6:05, Reds Hot Stove with Marty and Thom
7:05, Sports Talk
Brad Redford, Eric Stenger, XU basketball, former teammate Joe Hughes, in-studio, 8:30. Joe was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma two weeks ago. Brad and Eric have shaved their heads in support and to raise awareness.
Andrew Dunn, local MLB Fan Cave candidate, 8:05
Louisville Bats manager Jim Riggleman, 7:05
"Signature Reds": A century of Reds autographs
We checked out the new exhibit at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday.
It's a very cool display. The display begins with pre-1920 signatures and wraps around the wall of the main entrance, all the way to present day player signatures.
We saw former Reds pitcher Joe Price checking out the exhibit. I can't imagine the time it took to label and frame over 2,000 signatures. Well done.
A quick video tour
I guess they will include just about anyone is this 'Signature Reds' collection
Have you tried Twitter? If you don't want to tweet, pick some people to follow for information you are looking for. I use Twitter for updates on the Reds, Bengals, UC, XU, UK, OSU and other sports news as it happens. I'm trying to incorporate Twitter into my show more often. I use it to offer heads up on upcoming guests and topics on the show. I alslo try to tweet interesting comments made by my guest during interviews, in case you miss the interview. If you are one of over 18,000 people following me (@lancemcalister) thank you.
I try to respond to twitter comments/questions directed to me as often as possible.
I had an exchange over the weekend that I regret. I answered a question in a snarky and rude manner. My response bothered me for two days. Questions and comments directed to me deserves a respectful answer. I apologized to the individual, and he in turn, accepted the apology.
What if the Reds/Bearcats did something like this?
How about UC football, baseball, and lacrosse at GABP?
How about a UC marketing presence at GABP?
How about a Reds marketing presence at Nippert, 5th/3rd and on the UC campus?
Northwestern, Cubs announce historic, long-term relationship
CHICAGO -- Northwestern Athletics and the Chicago Cubs announced on Tuesday (Feb. 5) an innovative, multi-year event and reciprocal marketing partnership that will showcase a wide range of Wildcats athletic programs at historic Wrigley Field in coming years, including baseball, lacrosse and five Wildcats football games.
"We are thrilled to partner with a professional sports franchise as iconic as the Chicago Cubs in an agreement that truly is the first of its kind," said Jim Phillips, Northwestern University Vice President For Athletics & Recreation. "As Chicago's Big Ten Team, this is a natural fit that will create tremendous opportunities for our student-athletes, our coaches and our fans in the area. I'd like to personally thank the Ricketts family and the entire Cubs executive team for all of their efforts in bringing this remarkable partnership to fruition."
Here you go...from the Reds and UC today:
Castellini, Babcock and Cleary to announce partnership between Reds and Bearcats baseball at First Pitch Reception
Who: Cincinnati Reds and the University of Cincinnati baseball program
What: Partnership announcement between Cincinnati Reds and UC Baseball at third annual First Pitch Reception
When: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. ET
Where: Riverfront Club at Great American Ball Park
-Cincinnati Reds Chief Operating Officer Phillip J. Castellini, University of Cincinnati Director of Athletics Whit Babcock and head baseball coach Brian Cleary will be in attendance to announce a special business partnership between the Reds and Bearcats baseball.
-The UC baseball program is holding its third annual First Pitch Reception, a UCATS Diamond Club fundraising banquet benefiting the Bearcats baseball program in celebration of the start of the college baseball season.
-The Bearcats open the 2013 season Feb. 15 against Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla.
Tell me you are watching The Following on FOX
What should the Reds use as a slogan for 2013?
Royals only promising to: 'Come to Play' in 2013
“The idea behind it is a dual thing,” said Toby Cook, the Royals’ vice president for community affairs and publicity. “We want to communicate that every one of our guys, every game, will come to play – ready to give it their all.
“The secondary idea behind it is that it’s an invitation for fans that when they come to the ballpark, they need to be prepared to play – to get involved in it. We’re all in this together.”
Create a slogan for 2013 Reds
I'm told the Red typically don't create an official slogan for each season...but the new "Baseball is Reds Country" TV commercials contain some new messaging for 2013 that they will be incorporating into marketing and adverting campaigns thought the season. What slogan would you create for the 2013 Reds?: ___________
Vote for a local product
MLB Fan Cave
The MLB Fan Cave 2013 contest has been narrowed down to 52 finalists. Watch and vote for your favorite contestant videos below. From now until February 13, you can vote for as many of your favorite videos as you want and spread the word by sharing on social media. Thirty contestants will be invited to Spring Training to audition to be the 2013 Fan Cave Dwellers.
Hometown: Hebron, KY
The Field of 68
The Sporting News
4. Ohio State, Butler, Minnesota, Cincinnati
Ohio State plays at Michigan on Tuesday and hosts Indiana on Sunday. Even by Big Ten standards, that’s a ridiculously brutal week.
Kentucky basketball faces identity crisis
Kyle Tucker, Louisville Courier Journal
“We’ve been in flux the whole year,” coach John Calipari said. “We have not settled into, ‘OK, here’s who we are.’ We’re playing harder. We’re playing a little tougher. We’re executing a little bit better. Guys, individuals, are playing a little bit better. But we’re still in flux.”
Florida RB choosing between UC and South Florida
N0. 55 ranked player flips committment to Ohio State on live TV
Minor league baseball
The Louisville Bats officially announced new manager Jim Riggleman on Monday.
I've always thought attending the Super Bowl is vastly overrated.
At least one writer agrees:
The Super Bowl is out of control
Tony Grossi, ESPN Cleveland
2. The best seat to view a Super Bowl is in front of a TV. I covered 27 Super Bowls in a row, and have watched the last two at home. There is no comparison. The far better perspective of watching on television vs. sitting in the press box will eventually chase reporters home on the day of the game. There are also worsening logistical issues at force, such as long security lines to get in, suffocatingly crowded interview areas and locker rooms and increased travel expenses. There is still great value in attending Super Bowl week for the access to players and coaches, but I can see the day when only – or mostly – reporters from the competing teams actually attend the game. Do movie critics need to travel to Hollywood to review a film?
The tag-team of Lance Stephenson and David West did it again last night, as the Pacers beat the Bulls:
Stephenson:15 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block.
West: 29 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 block
Cincinnati Children's Hospital was named 3rd best children's hospital in the country by Parents Magazine. When Casey was diagnosed with leukemia, I'll never forget a friend saying, "Nobody wants their child to be hospitalized, but if they have to be, there is no better place than Cincinnati Children's Hospital. He was right. From the staff to nurses and doctors, they are the best.
OVGA Tour celebrates 10-year anniversary in 2013!
The OVGA Tour will be holding a sign up this Saturday at the Buffalo Wild Wings West Chester near Union Center from 11:00-1:00. Membership is just $50 and we have an outstanding field of courses for our 27-event schedule including: Legendary Run, Stonelick Hills, Vineyard, Belterra, Rising Star, Shaker Run, Elks Run to name a few locally along with Hickory Hills and Cook's Creek in Columbus and Beavercreek, Heatherwoode and Yankee Trace in Dayton. Start times range from 8 AM to 11 AM for most events. Players of all abilities are welcome and the tour is co-ed so we encourage both men and women to join. Looking forward to another great season commencing in just 61 days at Losantiville Country Club!