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July 26, 2012

Another Reds TV conflict Saturday

Reds fans in Columbus and Lima will need to get a little creative to see Saturday’s game on t.v. this week. Again, the Reds game conflicts with the Columbus Crew soccer game (not to be confused with The Cutting Crew, which was over in 1993), and the soccer will get the primary FOX Sports Ohio coverage.

If this is you, you can check out the specifics of which game is covered where by visiting this schedule on the FSOhio site. Also check out the alternate channel finder to find the channel you want.

July 2, 2012

MLB Network to air 14 hours of All-Star coverage

This press release comes from MLB. It’s going to be quite an extravaganza.

Secaucus, NJ, July 2, 2012 – MLB Network is set to cover the 83rd MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City with over 14 hours of coverage starting Monday, July 9. MLB Network’s:

  • Greg Amsinger
  • Sean Casey
  • Peter Gammons
  • Brian Kenny
  • Al Leiter
  • Kevin Millar
  • Dan Plesac
  • Harold Reynolds
  • Alanna Rizzo and
  • Chris Rose

will bring viewers behind the scenes and on the field with access to batting practice, player and manager interviews, media day and the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet.

Coverage begins on Monday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET at the All-Star player and manager media day, followed by a special 90-minute Intentional Talk: All-Star Edition with Rose and Millar on the field at Kauffman Stadium at 4:30 p.m. ET, MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition live from batting practice at 6:00 p.m. ET, and a highlight-filled MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition after the State Farm Home Run Derby.

On Tuesday, July 10, MLB Network will exclusively telecast the MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet, hosted by Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds and Alanna Rizzo, at 4:00 p.m. ET, featuring all of the 2012 All-Stars, MLB All-Star Ambassador and 13-time MLB All-Star George Brett, and NL and AL All-Star team managers Tony La Russa and Ron Washington as they make their way to Kauffman Stadium for the All-Star Game. Following the parade, MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition will air live on the field at 5:00 p.m. ET, including a special interview by Harold Reynolds with George Brett, leading up to and immediately following FOX’s coverage of the 83rd All-Star Game starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition in Kansas City will be presented by Firestone.

“Mind Your Manners,” the second single by electro-inspired hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang, from their critically acclaimed full-length debut album BREAKFAST, will be featured throughout all of MLB Network’s 2012 All-Star Game programming and promotions. The song samples the now buzzed-about Swedish group Icona Pop!.

MLB Network will round out its All-Star Week coverage on July 11 with the exclusive live telecast of the 25th annual Triple-A All-Star Game. The game will be called by MLB Network’s Paul Severino and draft and prospect expert Jonathan Mayo, with reporting from MLB Network’s Sam Ryan, live from Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY, home of the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets.

MLB Network’s 2012 All-Star Week Programming:
All times ET and subject to change. Check for updates.

Monday, July 9:

1:30 p.m.: All-Star Media Day
4:30 p.m.: Intentional Talk: All-Star Edition at Batting Practice
6:00 p.m.: MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition at Batting Practice
Post-Derby: MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition

Tuesday, July 10:

4:00 p.m.: MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet
5:00 p.m.: MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition at Batting Practice
7:30 p.m.: MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet (abbreviated)
Postgame: MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition

Wednesday, July 11:

7:00 p.m.: 25th annual Triple-A All-Star Game
June 21, 2012

Reds HOF induction to be televised

Press release from FOX Sports Ohio:

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has an exciting weekend planned in celebration of the Reds Hall of Fame Class of 2012: Sean Casey, Dan Driessen and the late John Reilly.

The official induction of Casey, Driessen, and Reilly into the Reds Hall of Fame will take place at Great American Ball Park before the 4pm Cincinnati Reds – Minnesota Twins game this Saturday, June 23rd.

FOX Sports Ohio will feature a special hour-long Reds Live pregame show starting at 3pm to cover the pregame celebration and on-field ceremonies. Marty Brennaman will be the master of ceremonies on field, and Casey and Driessen will address the ballpark crowd.

