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

7-27

From my pal @Bongreatness, who demonstrates there is no such thing as “first annual”…

There are three separate giveaways at the gates today: (1) the first 8,000 kids 14 and younger will receive a free Mascot Magnet courtesy of Delta Air Lines (2) the first 5,000 fans will receive an ALS Awareness Day Lou Gehrig baseball card and (3) the first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a Dog Days of Summer Calendar, presented by Iams & Kroger.

During pregame ceremonies today the Reds will salute Donna Jones Baker, the President & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, and present her with a Community Advocate Award, celebrating the efforts within our community that enrich our fans’ lives. Donna and the City of Cincinnati hosted the National Urban League Convention this past week.

Today Major League Baseball’s Baseball Tomorrow Fund will award a $5,000 grant to the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League as part of their annual “Equipment Day” event at Great American Ball Park.

For the second consecutive year the Reds and MSA Sport are teaming up to recognize the top high school baseball coaches in the tri-state from this past season. Finalists for the Coach of the Year Award include Jeff Keith (CHCA), Bill Krumpelbeck (CovCath), Bill Dreisbach (Lakota West), Tom Kilgore (Milford) and Troy Roberts (Simon Kenton).

For the third and final day, we will welcome back the Racing Presidents from Washington DC.

During the middle of the 7th inning break today the Reds will welcome Bishop Victor Couzens to lead the crowd in singing of God Bless America.

Following the conclusion of today’s game we will host the inaugural Gospel Day Concert at Great American Ball Park. Performing as part of today’s event will be the opening act by Stellar Award-winning artist Isaac Carree and headlining the show will be Grammy Award-winning artist, Pastor Donnie McClurkin. The concert is expected to begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of today’s game.

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

7-26

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From my pal @Bongreatness

Today the first 20,000 fans in attendance at Great American Ball Park will receive a free Mr. Redlegs Mustache Hat, courtesy of LaRosa’s. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 2:05PM for Season Ticket Holders and 2:35PM for the general public. Today’s game is scheduled to start at 4:05PM as part of the FS1 national telecast of today’s game (also aired locally on FOX Sports Ohio).

The Racing Presidents from Washington are back today and will great fans entering the ballpark at today’s game, as well as participate in the world’s famous President’s Race at the end of the 4th inning. William “Bill” H. Taft is the defending race champion after taking the crown in the race last night.

HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS • JULY 25-30 • REDS VS. NATIONALS AND DIAMONDBACKS

FireworksFridayPopsFriday, July 25, 2014 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals, 7:10 p.m.
• Cincinnati Pops and Fireworks Friday: The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, conducted by John Morris Russell, will play a post-game concert from the Kroger Fan Zone and will be shown on the videoboard for all fans to see. The last 20 minutes of the concert will accompany the Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks show, which is presented by Homemade Brand Ice Cream. The Pops Brass will perform the National Anthem during pregame ceremonies and Take Me Out To The Ballgame during the 7th Inning Stretch. (Due to the Pops concert, the Fan Zone Wiffle ball field will be closed to fans on Friday night)
• Washington Nationals Racing Presidents: All five of the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents (George, Tom, Abe, Teddy & Taft) will race around the warning track from center field to the first base side at the end of the 4th inning and appear in the Kroger Fan Zone in from the 5th to the middle 6th inning for photos with fans. Tonight they will also join us for a special postgame relay race with Mr. Red, Mr. Redlegs, Rosie & Gapper, along with the Nationals eagle mascot “Screech.”
• Cincinnati Zoo Bald Eagle Flight: “Sam” the Bald Eagle from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will perform a flight from the roof of the Cincinnati Bell Technology Pavilion in center field to the pitcher’s mound during the singing of the National Anthem.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals, 4:05 p.m. (FOX Sports 1 National TV)
• Mr. Redlegs Hat & Mustache Giveaway: Mr. Redlegs mustache and replica striped pillbox hat to the first 20,000 fans, presented by LaRosa’s.
• Washington Nationals Racing Presidents: All five of the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents (George, Tom, Abe, Teddy & Taft) will race around the warning track from center field to the first base side at the end of the 4th inning and appear in the Kroger Fan Zone in from the 5th to the middle 6th inning for photos with fans.
• Ballpark Traffic: Fans should be advised that events on Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium (Macy’s Music Festival) and U.S. Bank Arena (Disney Jr. Live) could lead to traffic delays around the ballpark. Please plan accordingly.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals, 1:10 p.m.
• Dog Days Calendar Giveaway: Reds Dog Days of Summer calendar featuring players, broadcasters and fans with their pets to the first 20,000 fans, presented by Iams and Kroger.
• Hall of Fame Day: In honor of the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and their induction ceremonies being held today in Cooperstown, N.Y., all uniformed personnel around Major League Baseball will wear a commemorative patch on their right sleeve.
• Baseball Tomorrow Fund: During pregame ceremonies, MLB’s Baseball Tomorrow Fund, in conjunction with the Reds Community Fund, will present a $5,000 grant to the Fairfield Community Foundation in support of the Joe Nuxhall Character Education Fund and its Reds Rookie Success League – Butler County program.
• Washington Nationals Racing Presidents: All five of the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents (George, Tom, Abe, Teddy & Taft) will race around the warning track from center field to the first base side at the end of the 4th inning and appear in the Kroger Fan Zone in from the 5th to the middle 6th inning for photos with fans.
• Post-Game Gospel Concert: Stay after the game for a Gospel concert featuring Isaac Carree and Grammy-winning artist Donnie McClurkin. Additionally, The Mistics will perform in the Kroger Fan Zone pregame and Donna Jones Baker (President & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati) will receive the Community Advocate Award and throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Monday, July 28, 2014 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:10 p.m.
• Rosie Reds 50th Anniversary: Pregame ceremonies will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rosie Reds, the philanthropic and social organization that has supported the Reds since 1964.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:10 p.m.
• Bengals & Reds Kickoff: Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko, offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth and running back Giovani Bernard will participate in pregame ceremonies. The Bengals and Reds are partnering to celebrate the start of Bengals training camp at Paul Brown Stadium, which kicked off July 24.
• Cincinnati Zoo Bald Eagle Flight: Tonight is “Sam” the Bald Eagle’s final flight of the season from the roof of the Cincinnati Bell Technology Pavilion in center field to the pitcher’s mound during the singing of the National Anthem.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 12:35 p.m.
• Hometown Hero: The Cincinnati Bell Hometown Hero of the game is Vietnam War veteran William (Bill) Sizemore of Fairfield Township. Bill was a tank commander in the 11th Armed Calvary, wounded in action in 1970 and lost his left eye and leg. For his bravery he received the Purple Heart Medal, the Silver Star Medal and the President Unit Citation. He will be honored at the end of the 2nd inning.
• ReadyOhio: On behalf of ReadyOhio, Michele Hansleman and Linda Carter of Clermont County will participate in pregame ceremonies. Both Michelle and Linda and their families were victims of the tornado that ripped through Moscow, Ohio in 2012. They are being recognized as “Ready Ohio Champions” because they know being Ready is ensuring that everyone is prepared to respond to, recover from and rebuild from any major incident. More information on ReadyOhio at ready.ohio.gov.

Ticket Offers For This Homestand: reds.com/tickets
• 4 for $48: Fans can purchase four Reds tickets for $48 and receive four free Reds caps for Sunday’s 1:10 p.m. game, while supplies last.
• Reach Magazine Family Games: Sundays are family days at the ballpark! One member of the family pays full price and may purchase up to three non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only. Excludes Dugout Box, All You Can Eat Seats, Outer View Level, Value View and Kroger Bleachers: reds.com/family.
• Jay Bruce 32 Crew: Be a part of the new Jay Bruce 32 Crew on Mondays at Great American Ball Park this season. For every Monday Reds home game, fans can buy two lower-level seats for just $32 and receive two exclusive Jay Bruce 32 Crew t-shirts: reds.com/32crew.
• Bowtie Tuesday: For select Tuesday home games fans can purchase tickets for as low as $8, which includes an exclusive Reds bowtie: reds.com/bowtie.
• Reds Wild Wednesday: For every Wednesday home game this season, fans can purchase a package for as low as $19.50 that includes a Terrace Line ticket and a B-Dubs food voucher valid at participating Buffalo Wild Wings locations: reds.com/wild.
• Business Day Special: For every Paycor Business Day Special, get one View Level Line ticket and $10 in concession credits for only $15: reds.com/skipwork.
• Senior Citizen Special: For select games (including July 30) fans 60 and older may purchase select non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only. Excludes Dugout Box, All You Can Eat Seats, Outer View Level, Value View and Kroger Bleachers. Presented by Tri-State Centers For Sight: reds.com/seniors.

