THE “COOLEST” POST

A few things regarding tonight…

I’m honored to once again host the “Baby Games” prior to tonight’s Reds/Braves tilt.  The “Games” will take place in GABP’s Fan Zone at around 6pm.  For legal reasons, let me just say that the Baby Games aren’t to be confused with the Hunger Games.  They are not at all similar in any capacity.  Please leave your bows-and-arrows at home. 

Tonight’s pregame ceremony honoring Chipper Jones will start approximately at 7pm. ET. 

Plenty of seats are available for tonight, so I really hope you take advantage of seeing this white-hot Reds team as they try to take over the National League Central Division lead. 

The Reds haven’t swept a 4-game series against the Braves in Cincinnati since April 9-13, 1980.  To give you an idea how long ago that was -  Iron Maiden released their debut, self-titled album on April 14, 1980. 

“I’ll take ‘Music I was Never Allowed to Listen to as a Youth’ for 500, Alex.”

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Elias Sports Bureau says Aroldis Chapman’s 20 apps to start the season without an earned run is a club record (John Hudek, 18g, 1998).

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Miguel Cairo hangs out with a few of his friends during Reds batting practice.

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How to stay cool at Great American Ball Park

CINCINNATI (May 24, 2012) — With record high temperatures in the mid-90’s expected this weekend, the Reds have recommendations for fans on how to stay cool and safe at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds host the Colorado Rockies on Friday at 7:10 pm, Saturday at 7:15 pm and Sunday 1:10
pm. Plenty of tickets are available for all games.

• Courtesy cups of ice will be available at all concession stands.
• Fans will be permitted to bring opened bottles of water into the ballpark. (Unopened bottles of water and soft-sided coolers smaller than 16x16x8 are always permitted.)
• “Cool rooms” will be in operation with TVs so fans can watch the game. Please see a Reds staff member for escort to a cool room.
• Cool water vapor misting stations are setup near sections 106, 130, 517 and under the PNC Power Stacks in center field.
• Sun screen lotion will be available free at the TriHealth first aid stations.
• Fans should keep hydrated and drink plenty of fluids (preferably water) before and during the game.
• Extra care should be taken when exposing infants and elderly fans to these conditions as they are much more susceptible to heat-related illnesses.
• Any fans feeling weak or sick should let a Reds staff member know and medical aid will be summoned.
• Wheelchair assistance is always available. Please see a Reds staff member. TriHealth Event Medicine staffs an emergency medicine physician, ambulance with crew, critical care paramedics and nurses at each game. Additional staff are added as temperatures rise. The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and Reds Team Shops are air conditioned and great ways for fans to escape the heat.
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