A few notes regarding the Reds 2012 schedule (the schedule can be viewed in it’s entirety – with times – on reds.com/schedule.)….
Fox National Games (Fox National exclusive rights)
May 26- Colorado at Cincinnati- 7:15pm
June 2- Cincinnati at Houston- 7:15pm
June 16- Cincinnati at NY Mets- 7:15pm
August 25- St. Louis at Cincinnati- 4:05pm
ESPN Sunday night selected game is:
July 15- St. Louis at Cincinnati- 8:05pm (ESPN exclusive rights)
*There are several games that we could be selected as an ESPN Sunday night game (they must give 23 days notice and on some dates, 16 days notice). At this time, those games include: June 10- Detroit at Cincinnati, June 17- Cincinnati at New York Mets, August 19- Chicago at Cincinnati, August 26- St. Louis at Cincinnati
There are 2 games that will air on ESPN that are not exclusive:
April 5- Miami at Cincinnati- 4:05pm (ESPN 2, We are protected. Our market will be blacked out by ESPN 2)
May 21- Atlanta at Cincinnati- 7:10pm is an ESPN Monday Night game (ESPN using a blackout lift for this game, game could co-exist)
Opening Day Ticket Opportunity On Reds.com
CINCINNATI (January 31, 2012) — In a continuing effort to make Opening Day tickets available to as many fans as possible, the Reds have announced the annual online ticket opportunity for the April 5 game vs. the Miami Marlins.
Now through Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at noon ET, fans can register on reds.com/openingday for a chance to purchase up to four (4) individual Opening Day tickets.
There are a limited number of tickets available through this opportunity.
Applicants must complete and submit the registration form online on Reds.com to participate in this opportunity to purchase Opening Day tickets.
Winners will be selected at random from the pool of registrants.
Winners will be notified via email and will have the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets to Opening Day.
The best way to guarantee Opening Day ticket options is with a VIP Full, Weeknight or Half-Season Mix plan.
Don’t forget to tune into tonight at 9pm ET to the new baseball trivia show, Baseball IQ on MLB Network as the Reds’ Rich Linville tries to win $45,000 for the Reds Community Fund.
Also tonight, the Reds Hot Stove League will air live from 6-7pm ET on 700 WLW radio as well as Reds.com/HotStove.
That’s all I’ve got for now. More later.