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New to the Reds clubhouse this year are photos and wall-size images that adorn the interior of the team’s home-away-from-home.  The decorations are a great addition this year and look fantastic; kudos to those involved who helped make it happen.  Here are some photos…


Here’s this week’s edition of #AskBOR.  We received a lot of great questions, some of which we couldn’t get to this week, but don’t worry, we’ll include them next time.

Please keep tweeting your questions using the hashtag #AskBOR.  We’ll have a regular installment right here on Better Off Red, featuring your questions and our answers.


Laura @lschmidt84

@Jamieblog Who selects the music and puts together the soundtracks for the Fireworks nights? #askBOR

The Reds Entertainment and Productions department handles the music and puts together the Fireworks soundtracks.  Occasionally, the Reds will ask someone associated with the club to provide a list of songs for special Fireworks Fridays. 


annie hosty@annieh914

@Reds #askbor will there be any new food on the menu at GABP this upcoming season?

Absolutely, check out this LINK


Ryan P@Redsfan_4192

When will we get a peek at the new BOR shirts? #AskBOR

Lisa Braun and I will soon begin discussing plans for the 2014 BOR shirts.  Stand by.  I promise they’ll be cool.


Matt Elliott@elliottm_3

@Reds What kinds of things can fans look forward to social media/attraction wise? Any ideas being floated around? #AskBOR

The new Reds Connect Zone is located on the Main Concourse of GABP behind section 110.  We’re also introducing iBeacons at the ballpark this year.  For more information on both, try this link….


Don Fitzgerald@fitzandgritz

@Reds Any chance Hamilton steals 90+bases this season? Are they trying to get him some more power #askbor

It hinges on Billy’s ability to get on base.  When Hamilton swiped 155 bases in the minors in 2012, he had a .410 on-base pct. (605 plate appearances).  Last year, he collected 75 stolen bases for Louisville with a .308 on-base pct. (547 plate appearances).  If Billy hangs out around the .340 on-base mark in 2014, it’s very likely he’ll steal 100 bases.


Luke Robbins@LukeRobbinsHAHA

As a @Reds fan in Chicago, how can I best support at Wrigley? Signs? Cheers? Help me help you! #askBOR

In addition to “all of the above,” I recommend you dress up as Rosie Red and saunter around the Friendly Confines, blowing kisses at as many Cubs fans as possible.  If you do this, I guarantee the Reds will win.


Don Fitzgerald@fitzandgritz

@Reds are the Reds going to be more aggressive offensively this year? #askbor

Reds manager Bryan Price wants the team to be more aggressive in every facet of the game, including offense.  That’s not to say guys like Votto and Bruce are expected to swing at bad pitches; instead, have better and quality plate appearances.  I think you’ll see the team play with more intensity and determination in 2014.  Bryan’s goal is to make other MLB teams not want to play the Reds.


Kevin Noonan@KNoonan991

@Jamieblog Very general question, but what is your favorite aspect of Goodyear Ballpark? #AskBOR

Goodyear Ballpark, which was just voted the “best place to watch a game in the Cactus League,” is an incredible, fan-friendly facility.  My favorite parts of the ballpark are the wide-open concourses and the berms beyond the outfield.


Michael Snearly@1soonernut

@Reds if votto is gonna be an in base guy instead of an RBI guy why not put him in the 2 hole #AskBOR

Manager’s decision.  I’m sure it’s been discussed and analyzed by Bryan with his coaches and his baseball operations staff.  The thing about Bryan, he’s open to new ideas.  If something different benefits the club, he’ll be the first to jump on board.  That’s not to say he’ll be interested in shuffling lineup spots all season; players feel more at ease (and thus probably perform better) when regularly knowing what their job is (and where they are playing, hitting in the order).


Denise Luellen@nesi66

@Jamieblog Have the rules changed on what can be brought in to GABP with the MLB security changes? #AskBOR

Fans are permitted to bring in sealed plastic bottles of non-alcoholic beverages, food, and bags that are 16x16x8. They will still be searched upon entry. Cans, alcoholic beverages, and weapons are not permitted into Great American Ball Park….Pretty much, the same deal as previous seasons.


