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THE 2015 UMPTEEN DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY EIGHT

The Better Off Red elves are giving you a chance to win some very cool Reds-related gifts as a “thank you” for your support in 2015! It’s a little something we like to call “The Umpteen Days of Christmas.”

Every day through TOMORROW, December 22nd, you’ll have the opportunity to win a top-of-the-line prize. Here’s how…

Using the comments section of this blog post, correctly answer the following Holiday-related trivia question:

According to Uncle Eddie, what did his dog drink before they left for the Griswold’s?  

Easy enough?

You’ll notice, I made the actual comments in the comments section invisible to you and other readers. This is to cut down on “cheating.” Once you submit your comment, it will be automatically emailed to me, where only I’ll be able read your answer. I’ll put all the correct answers in a pile from which I’ll choose one random winner, daily. If you win, I’ll contact you via email.

And remember – no matter what holiday you celebrate this time of the year, Better Off Red celebrates it, too. Thus, all of you are encouraged to participate!

Congratulations to Day Seven’s randomly selected winner, Jim Hampton who correctly answered yesterday’s question that the address of the old house in which Mary wants to live with George Bailey is 320 Sycamore. (It’s a Wonderful Life). Jim wins a 2015 All-Star Game lithograph signed by Todd Frazier and Aroldis Chapman, a Johnny Bench bobblehead and a 2015 All-Star Game figurine!

 

We’ll announce today’s winner tomorrow. Good luck!

Jamie

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 2015 UMPTEEN DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY SEVEN

The Better Off Red elves are giving you a chance to win some very cool Reds-related gifts as a “thank you” for your support in 2015! It’s a little something we like to call “The Umpteen Days of Christmas.”

Every day through Tuesday, December 22nd, you’ll have the opportunity to win a top-of-the-line prize. Here’s how…

Using the comments section of this blog post, correctly answer the following Holiday-related trivia question:

What is the address of the old house in which Mary wants to live with George Bailey?  

Easy enough?

You’ll notice, I made the actual comments in the comments section invisible to you and other readers. This is to cut down on “cheating.” Once you submit your comment, it will be automatically emailed to me, where only I’ll be able read your answer. I’ll put all the correct answers in a pile from which I’ll choose one random winner, daily. If you win, I’ll contact you via email.

And remember – no matter what holiday you celebrate this time of the year, Better Off Red celebrates it, too. Thus, all of you are encouraged to participate!

Congratulations to Day Six’s randomly selected winner, Marlene Heitzman who correctly answered yesterday’s question that Executive Frank Cross sends people on his Christmas list either a VCR or a bath towel  (Scrooged). Marlene wins 4 tickets to the Sliding Into OM yoga event on Saturday, September 3, 2016 and 4 tickets for free admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum!

A big thanks to the Cincinnati Reds Special Events department for providing the Sliding Into Om tickets.  If you’re interested in participating in a yoga session on the field at Great American Ball Park, please visit Reds.com/Yoga.  Your event package will include a ticket to the Reds vs. Cardinals game on Sunday, Sept. 4 and a special yoga session conducted by The Yoga Bar! Packages must be purchased in advance, so reserve your spot today!

Also, a huge thanks to the fine folks at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum who continue to show off their holiday spirit by providing admission tickets to the Better Off Red Umpteen Days of Christmas.  If you happen to have some time off during the holidays and need to get your Reds fix, please visit the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.  It’s the best baseball museum this side of Cooperstown!

We’ll announce today’s winner tomorrow. Good luck!

Jamie

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.

BETTER OFF RED PODCAST EPISODE 108: BRENNAMAN, WELSH, BRANTLEY

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While at Redsfest 2015, we collected over 5 hours of podcast material from 19 Reds-related guests. It was quite a haul, and after poring over all of the interviews, we are finally at a point where we can make those recordings available to the listeners of the Better Off Red Podcast.

