Make sure you check out the Brunch Series being put on by the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum this summer. First up is Rawly Eastwick, relief pitcher for the Big Red Machine.
Here’s a rundown on the brunch from the Reds HOF…
The Reds Hall of Fame Baseball Brunch Series is your exclusive opportunity to interact with a Reds Hall of Famer or Reds Alumni on select Sundays throughout the 2013 season. Enjoy a brunch buffet in the Riverfront Club and listen as former Reds take center stage to recount their most memorable moments in Cincinnati. Each Reds Hall of Fame Baseball Brunch ticket includes a brunch buffet in the Riverfront Club at Great American Ball Park, a special program featuring discussion with a Reds Hall of Famer or Reds Alumni, a commemorative autographed item, a Field Box ticket to that day’s Reds game and a ticket to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum..
Commemorative Reds Hall of Fame Baseball Brunch Series item for April 21 is a matted autographed 8×10 image of Rawly Eastwick. There will also be an opportunity for guests to meet and pose for a photo with Eastwick.
Please meet in the Hall of Fame at 10:45 a.m. to be escorted over to the Riverfront Club for brunch.
For questions about the brunch buffet menu please contact Colin Ethier at 513.765.7921.
Excuse the Lazy Sunday reference; I couldn’t resist. Thanks to the Reds and Reds Hall of Fame and Museum for a good time had by all at the Duke Energy Convention Center on Sunday night. A few things we learned:
Johnny Bench said Joe Morgan statue will join Bench’s outside Great American Ball Park next year. Tom Tsuchiya, the sculptor who designed Bench’s statue (who was on hand for the gala), also will design Morgan’s.
Marty is not afraid to say anything at all. He said Barry Larkin had hoped to be on hand to show support for Sean Casey at the gala, but his responsibilties with ESPN prevented him from doing so. “To hell with those people,” Marty exclaimed.
Marty also already has Joey Votto, who – don’t get me wrong – is having a great career so far … in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. After 4 1/2 seasons.
Later in the evening, Marty said to Casey: “Of all those people you thanked … Jim Bowden??? God almighty! You’ve gotta be kidding me!!”
Casey made it clear he has taken a liking to Todd Frazier because of their similarities in terms of personality/behavior and the fact that both have worn No. 21.
Johnny did a nice job with his remarks remembering several who have passed, including Sparky Anderson and Pedro Borbon, both of whom were part of (Sparky by video) the 2010 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Gala. They were missed, for sure.
Strong effort by Long John Reilly’s great-great-great-great nephew, Kirtley Kinman, who offered an impressive speech on behalf of his late relative and Reds Hall of Fame inductee despite the fact that he was recently involved in a bad accident resulting in surgery. Way to go, Kirtley!
Even if Hall of Fame Induction Gala speeches are going on and it’s not at all an appropriate time, people will still hound Brandon Phillips for autographs.
Reds pitcher Arolids Chapman is scheduled for a rare autograph signing at Sports Gallery in West Chester on Thursday, June 21. (photo: OMGreds)
Well, this is your week. Seven current Reds players and 18 former Reds are scheduled to make public appearances between Thursday, June 21 and Sunday June 24. That’s 25 Reds that are willing and eager to shake your hand, get a photograph and in some instances sign an autograph for ya. Outside of Redsfest weekend, it’s likely you’ll never see this many of our baseball heroes out and about. Between Reds Hall of Fame weekend and a couple of autograph and photograph appearances, it’l be a fun couple of day for Reds fans. Enjoy it!
Making appearances are current Reds Jay Bruce, Devin Mesoraco, Todd Frazier, Zack Cozart, Chris Heisey and former Reds Jack Billingham, Leo Cardenas, Clay Carroll, Sean Casey, David Concepcion, Eric Davis, Dan Driessen, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Wayne Granger, Tommy Helms, Lee May, Joe Morgan, Gary Nolan, Jim O’Toole, Chris Sabo, Mario Soto.
The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum continues their Hall of Famer series this month as the Host George Foster at the Tap House Grill on Wednesday, May 16 at 6:00pm. This is your chance to meet the 1977 NL MVP and Big Red Machine star in-person! Included in your ticket is a meet & greet with George (cameras welcome!), Q&A session, an autographed George Foster bobblehead, a drink ticket and a dinner buffet. Sounds like a good night to us!
