Brandon Phillips last night proved yet again that he’s the best defensive second baseman in baseball. As a Reds fan, you’ve seen so many unbelievable plays from the Gold Glover that anything other than “jaw-dropping” is now considered average. But don’t take it from me – check out the videos below and ask yourself if there’s anyone better with the leather…
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During pregame ceremonies tonight we will recognize representatives from the sixth annual P&G Field Makeover, in conjunction with the Reds Community Fund & Cincinnati Zoo. Approximately 300 P&G and Cincinnati Zoo volunteers helped rebuild the historic Seven Hills neighborhood houses facility, with additional work at two nearby sites, on July 9th.
Tonight is the annual Reds Racing Night, presented by Kroger. Joining us at the ballpark this evening for and appearance in the Fan Zone, as well as a ceremonial first pitch, are driver AJ Allmendinger & ESPN NASCAR broadcaster Brad Daugherty.
From my pal @Bongreatness…
Tonight we welcome the ASA Power Tour for their annual visit to Great American Ball Park for a home run derby competition. The American Softball Association’s Power Tour will visit numerous major league parks this summer as part of their yearly competition. Today’s pregame event will begin at approximately 6:15PM and feature 7 competitors, including Cincinnati native Brian Wegman.
During pregame ceremonies tonight we will present the Moeller High School Crusaders baseball team with a Reds Country Athletic Achievement Award in recognition of their 8th state championship, won early this summer. Moeller will be the third team to receive a RCAAA since its inception on Opening Night this year.
Tonight is the 5th and final Kid Glove Game of the 2015 season, proudly presented by Meijer.
UPDATED NEW REDS LINEUP:
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Kids in attendance today will receive a Devin Mesoraco poster, courtesy of CollegeAdvantage.
Today is the 14th annual ALS Awareness Day at Great American Ball Park. It is estimated that ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, effects as many as 30,000 Americans at any one time.
Today we will be joined by the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, for a special pregame ceremony along with Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann. Secretary Mabus will offer up one of our ceremonial first pitches today at the conclusion of the ceremony, which will involve naming one of the United States Navy’s newest ships the “Cincinnati”. This will be the fifth time a vessel has been dubbed the “Cincinnati” in US Navy history.
Today is the second annual Gospel Day at Great American Ball Park, featuring a postgame concert by Casey J & Fred Hammond. The concert will begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of today’s game.
During the middle of the 7th inning break today we will be joined by Pastor Rodney Posey, who will lead us in the singing of God Bless America.
CINCINNATI (July 18, 2015) — With high temperatures reaching the lower 90s and a heat index ranging from 100 to 103 both today and Sunday, the Reds have recommendations for fans on how to stay cool and safe while enjoying the Reds vs. Indians games at Great American Ball Park this weekend:
• Fans will be permitted to bring opened bottles of water into the ballpark. (Unopened bottles of water and soft-sided coolers smaller than 16x16x8 are always permitted.)
• “Cool rooms” will be in operation with TVs so fans can watch the game. Please see a Reds staff member for an escort to a cool room.
• Cool water vapor misting stations are setup near sections 106, 130, 517 and under the PNC Power Stacks in center field.
• Sun screen lotion will be available for free at TriHealth first aid stations.
• Fans should keep hydrated and drink plenty of fluids (preferably water) before and during the game.
• Extra care should be taken when exposing infants and elderly fans to these conditions as they are much more susceptible to heat-related illnesses.
• Any fans feeling weak or sick should let a Reds staff member know and medical aid will be summoned.
• Wheelchair assistance is always available. Please see a Reds staff member.
TriHealth Event Medicine staffs an emergency medicine physician, ambulance with crew, critical care paramedics and nurses at each game. Additional staff are added as temperatures rise.
The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and Reds Team Shops are air conditioned and great indoor locations for fans to escape the heat.
From my pal @Bongreatness…
The first 25,000 fans in attendance at today’s game will receive a “Get Your ‘Stache On” tee shirt, courtesy of Arm & Hammer. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 5:10PM for Season Ticket Holders and 5:40PM for the general public. However those gate opening times may be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code should the crowd size outside the gate dictate it so.
During pregame ceremonies tonight we will recognize our five members of the 2015 National League All-Star team – Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Sean Marohn, Head Trainer Paul Lessard, Manager & NL Coach Bryan Price, and players Todd Frazier & Aroldis Chapman. Each will receive a commemorative All-Star plaque, a tradition the Reds began during the 2010 season.
Please note that tonight’s game will be part of FS1’s national broadcast and the National Anthem will take place at 6:56PM this evening.
Tonight is our second Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Game of the 2015 season and numerous season ticket holders will participate in events and activities throughout the game.
Friday, July 17, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:10 p.m. (Fireworks Friday)
• Fireworks Friday: Post-game fireworks show with a “Country Music Throwdown” soundtrack, presented by TriHealth.
• Ohio Cup: The Ohio Cup, presented by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, will be showcased during pregame ceremonies. The Reds must win all three games this weekend to retain the Cup.
• Club Red Friday Night Party: Club Red members and their friends are invited to a party in the Kroger Fan Zone during the third through sixth innings. Parties are presented by Coca-Cola and feature entertainment by Kiss 107, raffle prizes and more. Club Red is for fans ages 13-17.
• World Record Attempt: Following tonight’s game and prior to the fireworks, local strongman Sean McCarthy will attempt to break the world record for the Farthest Washing Machine Throw – Individual. The current record is 13 ft. 2 in., set by Jonathan Macfarlane in Auckland, New Zealand on August 23, 2009.
Saturday, July 18, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:10 p.m. (Super Saturday)
• “Get Your Stache On” T-Shirt: As part of Super Saturdays, free “Get Your Stache On” T-Shirt to the first 25,000 fans, presented by Arm & Hammer.
