Archive for the ‘ Dailies ’ Category


It’s great to be back in BOR HQ after a nice, long, relaxing 4-day weekend.

Obviously the big news while I was away was the trade the Reds made with the Royals, sending Johnny Cueto to Kansas City for left-handed pitchers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed.

Curious about the guys the Reds acquired?’s Jim Callis has a pretty good write-up on the three lefty prospects HERE.

For additional information, in the form of moving pictures, check out the videos below.








From my pal @Bongreatness

Game 2 of today’s Reds/Cubs day/night doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 6:10PM. Ballpark gates will reopen for all fans at 5:10PM.

Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches for Game 2 will be Kelsey Mitchell – basketball player for The Ohio State University women’s basketball team. Kelsey is a graduate of Princeton High School and is the reigning NCAA scoring champion after being named the USBWA and ESPNW National Freshman of the Year and first team All-American.

Note: We will sing our National Anthem prior to Game 2 of today’s doubleheader. Anthem scheduled for 5:58PM.




From my pal @Bongreatness...

Today the Reds & Cubs will play a day/night doubleheader. As these are two separate games with separate tickets distributed for each game, the ballpark will be cleared out in between games. Fans with tickets for both games will need to leave the ballpark and will use their valid ticket for the second game to regain entry once ballpark gates reopen (all gates scheduled to reopen at 5:10PM, subject to change).

Today we welcome hundreds of kids from the Reds Rookie Success League of Cincinnati for a pregame parade and ceremony. The second session of RRSL is ongoing at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy in Roselawn.

Offering up a ceremonial first pitch today will be Chris & Janeen of WGRR’s “Married with Microphones” show. Chris & Janeen are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the “Married with Microphones” show this summer.


Reds pitchers on Monday made a trip to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to visit with patients and staff members.

Those on hand to spread a little cheer were Nate Adcock, J.J. Hoover, Jon Moscot, Pedro Villarreal and Rosie Red.

Check out photos from Monday’s visit below…


Brandon Phillips last night proved yet again that he’s the best defensive second baseman in baseball.  As a Reds fan, you’ve seen so many unbelievable plays from the Gold Glover that anything other than “jaw-dropping” is now considered average.  But don’t take it from me – check out the videos below and ask yourself if there’s anyone better with the leather…




From my pal @Bongreatness

During pregame ceremonies tonight we will recognize representatives from the sixth annual P&G Field Makeover, in conjunction with the Reds Community Fund & Cincinnati Zoo. Approximately 300 P&G and Cincinnati Zoo volunteers helped rebuild the historic Seven Hills neighborhood houses facility, with additional work at two nearby sites, on July 9th.

Tonight is the annual Reds Racing Night, presented by Kroger. Joining us at the ballpark this evening for and appearance in the Fan Zone, as well as a ceremonial first pitch, are driver AJ Allmendinger & ESPN NASCAR broadcaster Brad Daugherty.




From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight we welcome the ASA Power Tour for their annual visit to Great American Ball Park for a home run derby competition. The American Softball Association’s Power Tour will visit numerous major league parks this summer as part of their yearly competition. Today’s pregame event will begin at approximately 6:15PM and feature 7 competitors, including Cincinnati native Brian Wegman.

During pregame ceremonies tonight we will present the Moeller High School Crusaders baseball team with a Reds Country Athletic Achievement Award in recognition of their 8th state championship, won early this summer. Moeller will be the third team to receive a RCAAA since its inception on Opening Night this year.

Tonight is the 5th and final Kid Glove Game of the 2015 season, proudly presented by Meijer.


Here’s the full-page ad that appeared in today’s Cincinnati Enquirer…







From my pal @Bongreatness

Kids in attendance today will receive a Devin Mesoraco poster, courtesy of CollegeAdvantage.

Today is the 14th annual ALS Awareness Day at Great American Ball Park. It is estimated that ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, effects as many as 30,000 Americans at any one time.

Today we will be joined by the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, for a special pregame ceremony along with Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann. Secretary Mabus will offer up one of our ceremonial first pitches today at the conclusion of the ceremony, which will involve naming one of the United States Navy’s newest ships the “Cincinnati”. This will be the fifth time a vessel has been dubbed the “Cincinnati” in US Navy history.

Today is the second annual Gospel Day at Great American Ball Park, featuring a postgame concert by Casey J & Fred Hammond. The concert will begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of today’s game.

During the middle of the 7th inning break today we will be joined by Pastor Rodney Posey, who will lead us in the singing of God Bless America.


CINCINNATI (July 18, 2015) — With high temperatures reaching the lower 90s and a heat index ranging from 100 to 103 both today and Sunday, the Reds have recommendations for fans on how to stay cool and safe while enjoying the Reds vs. Indians games at Great American Ball Park this weekend:

• Fans will be permitted to bring opened bottles of water into the ballpark. (Unopened bottles of water and soft-sided coolers smaller than 16x16x8 are always permitted.)

• “Cool rooms” will be in operation with TVs so fans can watch the game. Please see a Reds staff member for an escort to a cool room.

• Cool water vapor misting stations are setup near sections 106, 130, 517 and under the PNC Power Stacks in center field.

• Sun screen lotion will be available for free at TriHealth first aid stations.

• Fans should keep hydrated and drink plenty of fluids (preferably water) before and during the game.

• Extra care should be taken when exposing infants and elderly fans to these conditions as they are much more susceptible to heat-related illnesses.

• Any fans feeling weak or sick should let a Reds staff member know and medical aid will be summoned.

• Wheelchair assistance is always available. Please see a Reds staff member.

TriHealth Event Medicine staffs an emergency medicine physician, ambulance with crew, critical care paramedics and nurses at each game. Additional staff are added as temperatures rise.

The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and Reds Team Shops are air conditioned and great indoor locations for fans to escape the heat.


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