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8-28-15 Lineup




From my pal @Bongreatness...

During pregame ceremonies we will welcome several members of the Kentucky National Guard who will participate in a reenlistment ceremony.

Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches today will be Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey.  Catching the pitch for Vinny will be former Bengals running back, and 2004 Super Bowl Champion while a member of the New England Patriots, Corey Dillon.




From my pal @Bongreatness

Today is the 3rd Bark in the Park event of the 2015 season, presented by Iams & Kroger.  Over 300 dogs and their owners will be in attendance to participate in activities around the Fan Zone, as well as a pregame parade around the warning track.




From my pal @Bongreatness

During pregame ceremonies tonight we will welcome the Cincinnati Thunder, our area’s newest professional hockey team. The Thunder will play their games at the Cincinnati Gardens this year and participate in the NA3HL Tier 3 league.

Tonight we will also honor the Reds Way Employee of the Month for August, Tim Timmers.  Reds Way is a customer service initiative which the club enacted in 2010 to help provide a complete, fan-friendly experience for our guests at the ballpark. Tim is part of our gameday Event Safety staff.




Fundraiser to Support Local and Global Charities

CINCINNATI – Skip Schumaker is hosting a fantasy football challenge and has invited teammates Todd Frazier, Zack Cozart and Brayan Pena to join him.

Big League Impact is bringing its winning formula to Cincinnati on Tuesday, August 25 for a Fantasy Football live draft. The event will take place in The Handlebar at Great American Ball Park from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Fans will then have the opportunity to compete against a Red throughout the entire NFL season.

Proceeds benefit the Big League Impact Global Initiative (, the Reds Community Fund ( and the Jessie Rees Foundation (

Participants will be treated to a VIP ballpark experience that includes drafting and playing fantasy football against a Reds player, a tour of the ballpark, team photos, autographed memorabilia, limited edition BLI merchandise, batting practice viewing, seats to the game and the chance to win an autographed Skip Schumaker BLI jersey and other prizes.

Founded by Adam Wainwright and his brother Trey, Big League Impact started with a single Fantasy Football charity event in 2013 and has expanded to eight MLB cities: San Francisco, New York, St. Louis, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.. This year’s roster of participating MLB players has reached 60 strong and includes Hunter Pence, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Neil Walker, Kyle Gibson, Torii Hunter, Matt Holliday, Michael Wacha, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer, as well as Cardinal Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, actor Jon Hamm and St. Louis Rams legends Marshall Faulk and Kurt Warner. BLI has raised $560,000 in support of 18 local charities and made major impact around the globe.

This year Big League Impact will be partnering with the Effective Altruism movement and GiveWell in an effort to maximize return on social investment by working with vetted organizations where need and impact are greatest. This year, 25 percent of all funds from BLI charity events will go to the Big League Impact Global Initiative to the largest impact possible for international communities in need.




From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight’s game is a makeup for the rainout that took place on June 18th.

Joining us at the ballpark today will be Ryan Johansen of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ryan will participate in a few events around the ballpark including serving as a shagger in the outfield grass during Reds BP, offering up a ceremonial first pitch and visiting the Reds Connect Zone in the 1st inning of tonight’s game. The Blue Jackets open their season on Friday, October 9th.

As part of FS1’s promotion of the upcoming college football season – the “HarBus” will be making a stop at Great American Ball Park this evening. The HarBus is on a 12-day, 12-city tour that will culminate in Salt Lake City with the start of FS1’s coverage of college football season when the Michigan Wolverines square off against the Utah Utes. Around the ballpark this evening you will see the “HarBros” – five college students from the University of Michigan who are taking part in the tour, dressed to the likeness of Head Coach Jim Harbaugh. For more information on the tour and additional stops, including those at other MLB parks, visit here.




From my pal @Bongreatness

Today is the annual Season Ticket Holder Photo Day at the ballpark.  Thousands of full and half plan Season Ticket Holders will join us on the warning track prior to the game as our players, coaching staff, broadcasters & mascots make an appearance for some up-close photos.

