Looking ahead to 2015?
Looking for an idea of what it might be like for the 2015 All-Star game in Cincninnati? Here is a list of events going on for the 2013 All-Star game, hosted by the Mets, at Citi-Field:
2013 MLB ALL-STAR SUMMER EVENTS
Friday, July 12 - Tuesday, July 16
Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest at the Javits Center
Sunday, July 14
Taco Bell All-Star Sunday at Citi Field featuring: SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game
Monday, July 15
All-Star Workout Day at Citi Field featuring the Home Run Derby
Tuesday, July 16
84th MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field:
All-Star week tickets
Ticket prices for the 2012 All-Star game ranged from $377 to $1,077.
The week of last year's game: average price online was $606, with minimum price of $248.
#reds have signed armando galarraga
Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) on Twitter
It's a minor league contract for the RHP. Gallaraga turned 31-years old last week.
He was 0-4 6.57 in five starts for Astros last season. Career: 26-34 4.78 in 100 games/91 starts. You will remember him as the Detroit Tigers pitcher that lost a perfect game on a controversial call by umpire Jim Joyce, on what would have been the final out. Ironically, current Reds infielder Jason Donald was the batter on that play for Cleveland. Career stats.
Enquirer: Midsummer Classic returning to Cincinnati
Reds land 2015 MLB All-Star game
John Fay, Enquirer
Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game will return to Cincinnati in 2015, baseball sources confirmed.
Commissioner Bud Selig is scheduled to make the announcement when he is in town Wednesday to also say that the newest Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy will be built in Cincinnati.
It will be the fifth All-Star game in the city, the first at Great American Ball Park and the first since 1988.
Did Marlins blowing up their roster cost them the 2015 All-Star game?
Reds sign Dominican left-hander
After watching him pitch in the International Prospect League all-star game on Friday, the Reds have signed Dominican lefthander Jacob Constante for $730,000.
Constante, who turns 19 in March, is 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and threw 92-94 mph with good life on his fastball at the IPL event. He showed solid mechanics for his age and flashed a potentially above-average slider at 80-83 mph. He also threw a below-average 83-84 mph changeup that he had trouble keeping out of the dirt. Constante, who is from Santo Domingo and trained with Rudy Santin, is also already fluent in English.
More: Dominican left impressed at All-Star game
He is also on Twitter: @iitzjayko
Warming up in bullpen
2013 ZiPS projections for the Reds: Would you take .276/.369 with 27 doubles, 21 HR, 76 RBI, 78 runs and 18 SB from Shin-soo Choo? How about 3.63 ERA for Aroldis Chapman over 143 innings?
Help Hal McCoy, see every Reds home game
I have never been very good at hitchhiking, but when it comes to covering major league baseball, I’d accept a ride on a pig hauler.
And it has come to that for me.
I need a driver to transport me to and from my Englewood, Ohio, home to Cincinnati Reds home games at Great American Ball Park.
Reds host ‘Select-A-Seat’ event on Jan. 26
CINCINNATI (Jan. 21, 2013) -- Reds fans can choose their seats for the 2013 season at the annual Select-A-Seat event on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club at Great American Ball Park.
“The Select-A-Seat event is the best way for fans to sit in different seats around the ballpark, determine what locations are right for them and personalize their own Reds experience for the 2013 season,” said John Davis, Reds Vice President of Ticket Sales. “We invite all Reds fans considering partial or full season tickets to visit the Select-A-Seat event.”
2013 season tickets ranging from a 13-game plan to an 81-game full season plan will be available to purchase from a Reds ticket representative.
At 11 am, all fans can participate in a Q&A with members of the Reds Caravan including infielder Todd Frazier, 2012 minor league Player of the Year Billy Hamilton, broadcasters Jim Kelch and Jeff Brantley, Vice President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams and mascot Rosie Red.
Fans purchasing a season plan of 13 games or more will have the chance to meet members of the Reds Caravan and receive a signed baseball.
Select-A-Seat admission is free and cash parking is available in the Great American Ball Park garage.
Seating for the Q&A is limited.
For more information on ticket plans, visit www.reds.com/tickets or call (513) 765-7500.
100 Things Reds Fan Should Know and Do Before They Die
TLC: Hits and Mrs.
Episode 3: Rose takes Kiana and the kids to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Pete declines to go into the hall with them, saying 'I'll go in when they invite me in.'
Kiana teared up as she kissed Pete and they walked in without him.
Kiana got emotional showing her kids the various pieces of Rose memorabilia in the Hall of Fame.
Pete walks around Cooperstown and talks with fans. Every year Pete signs autographs Hall of Fame weekend at a shop called, "Safe at Home". The owners of the shop always has Rose stay above the shop, in a second floor condo. Kiana's kids asked Pete why he got suspended and isn't in the Hall of Fame. He explained to the kids that he bet on baseball, "I was stupid. Moral of the story, don't gamble with your money or your life."
