the shelf sitting next to my bobblehead of him

I would love to have a Jay BRUUUUUUUUUUCE ball to display with his bobblehead counterpart. I also am still without one of the legendary BOR shirts. I’d love to wear it proudly in Kansas and expand the loyal BOR following.

After 107 other comments you probably won’t make it this far but I guess I’ll give it a shot anyways. I would love to send you a picture of me in the BOR t-shirt but to do so I first need a BOR t-shirt. I also would really like to have the Jay Bruce baseball. Thanks and Go Reds!!!

I would like these gifts because I am starting to build a wall of balls like the HOF with Pete Rose balls, and this would get me started in my man cave. Also with the shirt I could look good while working on building the wall o’ balls.

I only want this prize if you promise to sign the shirt for me. 🙂 Great gifts for any Reds fan.

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