Kids in attendance at today’s game will receive a Joey Votto poster, courtesy of PNC Bank.

Today is also the 77th annual Shriners/Masons Family Day at the ballpark. The Shriners/Masons Family Day is a tradition begun by Powell Crosley Jr., himself a Mason, back in 1938.

We also welcome “Art in the Park” to the ballpark today, in partnership with ArtWorks. Activities and performances will take place throughout the ballpark today as part of this collaborative arrangement.

Ms. Marlana VanHoose will join us today to sing God Bless America during the middle of the 7th inning.


Many of you agree that Reds pitcher Homer Bailey and actor Christian Bale could pass for twins.  Well, now that the English Premier League season has begun, I’ve noticed another Bailey doppleganger – Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon.  What do you think?

Processed with Moldiv

Processed with Moldiv





From my pal @Bongreatness

Today is Tony Perez Day at Great American Ball Park.  At 4:30PM today we will dedicate a new Great American Ball Park statue featuring Tony’s likeness just outside of Crosley Terrace at the main entrance to the ballpark.  The ceremony is expected to last approximately 30 minutes and streets surrounding the ballpark will be temporary closed for the expected overflow crowd.  The ceremony will be shown live on the Hall of Fame videoboard that faces The Banks development.

The first 30,000 fans in attendance today will receive a Tony Perez Statue, courtesy of LaRosa’s.  The statue is a miniature replica of the one being unveiled today.  Gates to the ballpark are expected to open for all fans at the conclusion of today’s unveiling ceremony.

We will hold a pregame ceremony in Tony’s honor today beginning at 6:31PM.  The ceremony will feature many of Tony’s family, close baseball friends and his teammates.  In addition to receiving a replica of his statue (a larger one than today’s giveaway), Tony will have the opportunity to address the fans joining us at the ballpark and watching live on FOX Sports Ohio and, and listening on the Reds on Radio network.  Today’s ceremony will wrap up with Tony offering up today’s ceremonial first pitch.

Ohio’s First Lady, and Tony Perez enthusiast, Karen Kasich will serve as today’s Honorary Captain.

Please note that our National Anthem will be sung at 6:27PM and that batting practice times have been adjusted (30 minutes earlier) in preparation for today’s on-field ceremony.


The Reds yesterday participated in the second annual ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Brayan Pena, Todd Frazier and Jon Moscot were dowsed with ice cold water in an effort to raise awareness for ALS.  Check it out and see who the Reds challenged…


In honor of the Reds celebrating Tony Perez this weekend, take a trip down memory lane and watch Tony’s fantastic Hall of Fame induction speech from 2000…



From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight is Fiesta Rojos at Great American Ball Park. Tonight we celebrate the local Hispanic community and the rich cultural history of the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds will wear their “Los Rojos” jerseys during tonight’s game to go along with numerous pregame ceremonies and activations throughout the ballpark. Tonight’s event also kicks off Tony Perez Weekend at the ballpark. Perez, Cesar Geronimo and David Concepcion will serve as tonight’s Honorary Captains. During pregame ceremonies Maria Lang will receive a Reds Community Advocate Award in recognition of her contributions as an educator and tutor at the Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies (AMIS). Also during pregame ceremonies tonight seven current Reds players of Hispanic descent in will receive certificates of recognition from the Commission on Hispanic & Latino Affairs for the State of Ohio.

Please note that tonight’s National Anthem is scheduled for 6:52PM.

Tonight is Fireworks Friday #10 of the 2015 season, presented by Cooper Tires. The 15-minute fireworks show will begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game featuring a Fiesta Rojos soundtrack set to Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks. Prior to the start of the fireworks show we will welcome 14 members of the Big Red Machine for a special postgame Q&A in honor of Tony Perez Weekend. Prior to the start of the Q&A we will welcome representatives of Players for the Planet, including former Red Chris Dickerson, as they present a check in the amount of $17,500 to the Reds Hall of Fame as part of the 6th annual e-waste drive held earlier this summer.


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