Ellis Tackett@ellistackett

“@Reds: @Jamieblog do you know what size shirt the (Star Wars) giveaway will be”

The shirt will be XL to those entering the gates.  However, we will have a limited supply of Mediums available for exchange at Gapper’s Alley during the night of the game (first come, first serve).  The XLs that are exchanged will then be re-distributed at the gates (so don’t spill anything on them, please). 


AndRew Smith@AndRewSmith_77

@Jamieblog Is George Grande calling any games this season? He is the best!

George will be broadcasting various games throughout the season on Fox Sports Ohio, beginning with the 4/18-4/20 series at Chicago.


Jason Vaughn@Jason_Vaughn

@Jamieblog how many “I Conquered The Bacon Challenge” t-shirt’s will the @RedsCowboy (Jeff Brantley) end up with by the end of the season? #NomNom #Reds

I think Vegas has the line set at 81. 


Bob Frey@TastesFreyed

@Jamieblog I notice all the awesome new beer stuff is only on ground level. Peons up top not worth it?

Easy now.  The 85-foot craft beer bar is located on the main concourse where we get the highest level of traffic.  It’s easily accessible to anyone in the ballpark.


Kevin P. Henry@KevinPHenry1983 20 hrs

@Jamieblog Do you think Thom would ever take the reins from Marty or would he remain on TV for the rest of his broadcasting career?

I can’t speak for Thom on this one, but it certainly would be strange not having a Brennaman in the radio booth.  No one loves this city more than Thom and his respect for tradition is unmatched, but your guess is as good as mine.


Jeremy Davis@Jer32382

@Jamieblog- does Bruce have his own foundation?

He does not, but Jay is very active in the community and with charitable causes.


Michael Hartung@handrewmichael

@Jamieblog Any chance of the reds trying something like this ($26 hot dog) one day at GABP?

Maybe, but I think we’d have to order more defibrillators first.


Michelle Haggard@mlhaggard

@Jamieblog will you be hosting twitter scorekeeping sessions again? #AskBOR

Yep, sure will.  In addition to hosting on Twitter (at @BORScore), I will also appear at the new Reds Connnect Zone from time to time to show folks how to keep score of the game.


Kevin Noonan@KNoonan991

@Jamieblog #AskBOR Which position player and pitcher will make the biggest jump from last season to this season?

Position player: Ludwick.  Pitcher: Broxton.


Troy Current@tcurrent

@Jamieblog #AskBOR better chance of winning NL MVP: Joey Votto or Jay Bruce

Joey has won it before, so he’d be my first choice.  But I don’t think it should surprise anyone if Jay finishes his career with an MVP trophy or three.


Joe Garchow@garpike28

@Jamieblog Any ideas as to where Mat Latos will be starting the season? Dayton, Pensacola, Louisville, Arizona?

As I write this, it appears the goal is to have Mat pitch in the season’s second week.


Scott Duebber@duebber

@Jamieblog the one position player who i think will have a breakout season is _______. #losRojos

Devin Mesoraco.



@Jamieblog #AskBOR why would they pick Simon over Sammy to start? Can he not go 5 or more innings? ⚾⚾⚾

Simon is considered the Reds long-relief man, capable of pitching a lot of innings in a pinch.  He’s better suited to spot-start, while Sam is considered more valuable in the relief role that he’s filled over the past several seasons.


Matt Elliott@elliottm_3

@Jamieblog How quickly do you think Latos reprieves his role as the #2 starter? Or does he stay #5 all year? #AskBOR

As you know, the pitching rotation is often tweaked and changed throughout the season.  Mat is considered an ace, whether he pitches the first day or the fifth day.


David Deppen@redsfanDeppen

@Jamieblog Based on personality and locker cleanliness which player would you want to have as a roommate? #AskBOR

I don’t really pay attention to the players’ lockers or cleanliness.  I think I’d prefer to “room” with the player who makes the most money.


