From my pal @Bongreatness

Game #1 of today’s Day / Night Doubleheader will start at 1:10PM. The ballpark will be cleared out between games with Game #2 scheduled to begin at 6:10PM. Gates to the ballpark are tentatively scheduled to reopen for Game #2 at 5:10PM for all fans, however that time may be adjusted depending on the ending time of Game #1.

Game #1 is Redstoberfest at Great American Ball Park. Today we celebrate the rich German heritage of our region with numerous activations throughout the ballpark. The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a Reds Stein, presented by Hollywood Casino. Additionally today we will welcome the German Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Peter Wittig, who is joining us for today’s celebration and will offer up one of our ceremonial first pitches. The German American Citizens League of Cincinnati will present colors for today’s game & the Kolping Sangerchor will sing our National Anthem.

Game #1 is also the second Reds Birthday Babies/Reds Rookies game of the 2015 season, presented by TriHealth & Pampers. Over 200 babies and their parents will participate in a pregame parade around the warning track and festivities in our Fan Zone prior to the game.


From today’s Reds Gamenotes…

DOUBLE DIPS: Last night’s rainout was the Reds’ fifth postponement of the season (4/25 vs Cubs, 5/8 at WSox, 6/18 vs Det, 7/8 at Wsh)…another game, on 6/27 at NYM, was suspended and completed the next day…today will mark the Reds’ third doubleheader of the season and second day/night DH (10-4 win & 8-2 loss on 5/9 at WSox, 9-1 win & 6-5 loss in day/night DH on 7/22 vs Cubs)…the Reds last swept a doubleheader on 7/8/14 vs Cubs, last were swept in a DH on 8/28/07 at Pit and last were swept in a DH at home on 8/17/90 vs Pit.


The Tri-County Mall Brandon Phillips Bowling Bash benefitting the Reds Community Fund has been rescheduled for  Saturday, September 12.

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