WEDNESDAY’S #REDS LINEUP & THE LEGEND OF BILLY HAMILTON
As if that’s not impressive enough, I saw this on the news this morning (“expect good news”)…
During pregame ceremonies tonight we will recognize Jens Wagner, whose bone marrow donation in the spring of 2013 saved the life of Reds Season Sales Manager Chris Herrell. Jens registered into the worldwide bone marrow registry in 2000 via Delete Blood Cancer and although he lives in Munich, Germany, he was able to make the life-saving donation. Jens is visiting Cincinnati this week and participating with Chris and the Herrell family in a number of awareness raising activities for the bone marrow registry. Jens will offer up a ceremonial first pitch tonight and Chris will be on the receiving end.
Tonight is Xavier University Night at the ballpark. Several hundred Xavier University students, alumni and faculty will participate in a pregame parade around the warning track and additional ceremonies.
The Lakota West High School girls basketball team will receive a Reds Country Athletic Achievement Award during pregame ceremonies this evening. The Firebirds won the Ohio state championship in March.
Tonight we will unveil the 2015 “Ultimate Sports Doubleheader” posters featuring members of the Bengals & Reds. The posters are an annual tradition to celebrate Bengals preseason action and Reds baseball during the month of August. This year’s posters feature the following combinations:
• “Young & Hungry” featuring Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen & Bengals running back Jeremy Hill
• “Tough as Nails” featuring Reds pitcher JJ Hoover & Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (not present this evening)
• “Going Deep” featuring Reds shortstop Zack Cozart & Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones (not present this evening)