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

6-19

From my pal @Bongreatness...

Prior to the singing of our National Anthem this evening we will observe a Moment of Remembrance in honor of fallen Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim. Officer Kim died in the line of duty earlier today. A previously planned tribute by tonight’s Honor Guard, The Emerald Society, to the family of fallen Firefighter Daryl Gordon will take place as planned during the presentation of colors tonight prior to the moment of silence. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Reds organization go out to the family of Officer Kim and our friends in the Cincinnati Police Department.

Tonight is Friday Fireworks #6 of the 2015 season, presented by the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family. The approximately 15-minute fireworks display will begin approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game and feature Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks set to a “ShamROCK the Ball Park” soundtrack.

“ShamROCK the Ball Park” is in celebration of Irish Heritage Night. The Reds will be wearing their Irish Heritage alternative jersey tops this evening, which will be available for purchase through Reds Authentics after the game. Additional festivities around the ballpark include performances by the McGing Irish Dancers (pregame and postgame), a pregame performance by the Emerald Society Bagpipers, and the singing of both our National Anthem and Take Me Out to the Ballgame by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

Also during pregame ceremonies tonight the Reds will welcome the Prostate Cancer Foundation, including Chairman and Founder Michael Milken, as part of their tour of ballparks in support of the Home Run Challenge. At all MLB games from June 15th through Father’s Day every major league home run will raise funds for prostate cancer research.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT’S #REDS VS. TIGERS GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

Tonight’s game vs. the Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to rain.  Fans holding tickets for today’s game may present their same ticket at the gate for the rescheduled game with no exchange necessary.

Tickets do not need to be exchanged today.

Please check your ticket for specific rain check instructions. Keep your ticket.  It is your rain check and may be exchanged at face value for a 2015 Cincinnati Reds regular season home game (exclusions apply), subject availability.

Ticket exchanges are available at Great American Ball Park throughout the regular season in advance of game day only.

If you ordered your tickets online at reds.com or over the phone through Ticketmaster you may contact Ticketmaster customer service at 1-800-745-3000 to exchange your tickets.

Please be aware that you will be required to pay the difference on an exchange if you are exchanging for a game or ticket to a higher price. If you are exchanging a ticket for lesser priced game or ticket no refund of the difference will be given.

Fans holding tickets purchased through StubHub may use their same tickets for the make-up game with no exchange necessary.  Please contact StubHub for more information.

Fans holding ticket for the Diamond Club, Champions Club, or Handlebar should hold on to their tickets.  Those tickets will be valid for the same location for the make-up game.

Questions regarding the Diamond or Champions Club tickets should call (513) 765-7210.  Handlebar ticket questions should be directed to (513) 765-7600.

Fans holding Straight-A tickets may exchange for one of the remaining Straight-A dates, July 21 or July 30.

Excluded Dates for Exchange;

June 19
June 20
July 3
July 4
July 17
July 18
July 31
August 1
August 2
August 21
August 22
September 5
September 12
September 26

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

6-18

Verlander

 

From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight we welcome groups joining us on behalf of two notable non-profit organizations – the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association – as they participate in several pregame ceremonies as part of their respective organization’s “Nights” at Great American Ball Park.

Also notable, the “Share a Coke” station will be setup in the Fan Zone this evening (as well as for Friday night’s game). Fans can get a customized Coke to share with a special someone or as a keepsake for themselves.

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For those of you attending TOMORROW’S Reds/Tigers game at Great American Ball Park, the Reds Wives are hosting a “Players Favorite Things” basket raffle in the Reds Connect Zone (main concourse, left field corner).

Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets from the time gates open until the end of the 7th inning to win a basket filled with a Reds player’s “favorite things.” Below are photos of some of the baskets that will be raffled tomorrow (Friday).

Money raised from tonight’s raffle will go towards the Cincinnati Zoo’s animal care and health efforts.

Good luck!

Bruce

Bruce

Cozart

Cozart

Hoover

Hoover

Leake

Leake

#REDS BASELINE ITEMS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 18

In case you haven’t yet seen the All-Star mustache statues around town, the Reds’ fabulous media relations interns provided us with some photos.  Check ’em out…

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And keeping with the mustache theme, I love this video…

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Yesterday we played a little game on Twitter in which you tweeted me people/products/companies that you associate with the Reds (no players or broadcasters). I got some good ones. Here’s just a sample…

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Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is scheduled to host a youth baseball camp next month.  CLICK HERE for details.