Johnny Bench poses with his family next to his newly-unvieled statue outside the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, September 17, 2010
When I noticed “Johnny Bench Night” on the Reds promotional calendar early in the 2011 season, I didn’t think a whole lot of it. Seemed neat, but it didn’t make it on the “must attend” game list.
As the date came closer, I heard a little more about it here and a little more there. Details about the statue emerged, the on-field ceremonies, the who’s who of who also might be attending. All the while, I made visit after visit to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and took in a little more of the “Bench” exhibit each time I was there, learning more and more about why Johnny Bench was the greatest catcher in the history of baseball. As if I had any doubt.
By the time the week of the festivities rolled around, I was pumped. Throw in a #RedsTweetUp and we’ve got one heck of a night on our hands, right?
Whatever expectations I built up in my head for Johnny Bench Night over those months, weeks, days, hours were blown away last Saturday night. As the Reds do so often anymore, it was a first-class night all the way.
I’m going to admit though – I’m at a loss for words. There has been tremendouscoverage of this event, there’s really not much to add. The night was fantastic, of course.
There’s also my connection to Johnny Bench, or lack thereof. I never did see Johnny Bench play baseball. I was alive during the tail-end of Bench’s playing career and theoretically could have even been in attendance for the original Johnny Bench Night, but I wasn’t. This connection of Johnny Bench Nights 17 years apart is one I am unable to make. Saturday night I was an observer.
Now, don’t worry, I have as much respect for Johnny Bench and what he did for the game as any other fan, and possibly more. But I just don’t have that tangible connection. That little “I saw Johnny Bench do X one night down at ol’ Riverfront Stadium” thing I can go to when talking about the Big Red Machine over a couple of beers. I wish I did. You can watch all the old TV footage you can, but it’s just not the same.
So Saturday night I was an observer, and I was in awe. In awe of what this man means to the Reds, his teammates, this city and to baseball. It’s amazing that one man can garner the type of attention that Johnny Bench so easily gets. It’s easy for me to put a lot of sports icons up on a pedestal – Mickey Mantle, Cy Young, Jackie Robinson, etc., etc., etc., and never really to feel their greatness. Bench is on that same pedestal. Those of us that may not have witnessed his career first-hand got just a peek this weekend. We were able to hear him speak, maybe even to shake his hand. You could get a small glimpse into this greatness. You could feel it.
It’s these little moments that really make the game of baseball so special to me. You can go to the ballpark on any given night and possibly see greatness unfold right in front of your eyes. It’s also possible to get these very small, yet powerful, glances into the past. It’s what keeps me coming back for more.
Hall of Famer Johnny Bench entertains the crowd at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 25, 20010 in Cooperstown, New York. (July 24, 2010 - Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America)
We hope a lot, because this weekend is Johnny Bench overload. Here’s a rundown of stuff going on at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and elsewhere around town…
Johnny Bench Night
Saturday, September 17, 5:00pm
Join the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum on an historic night at Great American Ball Park as the Museum celebrates Johnny Bench Night with the unveiling of Johnny’s statue. Commissioned by the Reds Hall of Fame and made possible through the generous donations of a host fans and friends of Johnny, the statue was created by world-renowned sculptor Tom Tsuchiya who also created the statues of Ted Kluszewski, Ernie Lombardi, Joe Nuxhall and Frank Robinson that adorn the Crosley Terrace entrance to the ballpark. [More Information] [Johnny Bench Night - Hour by Hour]
Johnny Bench Book Signing (Sold out)
Saturday, September 17, 5:00pm
Johnny Bench to Sign Copies of “Catch Every Ball” on Saturday, September 17th!
Johnny Bench will visit the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, September 17 for an exclusive book signing. The signing will take place from 3:00-4:30PM. Ticket packages for the signing are $45 for Hall of Fame members and $50 for non-members.
Packages include admission to the Reds Hall of Fame, the fifth bobblehead in the Johnny Bench bobblehead series, a copy of Johnny’s inspirational book, “Catch Every Ball: How To Handle Life’s Pitches” and a guaranteed spot in the signing line. A limited number of ticket packages are available and pre-orders are strongly encouraged. To purchase a package, please call the Hall of Fame Box Office at 513-765-7923.