Rose was asked what his HOF speech would be like, if he ever got in. He said the first phase would be apologizing to those he hurt, the second phase would be thanking everyone.
Episode 4: Rose and his fiance debate where they are going to live. Kiana and the kids live in Valencia, CA. Rose lives in Las Vegas. She says they all want to have a normal life, together in one home. Pete says, "if you want a normal life, the first thing you should do is dump my ass."
Kiana mentions how Pete likes to sit naked, in his cowboy boots, watching baseball games in his TV room. She says it's weird. He says, "if it's weird, don't look."
Kiana does a photo shoot for her calendar.
On this date: 1989
The Tim Krumrie injury
The winning drive
2nd best Cincinnati bar bet ever
Lewis Billups DID NOT drop this interception on the final drive.
That play came on the opening drive of the 4th quarter. One play later, Joe Montana connected with Jerry Rice for a game tying TD pass. Here is the play-by-play sheet to prove it.END OF THIRD QUARTER:
Cincinnati 13, San Francisco 6
SF 46 1–10 Montana 40 pass to Craig deep right (Billups).
C 14 1–10 Montana pass to Taylor almost intercepted (Billups), incomplete.
C 14 2–10 Montana 14 pass to Rice left, touchdown (14:03). Cofer kicked extra point.
San Francisco scoring drive: 85 yards, 4 plays, 1:31.
Cincinnati 13, San Francisco 13
Bearcats squeezed by Orange: Mick talks with Dan and Chuck after the game.
Syracuse has now won 35 straight at home. UC was up seven with 5-minutes remaining and Syracuse finished on a 13-4 to close out the game. UC had been 113-11 under Cronin when leading w/ 5:00 remaining and 117-8 when leading with 2:00 left. From ESPN: last 5 possessions: 1 pt, 0-4 FG, 2 TO for Cincinnati; 9 pts, 4-5 FG for Syracuse. Would have been a huge seed helper for the NCAA tournament. I didn't like the final play and shot by Cash. He was 2 of 13 for the game and did not have an assist for the first time since February of last year (30 games). He looked like he got tired. UC outrebounded Syracuse by 10 for the game. Titus Rubles tied a season high with five assists. Big time adjustments by UC in the second half vs the Orange zone. The first half offense was brutal...no penetration and struggled with entry passes. Still can't believe Mbodj allowed Michael Carter Williams to drive the lane and make the spectacular dunk. Can't imagine Maxiell, Hicks or Kenyon doing that. Totals for game: 15 turnovers, 17 free throws, 19 fouls….for both teams
. UC assisted on 13 of 18 baskets. UC entered game with 133 blocks, average of 7 per game, got one block vs Syracuse. “We had no answer for their zone. We could not rebound against it or get a good shot. We were almost done.” Jim Boeheim on ESPN.
The Wright State Raiders won at Detroit last night 64-62. Billy Donlon's team has now topped their win total from a year ago (14-5/5-1). They are at Youngstown State tomorrow night.
Kentucky: Mike DeCourcy writes about the improvement John Calipari sees in Archie Goodwin.
Rothstein Files: Mack has XU off to fast start in A10
CBS New York
The Musketeers have a solid one-two punch in freshman point guard Semaj Christon and senior forward Travis Taylor. Meanwhile, Brad Redford has excelled as a three-point specialist. Through four league games, the senior guard has already knocked down 18 three-point shots and is shooting 46.6% from deep on the season.
Congrats to friend and loyal listener Herb from Mt Healthy. His son was offered a football scholarship to Notre Dame College in South Euclid, OH.
Jordan Crawford delivers buzzer-beating three-point winner for Wizards.
Not so pretty in pink
Getting a kick out of it
Fifth Annual Cyclones Blood Drive
(CINCINNATI, Jan. 14, 2013) – Hoxworth Blood Center will once again team up with the Cincinnati Cyclones to host the Fifth Annual Cyclones Blood Drive. The drive will be held at the US Bank Arena, on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Last year, the Cyclones Annual Blood Drive was an amazing success with more than 290 blood donations. This year’s theme, “CYCLONES HOCKEY: It’s in Our Blood!” gives local Cincinnati fans the chance to give the gift of life through donating blood. Every blood donor will receive a free voucher for a pair of tickets to a regular season Cyclones game and a free Cyclones T-shirt. The Cyclones are offering to open up their locker rooms for behind the scene tours as a special gift to our lifesaving donors.
To schedule your appointment, visit us online at www.hoxworth.org/groups/cyclones or call (513) 451-0910. Walk-ins are always welcome, appointments are recommended.