FRIDAY’S #REDS GAMENOTES
Tonight’s game is the 800th at Great American Ball Park (415-383-1, .519)…Major League Baseball will release each team’s 2013 schedule on Wednesday…before rosters expanded the Reds used 33 players, the fewest in the Major Leagues this season…Dusty Baker’s career record in September/October is 266-217 (.551)…on 9/18 at Wrigley Field, Baker is scheduled to manage his 3,000th game…his career record includes a 3-3 tie in 10 innings for SF at Atl on 8/15/02.
From my pal @Bongreatness…
Tonight is the annual Hispanic Heritage Night at Great American Ball Park, presented by Mission Foods. Pregame ceremonies will include groups representing Central and South American countries dancing on the warning track, a presentation to several Reds players by the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission (players include Jose Arrendondo, Miguel Cairo, Aroldis Chapman, Johnny Cueto, Wilson Valdez and former Red & current Astro Francisco Cordero), and a parade of flags representing the 22 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America & North America. Chiquita CEO Fernando Aguirre will also served as a guest PA announcer, announcing in Spanish periodically throughout the game.
Please note: There will not be a postgame fireworks show, those shows ended this season with the August 24th game.