A Golden Photo Opportunity
As part of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum’s celebration of Johnny Bench, visitors to the museum will have a unique opportunity to have photos taken with a one-of-a-kind display of Johnny Bench’s Gold Gloves. A 10-time Gold Glove winner, nine of the Gold Glove trophies Bench was awarded during his career will be on display in addition to the trophy he received for being named to the Rawlings All-Time Gold Glove team in 2007. Each of the trophies comes from Johnny’s personal collection and this weekend marks the first time that the trophy collection has been made available for public display. The trophies will be on display during the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum’s operating hours Friday, September 16 (10:00 AM – 8:00 PM), Saturday (10:00 AM – one hour after the end of the game) and Sunday (10:00 AM – two hours after the end of the game). [More Information]
Dave Concepcion and Cesar Geronimo at Sports Gallery
Friday, September 16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
More of Johnny’s teammates will be bringing their Gold Gloves to town. Dave and Cesar will be dropping ink on your memorabilia in exchange for reasonable amounts of cash. We’ll be headed up there to get our ’72 Topps Cesar Geronimo all done up proper. [More Information]
Joe Morgan leading the World’s Largest Chicken Dance
Saturday, September 17, 1:30pm
A lot of Johnny’s teammates will be in town this weekend. Little Joe gets his own spotlight on Saturday during Oktoberfest. Be there and be square. [More Information]
Reds player appearances around town
Saturday, September 17
Jay Bruce, Yonder Alonso and Ryan Hanigan take to the streets of Greater Cincinnati spread the Reds gospel as well as sign your baseball cards and awkwardly pose for photos. [More Information]
Saturday, September 17
It’s the last Reds TweetUp of the season. Let’s go out with a bang. See you there? [More Information]
Finally! We get to bust out a Johnny 5 reference that really works!
The fifth and final bobblehead in the series puts the “H” in Bench as well a nice cap on your complete set. It’s something to brag about to friends and family, so enjoy the moment. We will.
From our buddies at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum:
Beginning on Friday, September 2, the fifth of the five-set series of Johnny Bench collectible bobbleheads will be available free with full-price paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September while supplies last. The fifth bobblehead in the series depicts Bench in the follow through of his home runs swing.
The bobblehead series concludes with the release of the fifth bobblehead. Each of the bobbleheads in the series has highlighted an iconic moment or image from Johnny Bench’s incomparable Hall of Fame career.
Bobbleheads are only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with full-priced paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum while supplies last. There is a strict limit of one bobblehead per visitor per day.
If you’re itching to relive the Reds 2010 season at Redsfest, but just can’t stand the wait, get yer fanny down to the Reds Hall of Fame tomorrow night (11/18) for the release of The Comeback Kids. Authors Mark Schmetzer and Joe Jacobs will be on-hand to sign copies and dish about their freshly printed book. And we mean fresh… it’s actually being printed that day. BAM!
Reds broadcaster and left-handed craftsman Chris Welsh – who wrote the book’s forward – will also be there, so you know it’s going to be a jam.
The Comeback Kids tells the remarkable story of the 2010 National League Central Division Champion Reds and their first postseason appearance since 1995. The full-color book features more than 100 photos and provides a month-by-month look back at the season.
We’re excited about the book, not only to look back at a fun 2010 season, but also that friend of OMGreds, Aaron Doster has a gaggle of photos featured in it. Can’t wait to see ‘em!
5:30-6:30PM Keith Brown Autograph Signing: 1990 Reds pitcher will be signing autographs from 5:30-6:30PM in the Hall of Fame. Autographs are FREE with Hall of Fame admission. Please limit one autograph per person.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
4:30-5:30PM Joe Morgan Meet and Greet: Reds Hall of Famer, Joe Morgan will meet with fans from 4:30-5:30PM in the Hall of Fame. NO autographs, pictures welcome.
Friday, August 13, 2010
5:45-6:45PM Joe Morgan Meet and Greet: Reds Hall of Famer, Joe Morgan will meet with fans from 5:45-6:45PM in the Hall of Fame. NO autographs, pictures welcome.
For more upcoming Reds Hall of Fame & Museum events, click here.
I met Keith Brown at after a Yankees/Pirates spring training game in Tampa back in 2009. He’s a super nice guy. Make sure you swing by the Reds HOF if you’re at the game early tonight and chat him up.
