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Reds add more features & entertainment for fans of all ages

New Ballpark Features
• Fan Zone Carnival Games – Step right up and test your skills at the new Fan Zone Carnival Games located throughout the Kroger Fan Zone. Games for kids include: Rosie’s Ring Toss, Gapper’s Hit-the-Mitt, Mr. Redlegs’ Strike Zone and Mr. Red’s Bottle Break-Up; Kids games are $2 per play to win Reds-themed prizes.
Fans of all ages can test their basketball shooting skills at the Great American Ball Park Free Throw Challenge, for $5 per play with 4 out of 5 baskets winning a custom Reds basketball or other great prizes.

• All-You-Can-Eat Stand – Fans with tickets in any section of Great American Ball Park can now purchase a pass to the new All-You-Can-Eat concession stand, presented by Meijer. Enjoy unlimited hot dogs, sodas, popcorn, peanuts and chips for the low price of $20 per person at this new stand located on the View Level down the first-base line behind section 530. The All-You-Can-Eat pass can be purchased in advance or at the game and can be added to any game ticket. Limited supply so it is recommended to purchase in advance. Full details are available at

• Fioptics District – This new entertainment destination located in the left field corner of the View Level includes:
– Fioptics GigaBar: Spacious walk-in bar (open to all fans) featuring domestic, imported and craft beers plus wine and mixed drinks.
– Fioptics District Ticket: $15 ticket (includes first drink) gives fans general admission access into sections 408-410, with both traditional ballpark seats as well as standing drink rails. For tickets, visit
– Fioptics District Rooftop: For the exclusive use of the Fioptics District Ticket holders, this rooftop patio located on top of the GigaBar features lounge furniture, a 15-foot video board and panoramic views of downtown.
– Cincinnati Bell Connections SkyBar: Private hospitality area exclusively for Cincinnati Bell Business customers.

• Arcade Games in The Machine Room Grille – Over a dozen of the best video and redemption arcade games from Scene75 Entertainment Center have been added to The Machine Room Grille located in the left field corner. Fans can load a game card to win e-tickets that can be redeemed for prizes at the redemption counter.

Upgrades Around The Ballpark
• Reds Connect Zone – Additional charging stations and power outlets have been added to the Reds Connect Zone presented by Miami University for fans to recharge their mobile devices for free during the game.

• Triple Play Suites – The Staples Triple Play Suites located down the left field line underwent a makeover during the offseason and now features sliding glass doors and updated amenities along with outdoor patio furniture and ballpark seating. Groups of 25-99 can book one, two or three of the suites at

Kids Opening Day – Sunday, April 10 (Reds vs. Pirates, 1:10 p.m.)
• The first Family Sunday of the season will replicate the excitement of Opening Day “kids style” with special activities planned for kids and families.
• Kids Opening Day Baseball Cap giveaway to all fans 14 and younger, presented by Frisch’s Big Boy.
• Come early for a fun-filled Kids Opening Day Block Party at The Banks starting at 10:30 a.m. on Joe Nuxhall Way:
– Mascots from local sports teams, colleges, universities and businesses
– “Red carpet parade” featuring mascots starting at 12:10 p.m. in The Banks
– Photos with Cleatus, the FOX Sports robot
– Circus performers and face painters
– Strongman Sean McCarthy lifting a car
– Campbell County High School marching band
– Reds Baseball Camps offering free instructional tips
– Cincinnati Public Library’s “Pop Up Library” to check out books on-site
– Miniature horses courtesy of Seven Oaks Farm
– Hair braiding courtesy of Blown Blow Dry Studio (in Kroger Fan Zone)
– Performances by the Zooperstars (as seen on America’s Got Talent)
– Samples from Werther’s Original Soft Caramels
– Special prizes from Angry Birds
– Displays and activities from the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Zoo, Newport Aquarium, Buddy Rodgers Music, Kentucky Speedway, Cincinnati Fire Dept., Cincinnati Police Dept. and more.
• For discount tickets and additional details visit


Maloney-BobbleheadJim Maloney begins series of five Reds Hall of Famers in 2016

CINCINNATI (March 31, 2016) — The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum’s collectible gift program continues in 2016 with a series of five Reds Hall of Famer bobbleheads, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

The first bobblehead in the series features Reds Hall of Famer Jim Maloney, Hall of Fame Class of 1973. One of only three Reds pitchers with two no-hitters to his credit, Maloney played for the club from 1960 through 1970. The hard-throwing right-hander amassed 1,592 strikeouts through his career, securing him as the Reds all-time leader, and his 134 career victories rank seventh in franchise history.

The bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum (or a Scotts Great American Ball Park tour) beginning Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m., and will be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of April, while supplies last.

Only 6,000 bobbleheads have been produced, and there is a limit of one bobblehead per visitor per day.

The bobblehead series continues through August with a different Reds Hall of Famer available each month:
• April: Jim Maloney
• May: Lee May
• June: Pete Rose (2016 Reds Hall of Fame Inductee)
• July: Jack Billingham
• August: Gary Nolan

Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and $6 for active military/veterans. Children ages four and younger are free.

The best way to ensure a bobblehead is to join the museum as a member. To become a member, please visit for more information or call (513) 765-7923.