Thanks to  Michael “Mando” Anderson

Opening Day – Monday, March 31 – Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 4:10 pm (gates open at 2:10 pm)
• Opening Day Block Party: The third annual Reds Community Fund Charity Block Party kicks off at 11 am on Joe Nuxhall Way and Freedom Way. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Kroger, LaRosa’s and Queen City Sausage. Admission is free. Live music and entertainment provided by WEBN. All proceeds benefit the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy.
• 95th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade Grand Marshal: Reds Hall of Famer David Concepción will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 95th annual Findlay Market Opening Day parade, which begins at Noon.
• Ceremonial First Pitches: Reds Hall of Famer David Concepción and Reds and National Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin will throw out simultaneous first pitches.
• National Anthem: Maggie Chapman, Creative Nation recording artist and Rolling Stone “Artist to Watch,” will sing the National Anthem.
• Honorary Captain: Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley will serve as the Honorary Captain of the game.
• Game Ball Delivery: Reds and National Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan will deliver the official Game Ball to the mound during pregame ceremonies.
• Flyover: Two helicopters from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit will perform a pregame flyover.
• Wounded Hero Recognition: Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH 2nd District) will participate in a pregame ceremony to honor wounded veterans.
• American Flag: Members of the Cincinnati Fire Department will hold the giant American flag in the outfield during the National Anthem.
• Play Ball: Bob Kevoian from the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show radio program will announce “Play Ball” to signal the start of the game.
• God Bless America: Wright Brass, a six-member ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of Flight stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will perform God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch.
• Hometown Hero: Sgt. Dallas Robinson of the Army National Guard will serve as the Cincinnati Bell Hometown Hero of the game. Sgt. Robinson is a native of Georgetown, Ky. and a member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic bobsled team.


Opening Night – Wednesday, April 2 – Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:10 pm (gates open at 5:10 pm)
• Reds in the Fan Zone: Reds players and coaches will walk the red carpet in the Kroger Fan Zone and meet and greet with fans and starting at 5:30 pm. Olympian Nick Goepper, Creative Nation recording artist and Rolling Stone “Artist to Watch” Maggie Chapman, Madison Gesioto (Miss Ohio USA 2014) and Emma Rofkar (Miss Ohio Teen USA 2014) will also walk the red carpet.
• 2014 Reds Calendar: The first 20,000 fans will receive a 2014 Reds Team Calendar, presented by Kroger.
• Ceremonial First Pitch: 2014 Olympic slopestyle bronze medalist Nick Goepper of Lawrenceburg, Ind. will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
• Gold Glove Award: 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner Brandon Phillips will receive his award during pregame ceremonies.
• Silver Slugger Award: 2013 NL Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger winner Jay Bruce will receive his award during pregame ceremonies.
• Wilson Defensive Player of the Year: 2013 Wilson Defensive Player of The Year Award winner Jay Bruce will receive his award during pregame ceremonies.
• National Anthem: Local quartet The Mistics will sing the National Anthem.
• Game Ball Delivery: Madison Gesioto (Miss Ohio USA 2014) and Emma Rofkar (Miss Ohio Teen USA 2014) will deliver the official Game Ball to the mound during pregame ceremonies.
• Live Music: 80’s cover band The Rusty Griswolds will perform from a stage on the right field porch during inning breaks and after the game. The band will also serve as the Honorary Captains of the game.
• Postgame Fireworks presented by Coca-Cola: The Rusty Griswolds will play live during the post-game fireworks show featuring Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks.

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Season 2014

Thursday, April 3 – Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 12:35 pm (gates open at 11:05 am)
• Honorary Captains: American Authors, an indie-rock band from New York City, will serve as Honorary Captains of the game.
• Business Day Ticket Offer: Come down to GABP for the first Paycor Business Day Special of the 2014 season. For only $15, fans get a View Level Line game ticket and $10 in concession credits. Visit to purchase.


Reds Brewery District Bar – An 85-foot-long bar between sections 117 and 118 on the third base concourse features 60 taps and 23 different local, regional and national beers.


  • Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
  • Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale
  • Lesser Path IPA
  • MadTree
  • Moerlein OTR Ale
  • Moerlein Seasonal
  • Mt. Carmel Nut Brown Ale
  • Rivertown Seasonal
  • Rhinegeist Truth IPA
  • Thirty-37 Session Pale Ale
  • West Sixth IPA


  • Angry Orchard
  • Bell’s Oberon
  • Blue Moon
  • Bud Light
  • Founders All Day IPA
  • Goose Island
  • Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
  • New Belgium Fat Tire
  • Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale
  • Sam Adams Seasonal
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Stella Artois

Moerlein Lager House Craft Beer Stands – Two Moerlein Lager House craft beer concession stands offer several of the local favorite’s craft beers and over 40 bottled beer selections. The Moerlein Lager House concession stands are located behind section 130 on the first base concourse and 113 on the third base concourse.