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Third Annual ‘I Do’s on the Diamond’ at GABP adds new elements

CINCINNATI — Couples will be stepping up to the plate for their dream wedding at Great American Ball Park at the third annual “I Do’s On The Diamond” on Friday, July 31, presented by DateNightCincinnati.com.

Two new additions to the “I Do’s On The Diamond” game include:

Wedding Crashers Ticket Package
Fans can enjoy all the fun of a wedding reception before the game. This special “Wedding Crashers” ticket package includes a View Level ticket, a Reds-themed Wedding Koozie and $10 concession credit for food and beverage. Plus, we’ll have a DJ in the Kroger Fan Zone playing all your favorite wedding songs starting when gates open at 5:40 p.m. until the first pitch of the game. Tickets available at reds.com/reception.

Kenzie’s Closet Dress Drive
Fans are encouraged to donate gently used bridesmaid and prom dresses at the July 31 game to receive a voucher for a $10 View Level ticket for the September 6 game. Vouchers will also be available for all donations dropped off at the three Cincinnati area Appearance Plus Cleaners locations. Kenzie’s Closet, a nonprofit organization, provides complete prom attire for financially-disadvantaged junior and senior high schools girls in the Greater Cincinnati region. More information is available at reds.com/reception.

Couples participating in the “I Do’s On The Diamond” on-field wedding will say their vows in front of thousands of fans before the Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game at 7:10 p.m. An officiant licensed by the State of Ohio will conduct the ceremony.

Following the pregame ceremony, the newlywed couples will join 12 of their closest family and friends to party the night away like a VIP in an exclusive reception featuring an upscale dinner and open bar. The night will be capped off with unparalleled views of the post-game Rozzi’s fireworks show, which will feature a soundtrack of wedding-themed music.

The “I Do’s On The Diamond” wedding package includes a congratulatory scoreboard message, special Reds favors and decor and photo opportunities with the Reds mascots.

A second package is available that includes only the on-field ceremony and two Field Box tickets to the Reds vs. Pirates game. (Exclusive reception not included; additional game tickets for family and friends can be purchased.)

For complete details, visit reds.com/wedding or contact the Reds Special Events Department at events@reds.com.

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That’s all for now.  More in a bit!

Expect good news,

Jamie

FLY ME TO THE MOON, LET ME PLAY AMONG THE ALL-STARS: #VOTEFRAZIER

VOTE FRAZIER HERE

From Elias Sports Bureau…

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#VOTEFRAZIER: HE DESERVES IT (AND WHO CAN RESIST THIS FACE?)

Todd Frazier deserves to be a National League All-Star in 2015 and I’d like for you to go HERE to vote for him, as soon as possible (voting ends July 3).

If you need convincing…

  • No Reds player has ever hit 40 home runs and 40 doubles in a single season.  Frazier is currently on pace for 48 doubles and 50 homers.
  • Frazier is on pace for 101 extra-base hits, which would be 13th most all-time during a regular season (Ruth 119, Gehrig 117, Bonds 107, Klein 107, Helton 105, Sosa 103, Helton 103, Belle 103, Musial 103, Greenberg 103, Klein 103, Hornsby 102).
  • Beginning May 5, Frazier leads the National League (153ab minimum) in hitting (.340, 52-153), home runs (12), slugging (.686) and on-base percentage (.392).
  • Frazier ranks among all National League third basemen in home runs (1st), slugging (1st), OPS (1st), WAR (1st), runs scored (1st), doubles (1st), extra base-hits (1st), total bases (1st), hits (2nd), RBI (2nd), batting average (3rd), walks (3rd) and on-base percentage (4th).

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The Todd Frazier Game Face has been a big hit this season on social media – begging the question, what would a Todd Frazier All-Star Game Face look like?  I’m sure I’m not the only Reds fan who wants to see it!  (More reason to Vote Frazier!)

And just in case you’re not familiar with the #FrazierGameFace, check out the collection below….

