How baseballs are made by Craig Robinson of Flip Flop Fly Ball
Ever wonder how baseballs are made? Stitched by hand? Not really. Craig Robinson of Flip Flop Flyin’ (one of my favorite websites, btw) lets us in on the secret. Seems that our very own Rosie Red has been sneaking around with the dreaded Mr. Met.
Sounds like the Reds are planning on upgrading the video scoreboard at Great American Ball Park to a new hi-def setup. Sweet! I thought there was talk of this last year, so looking forward to it happening for the upcoming season. I would bet that the Reds caved to Rosie Red’s demands – she needs to maximized the cuteness and hi-def was the way. More about this and the gutting of the 4192 Club on the Biz Courier.
Man, are we late to the party on this one. It happened almost two weeks ago, and we just found it – Rosie Red’s appearance on the Channel 12 morning weather dance party thing. Those folks on 12 are totally on crack. At least they have fun.
Finally, I won the damn Reds Rally game today. Everyone else in the ballpark did too. It must have been all that faith from FaithDay going around. So, no big prize for me, though. The 25 items they give away for the game were long gone by time BP hit the three-run jack to help me complete a row. So, I’m prizeless, but I feel good about winning. I really do.
It was a good day at the ballpark. Not only did I win the Rally Game, I also got my photo with Rosie and the Reds routed the Pouljos Nine. I had not been to a game in three weeks, and a lot has happened since then. Most notably: lots of losing. Seeing a big win was a treat. Oh – I also saw that big EE is getting some dental work. Lookin’ good!
In the past, we’ve mentioned the baseball card deal they have at GABP – buy four packs of baseball cards and get two free Reds tickets. If you buy four now, there are actually three games you can choose from: September 2-4. That’s a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday is a Business Man’s special, of course. So, just a heads up on that deal. When I did the deal a few weeks ago we got decent seats in the View Level.
The Reds have announced the creation of a Rosie Red mascot that will join Mr. Red and Mr. Redlegs at Great American Ballpark this summer. It’s a small part of an overall plan to attract more moms (and kids along with them) to the ballpark. Sounds like a super fantastic move. Now, we can finally have a real live Mr. Reds Race – or whatever it’s called now.
You can find more information about the Reds’ Rosie Reds Club on their website and at Reds.com (outdated, it seems to be).
BONUS! Here’s video (and article) of Edwin Encarnación jacking a quadrangular in winter ball play down in the Dominican Republic. Boom goes the dinamita!!!1!!1!!11!!11