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TRIVIA FOR A SHIRT

I’ve returned from the long and winding road just in time for another installment of “Trivia for a Shirt.”

You have to follow me on Twitter to win and I’ll only accept answers via Twitter. So Twitter it is. You can follow me by clicking on the “Follow” button located in the right sidebar of this page.

Tomorrow I will randomly choose this week’s winner and that lucky duck will get a brand new Better Off Red limited edition t-shirt and a pair of Magic Red Shoelaces. Good luck!!

Identify the former Red who said the following about Wrigley Field:

If I play here all time, Babe Ruth’s records mean nothing.  I like this park.  I swing easy here.”

*I’ll give you a hint –   I plucked this quote from the 1974 Reds Media Guide.

Official Rules for BETTER OFF RED Giveaways: Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of any MLB entity and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries & affiliated companies and their immediate families and those living in their same household, whether or not related, are not eligible for any Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion. If you have received a Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway in the last 30 days, you’re not eligible. If you live more than 100 miles from the ballpark where a game for which tickets are being given away will be played, you are not eligible for that ticket giveaway. If a giveaway recipient is determined to be ineligible, Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) may, in its sole and absolute discretion, not give away the goods or ticket(s) or may give the goods or ticket(s) to the next eligible follower. You will be required to privately (through Twitter direct message or email) provide your name and address if you are selected as a giveaway recipient. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will not keep or store your information or use it for any purpose other than sending your giveaway item(s) or providing you information on receiving the item(s). Giveaways are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules or regulations.

TRIVIA FOR A SHIRT ANSWER/WINNER #hatsoffcin

On May 22, 2008 at San Diego, Dusty Baker was ejected from a regular season game for the first time as the manager of the Cincinnati Reds.  Umpire Eric Cooper gave him the early exit for arguing balls and strikes.

For correctly answering the trivia question, @CarolynDNaas has been randomly selected as this week’s winner.  She’ll get a brand new Better Off Red limited edition t-shirt and a pair of Magic Red Shoelaces.

Didn’t win?  Don’t worry, we’ll try it again next week.

Expect good news,

Jamie

TRIVIA FOR A SHIRT #hatsoffcin

It’s Monday, time for another installment of “Trivia for a Shirt.”

You have to follow me on Twitter to win and I’ll only accept answers via Twitter. So Twitter it is. You can follow me by clicking on the “Follow” button in the top righthand corner of this page.

***Also for all of your answers, you must include the hashtag #HatsOffCin***

Tomorrow I will randomly choose this week’s winner and that lucky duck will get a brand new Better Off Red limited edition t-shirt and a pair of Magic Red Shoelaces. Good luck!!

Yesterday (Sunday), Reds manager Dusty Baker was ejected from the game by second base umpire Chad Fairchild.  When was Dusty first ejected from a regular season game while managing the Reds? (the date, please)

Official Rules for BETTER OFF RED Giveaways: Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of any MLB entity and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries & affiliated companies and their immediate families and those living in their same household, whether or not related, are not eligible for any Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion. If you have received a Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway in the last 30 days, you’re not eligible. If you live more than 100 miles from the ballpark where a game for which tickets are being given away will be played, you are not eligible for that ticket giveaway. If a giveaway recipient is determined to be ineligible, Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) may, in its sole and absolute discretion, not give away the goods or ticket(s) or may give the goods or ticket(s) to the next eligible follower. You will be required to privately (through Twitter direct message or email) provide your name and address if you are selected as a giveaway recipient. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will not keep or store your information or use it for any purpose other than sending your giveaway item(s) or providing you information on receiving the item(s). Giveaways are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules or regulations.

TRIVIA FOR A SHIRT – ANSWER!

The four Reds pitchers who each struck out four batters in a single inning are:

  • Joe Nuxhall (8/11/59 vs Milwaukee, G1, 6th inning)
  • Mario Soto (5/17/84 vs Chicago, 3rd inning)
  • Tim Birtsas (6/4/90, at San Francisco, 7th inning)
  • Frankie Rodriguez (7/22/01 at Florida, 7th inning)

For correctly answering the question, @CinCFan has randomly been selected as this week’s winner.  He’ll receive a brand new Better Off Red limited edition T-shirt and a pair of Magic Red Shoelaces.