FRAZIER FILE:

  • Played college baseball at Rutgers
  • Was a member of the Toms River team that won the 1998 Little League World Series. In the championship game vs Japan, went 4-for-4 with a home run.
  • Todd won the national Punt, Pass and Kick competition in 1997 for boys 10-11.
  • Frazier quarterbacked his pee-wee football team to a national championship in 1996.
  • At Redsfest 2008, Todd beat 560 players to win the Reds Community Club Celebrity Poker Tournament and donated the first-place $10,000 prize to the Reds Community Fund.
  • When Todd was 14, his Math teacher landed him his first real job on the Jersey Shore as a “carnival barker.” His duties included working the carnival games on the boardwalk, primarily the basketball hoops.
  • Todd also worked in the bakery department at his local grocery store.  He made cakes and donuts and brownies.
  • Todd played baseball, football and basketball at Toms River South High School (New Jersey). He set a school hoops record with 27 rebounds in a game and scored over a thousand points during his High School career.  He gets his basketball skills honestly, as his dad Charles played hoops at Morehead State.
  • Todd’s two brothers have played professional baseball, including Jeff, who made it to the big leagues with the Tigers.  His older brother Charlie played Triple-A ball with the Marlins.
  • Todd didn’t choose his number 21; he simply asked for a number under 80.  When he received 21, he went back and looked up all of the Reds players who had had that number.  Paul O’Neill was one of Todd’s heroes growing up, so it was cool for him to discover that O’Neill had also donned the number 21 for the Reds.
  • Todd’s first car was a 1989 Toyota Camry – a hand-me-down from both of his brothers.
  • In 2013, Frazier designated the Baseball United Foundation’s Grand Slam for Sandy fundraising effort as the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Major League Baseball Players Trust.  The donation was part of a $20,000 charitable contribution he received for being named the 2012 National League Outstanding Rookie in Players Choice Awards balloting.
  • In 2012, while dining at a Pittsburgh restaurant, Frazier saved a person from choking by performing the Heimlich Maneuver to dislodge a piece of food.

PEREZ, GRIFFEY TO MANAGE IN FUTURES GAME; ALL-STAR CAPS UNVEILED

WORLD SERIES CHAMPION TEAMMATES TONY PEREZ, KEN GRIFFEY SR.
TO MANAGE SIRIUSXM ALL-STAR FUTURES TEAMS

Hall of Famer Tony Perez and Cincinnati Reds legend Ken Griffey Sr., who were teammates on the 1975 and 1976 “Big Red Machine” World Series Championship teams, will return to the dugouts to manage in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday July, 12th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Perez, a native of Camaguey, Cuba, will lead the World Team, while Griffey will manage the U.S. Team.

The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is now in its 17th year, features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of All-Star Sunday. The U.S. Team leads the all-time series, 10-6.
As part of its live All-Star Week programming, MLB Network will exclusively televise and MLB.com will live stream the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at 3:00 p.m. ET, with Matt Vasgersian, Dan Plesac, Heidi Watney and MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo on the call live from Great American Ball Park.

SiriusXM, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of Major League Baseball, will provide live play-by-play coverage of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on MLB Network Radio (XM channel 89; Sirius channel 209) in addition to SiriusXM’s other comprehensive live coverage from Cincinnati. The game will also be available to SiriusXM subscribers on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smart phones and mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com. All-Star Sunday is the first of three days of All-Star events at Great American Ball Park, culminating with the 86th All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14th.

Perez, who was signed by the Reds as a free agent in 1960, played 23 seasons in the Majors as a first and third baseman for the Reds (1964-76; 1984-86), Montreal Expos (1977-79), Boston Red Sox (1980-82) and Philadelphia Phillies (1983). The seven-time All-Star was a .279 career hitter with 2,732 hits, 379 home runs and 1,652 RBI. Perez, who was named the 1967 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player after hitting the game-winning home run in the 15th inning, was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1998, and elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. Perez drove in at least 90 runs in 11 consecutive seasons from 1967-77, and posted over 100 RBI in seven seasons. In 1970, Tony finished third in National League Most Valuable Player voting after hitting .317 with a career-best 40 home runs and 129 RBI. Perez, who managed the Reds for the first 44 games of the 1993 season, had his number 24 retired by the Reds in 2000. During his storied career, Perez appeared in five World Series and six League Championship Series.

Griffey, who was drafted by the Reds in the 29th round of the 1969 MLB Draft, played 19 seasons in the Majors as an outfielder and first baseman for the Reds (1973-81; 1988-90), New York Yankees (1982-86), Atlanta Braves (1986-88) and Seattle Mariners (1990-91). Griffey amassed 2,143 hits, 152 home runs and 859 RBI during his career, batting .296 along the way. Along with Perez, Griffey helped lead the Reds to a franchise-best 108 wins in 1975 en route to the club’s first World Series Championship since 1940. The three-time All-Star was named Most Valuable Player of the 1980 Midsummer Classic in Los Angeles after going 2-for-3 with a home run and RBI. Along with his son, Ken Jr., the duo became the first father-son combination to play on the same team together, when they played their first game together with the Mariners on August 31, 1990. The Pennsylvania native was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2004, and he remains a member of the organization as a part-time Minor League hitting instructor.

