We’re really diggin’ the Topps Wall Art issues and this Johnny Cueto ’93 Finest design is legit. Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto and Johnny Bench are also available. Numbered /25 ($99.99) and /1 ($199.99) so hop on ‘em.
We’ve been closely following all of the MLB All-Star Weekend action up in Minneapolis on Twitter and have seen a lot of fun things that make us wish we were there. We’ll just have to wait until next year, right?
Our friend C. Trent Rosecrans has a affection for the All-Star Fanfest not unlike our own and tweeted a shot of S. Prestion’s Great American Ball Park print from his “Minimalist Ballpark Series”. We’re totally in love with it and wanted to share it with you.
See all of Preston’s work at www.sprestondesigns.com.
Thanks to Homage, of course! Our friends up in Cbus have dropped a new set of Cincy threads on us and we’re stoked on em’. Check out the Cincinnati line here.
We can’t wait for Homage Cincinnati to open its doors in Over-The-Rhine this fall. We’ll be shopping there on the reg.
These new Topps prints are just outstanding. 10×14, hand numbered and limited to just 99 prints clocking in at $34.99. Check out the entire Independence Day art print lineup on Topps.com.
We’ve seen a few of these shirts around town the last few weeks and we had to find out who was behind them. It turns out that the talented fellas at Zip Zoo Apparel crafted this epic homage to Mr. Redlegs and our favorite local ball club. It’s called the Hometown Hero 2 and it’s available here.
While we’re at it, Zip Zoo just dropped their 2014 Spring Collection, so make sure to check the new styles as well as the rest of their Cincinnati-centric lineup. They’re a talented up-and-coming local brand and we’re looking forward to what they’re going to dream up next.
Make sure you save 10% off your order at Zip Zoo with the coupon code “CHUNK”. Shop Now.
Year over year, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has produced great bobbleheads and this year’s is arguably the best yet. After a quickly depleted supply of Sparky Anderson bobbleheads started the 2014 series, the long awaited (at least by the OMGReds staff) Jim O’Toole bobblehead will be released to the public on Friday, June 6. Members can pick theirs up now. Here’s information from the Reds HOF:
Friday, June 6 – The much anticipated Jim O’Toole bobblehead will be available to the public beginning at 10:00 a.m. Fans will receive a bobblehead with full-price paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of June while supplies last.
Jim O’Toole will also be signing autographs in the Hall of Fame from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. that night.
Not a bad day at all – Pick up your bobblehead and have it signed by Mr. O’Toole before heading to the Reds/Phillies game that night.
The 2014 Reds Hall of Fame Bobblehead Series:
Sparky Anderson – May
Jim O’Toole – June
Eric Davis – July
Barry Larkin – August
Pete Rose – September
—While we’re talking Reds Hall of Fame awesomeness, there’s another appearance we’re really looking forward to coming up soon. Our friend, Doug Coates will be signing his new book Pitching for Success: Character Lessons the Joe Nuxhall Way on Saturday, June 7 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM at the Reds Hall of Fame. We’re looking forward to picking up our copy to share with our kids and read for ourselves.
For more information on all Reds Hall of Fame signing appearances and more, check out the OMGreds Events Calendar.
After seven years as the Reds Summer Wiffle Classic, our favorite Wiffle® Ball tournament has a new name and new charity – Wiffle® Slam supporting The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Foundation.
Wiffle® Slam takes place on Saturday, July 26 at Waterworks Park in Fairfield Ohio and is part of this year’s Nuxy’s Bash. After the tournament finals, Nuxy’s Bash will commence with a celebrity softball game, silent auction entertainment and more. Nuxy’s Bash is free and open to the public.
Wiffle® Slam – Tournament Details:
Date: Saturday, July 26th
Location: Waterworks Park (Fairfield, OH) – Semi Finals and championship game at the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields.
Time: Pool play starts at 9am followed by single elimination bracket.
Cost: $125.00 per team with additional fundraising $$ appreciated!
