From our pal @Bongreatness…
The first 10,000 moms through the Great American Ball Park gates today will receive a Reds Tote Bag, courtesy of Biz & Oxydol. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 11:10AM for Season Ticket Holders and 11:40AM for the general public. However if the crowd size outside the gates dictates it so, those times will be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code.
Today’s pregame parade around the warning track will feature members of the Reds Heads kids club, along with their moms.
Today’s Honorary Captain is Josie Shuler, who was selected as the winner of the Major League Baseball Mother’s Day “Honorary Bat Girl” contest for the Cincinnati Reds organization. Josie has been battling Triple Negative Breast Cancer since August 2008 and her courage and positive attitude is an inspiration to everyone in her life.
The mother & daughter singing duo of Rose Christophel & Cora Moore will lead the crowd in singing of God Bless America during the middle of the 7th inning break today.
A very happy Mother’s Day to all the moms on the Reds staff out there – and all our friends & partners around the ballpark celebrating this special day!
Los Rojos plated 5 runs in the second and 7 runs in the third en route to a 13-7 victory over the Brewers on Saturday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
A sellout crowd of 41,678 was on hand to see Dusty Baker move into a tie with Hall of Famer Fred Clarke for 17th on the all-time managerial wins list (1,602).
The Reds improve to 9-2 over their last 11 games against Milwaukee.
Jay Bruce homered in the second inning (#3). In the third, he became the first Red since Sean Casey in 1998 to hit 2 doubles in the same inning.
Mat Latos won his fourth consecutive start.
The Reds go for the sweep tomorrow, as Bronson Arroyo opposes Wily Peralta. Gametime is 1:10pm ET. Plenty of tickets remain, so get to GABP!
In honor of “Twilight Zone Day” today, we’re seeking your most creative tweets referencing both the Reds and the classic TV show The Twilight Zone. Include the hashtag: #TZReds.
We’ve already received some good ones…
— Bryan Murray (@Beamer1117) May 11, 2013
— Tyler Kemmerer (@MixdownTK) May 11, 2013
From my pal @Bongreatness, who had some problems accessing the ballpark today…
The first 30,000 fans in attendance at today’s game will receive an Aroldis Chapman bobblehead, courtesy of Cincinnati Bell. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 2:10PM for Season Ticket Holders and 2:40PM for the general public. However, if the crowd outside the gates dictates it so, those times will be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code.
Today the Reds will be wearing their “Los Rojos” alternative jerseys for the first time in team history. The jerseys are being worn today in conjunction with the first Dusty Days game of the 2013 season, which celebrates the rich, multicultural history of our community. In addition to the jerseys the team will be wearing their black BP cap, which is MLB approved for game use. The Reds will wear these caps whenever they were the Rojos jerseys this season (home or away).
Due to yesterday’s inclement weather, today will be the first Tailgate on the Terrace of the season. The Tailgate on the Terrace features music and other entertainment just outside the gates on Crosley Terrace, along with the Budweiser Mobile Bar, which opens 3 hours before the game and remains open until the end of the 1st inning, featuring $4 aluminum can Anheuser-Busch products.
The Suzuki Cooperative of Cincinnati Public Schools will perform their annual pregame concert from the field prior to today’s game. The Suzuki Cooperative will perform from the rightfield grass at approximately 3:40PM and also perform our National Anthem today.
Former Red Dmitri Young will be in the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum today from 1:30-3:30PM today. “Da Meat Hook” will be meeting fans and signing autographs for free, for those with a paid admission to the museum during that time.
If you missed it last night, here’s video of the amazing double play turned by Brandon Phillips against the Brewers….
From my pal @Bongreatness…
Tonight is the third Fireworks Friday of the 2013 season, with a postgame fireworks show presented by the Tri-State Chevy Dealers. The approximately 15 minute show will begin 15 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game and feature the #RedsDJBOOM soundtrack – which are songs handpicked by the fans through social media.
Today & tomorrow the Reds welcome the “Tailgate on the Terrace”, which is a new initial to create a pregame party just outside the ballpark gates on Crosley Terrace. The Tailgate on the Terrace features music and other entertainment along with the Budweiser Mobile Bar, which opens 3 hours before the game and remains open until the end of the 1st inning, featuring $4 aluminum can Anheuser-Busch products.
Tonight is also the first Reds TweetUp of the season, presented by Cincinnati.com. Tonight’s TweetUp is in salute to the #JoeyVotto Face of MLB campaign held during Spring Training by MLB Network. The TweetUp will take place in Section 110. During pregame ceremonies we will salute Joey Votto for his selection as the 2013 Face of MLB, as well as Reds Director of Digital Media, Digital Marketing Lisa Braun, for her efforts in leading the winning campaign in the hashtag battle.
Also during pregame ceremonies tonight we will welcome participants from the 2013 Flying Pig Marathon, powered by P&G. Held this past weekend, there were over 33,800 participants in marathon weekend. Tonight hundreds of those runner and walkers will participate in a pregame parade around the running track and women’s full marathon winner Rebecca Walter (Bloomington, IN) will offer up a ceremonial first pitch.
One additional note for tonight’s pregame ceremonies – we will recognize Alfonso Cornejo and Neil Comber, the co-creators and organizers of the Cincy Cinco Celebration, with the first ever “Reds Community Advocate Award”. This year’s event was the 10th in Cincy Cinco Celebration history, held annually at Fountain Square on May 5th as one of the city’s most prestigious cultural celebrations.
Johnny Cueto, currently on the Reds disabled list with a strained right lat and a sore right oblique, made an injury rehab appearance last night for Class-A Dayton. He threw 51 pitches in 3.0 innings vs. Lansing, allowing a run on 4 hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts.
Here’s some photos courtesy of our friends with Nicholas Studios…