#REDS BASELINE ITEMS FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 17

The Reds tomorrow (Tuesday) begin a 10-game homestand against the defending American League Champion Kansas City Royals (18th & 19th), Arizona Diamondbacks (20th-23rd), Detroit Tigers (24th, make-up of the 6/18 game) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (25th-27th).

We’d love to see you at Great American Ball Park over the next several days!  For tickets, CLICK HERE.

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The Reds are 28-26 at GABP this season (.519)

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Longtime Reds public safety officer and avid Better Off Red reader Tim Brown is celebrating his last day on the job this afternoon before embarking on a hard-earned retirement.  After serving over 26 years as a police officer, Brown began working for the Reds in 2003 – the first year of Great American Ball Park.  On behalf of Burt BobbleRed and the rest of us here at BOR, we wish Tim all the best!

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Eight rookie pitchers have started at least one game for the Reds this season, tying the modern club record using the 1958 rookie qualifications (1901, 1902, 1907, 1908). Five of those eight started in their Major League debuts (Raisel Iglesias, Michael Lorenzen, Jon Moscot, Josh Smith, John Lamb).

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Marlana VanHoose returns to Great American Ball Park on Sunday, 8/23 to sing “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch of the Reds/Diamondbacks game.  You might remember the last time Marlana sang at GABP…

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From my friends at Ohio Alleycat Resource

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In 29 games since the All-Star Break, Joey Votto is batting .412 with a .565 on-base percentage and a .711 slugging average (40-for-97 with 11 doubles, 6 home runs and 33 walks).

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Last week, I asked who you’d cast in a Big Red Machine movie. I had lots of great responses; thank you all who participated. The random winner of a Better Off Red prize pack is…

Congrats, Felix!

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That’s all for now!  More in a bit.

Expect good news,

Jamie

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