The remainder of the coaching staffs, as well as rosters and umpires for the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets are available for purchase for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game by visiting http://www.allstargame.com or visiting the Reds box office at Great American Ball Park.

The 2015 All-Star Game will be played at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, July 14th. The 86th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL & NEW ERA UNVEIL 2015 ALL-STAR GAME CAP COLLECTION

Players to Wear Special Cap for Midsummer Classic in Ode to Cincinnati Baseball

Major League Baseball and New Era, the official on-field cap of MLB, today revealed a unique cap collection for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Cincinnati Reds. Inspired by the caps worn on the field by this year’s host club in the 1880’s and 1890’s, MLB and New Era designed this standalone collection to be worn on-field during the Midsummer Classic. This will be the second time that players named to the American and National League All-Star teams will take the field in a team-designated cap specially made for the MLB All-Star Game. All-Stars last year wore caps inspired by the 1970s era batting helmet of the host Minnesota Twins.

Over a century ago, Cincinnati’s Baseball Club, known as the Red Stockings, wore a cap which featured horizontal stripes, commonly known as pleats, around the circumference of the caps. This design concept, which became the basis for the cap that Cincinnati Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs has worn since his inception in 1956 and is featured prominently in the 2015 All-Star Game logo. Now, that 19th century design has been combined with a modern look and fabric to create the 2015 All-Star Game Cap.

This year’s special edition cap is highlighted by two broad, horizontal stripes across the front panel, layered behind the team logo. The color of those stripes match the color of the cap’s back four panels, brim and button, while the front panel is a contrasting color. The color schemes are based on each team’s colorways. Since 1998, players have worn a special edition of their standard issue on-field cap, featuring a commemorative side patch of that year’s All-Star Game logo. This year’s caps for the first time will have a custom All-Star logo patch on the back of the cap.

“This summer, Major League Baseball will celebrate the Midsummer Classic with these unique All-Star caps that embody Cincinnati’s longstanding baseball tradition,” said Noah Garden, MLB Executive Vice President, Business. “We look forward to honoring the heritage of a Reds franchise that continues to vividly represent the Queen City and all of Major League Baseball.”

“With last year’s All-Star cap being extraordinarily well-received by fans, we are again looking to combine the inspiration of the host club’s design history with New Era’s modern performance fabrics,” said Tony DeSimone, New Era’s MLB Category Director. “We are excited to put the best baseball players in the world in these new All-Star caps.”

While the new collection emulates a historic design, it is infused with modern technology built with performance in mind. The caps are constructed using Diamond Era®, New Era’s ultra-lightweight performance fabric. The tech attributes include SOLARERA, 50+ UV protection that helps deflect the sun’s rays and COOLERA technology that wicks away sweat to keep players comfortable and dry.

In addition to the All-Star Game, players will sport caps and jerseys specifically designed for this year’s Gatorade All-Star Workout Day, including the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, and batting practice before the All-Star Game. This gear features a red and black color scheme based on the official colors of this year’s host club, the Cincinnati Reds. Caps of the American League representatives will feature a black crown, red brim and team logo. Caps of the National League All-Stars will be reversed to feature a red crown, black brim and team logo. An alternate All-Star Game logo patch will adorn the left-hand side of all these Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders caps.

Beginning June 25, the complete All-Star cap collection will be available for fans exclusively at MLB.com/shop, LIDS, New Era retail locations and NewEraCap.com. From June 30, the caps will also be available at additional sporting goods stores and headwear retailers around the country. Additionally, the caps will be available in international markets including Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Taiwan.

MLB All-Star Week at Great American Ball Park includes the 86th MLB All-Star Game on FOX (July 14th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day (July 13th) featuring the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders on ESPN, All-Star Sunday (July 12th) including the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on MLB Network and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on ESPN, and T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at the Duke Energy Convention Center (July 10th-14th). For more MLB All-Star Week information, please visit AllStarGame.com, the MLB All-Star Game Twitter account (@AllStarGame) and MLB All-Star Game Facebook account (Facebook.com/MLBAllStarGame).