Didn’t win?  Don’t worry, we’ll do it again next week!

Jamie

 

TRIVIA FOR A SHIRT

It’s Monday, time for another installment of “Trivia for a Shirt.”

You have to follow me on Twitter to win and I’ll only accept answers via Twitter. So Twitter it is. You can follow me by clicking on the “Follow” button in the top righthand corner of this page.

***Also for all of your answers, you must include the hashtag #HatsOffCin***

Tomorrow I will randomly choose this week’s winner and that lucky duck will get a brand new Better Off Red limited edition t-shirt and a pair of Magic Red Shoelaces. Good luck!!

While pitching for the Reds, these hurlers each recorded 4 strikeouts in an inning. Who are they?

Official Rules for BETTER OFF RED Giveaways: Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of any MLB entity and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries & affiliated companies and their immediate families and those living in their same household, whether or not related, are not eligible for any Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion. If you have received a Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway in the last 30 days, you’re not eligible. If you live more than 100 miles from the ballpark where a game for which tickets are being given away will be played, you are not eligible for that ticket giveaway. If a giveaway recipient is determined to be ineligible, Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) may, in its sole and absolute discretion, not give away the goods or ticket(s) or may give the goods or ticket(s) to the next eligible follower. You will be required to privately (through Twitter direct message or email) provide your name and address if you are selected as a giveaway recipient. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will not keep or store your information or use it for any purpose other than sending your giveaway item(s) or providing you information on receiving the item(s). Giveaways are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules or regulations.

TRIVIA FOR A SHIRT WINNER

The two Reds players to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in a game are:

Javier Valentin (7/17/05 vs Colorado) and Pete Rose (8/2/67 vs Atlanta & 8/30/66 vs St. Louis)

For correctly answering today’s question, @trock0415 is the winner of a brand new Better Off Red t-shirt and a pair of Magic Red Shoelaces.

Didn’t win?  Don’t worry, we’re going to do it again on Monday. 

Also, be sure to stay tuned to Better Off Red for more upcoming game-used merchandise contests. 

I’ll be checking in on you monsters periodically through the weekend.  So be good and don’t eat anything after midnight!

Expect good news!

Jamie

TRIVIA FOR A SHIRT – SPECIAL FRIDAY EDITION

I was out of the office yesterday, so to make up for lost time, let’s do a special Friday edition of Trivia for a Shirt.

You have to follow me on Twitter to win and I’ll only accept answers via Twitter.  So Twitter it is.  You can follow me by clicking on the “Follow” button in the top righthand corner of this page.

***Also for all of your answers, you must include the hashtag #HatsOffCin***

I’m also going to randomly pick a winner before I leave the office today, and that lucky duck will get a brand new Better Off Red limited edition t-shirt and a pair of Magic Red Shoelaces.  Good luck!!

Who are the only two Reds players to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in a game?

Official Rules for BETTER OFF RED Giveaways: Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of any MLB entity and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries & affiliated companies and their immediate families and those living in their same household, whether or not related, are not eligible for any Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion. If you have received a Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway in the last 30 days, you’re not eligible. If you live more than 100 miles from the ballpark where a game for which tickets are being given away will be played, you are not eligible for that ticket giveaway. If a giveaway recipient is determined to be ineligible, Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) may, in its sole and absolute discretion, not give away the goods or ticket(s) or may give the goods or ticket(s) to the next eligible follower. You will be required to privately (through Twitter direct message or email) provide your name and address if you are selected as a giveaway recipient. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will not keep or store your information or use it for any purpose other than sending your giveaway item(s) or providing you information on receiving the item(s). Giveaways are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules or regulations.

TRIVIA FOR A SHIRT WINNER

The answer to yesterday’s Trivia For a Shirt is: Walker Cooper who drove in 10 runs on 7/6/49 against Chicago.

For correctly answering the question, @PapaB77 has been randomly selected as this week’s winner.  He gets a brand new Better Off Red limited edition t-shirt and a pair of Magic Red Shoelaces.

We’ll do it again next week!

Jamie

BASELINE ITEMS – TRIVIA FOR A SHIRT

Yesterday I joined my ol’ pals from Reds Fantasy Camp on the field at GABP for the annual reunion game.  I didn’t play but I did “help” Reds PA man Joe Zerhusen and former Red Doug Flynn on commentary. 

