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TUESDAY’S BASELINE ITEMS

It’s great to have Brandon Phillips back in a Reds uniform, but were you wondering how he looked in green?  Nicholas Studios passed along several photos of Brandon from his recent rehab outing with the Reds’ Class-A Dayton Dragons.  Take a look…

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Our latest Ice Bucket Challenger: Mat Latos!

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I’ve recently been organizing all of my Reds stuff that I’ve accumulated over the years and came across Riverfront Stadium seats that I purchased following the ballpark’s implosion in 2002.  The seats have been in storage for over a decade because I never had the brackets and floor mounts that would actually allow me to sit in them.

But a few days ago, I came across a guy named Ben Archer who specializes in such things.  He runs a web site called Archer Seating and has set up a web page especially for Better Off Red readers who also need help with their Riverfront/Cinergy seats.

CLICK HERE to check it out.

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The newest addition to the collection inside BOR Headquarters…

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I’ve got an extra one to give away if you’re interested…and I know you are!

Stay tuned to the @Jamieblog Twitter feed today to find out how you can win it.  Otherwise, be one of the first 25,000 fans at Great American Ball Park this Saturday (8/23) when the Reds host the Braves. CLICK HERE for tickets.

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My friend Caroline Rose’s new album, “I Will Not Be Afraid” is out today!  I hope you get a chance to pick it up!

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Long-time Reds Fantasy Camper Steve Ritchie sent me an email about a Baseball Heaven Alumni raffle that gives one lucky winner a free spot on the 2015 Reds Fantasy Camp roster.  CLICK HERE for more details.

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That’s all for now! More in a bit.

Expect good news,
Jamie

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#REDS STAFF, BRAYAN PENA & ALFREDO SIMON ANSWER THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

More #IceBucketChallenge videos coming in from Reds Country…

Here’s Reds COO Phil Castellini and members of the Reds front office answering the bell…

…and here’s Reds players Brayan Pena and Alfredo Simon calling out Bruce Chen and Johnny Cueto before soaking themselves…

ANSWERING THE #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE

Please go to ALSA.org to donate, like I did!

Thank you, Amber Jaye and Mike Vassallo!

You’re up, Rob Butcher, Larry Herms and Danny Graves!

THURSDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: WHO’S YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK?’

Congratulations to @Kmariee_21, winner of yesterday’s #RedToRock challenge!  Thanks to all of you who participated!

WEDNESDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: VOTE FOR YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK’ AND WIN A PRIZE!

*Jay Bruce has been scratched from today’s lineup (he’s ill).

New lineup:
Hamilton 8
Negron 4
Frazier 5
Mesoraco 2
Pena 3
Ludwick 7
Schumaker 9
Cozart 6
Leake 1

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Congratulations to @fanofCincyREDS , yesterday’s winner of the #RedToRock participation game. She takes home the coveted Joe Morgan bobblehead. Today’s prize is…

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Want it? After you vote for today’s Red-To-Rock here on BOR, tweet out who you voted for using the hashtag #RedToRock. One lucky winner will be chosen at random prior to this afternoon’s first pitch.

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From my pal @Bongreatness...

Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches today will be PEOPLE All-Star Teacher Rachel Blanks. Rachel represented all of Reds Country at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis, participating in the Red Carpet Parade and All-Star Game pregame ceremonies.

Leading us in the singing of our National Anthem today will be 18-yar old Marlana VanHoose from Denver, KY. Marlana gave an inspiring performance of God Bless America at GABP earlier this season on June 8th. For more information, view these videos: http://www.littlemarlana.com/videos.html. The multi-talented performer will then rejoin us in the middle of the 7th inning today as she will perform Take Me Out to the Ballgame on the ballpark organ.

Official Rules for BETTER OFF RED Giveaways: Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of any MLB entity and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries & affiliated companies and their immediate families and those living in their same household, whether or not related, are not eligible for any Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion. If you have received a Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway in the last 30 days, you’re not eligible. If you live more than 100 miles from the ballpark where a game for which tickets are being given away will be played, you are not eligible for that ticket giveaway. If a giveaway recipient is determined to be ineligible, Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) may, in its sole and absolute discretion, not give away the goods or ticket(s) or may give the goods or ticket(s) to the next eligible follower. You will be required to privately (through Twitter direct message or email) provide your name and address if you are selected as a giveaway recipient. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will not keep or store your information or use it for any purpose other than sending your giveaway item(s) or providing you information on receiving the item(s). Giveaways are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules or regulations.

