To view the Reds 2015 Spring Training Roster, click here -> Spring Training Roster
As if the image above hasn’t convinced you yet to book your flight to Arizona for Spring Training, I have some added incentive…
The folks in Goodyear are giving away a couple of collector’s edition bobbleheads this spring!
On March 7, the Indians host the Dodgers at Goodyear Ballpark and the first 1,500 fans will get a Michael Brantley bobblehead. Why do you care about a Michael Brantley bobblehead? Because it attaches to the Billy Hamilton bobblehead that will be given away seven days later to the first 1,500 fans at Goodyear Ballpark when the Reds host the Rockies!
Pretty cool stuff, huh? Check out the photos of the aforementioned bobbles…
Interested? I know you are…check out Reds.com/Spring to learn more about Spring Training travel packages!
Reds pitchers and catchers report to Goodyear on February 18, followed the next morning by physical examinations and then an afternoon workout.
Reds position players report February 23, followed the next morning by physical examinations. The first full-squad workout will be February 24, following the position players’ morning physicals.
Another record turnout for Better Off Red Baseball Trivia Tuesday night at the Holy Grail Banks! Thanks to everyone who came out and participated!
We had a couple of themes last night, one was “Hall of Fame” and the other was “Field of Dreams.” If you’d like to see last night’s script/questions click here –> January6
Here’s last nights leaderboard…
1. The Guru – 126 pts.
2. Sons of Pitches – 86 pts.
3. Team Spro – 74 pts.
4. The 3rd Platoon – 73 pts.
5. The AL Kids – 44 pts.
6. G over L – 40 pts.
7. In-Seat “B” Squad – 33 pts.
8. Marty “Not” Brennaman – 8pts.
9. Ramon Santiago Fan Club – 7pts.
10. OU Bobcats – 6pts.
T11. Catch Ya Later, Little Red Machine, Team Xavier – 0 pts.
We’d love to see you next Tuesday for another round of BOR Baseball Trivia at the Holy Grail Banks!
CINCINNATI (Jan. 6, 2015) — The 2015 Cincinnati Reds Caravan kicks off Thursday, Jan. 22 from the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and will travel 3,300 miles over four days visiting five states before culminating Sunday, Jan. 25 at Great American Ball Park for the annual Select-A-Seat event. The Caravan is presented by the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.
The four Caravan tours travel through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee providing fans with the opportunity to interact with current and former players, top minor leaguers, broadcasters and members of the Reds front office staff. At each of the 17 fan stops, the groups will field questions and sign autographs while time allows.
The tours return to Cincinnati on Sunday, Jan. 25 for the Select-A-Seat event in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club at Great American Ball Park where they will join fans meeting with Reds ticket representatives to choose ticket plans and seat locations for the 2015 season.
“For the second year in a row we are sending four Caravan tours to visit every corner of Reds Country,” said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer. “The Caravan is our official kick-off to the new season and our players, coaches, broadcasters and office personnel are excited to meet with loyal fans at all the stops across five states.”
All Caravan fan stops are free and open to the public, and at each fan stop listed below (excluding Select-A-Seat) the Reds will raffle two tickets to the 2015 Opening Day game on Monday, April 6 (4:10 pm) vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates and and two tickets to T-Mobile ALL-STAR FANFEST® at Duke Energy Convention Center during 2015 MLB All-Star Week (July 10th – 14th).
Here are a few videos of new Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd…
Here’s hoping Reds fans at Great American Ball Park see a few of these monster shots by Byrd in 2015…
The rap on Byrd is that he’s going to play his heart out for ya. These plays seems to confirm it…
I think he’ll be just fine in left field, don’t you?
Don’t forget to submit to me your Reds Cap Club photos!
Join us at the Holy Grail Banks tomorrow for another live episode of the Reds Hot Stove League show and Better Off Red Baseball Trivia! The Hot Stove show at 6pm precedes Baseball Trivia which goes on around 7:10ish. It’s a great way to get your Reds fix as we are now a little more than a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training camp!
Last week Better Off Red announced the return of the Reds Cap Club. Each Friday, we’ll introduce to you the newest members of this very exclusive club. If you’d like to join, all you have to do is email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), instagram me or tweet me (@Jamieblog) a photo of you or a friend/loved one wearing a Reds cap; simple as that.
Without further ado, here are the new cap clubbers…
— Mike Korte (@michaeljkorte) December 29, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REDS ACQUIRE All-STAR OF MARLON BYRD FROM PHILLIES
Send Minor League RHP Ben Lively To Philadelphia
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced the acquisition of OF Marlon Byrd and cash from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league RHP Ben Lively.
Byrd, 37, in a career-high 154 appearances last season hit .264 with 28 doubles, a career-best 25 HR and 85 RBI. He led the Phillies in HR, extra-base hits (55) and total bases (263) while ranking second among all National League right fielders in HR and RBI.
Byrd has averaged 15 homers and 71 RBI over a 13-year Major League career with the Phillies, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates. He has 845 career appearances in center field, 398 appearances in right field and 144 appearances in left field. Byrd spent most of the last 2 seasons playing right field for the Mets and Phillies.
Lively, 22, in 26 starts last season at Class A Bakersfield and Class AA Pensacola combined to finish 13-7 with 3.04 ERA.
A record thirteen teams joined us last night for Better Off Red Baseball Trivia at the Holy Grail Banks. Thanks to each and everyone of you who made it out to participate, and here’s hoping we’ll see YOU this coming Tuesday for more brain-bending baseball trivia!
If you’d like to take a look at last night’s script, click here –> December 30
Last night’s final leaderboard…
1. The Gurus: 84pts
2. Nenni’s Ninnies: 72pts
Thomas & Friends: 72pts
4. Hoboken Zephyrs: 64pts
5. Schottzie O2: 60pts
6. Catch Ya Later: 59pts
7. Team Arbormist: 50pts
8. Johntsons: 12pts
9. Germ: 0pts
Redlegs Ryan: 0pts
State of Mind: 0pts
Team Bresnan: 0pts