2015 MLB All-Star Game Cap Collection

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

6-17

Price

From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight is University of Cincinnati Night at Great American Ball Park and as part of the festivities UC President Santa Ono will deliver the official game ball.

At the conclusion of tonight’s National Anthem we will welcome “Sam” the Bald Eagle from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden as he makes a symbolic flight from the Cincinnati Bell Riverboat Deck to the pitcher’s mound. This is the first of four scheduled flights for Sam during the 2015 regular season. Sam began making these flights at Great American Ball Park in 2004.

#REDS BASELINE ITEMS FOR JUNE 17: HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS; PLAY OUR #REDS TWITTER GAME!

In a season of ups and downs and strikes and gutters, it’s important for the folks here at Better Off Red to keep things loose.  That’s why this morning we unveiled a simple Twitter game for you Reds fans that will surely entertain and amuse.  The game is simple.  All you have to do is tweet me (@jamieblog) a person/company/product that you closely associate with the Cincinnati Reds (One caveat: the person CANNOT be a player or broadcaster).

For example, here’s who I came up with…

To make it worth your while, I’ll randomly choose one lucky tweeter and give him/her a Barry Larkin bobblehead, just for participating.

I’ll post some of my favorite responses to this Twitter game a little bit later right here on BOR.

(You can probably tell, I’m most amused by the more obscure and esoteric responses).

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Homestand Highlights • June 17-21 • Reds vs. Tigers & Marlins

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Detroit Tigers, 7:10 p.m. (Student Discount Day, Mustache Appreciation Game)
• UC Night: Over 500 students, faculty and staff from the University of Cincinnati will be at the ballpark for the annual UC Night at GABP. UC President Santa Ono will deliver the official game ball during pregame ceremonies.
• 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. This is the first of four scheduled flights for Sam during the 2015 regular season. Sam began making these flights in 2004.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Detroit Tigers, 7:10 p.m. (Thirsty Thursday, Mustache Appreciation Game)
• “Share a Coke” Summer Tour: Visit the Kroger Fan Zone to personalize two Coke mini cans – one to keep and one to share.

Friday, June 19, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m. (4 for $48, Fireworks Friday, Mustache Appreciation Game)
• Shamrock the Ballpark: As part of Irish Heritage Night, festivities will include Irish dancers performing before the game and many of the pregame and in-game ceremonies will feature representatives from local Irish organizations. Reds players and coaches will wear alternate white and green jerseys.
• Fireworks Friday: Post-game fireworks show with a “Shamrock the Ballpark” soundtrack, presented by Jeff Wyler Automotive Family.
• Players Favorite Things Basket Raffle: The Reds Wives will be selling $5 raffle tickets (cash only) for the annual “Players Favorite Things” basket raffle. Baskets are filled with food and gifts from their home state, gift cards, books and DVDs plus four tickets to an upcoming Reds game and an autographed jersey. Raffle tickets will be sold near the Reds Connect Zone on the third-base concourse starting when gates open at 5:40 p.m. to the end of the seventh inning. Player baskets include: Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, Mike Leake, Zack Cozart, Devin Mesoraco, J.J. Hoover, Tucker Barnhart and more. The retail value of each basket is well over $500.
• “Share a Coke” Summer Tour: Visit the Kroger Fan Zone to personalize two Coke mini cans – one to keep and one to share.
• Club Red Friday Night Party: Club Red members and their friends are invited to a party in the Kroger Fan Zone during the third through sixth innings. Parties are presented by Coca-Cola and feature entertainment by Kiss 107, raffle prizes and more. Club Red is for fans ages 13-17.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m. – previously scheduled for 4:10 p.m. (4 for $48, Super Saturday, Military Appreciation Game, Mustache Appreciation Game)
• Brandon Phillips Bobblehead: As part of Super Saturdays, free bobblehead of the Reds second baseman to the first 25,000 fans, presented by FOX Sports Ohio.
• Military Appreciation Day: Tonight is the fourth Reds Military Appreciation Day of the season, presented by DAV, Disabled American Veterans and RetireMEDiQ. Many of today’s pregame and in-game activities will honor the men and women of the five U.S. military branches: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard.
• Baseball Across the Region: Representatives from Baseball Across the Region will participate in pregame activities. #BATR, an initiative of the Community Organizing Committee, is a twist on the passing of the Olympic torch – using an official All-Star Game baseball to visit a variety of regional attractions, events, and baseball games to build excitement for the 86th MLB All-Star Game.
• Pitch, Hit & Run: Eight winners from the Pitch, Hit & Run competition presented by Scotts will be honored during pre-game ceremonies. Earlier in the day, the Reds hosted MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championship in which 24 local winners competed. The eight winners (four girls and four boys) will have their scores pitted against those from across the country. The top three scores in each division advance to the National Finals, held during MLB All-Star Week at GABP.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins, 1:10 p.m. (4 for $48, Family Sunday, Mustache Appreciation Game)
• Father’s Day Reds Tumbler: Free travel cup with lid to the first 10,000 dads, presented by Kahn’s.
• Kids Poster: Kids 14 and younger will receive a free Johnny Cueto poster, presented by Arm & Hammer.