Over the next few weeks the BOR Podcast will revisit Redsfest 2015 with a litany of guests who helped make the annual offseason event one of the best in all of baseball.  This week’s show features Reds broadcasters Marty Brennaman, Chris Welsh and Jeff Brantley.

Music on this week’s podcast comes from the debut album by Lael Neale called I’ll Be Your Man.  Lael is actually not a man, rather, she’s a beautiful songstress from Los Angeles who has emerged on the scene with some of the most gorgeous music I’ve heard in a long, long time.  I can’t recommend her music to you enough.  Pick up her debut album I’ll Be Your Man, available now on iTunes.

To listen to this week’s episode of the BOR Podcast, CLICK HERE.

(The BOR Podcast will be idle next week.  We’ll release a new episode on the 31st)

Thanks for listening!

Jamie

THE 2015 UMPTEEN DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY SIX

The Better Off Red elves are giving you a chance to win some very cool Reds-related gifts as a “thank you” for your support in 2015! It’s a little something we like to call “The Umpteen Days of Christmas.”

Every day through Tuesday, December 22nd, you’ll have the opportunity to win a top-of-the-line prize. Here’s how…

Using the comments section of this blog post, correctly answer the following Holiday-related trivia question:

Executive Frank Cross sends people on his Christmas list one of two items.  What are they?  

Easy enough?

You’ll notice, I made the actual comments in the comments section invisible to you and other readers. This is to cut down on “cheating.” Once you submit your comment, it will be automatically emailed to me, where only I’ll be able read your answer. I’ll put all the correct answers in a pile from which I’ll choose one random winner, daily. If you win, I’ll contact you via email.

And remember – no matter what holiday you celebrate this time of the year, Better Off Red celebrates it, too. Thus, all of you are encouraged to participate!

Congratulations to Day Five’s randomly selected winner, Roger Fletcher who correctly answered yesterday’s question that Ralphie Parker attended Warren G. Harding Elementary School  (A Christmas Story ). Roger wins a Raisel Iglesias autographed baseball and a $25 gift card from Skyline Chili!

We’ll announce today’s winner tomorrow. Good luck!

Jamie

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 2015 UMPTEEN DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY FIVE

The Better Off Red elves are giving you a chance to win some very cool Reds-related gifts as a “thank you” for your support in 2015! It’s a little something we like to call “The Umpteen Days of Christmas.”

Every day through Tuesday, December 22nd, you’ll have the opportunity to win a top-of-the-line prize. Here’s how…

Using the comments section of this blog post, correctly answer the following Holiday-related trivia question:

What school does Ralphie Parker attend?  

Easy enough?

You’ll notice, I made the actual comments in the comments section invisible to you and other readers. This is to cut down on “cheating.” Once you submit your comment, it will be automatically emailed to me, where only I’ll be able read your answer. I’ll put all the correct answers in a pile from which I’ll choose one random winner, daily. If you win, I’ll contact you via email.

And remember – no matter what holiday you celebrate this time of the year, Better Off Red celebrates it, too. Thus, all of you are encouraged to participate!

Congratulations to Day Four’s randomly selected winner, Britton Thornberry who correctly answered yesterday’s question that Karen considers the head the most difficult part to making a snowman (Frosty the Snowman). Britton wins a Great American Date Night Package for August 19 at GABP and two “Get Your ‘Stache On” pint glasses!

A big thank you to the Reds Special Events Department for providing The Great American Date Night package (valued at $250).  It’s an incredibly generous gift and worth every penny if you decide to purchase one for yourself.

The Date Night package is for the August 19 game vs the Dodgers at Great American Ball Park.  It includes tickets to watch the game from the Machine Room Grille, private batting practice viewing in section 131, open bar with premium liquor, upscale dinner buffet, DJ, a commemorative item, fireworks, photo booth and mascot opportunities.  This makes for a great holiday gift for that special someone.  If this interests you, please visit Reds.com/DateNight.  

We’ll announce today’s winner tomorrow. Good luck!

