SATURDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: WHO’S YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK?’
From my pal @Bongreatness…
Tonight’s game is scheduled to begin at 7:15PM as part of FOX’s presentation of the MLB Game of the Week.
The first 20,000 fans in attendance at tonight’s game will receive a Reds Reusable Grocery Bag courtesy of MLB Network. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 5:15PM for Season Ticket Holders and 5:45PM for the general public. However, those gate opening times could be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code should the crowd size outside the gates dictate it so.
Today is our first Military Day of the 2014 season, presented by GovX.com. Some of the ceremonies planned for today’s Military Day include:
• In conjunction with representatives of the Rolling Thunder Chapter 9 Ohio, Great American Ball Park will become only the second ballpark, and the first National League ballpark, to dedicate a POW/MIA Chair of Honor. The Chair of Honor program was created in 2012 to bring awareness to the ongoing Prisoners of War/Missing in Action situation – as since World War I there are over 92,000 American soldiers unaccounted for. When installed at public facilities across the Country, the Chair of Honor serves as a daily reminder of the POW/MIA issue we face. The seat will remain permanently unoccupied as a reminder that although our soldiers are not here with us in person, there is always a space for them at Great American Ball Park. The seat, which is located in centerfield in front of the Cincinnati Bell Technology Pavilion, will be unveiled by representatives of Rolling Thunder & the Cincinnati Reds.
• As part of the POW/MIA Chair of Honor dedication ceremony the Emerald Society Pipes & Drums Corps will perform the “Military Set”, a salute to our Armed Forces, from the warning track in centerfield.
• A ceremonial first pitch will be offered up by Vietnam veteran – Specialist Les Rogers.
• The United States Army will present the colors tonight while serving as our Honor Guard.
• As part of Major League Baseball’s participation in the National Moment of Remembrance, a Moment of Silence will be held in honor of those who have lost their lives while serving in America’s Armed Forces.
• The 113th Army Band Brass Quintet, stationed at Fort Knox, will perform our National Anthem. This group of 5 soldiers will also be honored as our Hometown Heroes at the end of the 2nd inning tonight.