FRIDAY’S #REDS (AND A’S) LINEUP
From my pal @Bongreatness...
Tonight is the 6th Fireworks Friday of the 2016 season, presented by the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family. The postgame fireworks show, featuring Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks set to a “Reds ‘Country’” soundtrack, will begin approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game.
All fans in attendance this evening will receive an authentic oversized reprint of Eugenio Suarez’s 2016 Topps baseball card.
“Sam” the Bald Eagle from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will join us for a ceremonial flight at the conclusion of tonight’s National Anthem. This is the second of five flights Sam will make this season.
Tonight is Elder Night at GABP with retiring Principal Tom Otten offering up a ceremonial first pitch that incoming Principal Kurt Ruffing will catch. Mr. Otten is retiring after 55 years as an educator and administrator at Elder. The Elder Glee Club will lead us in the singing of our National Anthem.
Offering up one of our other ceremonial first pitches this evening will be “Old Spice Guy” Isaiah Mustafa. Mustafa portrays the “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” in a series of popular Old Spice commercials. Mustafa will enter the field tonight riding horseback on the warning track. (!!!! YESSS!!!!)
Also joining us tonight for a special ceremony and first pitch will be representatives of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, including Chairman and Founder Michael Milken. At all MLB games from June 13th through Father’s Day, June 19th, home runs hit in MLB games will help raise funds for prostate cancer research.