Today marks the final day of the #Whiff campaign. Please include @Reds AND #Whiff in all of your tweets today to give the Reds a chance to win $30,000 for the Reds Community Fund.
Umpires for tomorrow night’s National League Wild Card Game:
HP – Joe West
1B – Dale Scott
2B – Dan Iassogna
3B – Rob Drake
LF – Tim Timmons
RF – Lance Barksdale
Here are the official Reds Gamenotes for Tuesday’s WC game —–> Workout At Pit
The Reds are having a workout tonight at PNC Park upon their arrival to Pittsburgh.
The Pirates will also workout today. The Bucs held a fan rally downtown this afternoon to fire up their supporters.
I wonder if any of these videos were played during the rally…
That’s all for now. I’ll have more in a bit!
Expect good news!
A ceremony was held this morning outside the ballpark’s main gates to dedicate the Purple Heart monument located in Crosley Terrace. The monument, which is dedicated to the recipients of the nation’s oldest military decoration, was installed earlier this season.
Today’s ceremony included local dignitaries from Hamilton County, members of the Reds ownership and front office staff, and dozens of recipients of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Photos courtesy of Zach Weber…
Burt BobbleRed’s ‘Red-To-Rock’ today is….
Keeping score today? Here’s today’s lineup sheet —> SaturdayLineupSheet
Hey gang! Hope all is well. HUGE weekend here at GABP. I hope you’ve got your game faces on!
Here’s some random stuff for ya…
We hope to see you at the ballpark this weekend. It’s going to be a big series against the Pirates and the Reds could use all the support that they can get in order to secure home-field advantage for the Wild Card game (Tuesday).
If you don’t have your tickets yet, here’s the deal:
- There are plenty of tickets remaining for tonight (Friday).
- Single seats and Standing Room Only tickets ($10) are available for Saturday.
- A limited supply of tickets remain for Sunday.
Each year, the Reds corporate sales department puts on an “All-Star Cruise” giveaway; the winner gets an 8-night cruise on the eastern Caribbean. It’s the same cruise that Marty and some of the players go on each year.
This year the number of entries for this contest have, quite frankly, been sparse. So, Better Off Red is stepping in to help out….
Print out the entry form below and mail it in and you’ll be entered to win….
Tonight is Social Media Night at GABP.
If you are lucky enough to have purchased tickets for this event, your t-shirt will be available to pick-up behind section 110.
In addition to all the fun stuff that goes along with Social Media night, Reds Hall of Famer Sean Casey tonight will be taking over the @Reds Twitter account while 2013 MLB Fan Cave dweller (and one of the funniest guys online) Ben Wietmarschen will handle the controls of the Reds Instagram account (@RedsBaseball).
Be sure to log on and see what those fellas are up to…
Congratulations to my boss and mentor (and Wilmington, Ohio’s favorite son) Rob Butcher, who served as grand marshal of the Wilmington High School Homecoming Parade!
The Reds Team Shop at GABP is ready to sell you some pretty cool Reds Postseason gear. Personally, I think this year’s version of the Postseason cap is the best. I got one for myself…
The newest episode of Reds On Deck is out! This one features Bronson Arroyo, Darius Rucker and a game of pool with Billy Hamilton, Curtis Partch and Mat Latos.
Check it out…
That’s all for now. I’ll have lineups and more in a bit. Stay tuned and thanks for logging on!!
Expect good news!
NOTE: The game time for the Reds vs. Pirates game on Saturday, Sept. 28 has changed to 1:06 p.m. (from 4:10).
Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:10 p.m.
• Fireworks Friday: The final Rozzi’s fireworks show of the season will start approximately 15 minutes after the end of the game and features a soundtrack of Latino artists, presented by Mission Foods.
• Hispanic Heritage Night: Tonight the Reds will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the contributions of Hispanic and Latino players to the game of baseball. Various activities and events are scheduled around the ballpark including the band Azucar Tambao playing in the Kroger Fan Zone and a pregame parade featuring students from the Academy of Multilingual Immersion Studies carrying flags from the Latin American countries. The night is presented by Mission Foods.
• Reds Community Advocate Award: As part of the series of “Dusty Days” games, Anthony Simms Howell will receive the Reds Community Advocate Award during pregame ceremonies. Tony is a long-time supporter of the Reds Community Fund and an advocate for Latin Americans in the region. The Reds Community Advocate Award recognizes business representatives, community leaders and civil servants in our community who advocate connection and inclusion.
• Roberto Clemente Award: The Reds will celebrate Roberto Clemente Day with a pregame ceremony recognizing Bronson Arroyo, the Reds nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award. A donation will be made to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in Arroyo’s honor. Fans can vote for Bronson at ChevyBaseball.com. Voting runs through Sunday, Oct. 6.