Gotta admit, I’m a little bummed that Joe Morgan isn’t signing autographs, though it’s pretty understandable given the frenzy it would generate. See, I’m working on getting the entire Reds 1972 Topps team set signed… and I still need Joe! My time will come… patience, right?
Marge, Schottzie and the 1990 World Series Trophy have all landed on the desk of OMGreds. We gotta say, she’s lookin’ pretty good. While bobbleheads are generally pretty hit-or-miss when it comes to their paint jobs, our Marge Schott bobblehead actually came out quite well.
We don’t know about you, but the track suit is killing us! Kinda awesome.
Here are a few detailed “Schotts” for ya…
Just to reiterate, there are only 4,500 of these available, so make sure you get down the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum to snag yours. They are only available with full-priced admission to the Museum, only on weekend in August. More details over at RedsMuseum.org.
NOTE: There is a limit of one bobblehead per person per day.
Yes, you read that right! The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum will be offering a Marge Schott bobblehead as their August collectable giveaway. Marge’s nodder comes complete with Schottzie (Schottzie I, we presume) and a 1990 World Series trophy. Sweet!
The fifth in a series of six in-season collectible gifts from the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will be a Marge Schott Bobblehead, featuring Marge, Schottzie, and the 1990 World Series Trophy. The limited edition bobblehead is part of the ongoing tribute to the 1990 Championship season and the 1990 exhibit. Beginning August 1, the first 4,500 full-price paying guests to the museum during August on any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday will receive the bobblehead as a gift.
NOTE: There is a limit of one bobblehead per person per day.
We were lucky enough to have been given a sneak peek of the Marge bobblehead, and it’s rather epic. Really, it’s a lot of bobble. We’ll get you a visual as soon as we can… stay tuned!
Make sure you get down the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and get yourself one – with only 4,500, they’ll be going quickly. Plus, make sure you go through the museum – it’s the best team Hall of Fame and Museum in baseball, bar none.
VERY cool event, thanks to a very impressive effort by the Reds Hall of Fame. Everything about it was well executed and exactly what piques your interest, gets your adrenaline pumping and tugs at your heartstrings (thanks, Sparky) if you’re a Reds fan. Michael Anderson from the Reds mentioned that Hilton, Head, SC-based producer Philip Myers – a professional entertainer who specializes in corporate and commercial entertainment who the Reds have worked with for past induction galas as well as the Civil Rights Game – was involved with the production, particularly with the music, which at times throughout the evening made me feel like I was in ‘Far and Away’ (obscure reference 1 of 1).
BP waves to the crowd
All of the current players and a bunch of former Reds who were on hand were introduced at the beginning of the event. It was fun to see how the players reacted as each guy walked up to the stage and acknowledged the crowd in his own way. Couldn’t really get good shots with the camera, but I do know Eric Davis’ walk/acknowledgement had Arthur Rhodes and Coco Cordero just about ROFL, and Volquez was cracking up at just about everyone.
There was a really memorable segment where Bench, Foster, Billingham, Cesar Geronimo and Gary Nolan shared their favorite memories from the 1975 World Series. Bench made it clear he’s a fan of the 2010 Reds:
We’ve seen it on the field so far this year. When guys have been hurt, somebody’s picked them up. And that’s the way it was in our year (1975). Never forget that there’s 25 players and they’re all gonna contribute. … Our great success came because of all of the great support players, the role players that came out and did their job. They knew what their job was, and when they had to do it, they did it. And I’m just as happy for them; that’s why all 25 players were World Champions, and that’s why we all got rings. So thanks to all of those people.
In another segment of the event, it was very cool the way the 25th anniversary of 4,192 was acknowledged. (Sabo later said he thought Pete was going to come out during this segment.)
Norm, Marty & Dibs
And the 20th anniversary of the 1990 title featured what Marty said is believed to be (still awaiting confirmation or denial from Charlton, Dibble or Myers, none of whom acknowledged it) the first reunion of the Nasty Boys in 20 years. (Dibble, who is part of the Nationals’ broadcast team, is in town for the upcoming Reds-Nats series, but apparently it was a pleasant surprise that he was able to make it in time for the reunion.)
During his induction speech, Borbon explained that he considers Cincinnati the best baseball city in the country. (St. Louis can put that in its pipe and smoke it.)