Draft Beers

  • Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale
  • Moerlein Zeppelin Pale Ale
  • Moerlein Original Golden Helles
  • Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
  • Goose Island

 Bottled Beers

  • Abita Seasonal
  • Ace Perry Cider
  • Avery White Rascal
  • Batch 19
  • Bell’s Amber Ale
  • Bell’s Midwestern Pale Ale
  • Bells Oberon
  • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
  • Blue Moon
  • Coronado Orange Avenue
  • Dales Pale Ale
  • Flying Dog UnderDog Atlantic Lager
  • Founders All Day IPA
  • Founders Centennial IPA
  • Goose Island 312
  • Goose Island IPA
  • Goose Island Oktoberfest
  • Harp
  • Henry Weinhart
  • Highland Gaelic Ale
  • Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
  • Kona Longboard Lager
  • Lagunitas IPA
  • Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
  • Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
  • Moerlein Northern Liberties IPA
  • Mt. Carmel Amber Ale
  • New Holland Full Circle Kölsch
  • New Holland White Hatter Belgian IPA
  • O’Doul’s
  • Red Bridge (gluten-free)
  • Redd’s Apple Ale
  • RedHook Audible Ale
  • Rhinegeist Cougar Ale
  • Rhinegeist Truth IPA
  • Sam Adams
  • Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Southern Tier Live Pale Ale
  • Tröegs Sunshine Pils
  • Wyld Extra Pale Ale
  • Upland Campus Session Ale
  • Upland Helios Pale Ale
  • Wimder Omission Ale

Craft beer lineup


“Call Nine-Nom-Nom!”

Ladies and gentleman, I write to you today while in the throes of a food-coma; I was invited to attend the “2014 Food-Tasting” for the media at Great American Ball Park.  Like any seasoned glutton, I over-did it…and I have no regrets.

The fine folks from the Reds’ concessions company – Delaware North – set up GABP’s Riverfront Club for today’s event.  Imagine what Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory would look like if it specialized in food instead of sweets; yep, it was exactly like that.

While attempting to eat everything in the room, I also had the opportunity to hob-nob with beautiful local news celebrities like Sheila Gray, Jacki Jing, Lindsay Patterson and Bob Herzog.  All you have to do is send out a press release that reads “free food,” and the media will swarm.  Try it next time you need to call a press conference.

As a Cincinnati boy, the first thing I targeted on the menu was the Goetta Burger from Queen City.  It’ll be a newcomer to the GABP concession stands in 2014 and if you enjoy goetta like I do, you will make this your “go-to” for Reds games this year.  It’s served with (or without) onions on a pretzel bun and is absolutely delicious.

If burgers are your thing, but goetta isn’t, try the 1900 Burger that will be served exclusively in the Riverfront Club.  A big juicy burger with a smoky flavor – it was another of my favorites from today.

The main attraction was something called “The Bacon.” It’s  a new sandwich featuring a ONE-POUND SLAB OF BACOND topped with shredded lettuce, tomato and black pepper mayo on an artisan roll.  It’s served with chips, half of a pickle and potato salad.  Fans can visit the Machine Room Grille and take The Bacon Challenge of eating four sandwiches (plus the fixin’s) in one inning. Fans who complete the challenge will receive the four sandwiches for free plus an “I Conquered The Bacon Challenge” t-shirt.

Posted below are photos and the menu from today’s tasting.

Make sure you loosen your belt before you visit GABP this summer!



  • Mr. Red’s Smoke House (The Smoked Cardinal, Pulled Pork Platter with Mac and Cheese)
  • Queen City (Beer Brat & Goetta Burger)
  • The Long Bar (60 Taps & 23 different beers)
  • Taste of Belgium (Featuring their Waffle)
  • Hand Rolled Sushi (Available through the ballpark)
  • The Chipper (Pulled Pork, Nacho Cheese, Pickled Jalapeno Peppers & Red Onions)


RIVERFRONT CLUB (Featuring Our New Gastro Pub Bar Menu)

  • 1900 Burger (House Cheez Whiz, Grilled Onion, Tomato House White Bread, House Chips)
  • RFC Bucket (Buttermilk Fried Game Hen, Sriracha Pickle Chips, Maple Gravy, House Chips)
  • Cheese & Tomato (Brioche, Grafton Cheddar and Candied Bacon with Tomato Soup and House Chips)




