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…
Game summary below…
What a great time last night keeping score with you folks on Twitter! Many of you said it was the first time you had kept score, which makes us here at Better Off Red burst with pride.
We’ll have another #BORScore session next homestand. In the meantime, feel free to practice on your own either at home or at the game!
Congratulations to Noël Kidd who was randomly chosen as the winner of the official MLB Mother’s Day baseball!
Disregard the typo. Phillips is obviously playing second base.
From my pal @Bongreatness…
One of today’s ceremonial first pitches will be offered up by Kings Junior High School student Clynn Yeoh. Clynn entered into the Doodle 4 Google contest by submitting to Google a doodle of the “Google” art. Google selected 1 candidate from each state and they are competing against each other through online voting. Voting started on Wednesday, May 1st and goes until Friday, May 10th (1 entry per device, per day). The winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship and their school receives a $50,000 technology grant. You can go to http://www.google.com/doodle4google, click on “Vote Now” and head to grades 6-7, her doodle is available there to vote on. She was to portray her “Best Day Ever” and as her family immigrated here, this was her entry: