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All fans guaranteed giveaway at Reds vs. Cardinals game (1:05 p.m.)

CINCINNATI (July 28, 2015) — Baseball’s all-time hits leader Pete Rose will be the third and final player featured in the Cincinnati Reds “Stars of the Queen City” bobblehead series for 2015.

This first-time-ever gate giveaway of a Pete Rose bobblehead will be given to ALL FANS in attendance at the Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals game on Saturday, September 12 at 1:05 p.m..

The giveaway celebrates the 30th anniversary of Rose’s record-breaking hit no. 4,192 on Sept. 11, 1985.

The Pete Rose bobblehead is presented by Queen City Sausage, as part of Super Saturdays at Great American Ball Park.

Fans have many options to purchase tickets for the Sept. 12 game:
• Online:
• Phone: 513-381-REDS or 877-647-REDS (7337)
• In person: Great American Ball Park ticket windows and select Kroger stores with Ticketmaster retail outlets.

Rose joins Johnny Bench (May 16) and Barry Larkin (June 6) as the three “Stars of the Queen City” bobbleheads in the 2015 collectible series.

Rose made 13 All-Star Game appearances in a Reds uniform (17 total) while Bench appeared in 14 All-Star Games (the most in Reds history) and Larkin made 12 appearances in the Midsummer Classic.

Fans may visit the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum to see the Stars of the Queen City exhibit featuring period artifacts representing each of the 100 different players in Reds history that have been selected to represent Cincinnati at the MLB All-Star Game.



Register today for the inaugural Brandon Phillips Bowling Bash on Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Super Bowl in Erlanger, KY.

Join Brandon and his Reds teammates for an exciting evening of food, fun and bowling all while raising money for the Reds Community Fund.

The doors will open at 5:45 p.m. for VIP check-in and reception. Bowling will begin at 6:30 p.m. for all participants.

All registrants will enjoy 2 1/2 hours of unlimited bowling, a group photo with Brandon and a Reds gift bag that includes a commemorative bowling t-shirt (custom bowling shirt for VIPs), Brandon Phillips bobblehead, custom bowling pin and an autographed baseball from a Reds player.

VIP registrants get to bowl with a current Reds player or coach and VIP Full Lane registrants will have access to a reception hosted by Brandon.

Gather your friends, co-workers and fellow Reds fans for an evening you do not want to miss.

Here are some ways to get involved and show your support:
– Individual bowler registration: $150
– VIP bowler registration: $400
– Full Lane registration: $750 (group of 5 bowlers)
– VIP Full Lane registration: $2,000 (group of 5 bowlers)
– Spectator: $75

Full details and registrations for the event are available at or by calling (513) 765-7240.

Brandon Phillips Bowling Bash
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015
5:45 to 9 p.m.
Super Bowl Erlanger
510 Commonwealth Ave.
Erlanger, KY 41018

Sara Ingram
Program and Events Coordinator, Reds Community Fund
(513) 765-7240


It’s great to be back in BOR HQ after a nice, long, relaxing 4-day weekend.

Obviously the big news while I was away was the trade the Reds made with the Royals, sending Johnny Cueto to Kansas City for left-handed pitchers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed.

Curious about the guys the Reds acquired?’s Jim Callis has a pretty good write-up on the three lefty prospects HERE.

For additional information, in the form of moving pictures, check out the videos below.








From my pal @Bongreatness

Game 2 of today’s Reds/Cubs day/night doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 6:10PM. Ballpark gates will reopen for all fans at 5:10PM.

Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches for Game 2 will be Kelsey Mitchell – basketball player for The Ohio State University women’s basketball team. Kelsey is a graduate of Princeton High School and is the reigning NCAA scoring champion after being named the USBWA and ESPNW National Freshman of the Year and first team All-American.

Note: We will sing our National Anthem prior to Game 2 of today’s doubleheader. Anthem scheduled for 5:58PM.




From my pal @Bongreatness...

Today the Reds & Cubs will play a day/night doubleheader. As these are two separate games with separate tickets distributed for each game, the ballpark will be cleared out in between games. Fans with tickets for both games will need to leave the ballpark and will use their valid ticket for the second game to regain entry once ballpark gates reopen (all gates scheduled to reopen at 5:10PM, subject to change).

Today we welcome hundreds of kids from the Reds Rookie Success League of Cincinnati for a pregame parade and ceremony. The second session of RRSL is ongoing at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy in Roselawn.

Offering up a ceremonial first pitch today will be Chris & Janeen of WGRR’s “Married with Microphones” show. Chris & Janeen are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the “Married with Microphones” show this summer.


Reds pitchers on Monday made a trip to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to visit with patients and staff members.

Those on hand to spread a little cheer were Nate Adcock, J.J. Hoover, Jon Moscot, Pedro Villarreal and Rosie Red.

Check out photos from Monday’s visit below…


Brandon Phillips last night proved yet again that he’s the best defensive second baseman in baseball.  As a Reds fan, you’ve seen so many unbelievable plays from the Gold Glover that anything other than “jaw-dropping” is now considered average.  But don’t take it from me – check out the videos below and ask yourself if there’s anyone better with the leather…




From my pal @Bongreatness

During pregame ceremonies tonight we will recognize representatives from the sixth annual P&G Field Makeover, in conjunction with the Reds Community Fund & Cincinnati Zoo. Approximately 300 P&G and Cincinnati Zoo volunteers helped rebuild the historic Seven Hills neighborhood houses facility, with additional work at two nearby sites, on July 9th.

Tonight is the annual Reds Racing Night, presented by Kroger. Joining us at the ballpark this evening for and appearance in the Fan Zone, as well as a ceremonial first pitch, are driver AJ Allmendinger & ESPN NASCAR broadcaster Brad Daugherty.




From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight we welcome the ASA Power Tour for their annual visit to Great American Ball Park for a home run derby competition. The American Softball Association’s Power Tour will visit numerous major league parks this summer as part of their yearly competition. Today’s pregame event will begin at approximately 6:15PM and feature 7 competitors, including Cincinnati native Brian Wegman.

During pregame ceremonies tonight we will present the Moeller High School Crusaders baseball team with a Reds Country Athletic Achievement Award in recognition of their 8th state championship, won early this summer. Moeller will be the third team to receive a RCAAA since its inception on Opening Night this year.

Tonight is the 5th and final Kid Glove Game of the 2015 season, proudly presented by Meijer.


Here’s the full-page ad that appeared in today’s Cincinnati Enquirer…



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