TUESDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: WHO’S YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK?’

9-23

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From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight is the fourth and final Bark in the Park of the 2014 season, presented by Iams & Kroger.  Over 600 dogs will partake in pregame festivities in the Fan Zone as well as a pregame parade around the warning track.

During pregame ceremonies today we will recognize our team recipient of the 2015 Roberto Clemente AwardSkip Schumaker.  Skip will receive a check for $7,500 to go to the Jesse Rees Foundation in his honor and is now eligible for the league-wide award, which will be announced during the 2014 World Series.

Performing our National Anthem tonight will be international whistling champion Chris Ullman.  Mr. Ullman has performed the National Anthem previously at NBA games, Presidential visits and most recently at a Washington Nationals game in May.

Former Cincinnati Bengal Dhani Jones and current Bengal Geno Atkins will serve as tonight’s Honorary Captains.  The pair are joining us as part of Bowtie Tuesday, supporting the Bowtie Cause in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association and National Kidney Foundation.

#REDSSOCIALNIGHT THIS FRIDAY!

From my pal @LisaBraun

Our final #RedsSocial Night of the season is happening on Friday at Great American Ball Park, as the Reds take on the Pirates.

We let the fans on twitter vote on theme for the night and pitching ace #JohnnyBeisbol was our winner.  For just $25, event attendees will receive field box seat in our special #RedsSocial section and a shirt.  And since it’s a Friday night, we’ll have a fireworks show after the game.

Check-in at the Reds Connect Zone (behind section 109) before the game to pick up your shirt, enter to win prizes and take a selfie with the one and only @Jamieblog.

Here are the details on the offer: http://reds.com/redssocial

Cueto tee

WEDNESDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: WHO’S YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK?’

9-17

TUESDAY’S #REDS LINEUP, VOTTO NEWS & PHOTOS FROM WRIGLEY

Reds manager Bryan Price told the media today that Joey Votto is expected to participate in batting practice prior to tonight’s game with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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9-16

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I took a stroll around a mostly empty Wrigley Field early this afternoon and snapped some photos – including of/from the infamous Steve Bartman seat…

The infamous Steve Bartman seat

The infamous Steve Bartman seat

The view from Bartman's seat

The view from Bartman’s seat

Be Alert!

Be Alert!

Todd Frazier speaks with Fox Sports Ohio's Jim Day in the hallow reaches of Wrigley

Todd Frazier speaks with Fox Sports Ohio’s Jim Day in the hallow reaches of Wrigley

Ron Santo statue

Ron Santo statue

The water fountain in the visitors dugout.  It's been beat up a few times.

The water fountain in the visitors dugout. It’s been beat up a few times.

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WEIRD COSTUMES AND FRIENDLY CONFINES

I’m happy to be with the team for this three game series in Chicago; filling in for Reds media relations director Rob Butcher while he attends All-Star Game meetings back in Cincinnati.

I made it to the team hotel last night from Cincinnati at about the same time the club arrived via bus from Milwaukee.  I quickly found out that this leg of the road trip was the one featuring the annual Reds rookie dress-up spoof.  Each year, the newest Reds have their regular clothes taken from their locker and replaced with costumes that one would normally see during Halloween and/or Comic-Con.

Courtesy of @DatDudeBP

Courtesy of @DatDudeBP

Adding to the hilarity was that the rookies were dropped off on Michigan Avenue, in the heart of downtown Chicago, and made to walk the “Magnificent Mile” in all of their glittery glory.

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The visitor’s clubhouse at historic Wrigley Field is notorious for being a bit incommodious, especially when the rosters expand in September.  Some of the players are forced to share lockers and reporters are stationed in a hallway outside the main locker area where they conduct their interviews with requested Reds; normally, ample space allows for this to take place inside the clubhouse.

The trip from the Reds clubhouse at Wrigley Field to the playing area is quite a trip.  Check out the video below to see what I’m talking about…

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We were expecting rain earlier, but my fancy weather app is claiming we are in the clear.  Still quite cloudy and a bit on the cool side but I don’t think anyone is going to freeze to death.

Here’s hoping you enjoy the game tonight – whether on TV, Reds.com, Reds-On-Radio or @Reds.  I’ll also be tweeting a little bit (@Jamieblog).

MondayatWrigley

That’s all for now!  More in a bit.

Expect good news,

Jamie

 

MONDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: WHO’S YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK?’

***Negron is at second base. Santiago will play third.

9-15

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9/15/14, 2:30pm Cincy time

9/15/14, 2:30pm Cincy time

THURSDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: WHO’S YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK?’

USAFLAG

9-11

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From my pal @Bongreatness

During pregame ceremonies today we will join in ceremonies being held across Major League Baseball to honor and remember the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. As part of that program, today is the second “Police & Fire Appreciation Day” of the 2014 season and is also the final “Military Appreciation Day, presented by GovX.com” of the 2014 season.

Offering up ceremonial first pitches today will be Major Charmaine McGuffey (representing the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department), 11-year old Imani Armstrong (representing the Cincinnati Fire Department) and Chief Jeffrey Blackwell (representing the Cincinnati Police Department).

Delivering the Official Game Ball today will be Specialist Andrew Logan & serving as today’s Honorary Captain will be Sergeant Andrew Gadd.

Prior to the singing of our National Anthem, performed today by Cincinnati Firefighter John Winfrey, the USO will be unfurling a giant tribute flag in the outfield grass. The Union Township Police Department & Fairfield Township Fire Department will each present colors for today’s game. A Moment of Remembrance will take place prior to the start of the Anthem to honor the victims of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks, as well as all fallen members of our Armed Forces, Police & Fire/EMS.

During the middle of the 7th inning break today we will welcome Technical Sergeant Eric Knorr, from Wright Patterson Air Force Base & Air Force Band of Flight, as he performs God Bless America on trumpet.

WEDNESDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: WHO’S YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK?’

9-10

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From my pal @Bongreatness

During pregame ceremonies tonight we will honor the Greater Cincinnati Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year finalists. Five local youth were selected to represent our region in the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year nominations and of those five finalists, the overall winner to represent our region will be announced during pregame ceremonies tonight

TENTH ANNUAL MARTY BRENNAMAN GOLF CLASSIC RAISES $220K

From my colleague Michael “Mando” Anderson

CINCINNATI (Sept. 9, 2014) — The Reds Community Fund announced today the 10th annual CBTS Marty Brennaman Golf Classic, which took place at Belterra Casino Resort on Sept. 7 & 8, raised $220,000 for the Reds Community Fund.

Hosted by Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, over 60 celebrities and 175 golfers participated in this year’s event that included two golf scrambles and a Sunday night dinner and comedy show.

This year’s special guests included Reds Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Sr. and former Red and current ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone.

Since its inception in 2005, the Marty Brennaman Golf Classic has raised nearly $2,200,000 to support the baseball and softball-themed outreach programs of the Reds Community Fund.

The event was sponsored by Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions with additional support from Cintas and Belterra Casino & Resort. The Sunday night dinner and program was hosted by Jim Day and Fox Sports Ohio.

Following the dinner, guests enjoyed a comedy show in Belterra’s CenterStage Showroom featuring comedians Josh Sneed, Costaki Economopoulos and John Caponera.

TUESDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: WHO’S YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK?’

9-9

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From my pal @Bongreatness

During pregame ceremonies today Reds on Radio corporate partner Western & Southern will make their annual donation to the Barrett Cancer Center on behalf of their “Strike Out Cancer” program.  Reds on Radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman will help present the $20,000 donation.

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