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

Today the Reds recalled from Louisville C Tucker Barnhart (#16) and optioned to Louisville IF/OF Donald Lutz.

Barnhart made 12 apps and 9 starts during his first 3 stints with the Reds (Opening Day-4/6, 4/26-5/17, 7/6-7/10)…he last played for Cin in a start on 7/10 vs Cubs…is from Brownsburg, Indiana, near Indianapolis.

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Courtesy of my pal @Bongreatness

During pregame ceremonies tonight we will honor and recognize the 2014 Reds Hall of Fame Inductee Class featuring Jake Beckley, Dave Parker, Ron Oester & Ken Griffey Jr. The ceremonies will begin at 6:30PM and be hosted by Reds on Radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman.  All fans in attendance at tonight’s game will receive a commemorative Hall of Fame Induction print, courtesy of P&G and Kroger.  Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 5:10PM for Season Ticket Holders and 5:40PM for the general public, however those gate opening times may be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code should the crowd size outside the gates dictate it so.

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Congratulations to @TheHeavy217 for winning yesterday’s ‘Red-To-Rock’ participation game.  He takes home the coveted Austin Kearns 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.

OUR FAVORITE PHOTO OF THE SEASON

I’ve seen and taken a lot of photos through the years at Great American Ball Park.  None have impressed me as much as the one Michael “Mando” Anderson snapped last night.  I absolutely LOVE this and I think you will, too….

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PHOTOS FROM FRIDAY’S #REDS HALL OF FAME EVENTS

What an incredible night Friday at Great American Ball Park!  So much of the rich tradition and history associated with the organization really becomes palpable when the team’s legends are invited back.  Last night was no exception.

Here are some photos courtesy of my colleague Michael “Mando” Anderson

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

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From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight is the 10th Fireworks Friday of the 2014 season, presented by Cooper Tires. The postgame fireworks show will begin approximately 15-minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game and will feature a “Hall of Fame Weekend” soundtrack, set to Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks.

Prior to the start of the fireworks show tonight the Reds will welcome over 20 Reds legends to the field as part of a postgame celebration of Hall of Fame Weekend. The conclusion of tonight’s postgame introductions will be a celebration of the historic career of icon of our community & the Reds organization, Mr. Bernie Stowe.

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Congratulations to @YourBoyDMart, winner of yesterday’s #RedToRock participation game.  He takes home the coveted Wily Mo Pena 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.

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

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From my pal @Bongreatness

Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches tonight will be John Morris Russell, conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Tonight is the second annual “Art in the Park” event in conjunction with ArtsWave.

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Congratulations to @LoriS526 for winning the Sean Casey “Celebriduck” in yesterday’s #RedToRock participation game.

Today’s prize is this gem…

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Want it?  After you vote for tonight’s ‘Red-To-Rock,’ tweet who you voted for using the hashtag #RedToRock.  I’ll select one random winner 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.

WE LOVE THIS VIDEO…

Thanks to our friends at MLB Fan Cave….

#REDS, MLB UNVEIL 2015 ALL-STAR GAME LOGO

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SERIES HIGHLIGHTS • AUGUST 6-10 • #REDS VS. INDIANS & MARLINS

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:10 p.m.
• Jay Bruce Bobblehead: Free bobblehead of the All-Star right fielder to the first 25,000 fans, presented by The Ohio Lottery.
• Reds All-Star Gifts: Aroldis Chapman, Johnny Cueto, Todd Frazier, Devin Mesoraco and Alfredo Simon will be presented with commemorative plaques during pregame ceremonies in honor of their selections to the 2014 National League All-Star team.
• 2015 All-Star Game Logo: The official logo of the 2015 MLB All-Star Game will be unveiled for fans in the ballpark during pregame ceremonies.
• 2015 All-Star Game Merchandise: Official 2015 MLB All-Star Game apparel and merchandise is now available at the team shops at Great American Ball Park. The shops on Crosley Terrace and inside the ballpark are the only locations fans can purchase 2015 All-Star Game merchandise locally during an exclusive five-day selling period through Sunday.

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Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:10 p.m.
• Ice Cream #RedsSocial: Meet and mingle with other Reds fans from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram while enjoying a mini Reds helmet ice cream sundae at the next #RedsSocial Night. Tickets are only $20 at reds.com/redssocial.
• Art in the Park Night: Fans can experience music, dance, theater and hands-on art activities in the Kroger Fan Zone (from when gates open to start of the game) as part of ArtsWave’s second annual Art in the Park Night. Cincinnati Pops conductor John Morris Russell will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and the Southern Gateway Chorus will sing Take Me Out To The Ballgame during the seventh inning stretch.

