FRIDAY’S #REDS GAMENOTES & FARM REPORT
From my pal @Bongreatness…
Tonight is the sixth Fireworks Friday of the 2012 season. The postgame fireworks show will begin approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game and feature the “Gone Country” soundtrack. The approximately 15 minute show will feature Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks and is being sponsored by Cooper Tires.
Tonight we will also welcome the Long Haul Bombers of the World Softball League for their annual home run derby competition. A total of 7 Long Haul Bombers will compete tonight, with 5 participating in a pregame exhibition beginning at approximately 6:15PM and 2 participating in a postgame exhibition prior to the start of the fireworks show. Included in the postgame exhibition will be Brian Wegman, a Cincinnati native. (Fans will need to vacate the outfield sections of the ballpark before the postgame show can begin in preparation for the fireworks show.)
Also during pregame ceremonies tonight we will honor the Coldwater High School boys & girls bowling teams, who earlier this year each won the OHSAA Division I state team championships.
Tonight’s National Anthem will be performed by overall 200 members of the Handbell Musicians of America. The musicians will be situated on the warning track in centerfield for the performance.
A Moment of Silence will be held tonight prior to the singing of our National Anthem in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Aurora, CO.