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From my pal @Bongreatness...

During pregame ceremonies tonight we will welcome members of the 1976 World Champion Cincinnati Reds.
• Introductions will take place from the Reds dugout & first base line area beginning at 6:40PM.
• All members of the Great Eight are on-hand for tonight’s introductions except for Joe Morgan, who is currently unable to travel. Joe has recorded a few messages for us to play to fans attending tonight’s game.
• Offering up a ceremonial first pitch on behalf of his ’76 teammates will be Reds Hall of Famer Jack Billingham, which will be caught by fellow Reds Hall of Famer David Concepcion.
• Saying a few words to the crowd on behalf of the team tonight will be 1976 World Series MVP, Johnny Bench.
• Reds Owner & CEO Bob Castellini will present the ’76 team with a Hall of Fame Reunion Plaque, which will also feature a photo opportunity with the team and the 1976 World Series trophy.
• As they exit the field tonight each honoree will receive a custom 1976 World Series Champion 40-year Reunion crystal ice bucket, which will be handed out by Mark & Rick Stowe in honor of their father, and 1976 Home Clubhouse Manager, Bernie Stowe.

Tonight is the 7th Fireworks Friday of the 2016 season, presented by Cooper Tires. The postgame fireworks show, featuring Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks set to a 1976 World Championship soundtrack, will begin approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game.

All fans in attendance tonight will receive a 1976 Team Photo, courtesy of Coca-Cola. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 5:10PM for Season Ticket Members and 5:40PM for the general public. However those gate opening times could be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code, should the crowd size outside the gates dictate it so.

*Note that normal batting practice times for tonight has been moved up by 20 minutes in order to accommodate tonight’s pregame festivities. Additionally the National Anthem time has been moved up and is scheduled for 6:36PM.


Juan Dorado presents this week’s Reds Minor League Spotlight…

It was an exciting week for the Cincinnati Reds affiliates as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos clinched the Southern League first half title and their 2016 draft picks made their professional debuts for their respective clubs. Overall, the teams went 15-13 on the week.

Pensacola led the way, going 4-0 with crucial victories last weekend to clinch their first First-Half Southern League title. The Blue Wahoos assured themselves a berth to the Southern League playoffs for the second straight season. Pensacola is so that Phil Ervin clubbed a pinch-hit grand slam in the SL All-Star game and Barrett Astin recorded the win in the South’s 5-1 win.

Daytona had another solid week, going 3-1. The Tortugas continue their sizzling June as they are now 13-4 in the month and own the second best batting average and ERA in the month. Daytona’s Brian O’Grady and Gavin LaValley have raised their games to another level in their last three contests. O’Grady is hitting .500 with a homer and 5 RBI while LaValley is batting .467 with three runs scored and four RBI.

The Mustangs got off to a hot start, starting the week 3-0, but have suffered four straight losses. In their first three games, Billings scored over 10 runs a contest and swept Missoula by a combined score of 31-8. The pitching staff has struggled since opening week, allowing 30 runs in their last four games. Despite the struggles on the mound, Antonio Santillan has been outstanding for the Mustangs. The second rounder in the 2015 First Year Player Draft, is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA. He has 15 strikeouts in 8.2 innings.

Dayton and AZL Reds both tallied two wins in the last week. The Dragons Jesus Reyes and Jose Lopez were brilliant in their starts last week. Reyes went five scoreless on 6/17 with 4 strikeouts, collecting his third straight win. While Lopez fired 6 shutout innings with nine strikeouts. He led the Midwest league in strikeouts over the last seven days. The AZL Reds have been led by their offense and the performances of Michael Beltre. The infielder hit .500 (7-for-14) last week three extra-base hits and 2 RBI. He currently has a 3-game multi-hit game streak.

Louisville continued their slide in the month of June, going 1-5 last week. The Bats are 8-14 in the month of June. Despite the tough week for the team, Scott Schebler is scolding hot. The outfielder received Player of the Week honors by the International League on Monday after hitting .318 with two homers and nine RBI from June 13-20. The left-handed hitting Schebler has hit safely in three of his last four, including a 4-for-4 performance on Monday, June 20th.

RED BITES: Nick Senzel, the 2nd overall pick in the 2016 draft, made his professional debut on Friday, June 17, going 2-for-3 with 2 RBI against Missoula. In 5 games, he is batting .231 with 2 RBI… Amir Garrett and Tony Renda were promoted to Triple-A Louisville, while Taylor Sparks and Tyler Mahle were promoted to Double-A Pensacola…

The affiliates all continue play this week as all six teams are in action and look to improve their 140-153 mark.