• #RedsSocial Night: Enjoy a special ticket deal – just $28 for a Field Box ticket, plus receive an Aroldis Chapman “Instagram” t-shirt at the final #RedsSocial Night of the season, sponsored by Cincinnati.com. Tickets available at reds.com/RedsSocial.
• Sean Casey Twitter Takeover: Reds Hall of Famer and current MLB Network analyst Sean Casey will take over the @Reds Twitter account during tonight’s game. Sean will share anecdotes from his Cincinnati days, analyze the game vs. the Pirates and more. Make sure you’re following @Reds to catch all the tweets by “The Mayor.”
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:06 p.m. (MLB on FOX Game of the Week)
• Toyota Tundra Donation: The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Toyota dealers will donate a 2013 Toyota Tundra truck to Matthew 25: Ministries during pregame ceremonies. George Joseph, president of the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Toyota dealers, will present the keys to the President and the CEO from Matthew 25: Ministries.
• First Pitch: A ceremonial first pitch will be offered up by Army Specialist Brett Bondurant, a Lawrenceburg, Indiana native who lost both his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2011.
• Honorary Captain: Otis Williams, a Cincinnati native and leader of 1950’s doo-wop vocal group Otis Williams and the Charms, will serve as honorary captain. Otis is playing a free concert at Smale Riverfront Park following today’s game in celebration of King Records’ 70th anniversary.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:10 p.m.
• Team Photo Giveaway: The first 20,000 fans will receive a 2013 Reds Team Photo, presented by First Student.
• Fan Appreciation Day: Today is Fan Appreciation Day presented by Walgreens, with prizes being given away to hundreds of lucky fans throughout the game, including gift cards, autographed memorabilia, merchandise and more. The full list of prizes can be found at reds.com/FanAppreciation.
• Reach Magazine Family Days: Sundays are family days at the ballpark! One member of the family pays full price and may purchase up to three non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only. Excludes Outer View and Kroger Bleachers.
• Reds Birthday Babies: Hundreds of newborn babies will be at their first Reds game today for the second Reds Birthday Babies game of the season, presented by TriHealth, Pampers and Kroger. The Kroger Fan Zone will become the “Baby Zone” with games and activities for babies and their families.
• Half-Price Student Ticket Offer: Students can purchase half-price tickets in select sections for today’s game, courtesy of First Student. Tickets subject to availability. For details and to buy tickets, visit reds.com/Students.
• Purple Heart Memorial Dedication – 10:15 a.m.: A new memorial for Purple Heart recipients, located on Crosley Terrace, will be dedicated at a 10:15 a.m. ceremony.
Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
• Joe Morgan Signature Sculpture: The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum’s Signature Sculpture Series presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP continues in September with Joe Morgan. Collectible sculptures of the Hall of Fame second baseman are free with full-price paid admission to the museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, while supplies last. Limit one per fan per day.
• HOF Brick Campaign: The final deadline is Sept. 30 for fans to support the Legacy Brick Campaign by sponsoring a new personalized brick paver at the entrance to the museum. Bricks can be ordered online at RedsMuseum.org/bricks or by calling 1-855-FAN-BRIX.
• run OM cincy – Sept. 28: Great American Ball Park is hosting lululemon athletica’s inaugural “run OM cincy” on Saturday, Sept. 28. Three fun runs, starting from Washington Park, Newport, and Hyde Park Square, will converge on the ballpark for a complimentary yoga class in the outfield from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Register online at runomcincy.eventbrite.com
New Reds Rookies Baby Fan Club
Reds Rookies, the official baby fan club of the Cincinnati Reds, is now drafting babies up to three years of age.
As a Reds Rookies member, babies receive an exclusive Reds baby baseball cap and bib. Also included is a membership booklet with vouchers for a free Reds ticket and exclusive ballpark experiences including a pregame on-field parade and a mascot/player photo session plus coupons for Kroger, Pampers, TriHealth and Wrapped Hershey bars.
Reds Rookies membership kits can be purchased for $14 at Great American Ball Park, select Kroger stores (15 locations in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton) and online at Reds.com/rookies.
Reds Fans Break Ballpark Attendance Record
CINCINNATI (Sept. 25, 2013) — With today’s attendance of 26,223, Cincinnati Reds fans established a new Great American Ball Park attendance record of 2,371,103.
“We are very grateful to our fans for attending in record-breaking numbers, and we are anxious to see how much we can grow the final attendance number by packing the park for all three games of the Pirates series this weekend to finish the regular season,” said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer.
The previous mark of 2,355,259 was established in GABP’s inaugural 2003 season. The club’s all-time high mark of 2,629,708 was set in 1976 at Riverfront Stadium.
At the conclusion of today’s game, Reds front office staff will be positioned at the gates around the ballpark to personally thank fans for their support all season and for helping to break the attendance record.