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
• Rosie Reds Display: The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Rosie Reds with a new display of items culled from the Rosie Reds’ archives. Featuring rare documents and photographs that date to the organization’s founding in 1964 through the present day, the display also includes an assortment of Rosie Reds artifacts that help trace the evolution of baseball’s oldest fan support group. The display is located on third floor of the Museum.

Reds Community Fund
• Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive – July 27: The Reds Community Fund and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund have teamed up to organize an equipment collection drive on Sunday, July 27. Volunteers will be collecting new or used baseball and softball equipment on Crosley Terrace (starting when gates open at 11:40 a.m.) to benefit the Fairfield Community Foundation, serving kids in the Cincinnati community.

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

7-25

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From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight is the 9th Fireworks Friday of the 2014 season, presented by Homemade Brand Ice Cream. Tonight’s fireworks show will feature a soundtrack provided LIVE by the CSO Pops, under the direction of John Morris Russell, with Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks. The Pops will be performing from the Kroger Fan Zone Field and the performance will be broadcast on the videoboard so that fans may see and hear the music, while enjoying the fireworks show from the seating bowl. The Pops postgame performance will include 15-minutes of music prior to the show, and an extended 20-minute fireworks show.

Also joining us at the ballpark tonight and all weekend long will be the Racing Presidents. George, Tom, Abe, Teddy & Bill will be participating in various activities around the ballpark, including on-field races at the end of the 4th inning every game this weekend. They will also appear in the Fan Zone in from the 5th – middle 6th inning of each game for photos with fans. Tonight they will also join us for a special postgame relay race with Mr. Red, Mr. Redlegs, Rosie & Gapper, along with “Screech”, the Nationals eagle mascot.

Tonight is the fourth of five “Sam” the Bald Eagle flights of the 2014 season. Sam will fly from the Cincinnati Bell Riverboat Deck in centerfield to the pitcher’s mound at the conclusion of tonight’s National Anthem, being performed by the CSO Pops Brass.

THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS RACING PRESIDENTS HAVE ELECTED TO RUN IN CINCINNATI!

George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill are in Cincinnati this weekend to show that sometimes, baseball is a sprint instead of a marathon.

The Washington Nationals Racing Presidents are in the Queen City to participate in various activities at Great American Ball Park – including on-field races after the fourth inning of all three games vs the Nationals.

Here are some photos from this morning’s warm-up…

JASON ALDEAN GABP CONCERT TIME LAPSE

AUGUST 6: JAY BRUCE BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY

Join us at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday, August 6 as the Reds host the Indians!  The first 25,000 fans will receive this really cool Jay Bruce bobblehead…

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WEDNESDAY’S #REDS BASELINE ITEMS

Hi gang!  Hope you’re having a decent Wednesday!  Remember, today’s Reds game at Milwaukee gets underway at 2:10 ET.

The Reds this afternoon will turn things around and start a successful run.  Book it.  If not, I will do a 10-minute headstand on the roof of the Pilot House on the Reds Riverboat Deck at GABP.

Now let’s get serious.  Here are some Baseline Items for ya …

The Reds Wives group are hosting a Mystery Ball fundraiser before and during the game on Friday (July 25 vs Washington).  The wives will sell bags of baseballs signed by a member of the Reds 40-man roster for $30 each.  Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of  Greater Cincinnati.

Find the Reds Wives this Friday, just inside the main gates of Great American Ball Park, for your opportunity to get an autographed baseball while helping out a great cause!

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Remember Jeremiah Forster, the gentleman you read about here on BOR who attempted to conquer the Bacon Challenge?

