Now that summer is in full swing, there are all kinds of baseball-related events and happenings going on around town. Here’s the run-down on a few things that have come across our desks the past few days:
“Vote Reds” lunch at GABP on Wednesday
Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips need a final push from fans to get to the 2011 All-Star Game and the Reds are organizing a lunch on Wednesday to make voting easy.
Fans are invited to the Vote Reds All-Star Game Lunch on Wednesday, June 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club at Great American Ball Park.
The Reds will provide pizza, soft drinks, laptops and wifi…though fans are encouraged to bring their own laptops.
The lunch is hosted by Jamie Ramsey, the Reds assistant media relations director and Better of Red blogger: http://ramsey.mlblogs.com.
Fans can enter the main Crosley Terrace gate on Joe Nuxhall Way and will be directed to the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club.
More information over at Better Off Red.
All you Twerts out there! Make sure you join Reds this Friday, July 1st at GABP for the second annual Reds TweetUp! The event includes:
- Exclusive early entrance to the ballpark (4:40) to watch Reds and Indians batting practice
- Chance to mix and mingle with other Reds fans and celebrity bloggers & tweeters in the Fan Zone before the game, including beer specials and a wing eating contest hosted by ESPN1530’s Mo Egger.
- A Reds TweetUp t-shirt
- Seating in a special TweetUp section (136)
- Postgame fireworks
- Meet celebrity Reds bloggers & tweeters
More information over at Better Off Red.
Johnny Bench Bobblehead #3
The third bobblehead in the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum’s series of five Johnny Bench bobbleheads will be available begining this weekend.
With the Indians being in town, the summer crowds and word getting out from the previous two bobbleheads, we imagine these will go quickly. Supplies of bobblehead #2 were exhausted the first three days after release. Of course, if your a member, and depending on your membership level, your bobblehead is reserved for you.
The Johnny Bench bobbleheads are given out every weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) during the season.
Green Diamond Gallery Trivia on Twitter
Make sure you follow Cincinnati’s Green Diamond Gallery on Twitter (@GreenDiamondGal) for news, baseball history and a chance at some nifty prizes. Watch for #GDGTriva every Thursday around noon for a chance to win. They’ve been giving away some nice swag, so don’t miss out!
Green Diamond Gallery Ultimate Road Trip
If we could do it, we’d be on this in a heartbeat! Check out this road trip opportunity from the Green Diamond Gallery. Wow…
Green Diamond Gallery is happy to announce that we will be going to historic Wrigley Field for our second Ultimate Road Trip on August 7, 2011.
The Ultimate Road Trip presented by Green Diamond Gallery is an exclusive opportunity for only 25 baseball fans to ride in style. Let us give you an exclusive experience you will never forget.
From the moment you park your car you will feel like an All-Star. You will start your day by boarding a private jet at Lunken Airport. Once you are onboard and ready to go we will take off for Chicago. Traveling has never been so much fun! After a short flight you will arrive in Chicago and be picked up by a luxury bus and headed to Wrigley Field. After exploring Wrigleyville we will head to our rooftop suite where you can enjoy all the food and beer you would like while watching one of baseballs best rivalries between the Reds and the Cubs.
After the game your luxury bus will take you back to the airport, you will board the plane and be back in Cincinnati before dark. The Ultimate Road Trip is your way to feel like an All-Star. You get all of this for a member price of $1,000.
Call 513-984-4192 to book your seat on The Ultimate Road Trip!
Free Logan Ondrusek Autograph Signing at Cardboard Heroes
Logan Ondrusek, Pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, will be signing at Cardboard Heroes at the Kenwood Mall on Thursday, July 21 from 6:00-7:00pm. Autographs will be FREE with a purchase! Call 513-791-1651 for more information.
Reds Community Fund Summer Wiffle® Classic
The Wiffle® Classic is back! We had a blast playing last year and we’re planning on scraping a team together again this summer. Here are the details on this year’s edition:
Don’t miss out! The fifth annual Reds Community Fund Summer Wiffle® Classic is back! This is the premier Wiffle® tournament in the Midwest. Teams from all over the region (and the country) will converge in Mason, Ohio to compete for a championship, while qualifying for the Redsfest tournament in December. Does YOUR team have what it takes?
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011
TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PLACE: Mason Sports Park – Mason, OH
Youth (13 and younger)
Adult (14 and older)
Each team consists of 3 to 5 participants.
The final four teams from each division will compete for the championship at Redsfest at the Duke Energy Convention Center during the weekend of Dec. 2-3, 2011. Plus, by signing up for the RCF Summer Wiffle® Classic, you will receive special offers for hotels in the area for the event weekend!
For more information and registration visit www.reds.com/summerwiffle.