  • Spanish Sampler (Roasted Vegetable Empanadas, Carne Diablo Short Ribs & Chicken Taquitos)
  • Skins Trio (Our Three Signature Potato Treats)
  • Batch Cocktails (Rum Punch, Red Sangria & Electric Strawberry Lemonade)
  • Rum Raisin Crisp (Oats and Brown Sugar with Chantilly Cream)




  • Pickle Chips (Cilantro Ranch)
  • Baja Tacos (Battered Fish, Cabbage, Queso Fresco, Pico & Baja Sauce)
  • The Big Red Burger (Sriracha Mayo, Pepper Jack Cheese, Jalapeno Peppers & Fried Onions)
  • The Bacon (1 Pound of Sliced Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Pepper Mayo on an Artisan Roll w/ Chips, Pickle & Potato Salad)



Reds enhance ballpark experience with new amenities and features for fans of all ages

The Reds Brewery District – The most noticeable ballpark feature new for the 2014 season is The Reds Brewery District, an 85-foot-long bar between sections 117 and 118 on the third base concourse. It will be home to 60 taps featuring 23 different craft beers plus Anheuser-Busch products Bud Light, Goose Island and Stella Artois. A dozen local craft beers will be served including selections from Christian Moerlein, MadTree, Blank Slate, 50 West, Rhinegeist, Mt. Carmel and Rivertown. New selections will be rotated in throughout the season.

Moerlein Lager House Craft Beer concession stands – Two Moerlein Lager House craft beer concession stands are debuting, offering several of the local favorite’s craft beers and 48 bottled beer selections. The Moerlein Lager House concession stands are located behind section 130 on the first base concourse and 113 on the third base concourse.

Taste of Belgium concession stand – Fans can now get Cincinnati’s own Taste of Belgium waffles at the ballpark behind section 133 on the first base concourse. Featured items include waffles with chocolate or strawberry toppings, Belgium fries and a Waffle ‘n’ chicken: chicken breast, Ohio maple syrup and hot sauce.

New Technology
Instant Replay – As part of a league-wide initiative to enhance fan experience and enjoyment, instant replay will be available on the main video board and monitors throughout Great American Ball Park. Fans can expect to see replays of interest at all home games, including exciting and close plays.

Reds Connect Zone – Located on the third base concourse behind section 110, the Reds Connect Zone is a new gathering spot for fans to follow and engage in real-time social media content related to the Reds. The Reds Connect Zone offers free WiFi access, charging stations for mobile devices and will feature appearances by local and national social media influencers. This dedicated social media area features more than 25 screens of Tweets, Instagram photos, Facebook polls, Vine videos, trending topics and more. The Reds Connect Zone is presented by Miami University.

iBeacons – In partnership with Major League Baseball, over 60 iBeacons were installed around the ballpark for the 2014 season. Apple’s iBeacon technology works in tandem with MLB’s At The Ballpark app for iPhones and the Bluetooth Smart protocol to improve the fan experience and increase engagement. Fans using Apple iOS7 devices can receive targeted, location-based information regarding special offers, helpful ballpark information and more. To participate, fans need Bluetooth and Location Services enabled on their device.

The Bacon Challenge at the Machine Room Grille – The Bacon, a new sandwich featuring a one-pound slab of bacon topped with shredded lettuce, tomato and black pepper mayo on an artisan roll, is served with chips, half of a pickle and potato salad. Fans can visit the Machine Room Grille and take The Bacon Challenge of eating four sandwiches (plus the fixin’s) in one inning. Fans who complete the challenge will receive the four sandwiches for free plus an “I Conquered The Bacon Challenge” t-shirt.

Reds & Kroger “Home Team” Bottled Water – Thanks to Kroger, 16.9 oz. bottles of purified water will be available for $4.50 at over 40 concession stands around the ballpark. Packs of 32 water bottles are for sale at local Kroger stores.

Fan Clubs
Club Red (ages 13 to 18) – The brand-new Club Red is the official club for fans ages 13-18 and will be available at all games beginning Opening Day. Members can select a package of five or eight Reds ticket vouchers for select Club Red games to be used by members and their friends. Members can use all vouchers at one game or at multiple games throughout the season. All members will be seated together in a special Club Red section and will receive concession credits loaded on their tickets for food and Reds merchandise at the ballpark. The Club Red membership also includes vouchers for free admission to The Beach Waterpark, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park and a free hot fudge cake at Frisch’s. Membership packages start at $40 and are available at the Fan Club Booth.