Well, here are moving pictures of Forster’s clash with the four 1-pound sandwiches, courtesy of our friends at Reds On Deck

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When the Reds were recently in New York, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty presented Yankees’ living legend Derek Jeter with a really cool gift. Check it out HERE.

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Congratulations to Skip Schumaker, who was announced by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association as the Cincinnati Reds recipient of the 2014 Heart & Hustle Award!

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A big ‘thank you’ to all of the new @Jamieblog followers…

@JennyBrew @ManageAmericans @SkyriseMiami @darrylthill @ArianeBrown07 @skheller @DomRapture @strepzillogic @pushmusicLA @2nasty4sho @BWWMatt @Bathtwpchief @consumersfd @CincyAMAYP @lyndellsbakery @Cfd17Rescue @traycee09 @deronroseberry @kpgunz96 @aoSheldonCooper @lizmary1113 @sneal623 @beccajoy34 @Coach_ODell @gmoyers @aoLanaDelRey @ercbs @joefollick @Athleta_Cincy @Batman12504 @RedsZone @MassDispatch @zombiegal33 @MARKroeger @NeilYoung1980 @LaSallePride @KCarpenter8 @TomHerrBaseball @DougSohn @ShutterBugMimi @MaxShulman13 @Furrealitycon @seanalcorn @PBroaddus @mycahwhetstone @GretchenSMiller @rhinowku @JRoss_M @davidlachance4 @tylerschmall @barrybronze @MRCHOSEN @scottjfrederick @FewLoveTheDew @juxberg @Nemmy387 @postage27 @bensiemon @hawtyJessKerr

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More in a bit.  Enjoy the game and GO REDS!

Expect good news,

Jamie

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

Marty is Better Off Red

Marty is Better Off Red

SCHUMAKER SPEARHEADS FANTASY FOOTBALL CHALLENGE

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Skip Schumaker Spearheads Fantasy Football Challenge
Schu’s Crew Fundraiser To Support Local And Global Charities

CINCINNATI – Skip Schumaker is hosting a fantasy football challenge that will include 9 teams captained by Cincinnati Reds players.

The fundraiser will be held Wednesday, August 27 in Great American Ball Park’s Champions Club from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will give fans the opportunity to team up with Schumaker or teammates Jay Bruce, Devin Mesoraco, Todd Frazier, Zack Cozart, Jonathan Broxton, Sean Marshall, Ryan Ludwick and Chris Heisey.

Proceeds will benefit Big League Impact (www.bigleagueimpact.org), Jessie Rees Foundation (www.negu.org), Reds Community Fund (www.reds.com/community) and Cincinnati Children’s (www.cincinnatichildrens.org).

Participants will receive a tour of the ballpark and Reds Hall of Fame, lunch, the draft, an autograph signing by a Reds Hall of Famer, a batting practice viewing and tickets to that night’s 7:10 p.m. game vs the Chicago Cubs. The entry fee is $2,500 per person and $1,000 for a co-owner. Fans can register at http://www.bigleagueimpact.org.

Schumaker is one of 10 Major League players serving as hosts, along with Atl’s Freddie Freeman, Phi’s Cole Hamels, SF’s Tim Hudson, LAD’s Clayton Kershaw, Cle’s Justin Masterson, Det’s Max Scherzer, StL’s Adam Wainwright, Pit’s Neil Walker and NYM’s David Wright. More than 60 players will participate, including more than a dozen 2014 All-Stars.

“It’s a great opportunity for our local fans to show their love for the Reds and fantasy football while supporting four great charitable causes,” Schumaker said. “What was supposed to be a one-time event last year drew such overwhelming support that we are asking players on other teams to help do more for people in need.”

Big League Impact raises money for local and global charities through contributions from participants in the fantasy football leagues. Proceeds will support non-profit organizations selected by the players with an emphasis on the local communities where they play. Big League Impact also will direct 25 percent of the net proceeds from all of its 2014 events toward a transformative international project that will bring multiple charity organizations together to provide basic needs such as food, water and shelter to a community in need.

Media Contact
Bryan Harris
678.491.9447
bharris@jacksonspalding.com

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