And Marty declared, “The two people I’ve known who are totally without ego … are Joe Nuxhall … and Chris Sabo.”
Three memorable quotes from Sabo’s speech (which actually referred to Pete Rose for a good two minutes or so):
I’d like to thank all of my former teammates, especially with the ’90 team for coming here … it was a fun team. I might not have shown it when I played, but I loved playing with all of you guys. Great teammates. We might not hang out off the field, but we had a good time on the field.
He’s not here, but I actually owe a lot to Pete Rose. He’s one of the few guys who believed in me when I was in the minor leagues, when people thought I was crap. He actually gave me a chance. And thankfully, Buddy Bell got hurt and I got a chance.
I’m just glad you guys all came out. I’m also glad this weekend’s ending and I can go home and have a couple of beers.
Fans meetin' and greetin' Reds Hall of Famers on Friday night
We hit the Reds Hall of Fame “Famefest” both Friday night before the game a during the day on Saturday and had a great time. This weekend is awfully special for Reds fans with all the Reds greats from the past coming back to Cincinnati for a visit. We posted a few photos from Friday and Saturday on the photoblog, but not a comprehensive visual tally of all that was happening – espcially on Friday. Short of Redsfest, you’ll never see that many Reds great gathered all in one place and ready to chat it up or take a photo with you. A great experience talking with guys like Joe Morgan, Chris Sabo, Pedro Borbon, Glenn Braggs, Keith Brown and others.
Btw, Chris Sabo saw my #28 Scott Ruskin jersey and exclaimed “Kal Daniels!”. I told him “close” and turned around to reveal the “RUSKIN” on the back of my jersey. He got a pretty big kick out of it and mentioned that Scott was a good friend of his. He also asked me if I knew Scott. Alas, I do not.
We’ll be on-hand for the Reds Hall of Fame Gala tomorrow night. Follow us on Twitter for some of the action. We’ll follow up with some more coverage after the weekend.
Championships past are on display at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum have released their full schedule for this weekend’s “Famefest” as well as a list of all Reds Hall of Famers and Reds alumni that will be in attendance. There are some great names from Reds history that will be in town this weekend. Hope to see you at the yard taking it all in!
Reds Hall of Famers: Johnny Bench, Jack Billingham, Pedro Borbon, Tom Browning, Leo Cardenas, Eric Davis, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Wayne Granger, Tommy Helms, Barry Larkin (Sat./Sun. only), Jerry Lynch, Jim Maloney (Sat./Sun. only), Lee May, Joe Morgan (Fri./Sat. only), Gary Nolan (Sat./Sun. only), Jim O’Toole, Chris Sabo and Mario Soto.
1990 Team Members: Glenn Braggs, Keith Brown, Tom Browning, Norm Charlton, Eric Davis, Billy Hatcher, Barry Larkin (Sat./Sun. only), Hal Morris (Fri./Sat. only), Randy Myers, Paul Noce, Ron Robinson, Chris Sabo and Herm Winningham.
Fans will have many chances to meet and greet with their favorite HOF’ers and Reds players from the 1990 World Championship team. All meet and greet sessions are free with Hall of Fame admission.
Friday, July 16
5-6:30 p.m. – Meet and greet with returning Hall of Famers (photos OK, no autographs)
SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: Bench, Billingham, Borbon, Browning, Cardenas, Davis, Foster, Geronimo, Granger, Helms, Lynch, May, O’Toole, Sabo, Soto
Saturday, July 17
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Meet and greet with select 1990 team members (photos OK, no autographs)
SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: Brown, Robinson
3-4:30 p.m. – Meet and greet with returning Hall of Famers (photos OK, no autographs)
SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: Bench, Billingham, Borbon, Browning, Cardenas, Davis, Foster, Geronimo, Granger, Helms, Lynch, Maloney, May, Nolan, O’Toole, Sabo, Soto
Check it out – The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is kicking off their “Baseball Perspectives” series this Thursday with former Reds pitcher and current Reds broadcaster, Chris Welsh. The formerly-mustached Welsh will share his thoughts on baseball from both the player and broadcaster points-of-view.
I do enjoy Welsh’s take on the game during Reds broadcasts on Fox Sports Ohio, so I thinking this will be a pretty interesting session. It’ll likely be a “game-time” decision, but I’m going to try and make it down for the talk. Oh, and looking forward to some light beverages too!
