From my pal @Bongreatness…

All fans in attendance at today’s game will receive a MLB Network 2015 All-Star Game Tote Bag. 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 may be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code should the crowd size outside the gates dictate it so. Tonight’s game is scheduled to begin at 7:15PM as part of FOX Sports’ Baseball Night in America.

Today is the 5th Military Appreciate Day game of the 2015 season, presented by DAV & RetireMED iQ. Teams will be wearing MLB issues “Stars & Stripes” jerseys and hats during today’s game. Tonight we have a special Independence Day fireworks show, presented by the Missouri Department of Tourism. The fireworks show will being approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game and will feature approximately 15 minutes of Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks set to an Independence Day soundtrack.

Some of our Independence Day salutes include:
• Honoring the United States Army Reserve 3-77th Military Police Company who are preparing to mobilize for a deployment overseas. Private First Class Daniel Piceno will offer up one of our ceremonial first pitches on behalf of this group tonight & Private First Class Jennifer Kuhn will serve as tonight’s Honorary Captain.
Marine Corps veteran Clint Goethe will receive the Military Order of the Purple Heart in conjunction with Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Clint will also offer up one of our ceremonial first pitches tonight.
Specialist Andrea Harding of the Army Reserves will lead us in the singing of our National Anthem.
Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Robert White will perform God Bless America during the middle of the 7th inning break tonight.

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