Reds promote Holmberg and Villarreal, option to Louisville Contreras and Hoover.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 21, 2014
From my pal @Bongreatness…
Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches tonight will be Senator Sherrod Brown. Senator Brown is currently serving his second term representing the State of Ohio in the United States Congress.
The Reds wives are scheduled to answer the challenge this afternoon. We’ll have footage right here on BOR!
It’s great to have Brandon Phillips back in a Reds uniform, but were you wondering how he looked in green? Nicholas Studios passed along several photos of Brandon from his recent rehab outing with the Reds’ Class-A Dayton Dragons. Take a look…
Our latest Ice Bucket Challenger: Mat Latos!
I’ve recently been organizing all of my Reds stuff that I’ve accumulated over the years and came across Riverfront Stadium seats that I purchased following the ballpark’s implosion in 2002. The seats have been in storage for over a decade because I never had the brackets and floor mounts that would actually allow me to sit in them.
But a few days ago, I came across a guy named Ben Archer who specializes in such things. He runs a web site called Archer Seating and has set up a web page especially for Better Off Red readers who also need help with their Riverfront/Cinergy seats.
CLICK HERE to check it out.
The newest addition to the collection inside BOR Headquarters…
I’ve got an extra one to give away if you’re interested…and I know you are!
Stay tuned to the @Jamieblog Twitter feed today to find out how you can win it. Otherwise, be one of the first 25,000 fans at Great American Ball Park this Saturday (8/23) when the Reds host the Braves. CLICK HERE for tickets.
My friend Caroline Rose’s new album, “I Will Not Be Afraid” is out today! I hope you get a chance to pick it up!
Long-time Reds Fantasy Camper Steve Ritchie sent me an email about a Baseball Heaven Alumni raffle that gives one lucky winner a free spot on the 2015 Reds Fantasy Camp roster. CLICK HERE for more details.
That’s all for now! More in a bit.
Expect good news,
More #IceBucketChallenge videos coming in from Reds Country…
Here’s Reds COO Phil Castellini and members of the Reds front office answering the bell…
…and here’s Reds players Brayan Pena and Alfredo Simon calling out Bruce Chen and Johnny Cueto before soaking themselves…
Please go to ALSA.org to donate, like I did!
Thank you, Amber Jaye and Mike Vassallo!
You’re up, Rob Butcher, Larry Herms and Danny Graves!
*Jay Bruce has been scratched from today’s lineup (he’s ill).
Congratulations to @fanofCincyREDS , yesterday’s winner of the #RedToRock participation game. She takes home the coveted Joe Morgan bobblehead. Today’s prize is…
Want it? After you vote for today’s Red-To-Rock here on BOR, tweet out who you voted for using the hashtag #RedToRock. One lucky winner will be chosen at random prior to this afternoon’s first pitch.
From my pal @Bongreatness...
Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches today will be PEOPLE All-Star Teacher Rachel Blanks. Rachel represented all of Reds Country at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis, participating in the Red Carpet Parade and All-Star Game pregame ceremonies.
Leading us in the singing of our National Anthem today will be 18-yar old Marlana VanHoose from Denver, KY. Marlana gave an inspiring performance of God Bless America at GABP earlier this season on June 8th. For more information, view these videos: http://www.littlemarlana.com/videos.html. The multi-talented performer will then rejoin us in the middle of the 7th inning today as she will perform Take Me Out to the Ballgame on the ballpark organ.