A few more details from the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum:
Chris Welsh to appear at Reds HOF on Thursday
Former Reds pitcher and current FOX Sports Ohio television analyst Chris Welsh will be the featured speaker in the first installment of the Reds Hall of Fame’s new “Baseball Perspectives” speaker series on Thursday, June 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Welsh’s experiences as both a player for the Reds and a broadcaster for 17 years provide him with a unique perspective on the game. He will share his thoughts on both facets of his career and take questions from the audience.
All guests will receive a free autograph from Chris and a Reds Championship Magnet Set, featuring magnets representing the five World Series titles.
Prices for the event are $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members.
The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is always a must-see at Great American Ball Park, and this weekend will be no exception. In conjunction with Civil Rights Weekend, the Reds HOF will be displaying artifacts from Jackie Robinson’s playing days, some of which are extremely rare. They’re only there for a limited time – just this weekend. So make sure you get to it.
Check out this video interview with Reds Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director Rick Walls on the Jackie Robinson artifacts, Civil Rights Weekend and former Red Chuck Harmon.
Here are the details from the Reds…
CINCINNATI (May 13, 2010) — For a limited engagement this weekend during the Gillette Civil Rights Game celebration, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will display rare Jackie Robinson items on loan from the Green Diamond Gallery in Montgomery, Ohio.
The featured items include:
- 1948 Brooklyn Dodgers road jersey worn by Robinson which is the oldest-known Robinson jersey in existence
- An original artist cast of the larger than life Jackie Robinson statue that sits at the entrance to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown
- Ticket stub and photograph from April 15, 1947 capturing Jackie with Spider Jorgenson, Pee Wee Reese, and Eddie Stankey on his first day in the Major Leagues.
- Robinson’s lucky bat which he presented to friend and teammate, Tommy Brown, when Brown was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1951
- Two photos of Robinson and his signature during his playing days as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The items will be on display to the public from Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16.
Museum admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Active military and veterans get 50% off regular admission and children 4 and younger are free.
Spring training is just around the corner, and we are all ready for some baseball. If you’re Reds junkies like us and need a little hit every once in a while to get you to normal, check out the upcoming Reds Hall of Fame event: A Night With A Reds Hall of Famer. The Hall will be holding a membership drive at By Golly’s in Milford complete with door prizes, drinks specials and an opportunity to chat it up with Mr. Perfect, Tom Browning.
We’re big fans of the Reds Hall of Fame, so think about joining yourself. 2010 is going to be a big year for them with the ’90 exhibit and the Induction Gala in July. If you do sign up, tell ‘em we sent ya! We might get some View Level tickets out of the deal. WINZ!
A Night With A Reds Hall of Famer
Join Reds Hall of Famer and celebrity bartender Tom Browning at By Golly’s Bar & Grill in Milford this Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
There will be door prizes, drink specials, silent auctions and a membership drive for the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.
This is a great opportunity to meet “Mr. Perfect” and learn about the membership benefits of the Reds Fall of Fame & Museum.
A Night With A Reds Hall of Famer – Tom Browning, Reds HOF class of 2006
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: By Golly’s Bar & Grill, 714 Lila Ave. Milford, Ohio, 45150
On the web: www.bygollys.com or www.reds.com/HOF
Mr. Red #3 won the final Mr. Red Race at Riverfront. *Tear*
Mr. Red #3 won the very last Mr. Red Race at Cinergy Field Riverfront Stadium on September 22, 2002. Since we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1990 World Champion Cincinnati Reds, we are feeling a bit nostalgic about Riverfront. Some others probably feel the same way when they say the new Mr. Red race “Sucks“. Hey, not our words!
Btw, the photo we took above looks eerily similar to this great Red Race t-shirt. Hmmmmm….
Does anyone out there have video footage of an old Mr. Red Race? We would LOVE to see it. We’ve been striking out with our searches on YouTube.
While poking around on reds dot com recently, we noticed that the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is running a series called “This Week in 1990 Reds History,” highlighting all the happenings of the Reds during 1990. Not only are they giving us all the key transaction dates and players birthday (Happy D-day, Chris Hammond – 1/21), they are also giving us the general sediment of the fans at the time, and how after a .500 Bengals season just ended, the Reds weren’t looking to fare much better. This should be a great little piece to follow the entire year.