SUNDAY’S #REDS GAMENOTES
From my pal @Bongreatness…
The first 8,000 kids 14 and younger at today’s game will receive a Reds Mini-Mascot Set featuring Mr. Red & Gapper, courtesy of Coca-Cola. Fans interested in completing their set of mini-mascots should stop by the Reds Team Shop where all mascot minis (including Rosie Red & Mr. Redlegs) are available for purchase. Ballpark gates are scheduled to open at 11:10AM for Season Ticket Holders and 11:40AM for the general public. However, if the crowd outside the gates dictates it, gates for the general public may open early to abide by Cincinnati Fire Code.
The annual Reds Hall of Fame Vintage Game will be held at Noon on the field of Great American Ball Park. The Vintage Game takes place between the “Cincinnati Buckeyes” and “1869 Red Stockings” featuring the same rules and guidelines that the game was played by in the late 1800’s. The Vintage Game will last 3 innings or 30 minutes, whichever happens first.
Also during pregame ceremonies today we will honor the 2012 winner of the Harvey Haddix Award, which is annually presented to the top high school baseball player from Champaign County, Ohio in honor of former Reds Gold Glove award winning pitcher Harvey Haddix, who grew up in that region. This year’s recipient is Zach Prost of Triad High School. The ceremony will be emceed by Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh.
Today, at the direction of the Commissioner’s Office, all 15 Major League baseball games will observe a Moment of Silence for the victims of the tragic Aurora, Colorado theatre shootings that took place earlier this weekend. We will hold ours prior to the singing of our National Anthem.
During the middle of the 7th inning break today we will welcome Ben Walz, who will lead us in the singing of God Bless America.
Following the conclusion of today’s game we will host the third Run the Bases event of the 2012 season. The Run the Bases opportunity is open to all fans in attendance.