ANSWERING THE #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE

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!

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

Congratulations to @Kmariee_21, winner of yesterday’s #RedToRock challenge!  Thanks to all of you who participated!

WEDNESDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: VOTE FOR YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK’ AND WIN A PRIZE!

*Jay Bruce has been scratched from today’s lineup (he’s ill).

New lineup:
Hamilton 8
Negron 4
Frazier 5
Mesoraco 2
Pena 3
Ludwick 7
Schumaker 9
Cozart 6
Leake 1

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Congratulations to @fanofCincyREDS , yesterday’s winner of the #RedToRock participation game. She takes home the coveted Joe Morgan bobblehead. Today’s prize is…

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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.

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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.

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.

THE #REDS INTRODUCE RAISEL IGLESIAS

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TUESDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: VOTE FOR YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK’ AND WIN A PRIZE!

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From my pal @Bongreatness

21-year old American ATP World Tour professional Jack Sock will join us tonight to offer up a ceremonial first pitch.  Sock is in town for the Western & Southern Open, taking place all week at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.  He is the 56th ranked player in the world and captured US Open mixed doubles title with Melanie Oudin in 2011.

(January 13, 2014 - Source: Matt King/Getty Images AsiaPac)

(January 13, 2014 – Source: Matt King/Getty Images AsiaPac)

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Congratulations to @LisaDBenz, Sunday’s winner of the #RedToRock participation game. She takes home the coveted Ken Griffey Jr. bobblehead. Tonight’s prize is…

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Want it?  After you vote for tonight’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 tonight’s first pitch.

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.

THE #REDS GO TO KINGS ISLAND

During yesterday’s off-day, members of the Reds team/staff visited Kings Island amusement park to meet with the fans and ride a few roller coasters.  Here are some photos courtesy of my colleague Michael “Mando” Anderson

#REDS HALL OF FAME GALA PHOTOS

Last night, the Reds Hall of Fame Gala took place at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.  Every current Reds player and coach, twenty Reds Hall of Famers and several notable Reds alumni were present to honor new inductees Jake Beckley, Ken Griffey Jr., Ron Oester and Dave Parker.

MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa covered the event and wrote about it HERE.

My pals Lisa Braun and Michael Anderson provided some great photos.  Take a look…

SUNDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: VOTE FOR YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK’ AND WIN A PRIZE!

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From my pal @Bongreatness

Today is the annual Postgame Faith Concert, presented by Prasco.  The concert will begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of today’s game and feature Grammy Award winning band MercyMe.

The first 8,000 kids 14 and younger to the ballpark today will receive a Mascot Magnet, courtesy of Delta Air Lines.

During the middle of the 7th inning break today we will be joined by Casey Campbell, who will lead us in the singing of God Bless America.

The Reds Hall of Fame Induction Gala takes place tonight at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center beginning at 6PM.  The Gala is sold out with over 1,500 guests joining the entire Reds team & coaching staff, along with over 20 Reds Hall of Famers.

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Congrats to @davidfryemu89, winner of last night’s ‘Red-To-Rock’ participation game.  He gets the coveted Sean Casey bobblehead.  Today’s prize is….

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Want it?  After you vote for tonight’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 today’s first pitch.

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.

SATURDAY’S #REDS LINEUP: VOTE FOR YOUR ‘RED-TO-ROCK’ AND WIN A PRIZE!

Today the Reds recalled from Louisville C Tucker Barnhart (#16) and optioned to Louisville IF/OF Donald Lutz.

Barnhart made 12 apps and 9 starts during his first 3 stints with the Reds (Opening Day-4/6, 4/26-5/17, 7/6-7/10)…he last played for Cin in a start on 7/10 vs Cubs…is from Brownsburg, Indiana, near Indianapolis.

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Courtesy of my pal @Bongreatness

During pregame ceremonies tonight we will honor and recognize the 2014 Reds Hall of Fame Inductee Class featuring Jake Beckley, Dave Parker, Ron Oester & Ken Griffey Jr. The ceremonies will begin at 6:30PM and be hosted by Reds on Radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman.  All fans in attendance at tonight’s game will receive a commemorative Hall of Fame Induction print, courtesy of P&G and Kroger.  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 gates dictate it so.

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Congratulations to @TheHeavy217 for winning yesterday’s ‘Red-To-Rock’ participation game.  He takes home the coveted Austin Kearns bobblehead.  Tonight’s prize is….

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Want it?  After you vote for tonight’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 tonight’s first pitch.

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.

OUR FAVORITE PHOTO OF THE SEASON

I’ve seen and taken a lot of photos through the years at Great American Ball Park.  None have impressed me as much as the one Michael “Mando” Anderson snapped last night.  I absolutely LOVE this and I think you will, too….

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