This afternoon, Reds pitchers Mat Latos and Curtis Partch, along with Reds speedster Billy Hamilton, set aside some time to play a game of billiards in the GABP Machine Room.

The “titanic struggle” was filmed by Reds Productions.

My colleague Justin Long provided some photos…












Do you have a Better Off Red t-shirt?  If so, send me a picture of you wearing it and you can end up here on the blog just like Chad, Jessica, and Nancy, below!




Another cartoon from the legendary Jerry Dowling



Yesterday was team picture day, and if you ever heard of the old saying “trying to herd cats,” well picture day is kind of like that.

What’s even more amusing, is watching the several Reds staffers it takes to “herd the cats.”

Here are some photos from my bud Lisa Braun














During last night’s pregame ceremonies, the Reds welcomed the doctors and nurses from Jewish Hospital’s bone marrow transplant unit.

These doctors and nurses help hundreds of patients receive bone marrow transplants each year and earlier this year this team performed the operation on Reds Season Sales Manager Chris Herrell, who continues on his road to recovery in beating a rare form of blood cancer.

Chris and his family joined the group on the field last night for this salute.  Chris is just over 5 months removed from his transplant.

Photos courtesy of my pal Zach Weber








How to stay cool at Great American Ball Park

CINCINNATI (Sept. 10, 2013) — With high temperatures in the low-90s and a heat index in the high 90s expected for the Reds vs. Chicago Cubs game on Wed., Sept 11 at 12:35 p.m., the Reds have recommendations for fans on how to stay cool and safe at Great American Ball Park:

• Fans will be permitted to bring opened bottles of water into the ballpark. (Unopened bottles of water and soft-sided coolers smaller than 16x16x8 are always permitted.)

• “Cool rooms” will be in operation with TVs so fans can watch the game. Please see a Reds staff member for an escort to a cool room.

• Cool water vapor misting stations are setup near sections 106, 130, 517 and under the PNC Power Stacks in center field.

• Sun screen lotion will be available free at TriHealth first aid stations.

• Fans should keep hydrated and drink plenty of fluids (preferably water) before and during the game.

• Extra care should be taken when exposing infants and elderly fans to these conditions as they are much more susceptible to heat-related illnesses.

• Any fans feeling weak or sick should let a Reds staff member know and medical aid will be summoned.

• Wheelchair assistance is always available. Please see a Reds staff member.

TriHealth Event Medicine staffs an emergency medicine physician, ambulance with crew, critical care paramedics and nurses at each game. Additional staff are added as temperatures rise.

The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and Reds Team Shops are air conditioned and great ways for fans to escape the heat.


That’s all for now.  I’ll have more in a bit!

Expect good news!


1 Comment

Looks like your buddy Chris Herrell is doing well. Great to see that.

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