6-23-06 vs Padres


From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight is the 7th annual Zoo Night at Great American Ball Park. Weather permitting, there will be 12 animals on hand to visit with fans in the Fan Zone from 5:40-6:15PM as well as during the 1st inning of tonight’s game. The animals will take a tour around the warning track of the ballpark during pregame ceremonies beginning at approximately 6:35PM.

As part of Zoo Night we also welcome back “Sam” the Bald Eagle from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens for his third ceremonial flight of the 2016 season, taking place at the conclusion of tonight’s National Anthem. Sam will be making two more flights at games later this season.

Tonight is the second Kid Glove Game of the 2016 season. Now in its 68th consecutive season, the Kid Glove program has helped raise more than ten million dollars to buy baseball & softball equipment for more than 40,000 youngsters in the Greater Cincinnati area.

During pregame ceremonies we will also honor Shakila Ahmad with a Reds Community Advocate Award, presented by TriHealth. Shakila is the president of the board of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and has dedicated herself to community enriching endeavors for the past 20 years.


2016_HOF_Induction_4C_Name_FINALPregame ceremonies scheduled each day this weekend

CINCINNATI (June 21, 2016) — Join the Cincinnati Reds to celebrate the legendary career of Pete Rose during 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, June 24-26.

This special weekend will include pregame ceremonies to enshrine the Hit King in the Reds Hall of Fame and retire his No. 14 jersey, plus a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1976 World Series Champion Reds.

A limited number of tickets are available for all three games. All pregame ceremonies are scheduled to begin approximately 40 minutes prior to the start of each game.

2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Friday, June 24 – Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres, 7:10 p.m. (pregame ceremonies start at 6:30 p.m.)
• 5:40 p.m.: Gates open and all fans receive 1976 Reds Team Photo, presented by Coca-Cola
6:30 p.m.: 20 members of the Big Red Machine, including Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and Tony Perez, will be introduced on the field to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1976 World Series Champions
• Reds players and coaches will wear 1976 throwback uniforms
• Postgame fireworks show featuring music from 1976, presented by Cooper Tire.

Saturday, June 25 – Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m. (pregame ceremonies start at 3:30 p.m.)
• 2:40 p.m.: Gates open and all fans receive commemorative Pete Rose poster, presented by Yucatan Guacamole
3:30 p.m.: On-field ceremony to induct Pete Rose into the Reds Hall of Fame, presented by PNC Bank. Marty Brennaman will be the master of ceremonies and Pete will address the crowd. More than 20 Reds Hall of Famers will be in attendance, including Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin and Eric Davis.

Sunday, June 26 – Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres, 1:10 p.m. (pregame ceremonies start at 12:30 p.m.)
•11:40 a.m.: Gates open and all fans receive commemorative Pete Rose print, presented by John Morrell
12:30 p.m.: On-field ceremony to retire Pete Rose’s No. 14 jersey will include appearances by previous Reds legends who have their numbers retired – Johnny Bench (#5), David Concepcion (#13), Barry Larkin (#11) and Tony Perez (#24)
• 6 to 10:30 p.m.: Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett at the Duke Energy Convention Center

For game tickets and additional details visit

Fans can meet returning Hall of Famers and other alumni at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum on Friday, Saturday and Sunday by purchasing special meet and greet packages. Packages include a 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Pete Rose bobblehead and an Induction lapel pin and program. Participating Reds Hall of Famers and alumni include David Concepcion, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Ken Griffey Sr., Eric Davis, Chris Sabo and many more. A limited number of packages are available for $22 at

The memorable weekend concludes with the Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett on Sunday evening at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The gala will feature players and coaches from the current team, along with Hall of Famers and other alumni honoring Pete Rose.

2016 Hall of Fame Induction Gala Sponsors

Title Sponsor: Clark Schaefer Hackett

Presenting Sponsors: The Castellini Family, The Williams Family and Prestige AV & Creative Services

Legend Sponsors: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Gorilla Glue, Great American Insurance Group, HBK Wealth Management, JACK Cincinnati Casino and Kona Ice

Hall of Fame Sponsors: Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Castellini Group of Companies, CEI Sports, Cooper Tire, CR Brands, DeanHouston and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Encore Technologies, First Financial Bank, FOX Sports Ohio, General Mills, Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, MarketVision Research and Infintech, MSA Architects, Ohio Eagle Distributing, Robert S. Castellini, Safeco Insurance, T-Mobile, TriHealth, William Lang & Sons and Eckert Erectors

Major League Sponsors: AAA Club Alliance, Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof, Caring Place Healthcare Group, Chas. Seligman Distributing Co., Cincinnati Bell, CBT Company, Dorna Signage, Enterprise Rent-A-Car & National Car Rental, Esterline & Sons, The Gendell Family, Heidelberg Distributing, Holman Motors Inc., Holthaus Lackner Signs, John Henry Homes and Dynamic Metal, Kaplan, Litwin, Kaplan & Associates of Stifel, LaRosa’s, Robert Lawrence, Moerlein Lager House, Paycor, Total Quality Logistics, United Dairy Farmers and USI Insurance Services


Click on the image below to view a current list of Reds 2016 signed draft picks…

Players listed in black have signed

Players listed in black have signed



‘Baseball 101’ event on July 21st at Great American Ball Park

CINCINNATI (June 14, 2016) — Are you looking for a unique and fun night out with the girls while learning more about the game of baseball?