Reds Rookies Baby Fan Club (birth to three years old) – Reds Rookies, the official baby club of the Reds, is drafting members up to three years old. As a Reds Rookies member, babies receive an exclusive Reds baby baseball cap, Reds Rookie bib plus vouchers for a free Reds ticket including marching on the field in a pregame parade. Reds Rookies membership kits can be purchased for $14 at the Fan Club Booth, select Kroger stores and at

Reds Heads Kids Club (ages three to 14) – Now in its eighth year, the Reds Heads Kids Club is the official fan club for Reds fans ages 14 and younger. The new 2014 kit includes a Reds Heads backpack and jersey, a free Reds game ticket plus exclusive ballpark experiences like player autograph sessions and members-only ticket offers to captain Joey Votto figurine games and other Reds games. Membership kits can be purchased for $25 at Reds Heads Kids Clubhouse and online at

Kroger Fan Zone
• Fans will be able to pose for photos at the new Great American Insurance Photo Booth, featuring a 14-foot replica of the Queen City Tower and life-size replicas of Reds mascots.

• April Pass – Fans can attend all 11 home games in April for only $60 with the new April Pass, presented by Yokohama Tire. For just over $5 per ticket, fans get a View Level Line seat to see the Reds take on the division-rival Cardinals, Pirates and Cubs, plus a weekend Interleague series with the Tampa Bay Rays. On sale for a limited time, the April Pass includes four fan giveaways, two fireworks nights and kicks off with Opening Night on Wed., April 2. Check out all the ticketing plans for the 2014 season at

Renovated Luxury Suites – Two new party suites, The Club Cambria Super Suite (groups of 20 to 30) and Nor-Com Technology Super Suite (groups of 30 to 45) are perfect for entertaining and available on a single game basis. During the 2013 and 2014 offseasons, all of the ballpark luxury suites received makeovers with upgraded furniture, appliances, flooring and wall graphics. Reserve a suite today at

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2014 – The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will honor the storied careers of Ken Griffey, Jr., Dave Parker, Ron Oester and the late Jake Beckley during Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, Friday, Aug. 8 – Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Kings of the Queen City exhibit – 145 years of Reds baseball history is showcased in the new exhibition Kings of the Queen City, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. The exhibit features a dynamic graphic timeline that emphasizes the greatest moments and biggest names in Reds history and a wide range of artifacts that represent Reds history from the early days to present day.

Hometown Reds exhibit – More than 100 native Cincinnatians are honored in the new exhibition Hometown Reds: Local Boys Who Played for the Cincinnati Reds. Hometown Reds features jerseys, game-used equipment and memorabilia dating back 145 years to 1869 when Charlie Gould became the first Cincinnatian to play for the hometown team.


As Opening Day and the 2014 season rapidly approaches, many of you have Reds-related questions.

Tweet those questions using the hashtag #AskBOR and I will provide answers at the end of the work week, right here on Better Off Red. 

I’ll have one or two prizes for a lucky reader who participates.


The Cincinnati Reds Community Fund and the Motz Group have performed another local field renovation – this one in Winton Woods.  Take a look at the photos…

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And speaking of baseball fields, here’s the current scene at Great American Ball Park…



ON THE MINOR LEAGUE SIDE: In minor league games this afternoon at the Reds’ player development complex, RHP Homer Bailey (right groin) will throw 5 innings for Class AAA Louisville, while RHP Mat Latos (right elbow, left knee) will throw 3 innings for Class AA Pensacola…RHP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) will follow Latos with 1.0 inning for Pensacola.



There are few people in this world who can make me laugh like Lee May can.  He’s also the only person I know who can verbally put Marty Brennaman down for the count.

Lee, or as his friends call him – “Mo,” played in parts of 18 big league seasons and belted 354 career home runs.  He’s a Reds Hall of Famer and ranks 10th all-time among Reds leaders with a .490 slugging percentage.

Today, the “Big Bopper from Birmingham” celebrates his 71st birthday!

On behalf of the Rock Star Tour of the Reds Caravan, Better Off Red and Al McBean, we wish Mo a very happy birthday!



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