SATURDAY’S #REDS BASELINE ITEMS

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From my pal @Bongreatness

This afternoon’s game is being shown on FOX national television as part of their broadcast of the MLB Game of the Week. The game is scheduled to begin at 4:05PM. Gates to the ballpark open at 2:05PM for Season Ticket Holders and 2:35PM for the general public. However, those gate openings times may be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code if the crowd size outside the gates dictates it so.

During pregame ceremonies Head & Shoulders/P&G will present a check for $10,000 to the Reds Community Fund on behalf of the Reds win of the #Whiff campaign during the month of June. Accepting the check will be Executive Director of the RCF Charley Frank, Reds Urban Youth Academy & RBI Director Bill Daggy & Reds Director of Digital Media Lisa Braun.

Cincinnati Bengals All-Pro defensive end Geno Atkins will join us today to offer up a ceremonial first pitch. Geno and his teammates will begin Training Camp at Paul Brown Stadium on July 25th. The Bengals and the Reds are once again partnering together to promote the Ultimate Sports Doubleheader, which highlights some of the joint Training Camp & Reds gamedays that will take place over the next month on the Cincinnati riverfront. Those dates include the Bengals’ Family Nights on August 1 (Reds off day) and August 11, and well as Bengals open practices on August 2 and August 10.

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Imagine my surprise this morning when I went down to the Reds clubhouse to hear the boys listening to oldies music – including this song…..

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Reds 2011 first-round draft pick Robert Stephenson made his debut yesterday for High-A Bakersfield.  Stephenson gave up 3 runs (2er) on 7 hits with no walks and 5 strikeouts in 6.0 innings.  He reached 98mph on the radar gun.  Stephenson had previously pitched 31 consecutive innings without having allowed an earned run.

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BOR-TV will be returning soon, stand-by.

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That’s all for now.  I’ll have today’s lineup soon, so be sure to vote for your “Red-To-Rock!”

Expect good news

Jamie

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