Jamie

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 2015 UMPTEEN DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY FOUR

The Better Off Red elves are giving you a chance to win some very cool Reds-related gifts as a “thank you” for your support in 2015! It’s a little something we like to call “The Umpteen Days of Christmas.”

Every day through Tuesday, December 22nd, you’ll have the opportunity to win a top-of-the-line prize. Here’s how…

Using the comments section of this blog post, correctly answer the following Holiday-related trivia question:

What is the most difficult part to making a snowman, according to Karen?  

Easy enough?

You’ll notice, I made the actual comments in the comments section invisible to you and other readers. This is to cut down on “cheating.” Once you submit your comment, it will be automatically emailed to me, where only I’ll be able read your answer. I’ll put all the correct answers in a pile from which I’ll choose one random winner, daily. If you win, I’ll contact you via email.

And remember – no matter what holiday you celebrate this time of the year, Better Off Red celebrates it, too. Thus, all of you are encouraged to participate!

Congratulations to Day Three’s randomly selected winner, Lindsey Roberts who correctly answered yesterday’s question that Emmet Otter played washtub bass in the Frogtown Hollow Jubilee Jug Band (Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas). Lindsey wins a Joey Votto autographed Reds helmet and two tickets to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum!

A big thank you to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum for providing the tickets today.  This is the perfect time of the year to stop by the Reds Hall to get your baseball fix and to see what is widely considered to be the best baseball hall of fame this side of Cooperstown!  

We’ll announce today’s winner tomorrow. Good luck!

Jamie

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.

#REDS ACQUIRE PROSPECTS IN THREE-TEAM DEAL, SEND FRAZIER TO WHITE SOX

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reds Acquire Prospects Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler & Brandon Dixon
From Dodgers As Part Of Three-Team Deal;
Send Todd Frazier To White Sox

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Walt Jocketty today announced the acquisitions of IF Jose Peraza, OF Scott Schebler and IF Brandon Dixon from the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a 3-team deal in which the Chicago White Sox received from the Reds 3B Todd Frazier and the Dodgers received from the Sox CF Trayce Thompson, IF Micah Johnson and RHP Frankie Montas.

Peraza, 21, this year hit .293 with 33 stolen bases in 118 appearances for the Class AAA affiliates of the Braves and Dodgers and in his Major League debut played in 7 games for Los Angeles. In 461 career minor league games, he has hit .302 with an on-base percentage of .342 while stealing 210 bases in 259 attempts (81%). Primarily a middle infielder, last season Peraza made 18 appearances in CF, including 1 game at that position for the Dodgers.

Heading into the upcoming season, Peraza had been rated by Baseball America the fourth-best prospect in the Dodgers’ organization. In 2015, he was rated the top prospect in the Braves’ system and by mid-season was rated the 26th-best prospect in all of baseball before he was traded to Los Angeles in July. Peraza also entered this year rated the fastest baserunner in the Southern League and the Carolina League’s best baserunner and best defensive second baseman.

Originally signed by Atlanta as an international free agent in July 2010, the native of Venezuela on July 30 was traded to the Dodgers with LHP Alex Wood, LHP Luis Avilan, RHP Jim Johnson, RHP Bronson Arroyo and cash as part of 3-team deal in which Dodgers sent 3B Hector Olivera, LHP Paco Rodriguez and RHP Zack Bird to the Braves and RHP Jeff Brigham, RHP Victor Araujo and RHP Kevin Guzman to Florida, while the Marlins sent RHP Mat Latos, 1B Mike Morse and cash to the Dodgers and a 2016 supplemental first-round pick to Atlanta.

Schebler, 25, spent most of last season with the Dodgers’ affiliate in Oklahoma City, his first action at Class AAA, and in 121 appearances produced 13 HR, 50 RBI and 15 stolen bases. He also made his Major League debut with 3 homers and 4 RBI in just 19 games for Los Angeles. Schebler entered the 2015 season rated LA’s eighth-best prospect.

