Reds promotions and giveaways - this weekend
Friday, July 13 – Reds vs. Cardinals, 7:10 p.m.
- Brandon Phillips Fireworks Jam, presented by PNC Bank (Post-game Rozzi’s fireworks show featuring a soundtrack of Brandon Phillips’ favorite songs)
Saturday, July 14 – Reds vs. Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.
- Reds Garden Flag giveaway to the first 20,000 fans, presented by Queen City Sausage
Sunday, July 15 – Reds vs. Cardinals, 8 p.m. (ESPN Sunday Night Baseball “Under the Lights”)
- Kids Braided Necklace giveaway to the first 8,000 kids 14 and younger, presented by Delta Air Lines
Tickets still available for all games this weekend.
Plus…don’t forget about the Jay Bruce Bobblehead giveaway on Wednesday!
Wednesday, July 18 – Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:10 p.m.
- Free bobblehead of the All-Star right fielder to the first 25,000 fans, presented by Chiquita
Pacers' Stephenosn still learning
So now entering what could be a make-or-break (non-guaranteed contract) year, Stephenson is back at the Air Tran Orlando Pro Summer League to prove that he should stick around and made a statement with 28 points and seven assists in a win over the Thunder.
“I’m here to do anything I can to get better as a player and help my team,” Stephenson said. “I’m working on pick-and-rolls, coming off and hitting my jump shot and trying to get my teammates involved.
“What the coaches have told me is they want me to be more like a point guard, be a leader and take control of situations.”
(Richard Mackson/US Presswire)
Butch Jones delivers 'ban for the buck'
Cincinnati is clearly a program that has established itself in the Big East, so much so that Jones turned down a job offer from a bigger program last December to continue his work with the Bearcats.
He may not be the highest paid coach in the Big East, but last season he proved he is one of the best.
Join Head Coach Butch Jones, members of the University of Cincinnati Football staff, and fellow Bearcats fans for the inaugural Butch Jones Tournament of Champions golf outing on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Terrace Park Country Club. The field will be limited to 100 golfers, so be sure to register your team for the tournament today!
Registration includes: Green fees and cart, BJTOC premier gift package, lunch buffet, dinner, & drinks, entry into several course contests & raffles, and a photo with Coach Jones on the course.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Registration: 11:00 am
Shotgun Start: 12:00 pm
Terrace Park Country Club
5341 Milford Road
Milford, OH 45150
Single Golfer: $350
Dinner Only: $125
Hole Sponsorship: $350
Deadline to register: Monday, July 16
Click HERE for more info
Votto wants Cards, Reds to 'turn the page'
St Louis Post Dispatch
"We have to learn to turn the page. I think that's a good quality we should all learn to have in our life," Votto said Tuesday before starting for the NL squad
Spotlight not shining on Votto and he loves it
“As you can see, I've probably got one of the smallest crowds (looking for interviews),” Votto pointed to the throngs sweeping by. “I play in a market where I don't get as much attention and that's great. That's another way to avoid getting crushed. Playing in Cincinnati helps quite a bit. I can just work on my craft and be the best I can. I don't have to deal with a lot of the riff-raff.
Spotlight hits Votto at All-Star game
A Japanese TV crew asked Votto which current all-star he’d like to go for dinner with. “Some guys here I know, but I’d rather go to eat with someone I’ve never met before, like George Brett or Barry Bonds.”
• FUSE radio asked Votto his favourite type of music? “I prefer it quiet,” said Votto. “Why’s that?” asked the radio guy. “I prefer it quiet.”
• An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”
Chapman brings the heat
Votto talks hitting with The Mayor
Jay Bruce on the Red Carpet
This is cool
Listener Bill made this for his uncle who lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Century-old baseball cards found in Ohio attic worth millions
He learned that his family had come across what experts say is one of the biggest, most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting, a discovery worth perhaps millions.
The cards are from an extremely rare series issued around 1910. Up to now, the few known to exist were in so-so condition at best, with faded images and worn edges. But the ones from the attic in the town of Defiance are nearly pristine, untouched for more than a century. The colors are vibrant, the borders crisp and white.
"It's like finding the Mona Lisa in the attic," Kissner said.
Sports card experts who authenticated the find say they may never again see something this impressive.
"Every future find will ultimately be compared to this," said Joe Orlando, president of Professional Sports Authenticator.
Colts will back-out games if not sold out
“We’re a small-market team, and we need people in the stadium,” Chief Operating Officer Pete Ward said. “While we value all of our fans, our first priority is to protect the investment of paying customers.”
Most cost-efficient teams at MLB All-Star break
it’s the Pirates and Nationals that have everyone talking. Both long-time also-rans are leading their respective divisions, and if they maintain their current pace, would realize $693,019 and $850,975 respectively in payroll expense per win.
Lastly on a positive note, other teams that should be commended to date for cost-effective play include the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, and Baltimore Orioles. Each team’s cost-efficiency exceeds the league’s projected median for 2012 ($1.08 million), the Reds and Orioles would be in the playoffs as wild-cards if the season ended today, and the Indians are within a game.
Rank Team Payroll/Projected Win
1 Oakland Athletics $683,611
2 Pittsburgh Pirates $693,019
3 Tampa Bay Rays $757,424
4 Washington Nationals $850,975
5 Kansas City Royals $854,605
6 San Diego Padres $872,165
7 Cincinnati Reds $917,594
8 Arizona Diamondbacks $928,236
9 Toronto Blue Jays $931,965
10 Cleveland Indians $934,629
What does your drink say about you?
New research from the University of Pittsburgh confirms something most of us already knew: When you’re hanging out with a group of people, a little alcohol goes a long way toward improving your mood and strengthening social bonds. (Thanks for breaking that down for us, science!)
Here’s a better question for alcohol researchers: What does a guy’s drink-of-choice say about him?
Field set for Western and Southern Open
Former St X LB puts production over position
Luke Kuechly is a little more than two weeks from heading to his first NFL training camp.
Like he did at Cincinnati St. Xavier High School and at Boston College, Kuechly will find a specific position when he gets there.
Maybe it will be inside linebacker. Maybe it will be outside linebacker. Maybe it will just be "tackler."