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Ticket Offers For This Homestand: reds.com/tickets
• Student Discount Days: Students of all ages can enjoy discount tickets to all Wednesday home games this season, courtesy of First Student: reds.com/Students.
• Mustache Appreciation Games: For all Reds home games June 17-July 5, fans can purchase a ticket package that includes a custom mustache pint glass and a Field Box or View Level ticket. Must purchase ticket through this package to receive pint glass. Limited number of packages available only at reds.com/Mustache.
• Thirsty Thursdays: For select Thursday Reds home games (including June 18), fans can purchase a $30 package that includes a Field Box ticket and a $10 concession credit valid for food and beverages. Available only at reds.com/Thursday.
• 4 for $48: Enjoy a great weekend of Reds baseball action and save with our 4 for $48 ticket deal, presented by Reach Savings Magazine. For all three games against the Marlins June 19-21, buy four View Level tickets for just $48 and receive four FREE Reds caps at the game: reds.com/4for48.
• Military Appreciation Days: For select games (including June 20), pregame ceremonies will honor military groups and fans can purchase a ticket package that includes Reds-branded aviator sunglasses. Presented by DAV, Disabled American Veterans and RetireMEDiQ. Available only at reds.com/Military.
• Family Sundays: For every Sunday home game this season, families can take advantage of two exclusive offers, presented by Klosterman Bakery:
– Get up to three half-price tickets with purchase of one full-price ticket
– Receive a FREE Kroger Meal Deal that includes a drink, hot dog, chips and a snack with your ticket
Sunday games also include giveaways for kids, face painters, live mascot races and more: reds.com/Family.

Reds Community Fund
• Family Catch: It’s not too late to sign up for the for the annual “Family Catch” event on Sunday, June 21. Fans can purchase packages to play “catch” on the field after the Reds vs. Miami Marlins game: reds.com/catch or call 513-765-7240. Packages will also be available in the Kroger Fan Zone at the game on Sunday. The Reds Community Fund is the beneficiary of the annual “Family Catch” fundraising event.

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
• Billy Hatcher Bobblehead: The 2015 Reds Hall of Fame Bobblehead Series presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP continues in June with Billy Hatcher. The bobblehead depicts Hatcher in the follow-through of one of his record-setting at-bats of the 1990 World Series and are free with regular-price admission to the Reds HOF & Museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in June, while supplies last.
• Herm Winningham Autograph Signings – June 20 & 21: Member of the 1990 World Champion Reds Herm Winningham will appear at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum on Saturday, June 20 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, June 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and in the Reds Hall of Fame batting cages presented by Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., weather permitting. Autographs are free for Hall of Fame members and $5 for non-members.
• Cincinnati Reds Legends Art Exhibit – June 16-22: The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is proud to present a special exhibit featuring original art form the recently published book, Cincinnati Reds Legends. The book is a celebration of the very best players in Reds history as told through the writing of Mike Shannon and through the artistic lenses of Chris Felix, Scott Hannig and Donnie Pollard. The exhibit features over thirty original examples of the artwork featured in the book as well as oversized reproductions and a collection of some of the materials artist Chris Felix uses when creating his distinctive works.

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TUESDAY’S #REDS LINEUP AND TRANSACTIONS

The Reds have recalled from Class AAA Louisville RHP Carlos Contreras (#53), selected from Louisville the contract of RHP Donovan Hand (#51), placed on the 15-day disabled list RHP Jon Moscot, optioned to Louisville OF Brennan Boesch and transferred to the 60-day disabled list SS Zack Cozart.

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