In each of the 2013 and 2014 seasons Schebler was an Milb.com Organizational All-Star and a post-season league All-Star, and in 2014 he was named to the prestigious Arizona Fall League’s All-Prospects team. In 2013, he was the Dodgers’ Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .296 with 27 HR, 96 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 125 games and leading the California League extra-base hits (69) and total bases (277).

Dixon, 23, in 128 appearances last season for Class A Rancho Cucamonga and Class AA Tulsa combined to hit .263 with 19 HR, 68 RBI and 26 stolen bases. He also played for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League, where in 16 appearances he hit .295 with 3 HR and 12 RBI. Dixon was selected by Los Angeles in the third round of the June 2013 first-year player draft.

Frazier, 29, was selected by the Reds in the supplemental first round of the June 2007 first-year player draft and was an All-Star the last 2 seasons. In his 4 seasons with the Reds he hit .257 with 108 HR and 324 RBI.

Thompson, 24, was selected by Chicago in the second round of the June 2009 first-year player draft out of Santa Margarita (CA) High School.

Johnson, 24, was selected by the Sox in the ninth round of the June 2012 first-year player draft out of Indiana University.

Montas, 22, originally was signed by the Boston Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent in December 2009. He was traded to the White Sox on July 31, 2013 in a deal that sent Jake Peavy and Brayan Villarreal to Boston, Jose Iglesias to Detroit and Avisail Garcia, Cleulius Rondon and Jeffery Wendelken to Chicago.

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THE 2015 UMPTEEN DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY THREE

The Better Off Red elves are giving you a chance to win some very cool Reds-related gifts as a “thank you” for your support in 2015! It’s a little something we like to call “The Umpteen Days of Christmas.”

Every day through Tuesday, December 22nd, you’ll have the opportunity to win a top-of-the-line prize. Here’s how…

Using the comments section of this blog post, correctly answer the following Holiday-related trivia question:

What is the name of the band in which Emmet Otter plays washtub bass?  

Easy enough?

You’ll notice, I made the actual comments in the comments section invisible to you and other readers. This is to cut down on “cheating.” Once you submit your comment, it will be automatically emailed to me, where only I’ll be able read your answer. I’ll put all the correct answers in a pile from which I’ll choose one random winner, daily. If you win, I’ll contact you via email.

And remember – no matter what holiday you celebrate this time of the year, Better Off Red celebrates it, too. Thus, all of you are encouraged to participate!

Congratulations to Day Two’s randomly selected winner, Andrew Schnell, who correctly answered yesterday’s question that there was no snow (zero inches) on the ground when Phil, Bob, Betty and Judy arrived in Pine Tree, Vermont (White Christmas).  Andrew wins a Devin Mesoraco autographed Reds jersey and a $25 gift certificate to Skyline Chili!

We’ll announce today’s winner tomorrow. Good luck!

Jamie

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 UMPTEEN DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY TWO

The Better Off Red elves are giving you a chance to win some very cool Reds-related gifts as a “thank you” for your support in 2015! It’s a little something we like to call “The Umpteen Days of Christmas.”

Every day through Tuesday, December 22nd, you’ll have the opportunity to win a top-of-the-line prize. Here’s how…

Using the comments section of this blog post, correctly answer the following Holiday-related trivia question:

How many inches of snow was on the ground when Phil, Bob, Betty and Judy arrived in Pine Tree, Vermont?

Easy enough?

You’ll notice, I made the actual comments in the comments section invisible to you and other readers. This is to cut down on “cheating.” Once you submit your comment, it will be automatically emailed to me, where only I’ll be able read your answer. I’ll put all the correct answers in a pile from which I’ll choose one random winner, daily. If you win, I’ll contact you via email.

And remember – no matter what holiday you celebrate this time of the year, Better Off Red celebrates it, too. Thus, all of you are encouraged to participate!

Congratulations to Day One’s randomly selected winner, Eric West, who correctly answered yesterday’s question that Donner is Rudolph’s father (sorry, I’m going off the classic Rankin/Bass version, not the 1998 movie).  Eric wins a Billy Hamilton autographed baseball and a Family Catch package for two courtesy of the Reds Community Fund!

