Category: Dailies

On this Veteran’s Day…

A statement today from the Cincinnati Reds organization:

“On this Veteran’s Day, the Cincinnati Reds family would like to express our deepest appreciation to our service men and women.

Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families have made to keep our country safe.

We join the rest of the nation in honoring America’s 25 million veterans and those currently fighting for our freedom.

Our gratitude for the willingness of our Veterans to sacrifice so selflessly on behalf of our great nation and our allies is beyond measure. Thank you for your service and protection of this United States of America.”

Again, thank you for all you do!  And remember, the Reds Hall of Fame is offering FREE admission to Active Military and Veterans today (see link below).

http://redsintern.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/11/reds_hof_offers_free_admission.html

-JM
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Sale of Reds FSL team to Pirates finalized

Pirates purchase FSL team.pdf

The Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday announced that they have purchased the Florida State League team located in Sarasota, Florida, and will be relocating the team north to Bradenton, Florida. The move became official following a vote of approval by Florida State League owners this afternoon at their League meetings in Daytona Beach.

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The Florida State League affiliate will move from Ed Smith Stadium (above left, built in 1988) in Sarasota to McKechnie Field (above right, built in 1993, improved in 2007) in Bradenton.

The purchase of the Florida State League affiliate from the Cincinnati Reds organization strengthens the Pirates core baseball operations by locating the club’s High-A team in the hub of its player development facilities in Bradenton. The City of Bradenton’s investment in lights at McKechnie Field in 2007 allowed the Pirates to bring Florida State League baseball to the area and solidify a year-round commitment by the Pirates to the City and the region.

While the official team name and logo will be announced in the coming weeks, the inaugural game of the new Pirates affiliate is scheduled to be played on the evening of April 8 under the lights at McKechnie Field. The Pirates will mark the occasion with a post-game fireworks celebration. The full 140-game schedule will be announced shortly.

See the release attached above from our friends in Pittsburgh.

-JM
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Cincinnati Art Museum to release Reds print

Cincinnati Art Museum.pdf

Redlands Forever Art.pdf

Collectors, Reds fans and enthusiasts alike are invited to the Cincinnati Art Museum on Thursday, Nov. 12 for the unveiling of a limited edition print, Redsland Forever, by Cincinnati native artist C.F. Payne. See attachments for more information.

REDSLAND FOREVER2.jpgRedsland Forever features fourteen illustrated caricatures of Cincinnati Reds legends spanning 140 years of Reds baseball, including Eric Davis, Chris Sabo, Joe Nuxhall and members of the Big Red Machine.

The public is invited to a free cocktail reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. An informal lecture by the artist will begin at 7 p.m. on November 12. 2010 Reds Hall of Fame inductee Chris Sabo will meet and greet with fans prior to the lecture.  

A total of 1,500 copies of the print will be available for purchase. Each of the 1,500 limited edition prints is individually numbered. Prints numbered 1 through 500 are signed by C.F. Payne, framed and available for $250. Unsigned, numbered prints are $50 each. Prints are available exclusively at the Cincinnati Art Museum Shop starting Nov. 12. Call the Museum Shop at (513) 639-2958 to reserve yours today. They will also be available online at www.reds.com.

Proceeds from sale will benefit the Reds Community Fund’s baseball-themed outreach programs and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

-JM
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Hot Stove Notebook 11-9-09

Hot Stove Notebook 11-9-09.pdf

Expanded Roster 11-9-09.pdf

TODAY’S NEWS: C/IF/OF Wilkin Castillo was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list, was outrighted off the roster and agreed to terms on a minor league contract…RHP Ramon Ramirez was claimed off waivers by the Rays…OF Darnell McDonald, who on Thursday was outrighted off the roster, elected free agency.

HOT STOVE TUESDAYS: Beginning tomorrow the popular Hot Stove League show can be heard at 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday on 700 WLW Radio, via the internet at www.reds.com/hotstove and on the Reds On Radio NetworkThom Brennaman is hosting tomorrow night’s show…some of the shows will be broadcast live from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum’s Palace of the Fans Theater…those TBA shows will be open to the public, with free admission to the Hall of Fame after 5:00 p.m..

2009 AWARDS: Awards season kicks off tomorrow with the announcement of the American League Gold Glove Award winners, followed Wednesday by the NL Gold Glove winners and Thursday by both leagues’ Silver Slugger winners (6:00pm on MLB Network)…next week, both Rookies of the Year will be announced Monday, the AL Cy Young Award winner on Tuesday, both Managers of the Year on Wednesday and the NL Cy Young Award winner on Thursday…the AL Most Valuable Player will be announced Monday, November 23, followed the next day by the NL Most Valuable Player.

-JM
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Reds announce inaugural Cactus League schedule

Spring Training Tickets.pdf

2010 Spring Training Schedule.pdf

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The Reds inaugural spring training season (see attachment) in Goodyear, AZ opens March 5 and 6 with two games against the Cleveland Indians at Goodyear Ballpark.

Fans will see their favorite Reds stars play at the brand new state-of-the-art year-round training complex that includes the 10,000 seat Goodyear Ballpark, the Reds Clubhouse and practice fields and the Indians Clubhouse and practice fields.
The Reds will play 31 exhibition games during the spring season, including 19 at Goodyear Ballpark.

On sale now are 2010 Spring Training season ticket plans, which offer preferred pricing advantages, access to great seat locations and many other account holder amenities. Full season Reds & Indians and half season Reds are available. Visit www.reds.com/goodyear or call the Goodyear Ballpark Ticket Office at (623) 882-3130 for more information.

Note: Arizona’s time zone is the Mountain Standard Time (MST) zone, which is currently two hours behind Cincinnati. Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time (March through November), and after March 14, 2010 Arizona will be three hours behind.

-JM
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Reds HOF offers free admission to Active Military and Veterans

camo jersey.jpgThe Reds Hall of Fame and Museum will be offering FREE admission to Active Military and Veterans this Wednesday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

Operating hours of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum are 10 a.m to 5 p.m. For more infomation, visit www.reds.com/HOF or call (513) 765-7923.

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Thank you for all you do!

-JM
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Today’s 40-man moves

Expanded Roster 11-6-09.pdf

TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS: IF Danny Richar was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list, was outrighted off the roster and elected free agency; 1B Kevin Barker was outrighted off the roster and elected free agency; OF Darnell McDonald was outrighted off the roster; C Corky Miller was outrighted off the roster and agreed to a 2010 Louisville contract; RHP Justin Lehr was signed to a 1-year Major League contract through the 2010 season and then was outrighted to Louisville. An updated 40-man roster is attached above.

-JM
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2009 Season in Review

REDS_COVERS Season in Review1.jpgBelow are links to the various sections of the 2009 Season in Review book (the cover is shown above).  It can also be accessed on www.reds.com under “Fans” on the left-hand side of the page under the listing “2009 Postseason Media Guide“.  Enjoy!

Front Office

 

Player A-K

 

Players L-Z

 

Player Development

 

2009 Season Review

 

History

 

Records

 

Postseason

 

Media

-JM
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Former Red hoists World Series trophy

hairston_cc_ws.jpgIF/OF Jerry “Bridge” Hairston Jr. is seen here celebrating with LHP CC Sabathia in the Yankees clubhouse following last night’s World Series Game 6. During the 2009 Postseason, Hairston batted .250 (2-for-8) and scored the winning run in the 13th inning of Game 2 of the ALCS vs LAA after his first career Postseason at-bat.

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For Cincinnati, Hairston batted .254 this season with 8 HR and 27 RBI before being traded to the Yankees for minor league catcher Chase Weems at the trade deadline.

-JM
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