Bobbleheads: The Exhibit now open!
The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum’s new exhibition showcases over 700 different bobbleheads and includes every Reds bobblehead giveaway since 2001. Bobbleheads: The Exhibit presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP celebrates the bobblehead collecting phenomenon and highlights the many and varied designs and styles of one of the most unique and popular promotional items ever created.

About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum at Great American Ball Park is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. The Museum features 16,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages. Since its inception, 85 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction.



A few items from Bryan Price’s morning media sesssion:

  • Would like to be able to tell the players who’ve made the team by the end of today’s game
  • Billy Hamilton is likely to begin the season batting lower in the lineup
  • Zack Cozart is likely to lead off on Opening Day
  • Yorman Rodriguez is dealing with a left hamstring issue


The Reds today optioned to Class AAA Louisville OF Tyler Holt...Reassigned to minor league camp RHP Drew Hayes, RHP Ryan Mattheus, RHP JC Ramirez and RHP Pedro Villarreal…RULE 5 LHP Chris O’Grady cleared waivers and has been offered back to the Angels.

There are 35 players remaining in Reds camp (17 pitchers, 5 catchers, 6 infielders, 7 outfielders)


New entertainment destination includes full service walk-in bar plus rooftop patio with general admission

CINCINNATI (March 29, 2016) — The Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bell have combined forces to bring Reds fans a brand new entertainment destination at Great American Ball Park.

The Fioptics District will debut on Reds Opening Day (April 4) and is located in the left field corner of the View Level.

The Fioptics District includes the Fioptics GigaBar, the first full service walk-in bar on the View Level which will have technology powered by Cincinnati Bell Fioptics including three virtual-reality booths.

For only $15 a Fioptics District Ticket provides exclusive access to a new rooftop patio, a general admission ticket for sections 408-410 and your first drink is included.

And for Cincinnati Bell Business customers, the Fioptics District includes the Cincinnati Bell Connections SkyBar with seats overlooking left field and the Ohio River.

“We share Cincinnati Bell’s passion to provide the best experience for our customers,” said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer. “The Fioptics District delivers a destination in our ballpark with unprecedented views and amenities indicative of Cincinnati Bell’s focus on providing cutting-edge technology and entertainment. It’s a win for everyone, especially our fans, who will be thrilled with the offerings in this reinvention of the left field View Level area.”

“We value our innovative relationship with the Cincinnati Reds and we are excited to take it to a new level in 2016,” said Ted Torbeck, president and CEO of Cincinnati Bell. “This dynamic atmosphere further demonstrates our position as a cutting-edge technology company and will provide a great new experience for Reds fans.”

Detailed descriptions of the Fioptics District:

Fioptics GigaBar
• Spacious walk-in bar (open to all fans) featuring domestic, imported and craft beers plus wine and mixed drinks
• Includes a showcase for Cincinnati Bell Fioptics video and high-speed internet products with interactive displays and a state-of-the-art virtual reality experience
• Provides access to Cincinnati Bell’s free Fioptics Wi-Fi service

Fioptics District Ticket
• The Fioptics District Ticket gives fans general admission access into sections 408-410, with both traditional ballpark seats as well as standing drink rails
• The general admission ticket also provides exclusive access to the Fioptics District Rooftop
• Each $15 Fioptics District ticket includes your first drink
• Tickets are available at

Fioptics District Rooftop
• Located on top of the GigaBar, this rooftop patio features lounge furniture and a 15-foot video board while giving fans panoramic views of the downtown Cincinnati skyline
• Access is limited to fans with a Fioptics District Ticket

Cincinnati Bell Connections SkyBar
• Private hospitality area exclusively for guests of Cincinnati Bell Business
• Bar, buffet and three tiers of ballpark seating overlooking left field and the Ohio River

Fans can find information on the Fioptics District, as well as other great Reds-related offers, on the free Connect Cincinnati mobile app.

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RHP Raisel Iglesias will start for the Redlegs on Opening Day vs the Phillies, followed in the rotation by LHP Brandon Finnegan in Game 2 and TBA in the series finale.

Iglesias will become the second Cuban pitcher to start for the Reds on Opening Day, joining Reds Hall of Famer Dolf Luque (1921 vs Pirates, 1928 vs Cubs).

RHP Alfredo Simon will pitch the first game of the season’s second series, a 3-game set against the Pirates, followed by Iglesias and TBA.






RHP Ross Ohlendorf has agreed to terms on a 1-year Major League contract through the 2016 season…on 2/22 he was signed by KC to a minor league contract and in 8 spring training relief apps for the Royals went 0-1, 6.00 before he was released on Wednesday (9ip, 9h, 6er, 3bb, 10k, 3hr)…he will wear uniform number 27.


The Reds are splitting up their squads this afternoon.  In Glendale, they’ll battle the pale hose at 3:05pm ET.  Here’s that lineup and travel roster:


In Goodyear at 4:05pm ET, the Reds host the Indians of Cleveland. Here’s the lineup and game roster for that tilt:



I’ll be in Glendale tweeting and keeping score for the Big Road Machine (@jamieblog).

Have a great Saturday, everyone!  Opening Day is right around the corner!

Expect good news,



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