February 14th, 2013
One of my favorite things about Great American Ball Park is it’s impressive digital scoreboard, often referred to as the “videoboard.” The folks in the Reds Entertainment and Productions department, directed by Adam Lane, are responsible for producing the segments you see on the giant, state-of-the-art HD TV. An incredible amount of time is spent by Adam and his staff in making the contents of the videoboard look stylish and easy on the eyes.
The E & P department is currently in Goodyear, filming the stuff you’ll see in 2013 at GABP, including the footage displayed when a Reds player is introduced. Today it was Reds outfielder Jay Bruce’s turn to be filmed for the videoboard. Here are some photos from that session…
UPDATE: Here’s a time-lapse video, courtesy of Adam Lane…
From my homie Michael “Mando’ Anderson…
PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND AT THE REDS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
Kids Free on Presidents Day Weekend – Feb. 15-18
– Visitors ages 12 and under receive free admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum from Friday, Feb. 15 though Monday, Feb. 18.
Chuck Harmon and Charlie “Whip” Davis autograph session and meet and greet – Feb. 16
– In celebration of Black History Month, Chuck Harmon and Charlie “Whip” Davis will sign autographs and meet guests at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In 1954, Chuck became the first African-American to play for the Reds and Charlie was a star of the Negro League’s Memphis Red Sox from 1950 to 1955. The autograph session is free with museum admission.
Baseball and the Presidents – Feb. 16
– Historian Mel Marmer returns to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. to present “Baseball and the Presidents.” This presentation offers an insightful look into the association of the great sport of baseball and the Presidency of the United States. In addition to appearing at the Reds Hall of Fame during previous Presidents Day weekends, Mr. Marmer has also spoken at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. The presentation is session is free with museum admission.
The new exhibit, Signature Reds presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, is now open and explores the autograph phenomenon through the prism of Reds baseball. Highlighted by the display of autographs from virtually every player to wear a Reds uniform since 1920, Signature Reds will immerse visitors in the world of autograph collecting while taking them on an unforgettable journey through over a century of Reds history.
Regular museum admission for adults is $10, students and seniors (60 and older) are $8 and active military and veterans (with valid military ID) are $6.
Operating hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the offseason and then seven days a week April-October.
For tickets and additional information, visit http://www.redsmuseum.org or call (513) 765-7923.