THE #REDS INTRODUCE RAISEL IGLESIAS

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TUESDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: VOTE FOR YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK’ AND WIN A PRIZE!

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From my pal @Bongreatness

21-year old American ATP World Tour professional Jack Sock will join us tonight to offer up a ceremonial first pitch.  Sock is in town for the Western & Southern Open, taking place all week at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.  He is the 56th ranked player in the world and captured US Open mixed doubles title with Melanie Oudin in 2011.

(January 13, 2014 - Source: Matt King/Getty Images AsiaPac)

(January 13, 2014 – Source: Matt King/Getty Images AsiaPac)

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Congratulations to @LisaDBenz, Sunday’s winner of the #RedToRock participation game. She takes home the coveted Ken Griffey Jr. bobblehead. Tonight’s prize is…

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Want it?  After you vote for tonight’s Red-To-Rock here on BOR, tweet out who you voted for using the hashtag #RedToRock.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random prior to tonight’s first pitch.

Official Rules for BETTER OFF RED Giveaways: Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of any MLB entity and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries & affiliated companies and their immediate families and those living in their same household, whether or not related, are not eligible for any Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion. If you have received a Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway in the last 30 days, you’re not eligible. If you live more than 100 miles from the ballpark where a game for which tickets are being given away will be played, you are not eligible for that ticket giveaway. If a giveaway recipient is determined to be ineligible, Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) may, in its sole and absolute discretion, not give away the goods or ticket(s) or may give the goods or ticket(s) to the next eligible follower. You will be required to privately (through Twitter direct message or email) provide your name and address if you are selected as a giveaway recipient. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will not keep or store your information or use it for any purpose other than sending your giveaway item(s) or providing you information on receiving the item(s). Giveaways are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules or regulations.

THE #REDS GO TO KINGS ISLAND

During yesterday’s off-day, members of the Reds team/staff visited Kings Island amusement park to meet with the fans and ride a few roller coasters.  Here are some photos courtesy of my colleague Michael “Mando” Anderson

#REDS HALL OF FAME GALA PHOTOS

Last night, the Reds Hall of Fame Gala took place at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.  Every current Reds player and coach, twenty Reds Hall of Famers and several notable Reds alumni were present to honor new inductees Jake Beckley, Ken Griffey Jr., Ron Oester and Dave Parker.

MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa covered the event and wrote about it HERE.

My pals Lisa Braun and Michael Anderson provided some great photos.  Take a look…

SUNDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: VOTE FOR YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK’ AND WIN A PRIZE!

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From my pal @Bongreatness

Today is the annual Postgame Faith Concert, presented by Prasco.  The concert will begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of today’s game and feature Grammy Award winning band MercyMe.

The first 8,000 kids 14 and younger to the ballpark today will receive a Mascot Magnet, courtesy of Delta Air Lines.

During the middle of the 7th inning break today we will be joined by Casey Campbell, who will lead us in the singing of God Bless America.

The Reds Hall of Fame Induction Gala takes place tonight at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center beginning at 6PM.  The Gala is sold out with over 1,500 guests joining the entire Reds team & coaching staff, along with over 20 Reds Hall of Famers.

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Congrats to @davidfryemu89, winner of last night’s ‘Red-To-Rock’ participation game.  He gets the coveted Sean Casey bobblehead.  Today’s prize is….

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Want it?  After you vote for tonight’s Red-To-Rock here on BOR, tweet out who you voted for using the hashtag #RedToRock.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random prior to today’s first pitch.

Official Rules for BETTER OFF RED Giveaways: Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of any MLB entity and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries & affiliated companies and their immediate families and those living in their same household, whether or not related, are not eligible for any Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion. If you have received a Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway in the last 30 days, you’re not eligible. If you live more than 100 miles from the ballpark where a game for which tickets are being given away will be played, you are not eligible for that ticket giveaway. If a giveaway recipient is determined to be ineligible, Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) may, in its sole and absolute discretion, not give away the goods or ticket(s) or may give the goods or ticket(s) to the next eligible follower. You will be required to privately (through Twitter direct message or email) provide your name and address if you are selected as a giveaway recipient. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will not keep or store your information or use it for any purpose other than sending your giveaway item(s) or providing you information on receiving the item(s). Giveaways are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules or regulations.

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