The third annual St. Elizabeth Healthcare A Night of Their Own – Baseball 101 will be held Thursday, July 21 at Great American Ball Park from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This exclusive event gives women of all ages the opportunity to EAT, PLAY and LEARN with Reds coaches, broadcasters, staff and special guests to get an inside look at the game of baseball.

• Enjoy a dinner buffet in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club
• Open bar with beer, wine, and our signature drink, the Rosietini

• Throw a pitch from the mound and snag a flyball in the outfield
• NEW: Take cuts in the Reds batting cage on the field
• NEW: Call game highlights at the broadcast station, courtesy of FOX Sports Ohio

• Meet Reds manager Bryan Price and broadcasters Marty & Thom Brennaman
• Receive tips from the Reds coaching staff including third base coach Billy Hatcher

Event tickets are $175 and include:
– Upscale buffet with open bar
– NEW: Upgraded gift bag featuring an exclusive ladies Reds watch and wine tumbler
– Ticket for an upcoming Reds game
– Guided tour of Great American Ball Park with stops in the Reds clubhouse, press box and broadcast booths.

A Night Of Their Own_gifts

Space is limited. Sign up today at or (513) 765-7237.

Event schedule:
– 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Registration and check-in
– 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner, cocktails and welcome
– 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Ballpark tours, field stations and Q&A sessions

All proceeds from benefit the baseball-themed youth outreach programs of the Reds Community Fund.

A special thanks to the event sponsors and partners: St. Elizabeth’s Healthcare, Hewlett Packard, D-Lo & Kristie from KISS107, Spruce Nail Salon, BLOWN Blow Dry Bar, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Prestige AV & Creative Services and Michael Bambino Photography.


Here’s a current list of the 2016 draft picks who’ve signed with the Reds.





From my pal @Bongreatness…

Today is Military Appreciation Day #2 of the 2016 season, presented by DAV – Disabled American Veterans – and Hankook Tire. The Reds will be wearing their digi-camo uniforms for today’s game.

During pregame ceremonies Hankook Tire America Corp. President Hee-Se Ahn (he-say AHN) will present a check to DAV Executive Director Barry Jesinoski for $150,000 as part of Hankook’s continued support of our Nation’s military and veterans.

Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches tonight will be Marines Corps veteran Bryan Lett, a native of Columbus, Ohio, who medically retired from the service after sustaining injuries while serving in Afghanistan. Bryan is now employed by DAV – Disabled American Veterans.

Also joining us for pregame events today are representatives of the Navy Band Northeast, attached to the Naval War College in Newport, RI, one of 11 official U.S. Navy bands worldwide. Groups representing the Navy Band Northeast will perform around the ballpark pregame as well as providing our National Anthem. The Navy Band Northeast is in town leading up to Dayton Navy Week.

Delivering the official Game Ball today will be Admiral Victor Hall. Admiral Hall is a graduate of both Xavier University & the University of Cincinnati and is the current Deputy Commander for Navy Medicine West.

Musician Second Class Laura Carey will join us to sing God Bless America during the middle of the 7th inning break today.

Following the conclusion of today’s game is the annual CollegeAdvantage RCF Family Catch, presented by TQL. During this unique opportunity fans will take turns going to the outfield grass of Great American Ball Park to play a game of catch. Spots are still available and will be sold at a staffed table in the Fan Zone during today’s game.



CINCINNATI (June 11, 2016) — With near record high temperatures in the lower 90s expected today, the Reds have recommendations for fans on how to stay cool and safe while enjoying the Reds vs. A’s 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.




From my pal @Bongreatness

gnomeThe first 25,000 fans in attendance today will receive a Get Your ‘Stache On Garden Gnome, courtesy of Miracle-Gro. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 2:10PM for Season Ticket Members and 2:40PM for the general public. However those gate opening times could be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code should the crowd size outside the gates dictate it so.

During pregame ceremonies today we will recognize participants from the regional Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition. The competitors to the field at Great American Ball Park earlier today to crown a regional champion at various age groups.

Also during pregame ceremonies the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, in cooperation with the Reds Community Fund, will award $2,500 grants to the Fairborn Little League and the Fairfield Community Foundation. Major League Baseball’s Baseball Tomorrow Fund has awarded more than $27 million to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe & Asia.


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