It appeared that everyone had a wonderful time, especially when the clouds went away and the sun came out. 

It was great not only catching up with my former teammates from the underachieving “Oceans 13” team but it was equally as fun seeing some of the salt-of-the-earth fellas I met during “Baseball Heaven.” 

If you’re thinking about signing up for 2012 Reds Fantasy Camp, I CANNOT recommend it enough.  You will NOT regret it.  Go to reds.com/fantasycamp and sign up today!

Here are some photos from yesterday’s reunion game (courtesy of my colleague Michael Anderson)…

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Hometown hero Chris Heisey is featured in and on the cover of the latest Lancaster County Magazine.  Check it out HERE.

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Reds Sign First-Round Draft Pick
High School RHP Robert Stephenson Agrees To Deal For 2012
22nd-Round LHP Amir Garrett Signs Dual-Sport Contract

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds Senior Director of Amateur Scouting Chris Buckley last night announced the team has agreed to terms on a 2012 contract with 2011 first-round draft pick RHP Robert Stephenson (6-2, 190).

With the 27th pick overall, the Reds drafted Stephenson out of Alhambra High School in Martinez, California.

Stephenson, 18, in 13 regular season appearances for Alhambra went 7-2 with a 1.33 ERA, 132 strikeouts and just 23 walks and 29 hits allowed in 64.0 innings. He was named the San Jose Mercury News’ Gatorade California Baseball Player of the Year and was rated by Baseball America as the 25th-best prospect in the 2011 first-year player draft.

Stephenson began this season with back-to-back no-hitters and touched 98 on the radar gun.

Also Monday, the Reds agreed to terms on a dual-sport contract with LHP Amir Garrett (6-5, 210), 19, selected in the 22nd round out of Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nevada.

An All-American basketball player and ranked the 68th-best player in last year’s recruiting class, Garrett also intends to play basketball at St. John’s University.

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I’m pretty excited about tomorrow’s My Morning Jacket show at PNC Pavillion! 

Are you going?  If so, find me and say hello.

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Ok, how about a little “Trivia for a Shirt?”

We’re going to mix it up a little this week.  Rather than leaving your answer in the “comments” section, I’m only going to accept it via Twitter

You can follow me on Twitter at “Jamieblog” or by simply clicking on the “Follow” button in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

I’ll select one winner tomorrow at random, and that lucky ducky will receive a brand new, limited edition Better Off Red t-shirt and a pair of Magic Red Shoelaces.

Who was the last Red to drive in 10 runs in a game?

Official Rules for BETTER OFF RED Giveaways: Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of any MLB entity and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries & affiliated companies and their immediate families and those living in their same household, whether or not related, are not eligible for any Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion. If you have received a Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) giveaway in the last 30 days, you’re not eligible. If you live more than 100 miles from the ballpark where a game for which tickets are being given away will be played, you are not eligible for that ticket giveaway. If a giveaway recipient is determined to be ineligible, Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) may, in its sole and absolute discretion, not give away the goods or ticket(s) or may give the goods or ticket(s) to the next eligible follower. You will be required to privately (through Twitter direct message or email) provide your name and address if you are selected as a giveaway recipient. Better Off Red (ramsey.mlblogs.com) will not keep or store your information or use it for any purpose other than sending your giveaway item(s) or providing you information on receiving the item(s). Giveaways are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules or regulations.

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Enjoy the game tonight.  I’m working on putting together a long-overdue Watch Party for this weekend, so stay tuned!

Thanks so much for logging on and supporting the team.  There’s nothing like loyalty, and the Reds are very lucky to have that from great fans like you.  Thanks!

Expect good news,

Jamie

TRIVIA FOR A SHIRT WINNER

The five Reds with three grand slams in a season are:

  • Frank Robinson (1962)
  • Lee May (1970)
  • Ray Knight (1980)
  • Eric Davis (1987)
  • Chris Sabo (1993)

For correctly answering the question, @RileyAble was randomly selected as this week’s winner of a brand new Better Off Red t-shirt and a pair of Magic Red Shoelaces.

We’ll do it again next week.  In the meantime, don’t forget about your chance to win the 1937 Negro Leagues Throwback Jersey

More in a bit…

Jamie

 

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