• Reds All-Stars Ceremony: Todd Frazier, Aroldis Chapman, Bryan Price, trainer Paul Lessard and strength & conditioning coordinator Sean Marohn will be presented with commemorative plaques during pregame ceremonies in honor of their selections to the 2015 National League All-Star team.
Sunday, July 19, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians, 1:10 p.m. (Family Sunday)
• Kids Poster: Kids 14 and younger will receive a free Devin Mesoraco poster, presented by CollegeAdvantage.
• First Pitch: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will toss out a ceremonial first pitch. Secretary Mabus will be joined by Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann for a special announcement. Mabus is the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy and leads America’s Navy and Marine Corps.
• Post-Game Gospel Concert: Join us for a free post-game Gospel concert on the field featuring Casey J and Fred Hammond. To purchase game tickets please visit reds.com/gospelconcert.
Monday, July 20, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:10 p.m. (All-Star Monday)
• The Long Haul Bombers: The Long haul Bombers return to GABP for a pregame home run hitting exhibition showcasing the biggest sluggers in the World Softball League.
• Reds Country Athletic Achievement Award: Members of the Moeller High School baseball team will be the recipients of a Reds Country Athletic Achievement Award. Moeller captured its eighth baseball championship in school history with a 16-0 victory over Westerville Central in the 2015 Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I State Championship game on June 6.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:10 p.m. (All-Star T-Shirt Tuesday)
• Reds Racing Night: The fourth annual Reds Racing Night presented by Kroger features driver A.J. Allmendinger and JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Brad Daugherty throwing out ceremonial first pitches and participating in a 5:45 p.m. Q&A and 6 p.m. autograph session in the Kroger Fan Zone. A.J. drives the No. 47 Chevrolet SS for JTG Daugherty Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Kroger Fan Zone will be packed with a collection of racing show cars, displays and simulators.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 12:35 p.m. – Game 1 of doubleheader (Student Discount Day, Business Day Special, Senior Citizen Special)
• WGRR “Married with Microphones” Night: Celebrate with 103.5 WGRR’s Chris & Janeen as they mark 20 years on the “Married with Microphones” morning show together. Chris & Janeen will throw out ceremonial first pitches and be honored during pregame ceremonies. For only $25, fans can sit with Chris & Janeen in the Sun and Moon Deck and get a free Reds “Get Your Stache On” hat: reds.com/WGRR.
• Reds Rookie Success League Day: More than 500 boys and girls from the Reds Community Fund’s Reds Rookie Success League program will attend today’s game and take part in a pregame parade. The free, coed, character-building summer baseball program is in its 13th season of operation.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 6:10 p.m. – Game 2 of doubleheader (gates open at 5:10 p.m.)
• First Pitch: Kelsey Mitchell, a member of the Ohio State University women’s basketball team, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Kelsey (Princeton H.S. class of 2014) was named B1G Freshman of the Year and was the first freshman to ever lead the country in scoring.
Ticket Offers For This Homestand: reds.com/tickets
• Family Sundays: For every Sunday home game this season, families can take advantage of two exclusive offers, presented by Klosterman Bakery:
– Get up to three half-price tickets with purchase of one full-price ticket
– Receive a FREE Kroger Meal Deal that includes a drink, hot dog, chips and a snack with your ticket
Sunday games also include giveaways for kids, face painters, live mascot races and more: reds.com/Family.
• All-Star Mondays: For every Monday Reds home game, fans can purchase a package that includes a Terrace Line ticket and a commemorative baseball featuring an MLB® ALL-STAR GAME® logo for only $25, presented by Tri-State Chevy Dealers. For the month of July the featured baseball honors the 1988 Midsummer Classic: reds.com/Mondays.
• All-Star T-Shirt Tuesdays: For all Tuesday Reds home games, fans can purchase a $25 package that includes a Terrace Line ticket and an exclusive All-Star-themed T-shirt featuring a Reds player, presented by Rice Krispies Treats. The July T-shirt features Todd Frazier: reds.com/Tuesdays.
• Senior Citizen Specials: For select games including July 22 (12:35 p.m.) fans 60 and older may purchase select non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only. Some restrictions apply. Presented by Tri-State Centers For Sight: reds.com/Seniors.
• Business Day Specials: For all 12:35 p.m. weekday Paycor Business Day Special games, get a View Level seat loaded with $10 in concession credits for just $20: reds.com/SkipWork.
• Student Discount Days: Students of all ages can enjoy discount tickets to all Wednesday home games this season, courtesy of First Student: reds.com/Students.
Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
• Signature Saturday – July 18: As part of Signature Saturday, Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning will appear at the museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Visitors may have one item autographed at no charge with full price admission or by showing their membership card. Fans can receive one additional item signed per person with a $5 donation to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.
.• Life Enriching Communities Senior Days: Senior citizens ages 60 and over will be admitted free of charge to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum on select Mondays this season including July 20, courtesy of Life Enriching Communities.
Reds Community Fund
• Redlegs Run: Register now for the Caldwell Banker West Shell Redlegs Run on Saturday, Aug. 8. Fans can choose from the 5K, 10K, One Mile Family Run and Gapper’s Kids Fun Run: reds.com/run.
After winning the 2015 Home Run Derby on his home turf, Todd Frazier was loaned Adam Jones’ WWE title belt for what would become a memorable post-derby photo. Alas, Frazier had to give the strap back to Jones but he wouldn’t have to go too long without a title belt of his own.
When Frazier returned today to Great American Ball Park, a gift from WWE was awaiting him. WWE sent Todd his very own title belt for his heroics on Monday night (of all nights).
Todd posed with the title prior to Friday’s game against the Indians…
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 17, 2015