All-Star Voting has begun! – Yes, it’s only April, which gives you plenty of time to make sure your favorite Reds are on the field at the All-Star Game in NYC on July 16. #VoteReds now at reds.com/vote. If you vote more than 20 times through that link, you’ll be entered to win a 2013 Cincinnati Reds Team Autographed Baseball.
It’s the “Season of the #Whiff” – our friends at Head & Shoulders for Men have created a contest to reward one MLB club each month a $10,000 donation for their local RBI programs. Here are the details:
Some of the other teams have gotten a good start on us for the first month, but we know that: 1) we’ve had no shortage of strikeouts this season so far, 2) Reds fans are the champions of hashtags battle, and 3) Our fans on twitter have been great supporters of the Reds Community Fund…so we’ve got a great formula for success. Check out the latest leaderboard voting results here: mlb.com/whiff.
#JoeyVotto #RedsTweetUp – Our first Reds TweetUp of the 2013 baseball season is happening on Friday, May 10th and we’ll be celebrating #JoeyVotto as the MLB Network’s #FaceOfMLB. The ticket package includes a field box seat in our TweetUp section and this really cool, exclusive t-shirt.
Get your tickets while they are still available at reds.com/tweetup.
Hang out in the MLB Fan Cave – Want to see the Reds play the Mets at Citi Field? Want to visit the MLB Fan Cave and meet Reds Fan Cave dweller @BenWietmarschen and a few Reds players while you are there? Enter our #RedsFanCave promotion on Instagram!
Get all the details by going here: reds.com/instagramcontest.
Good seats, good price – And if all that wasn’t enough, there’s our Reds Win, You Win promotion that makes it possible to buy lower-level field box tickets for the Reds vs. Braves series at GABP on May 6-8 for only $16 ($20 off!)
Visit reds.com/redswin for the offer.
Now you feel really smart, don’t you?
I’ll be back soon with details on a few new Reds blogs, the new Reds Hall of Fame Grille, a special military salute at the All-Star Game and more. Reds vs. Nationals at 7:05pm.
If you are on twitter, you’ve probably seen Reds fans furiously tweeting the #JoeyVotto hashtag. The MLB Network asked fans to vote for the face of their club in January, and is now having a competition bracket style via twitter to make one player the Face of MLB. And let me tell you, based on our track record, Reds fans are LEGENDARY around MLB for their hashtag battles.
Here’s where we are today:
Votto has made it to the final four and is now going head to head with Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates. Voting for this round will end at 6:30am on Monday. Winner will be announced on the MLB Networks’ Hot Stove show at 9am et that day.
IF Joey advances to the finals, he will take on Matt Kemp of the Dodgers (Kemp won his hashtag battle by a close margin this morning), Monday through Friday of next week for the title of the Face of MLB!
Some of the basic rules: one #JoeyVotto hashtag per tweet only, retweets count, and you don’t need to include @MLBNetwork or #FaceofMLB in the tweet.
There are certainly more important things in life than hashtag battles, but it’s our chance to show the baseball world how much we love our team and have a little fun while we are doing it. Thank you for all your support. Reds fans are the best! Happy Spring Training! – Lisa
The full squad is in Goodyear and Spring Training is officially underway! The Reds’ first game takes place on Friday, 2/22 against their Goodyear Ballpark roommates, the Cleveland Indians. If you are headed out to Arizona for the Spring Training action, get the latest info HERE. And follow Goodyear Ballpark on Twitter and Facebook.
If you aren’t able to join us in Goodyear this year, all the games will be available on 700WLW or Reds.com.
Here’s a look at what’s happening at the ballpark, thanks to Rob Butcher, Zach Bonkowski, Corey Hawthorne, Ralph Mitchell and Karen Forgus.
Hope you are having a great weekend. 43 days until Opening Day!
Wow, what a day! Three big public stops this afternoon on the Reds Caravan and every venue was a sea of red. We’ve got one more day with stops in Dayton, Lexington and Hamilton. You can find the details HERE.
Check out all the fan photos on twitter by searching the hashtag #RedsCaravan. Here are some of ours:
MUNCIE (thanks Rob Butcher and Audra Sordyl)
LIMA (thanks Jamie Ramsey and Nick Erikson)
BOWLING GREEN (thanks Larry Herms and Kathryn Braun)
Hope to see you on Sunday!
It’s been a busy Saturday on the road for our Caravan crews. The crowds have been huge, the Q&A questions are great, and our fans are so enthusiastic about the 2013 Reds season. Thank you to all that have come out to see us. Here are photos from the first half of the day. Check out the schedule, photo albums and twiter coverage HERE
INDIANAPOLIS (thanks to Rob Butcher, Nick Erikson and Megan Hewitt)
COLUMBUS (thanks to Jamie Ramsey and Michael Anderson)
SELECT-A-SEAT EVENT AT GREAT AMERICAN BALL PARK (thanks to Larry Herms and Laura Coleman)
FINDLAY (thanks to Jamie Ramsey)
CELINA (thanks to Rob Butcher)
PORTLAND (thanks to Rob Butcher)
LONDON, KY (Courtesy of Larry Herms)
PARKERSBURG, WV (courtesy of Jamie Ramsey)
BLOOMINGTON, IN (courtesy of Rob Butcher and Audra Sordyl)
Tomorrow we head to Columbus, Lima, Bowling Green, Muncie, Indianapolis and Great American Ball Park. Get all the details on the Reds Caravan HERE. See you on the road!
Video from a very serious baseball discussion at our flagship station 700WLW
And photos from a few of our Friday morning stops in Reds Country, courtesy of the Reds Media Relations staff:
NORTH – Zanesville, Ohio
WEST – Batesville, IN
Sherman House in Batesville, Indiana. Roads not so good…….
SOUTH – Logan, WV and Pikeville, KY
Todd Frazier sings to Rosie in Pikeville, KY