Registration: Download form (PDF)
Day of Signups: There will be no “day of” signups. All fees must be in hand prior to tourney date.
More Information: The Wiffle® Slam will be exactly what you have come to expect with the former Summer Wiffle® Classic…. Except for a new charity and at a new location. All the rules stay the same!
Very Cool: The semi-final and championship games will be played on the Miracle League Fields as crowds arrive for Nuxy’s Bash!
Nuxy’s Bash: The Wiffle® Slam will be a part of the Nuxy’s Bash! All players are invited to the events following the Wiffle® Slam that include a Celebrity Softball game, Auctions/Raffles, entertainment and more!
For more information on The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League and the Miracle League Fields, please visit www.nuxhallmiracleleague.org.
Our friends at Blue Seat Media (creators of Cincy Lineup) have designed a fantastic shirt paying Homage to a place where many of us spent our childhood summer nights – Riverfront Stadium. Here’s the word from Blue Seat:
Chris Sabo, Eric Davis, The Nasty Boys, The Big Red Machine. So many of us grew up at Riverfront Stadium sitting in the red, yellow or green seats, or if you were lucky enough, the blue seats. This is a limited edition run of 90 T-shirts in honor of the great 1990 World Series Wire-to-Wire Champs. The design is by Blue Seat, a Cincinnati-based baseball product company. Yes, our name is inspired by Riverfront! The shirts are printed on high quality fabric and we have women’s sizes.
Reserve yours now: http://teespring.com/riverfront
Our friends at Cincy Shirts have teamed up with the Joey Votto Foundation for a lineup of Votto-inspired shirts in both adult and kid sizes. Each sale benefits the Joey Votto Foundation. More information:
Cincy Shirts is proud to team up with the Joey Votto Foundation to create this collection of Votto Inspired apparel. A large portion of the net proceeds from the sale of each shirt will be donated directly to the foundation to support the healing of families affected by posttraumatic stress. You can also join Joey’s team by making a donation at www.vottofoundation.org.
However, at Cincinnati the first game is always played there. This is because the Citizens of this Ohio city do not consider Opening Day just as Opening Day. They consider it one small notch below Christmas.
Fred Schwed, Jr. (1957)
Baseball season kicked off a few days early in Covington with the opening of 199C at BLDG on Friday night. Wiffle Ball in the street, cold beer in the tubs, fantastic artwork on the walls and face-melting music fueled a night of celebration all for the love of baseball.
If you missed the opening, you can still see the show and purchase art or prints through April 25. BLDG gallery hours are 9-6 Monday through Friday or by appointment. Contact email@example.com to make an appointment and more information can be found here. Prints and that awesome hat are now available on BLDG’s online shop.
A few photos from the show for ya…
Talented artist, designer and friend Keith Neltner just released this process video for his contribution to the 199C show opening Friday, March 28 at BLDG in Covington, Ky. Keith wields a mean pen and ink, and seeing him channel baseball through his craft just makes our brain melt. Check out more of Keith’s work at www.neltnersmallbatch.com.
Folks, 199C opens tomorrow afternoon at 4pm at BLDG in Covington, Ky. You’ll be there right? We’ve been stoked on the show since its announcement, but now we’re siked after seeing and hearing about some very limited edition items that will be available for you to nab at the show.
First off, the hat featured above is a must-have. This one is a pre-production comp, but the retail version will still feature the same icon and will be just as, or even more, badass. Be quick on these – They’re super-limited. Only 20 will be available and are priced at $30.
Second, there will be a number of prints available at the show. BLDG is crafting a set of four prints, each fitting the baseball theme of the show. Prints will be available at the show on www.bldgrefuge.com for $35 a piece or as a set for $95. Teasers for the designs are pictured below.
Also, prints from our friends at Unheard Of will be available featuring the infamous and iconic Mr. Deadlegs and the infamous and iconic Pete Rose. You can snag one of these for $40. We got a peak at them before the show and they are Boss Hoss. Here’s a teaser for those bad-boys…
See you there.