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
• Fireworks Friday: Postgame fireworks featuring a Hall of Fame Hits soundtrack, presented by Cooper Tire.
• REDS HALL OF FAMERS ON FIELD POSTGAME: Over 20 Reds Hall of Famers and alumni, including members of the 2014 Induction Class, will be introduced on the field during postgame ceremonies.
• HOF Meet & Greet: Meet and greet with new inductees, returning Hall of Famers and alumni from 5 to 7 p.m. Full list of meet and greet participants available on redsmuseum.org. Free with Museum admission. Photos only, no autographs please.

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
• Commemorative Reds Hall of Fame Induction Print: Free print honoring the 2014 Reds Hall of Fame Inductees to all fans in attendance, presented by P&G and Kroger.
• GRIFFEY JR., PARKER & OESTER INDUCTION CEREMONY PREGAME: Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Parker, Ron Oester and the late Jake Beckley will be officially inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame during on-field ceremonies starting at 6:30 p.m. Marty Brennaman will be the master of ceremonies and Griffey Jr., Parker and Oester will address the crowd and throw out ceremonial first pitches.
• HOF Meet & Greet: Meet and greet with new inductees, returning Hall of Famers and alumni from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Full list of meet and greet participants available on redsmuseum.org. Free with Museum admission. Photos only, no autographs please.
• Induction Press Conference: HOF Class of 2014 inductees Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Parker and Ron Oester will address the media at 5:30 p.m. in Great American Ball Park’s Field Level Interview Room.

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
• MercyMe Postgame Concert: Grammy-nominated band MercyMe will play a free post-game faith concert, presented by Prasco.
• HOF Meet & Greet: Meet and greet with Reds alumni from Noon to 1 p.m. Full list of meet and greet participants available on redsmuseum.org. Free with Museum admission. Photos only, no autographs please.

Ticket Offers: reds.com/tickets
• 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.
• Senior Citizen Special: For select games (including Aug. 7) 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.
• 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.

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
• Hall of Fame Induction Gala – August 10: The Hall of Fame Induction Gala, presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett, is Sunday, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center with remarks by inductees Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Parker and Ron Oester and appearances by Reds Hall of Famers along with players and coaches from the 2014 Reds team. A limited number of Gala tickets are still available at (513) 765-7921.
• Extended Hours: The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will open early on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 8 a.m.
• Barry Larkin Bobblehead: The 2014 Reds Hall of Fame Bobblehead Series presented by Dinsmore & Shohl continues in August with Barry Larkin. Bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in August, while supplies last.

Reds in the Community
• Reds Day at Kings Island – August 11: Reds players Mat Latos, Billy Hamilton, Donald Lutz and Jack Hannahan are scheduled for a special day at Kings Island on Monday, Aug. 11. Each player will participate in one of two Q&A sessions being held at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Reds mascots will appear throughout the day along with the Reds Rover, prizes, ticket giveaways and more.

2015 MLB ALL-STAR GAME MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE FOR LIMITED TIME AT GABP

Official 2015 MLB All-Star Game Merchandise
Available Now Exclusively At Great American Ball Park

CINCINNATI (Aug. 6, 2014) — Official 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game apparel and merchandise went on sale at Great American Ball Park following this morning’s press conference to reveal the All-Star Game logo.

The team shops at GABP are the only locations fans can purchase 2015 All-Star Game merchandise locally during an exclusive 5-day selling period through Sunday.

The team shops will feature 2015 All-Star Game logo’d gear for men, women and children including:

- Men’s t-shirts, polos and pullovers
– Women’s t-shirts
– Kids t-shirts
– Adjustable and flex-fit hats
– Baseballs, commemorative pins, mini-bats and more

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

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From my pal @Bongreatness

During pregame ceremonies today the Reds will re-unveil the 2015 MLB All-Star Game logo. The logo is positioned above the Sun/Moon Deck in rightfield. The 2015 ASG Logo was also unveiled during a press conference today at 10AM, but has been covered back up for tonight’s pregame ceremony so that we can celebrate the moment with the Reds fans at tonight’s game.

Prior to the logo unveiling the Reds will honor their five players (Cueto, Chapman, Simon, Frazier & Mesoraco) from the 2014 All-Star Game and present each one with a commemorative plaque.

The first 25,000 fans in attendance at the ballpark this evening will receive a Jay Bruce bobblehead, courtesy of the Ohio Lottery.

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After you’ve voted for your Red-to-Rock, tweet who you voted for and include the hashtag #RedToRock.  Doing so will give you a chance to win this Sean Casey Celebriduck that the team gave away in 2002….

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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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