We’ll announce today’s winner tomorrow. Good luck!

Jamie

PS – If you’re looking for a wonderful holiday gift for that Reds fan in your family, I highly suggest a Family Catch Package.  Click HERE for more details.

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.

LORENZEN SHARES FREE TIME WITH COMMUNITY

Michael Lorenzen is one of the good ones.  He’s who you want your kid to grow up to be.  Michael is a man of faith with a deep understanding and appreciation for the Scripture.  He’s got a great attitude, an infectious smile and a bright future as a successful Major Leaguer.  Michael’s not quite 24 but the manner in which he conducts himself is much older.  The outfielder/pitcher from Cal State Fullerton is one of the most gracious and kindhearted players to ever put on a Reds uniform.

Recently, Lorenzen arrived in Cincinnati to fulfill his Redsfest obligations – but a funny think happened on the way to the Queen City – he asked to arrive early and stay late.  Lorenzen had Reds staffer Corey Hawthorne stuff his schedule to the gills with appearances and events that would benefit and bring joy to those who could use some holiday cheer.

Michael made it in to Cincinnati a few days early to help promote Redsfest with Anthony DeSclafani on local TV and radio stations.  After Redsfest, his schedule remained in overdrive.

Below is Lorenzen’s post-Redsfest itinerary that he just completed Monday.  Take a look.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much time Michael dedicated and shared with those in the Cincinnati Reds community.

Monday, December 7th

  • AMIS school visit – 10:30am-noon
  • Mathew 25 Ministries –6:30pm-7:30pm (Lorenzen helped Boy Scouts group)

Tuesday, December 8th

  • Learning is Cool Event – 9:45am-noon (Location: Silverton Paideia Academy – 7451 Montgomery Rd., Silverton, OH 45236; Lorenzen, along with Cincinnati Bengal Domata Peko spoke to students about the importance of education)
  • Meeting with UC Baseball Team – 1pm – 2pm (Location: Marge Schott Stadium – 51 W. Corry Blvd. Cincinnati, OH 45221)
  • Hot Stove League radio show at Holy Grail- 6pm-7pm (Lorenzen went on air with hosts Marty Brennaman and Jim Kelch)

Wednesday, December 9th

  • Indian Hill High School FCA Huddle – 10:20am
  • Talawanda High School FCA Huddle – 1:30pm
  • Urban Youth Academy Baseball Instructional Clinic – 5:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday, December 10th

  •  Faith Day Lunch Meet & Greet with Faith Day Group Leaders- noon-1:30pm (Machine Room at Great American Ball Park; Lorenzen spoke about his faith and baseball experiences)
  • Anderson High School FCA Huddle – 2:45pm (Lorenzen addressed athletes from three different high schools at this event)
  • M.V.K. Event at Sugar N’ Spice Restaurant – 5:30pm-7:30pm (50 -60 kids  present at this event)

Friday, December 11th

  • Reds Front Office Holiday Luncheon – 11:30am-1:30pm (Lorenzen dined with front office staff and participated in Q&A with Dick Williams)
  • Visit to Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky – 4:00pm (Spent time with kids hanging out playing games, baseball, Q&A etc)

Saturday, December 12th

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Meet & Greet – 11am -1pm (Reds Hall of Fame Theater – 100 Joe Nuxhall Way)
  • Kenwood Mall Visit to Reds kiosk – 2pm-3pm (Meet & Greet with Reds fans who purchased Reds Holiday Packs & Consumer Clubs kits)

Sunday, December 13th

  • WEBN Bengals Pregame Interview Live – 10:45am-11:30am (Tin Roof at the Banks- 60 E Freedom Way #150, Cincinnati, OH 45202; Interview about 2015 season, spring training, next season, & Bengals football)
  • Steelers vs Bengals Game – 1pm

Monday, December 14th

  • Children’s Hospital Visit – 10:30am -11:30am
  • Flight back home

Well done, Michael.  Thank you!

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