Click here for an entire schedule of the Reds Hall of Fame weekend.

May 31, 2012

Johnny Bench promotes skin cancer awareness

The following press release is from Major League Baseball. Get out your SPF 15, everyone, it’s going to be a long season.

Reds Legend Recently Had Basal Cell Carcinomas Removed From Eyelids

Johnny Bench speaking on his statue dedication nightBaseball Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds legend Johnny Bench has been named the official spokesperson for the 2012 Play Sun Smart program, a joint effort by Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy). The goal of the Play Sun Smart program is to raise awareness of skin cancer and offer prevention and detection tips to the baseball community. As part of his duties, Bench will make an appearance at the MLB Fan Cave in New York on Saturday, June 2nd with kids from Harlem RBI, a program of Major League Baseball’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) initiative. He will also participate in a pre-game ceremony on Sunday, June 3rd at AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants.

Bench was recently diagnosed with and treated for basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, on both of his lower eyelids. With a unique skin cancer surgery called Mohs surgery, he has had a full recovery and is now committed to raising skin cancer awareness. While basal cell carcinoma is not considered life-threatening, it can be significantly disfiguring if left untreated. Other types of skin cancer can be life-threatening.

“When Major League Baseball approached me about spreading the word about the Play Sun Smart program, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in a program that enlightens so many people about skin cancer issues and prevention,” said Bench. “I recently learned the hard way from my own personal experience about the many ways you can prevent skin cancer, and I am eager to inform fans and players alike about how they can keep themselves and their loved ones safe. I thank Commissioner Selig, the Players Association and the American Academy of Dermatology for this terrific joint program that educates and raises awareness about skin cancer issues.”

This year, MLB players, coaches and staff from all 30 Clubs will serve as role models for their fans by participating in skin cancer screenings through the Play Sun Smart program and practicing sun-safe behaviors throughout the season. Since 1999, Academy dermatologists have conducted more than 29,000 skin cancer screenings through this program. Just like players and Club employees, fans are asked to practice safe sun behaviors and to find a free skin cancer screening in their area by visiting the Academy’s website at

“The Academy wants all baseball fans to know that they can easily reduce their risk of skin cancer while continuing to cheer on their favorite team at the ballpark,” said board-certified dermatologist Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, chairperson of the Academy’s Sports Committee. “There are three simple steps you can take: seek shade, cover up, and wear sunscreen.”

As in Bench’s case, early detection of skin cancer is essential. Fans can spot skin cancer early by regularly looking over their entire bodies, including the back, scalp, soles, between the toes and on the palms. If there are any changes in the size, color, shape or texture of a mole, if a new mole develops or any other unusual changes in the skin occur, fans are encouraged to make an appointment to see their dermatologist immediately. For more information about sun safety and the Play Sun Smart program, please visit

The Play Sun Smart awareness program is one of several cancer-related initiatives supported by Major League Baseball. Other initiatives include Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), whose mission is to support groundbreaking scientific research aimed at getting new cancer treatments to patients quickly; the Mother’s Day Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer initiative, which is a joint partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, to help increase awareness of breast cancer and raise money towards the search for a cure; and the Prostate Cancer Foundation Home Run Challenge which helps increase awareness of prostate cancer and raise money for the search for a cure as part of the Major League Baseball Father’s Day celebration. To learn more about Major League Baseball’s charitable initiatives please visit or follow on twitter @MLBCommunity.

About: American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 17,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin. For more information, contact the Academy at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).

May 16, 2012

Gillette Jay Bruce Baseball ProCamp: Don’t Be Left Out

Jay Bruce Baseball CampCincinnati, OH—Don’t miss out—the 2012 Gillette Jay Bruce Baseball ProCamp in partnership with Heinz presented by Fifth Third Bank and CBTS is coming up soon!

The two-day event is July 16th-17th from 8:30AM-12:30PM at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati.

Bruce will be on site the entire camp to direct activities and provide instruction. He will be joined by a selection of the top prep and collegiate coaches from the Cincinnati area.

The camp is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14 and focuses on the team concept and fundamentals of baseball. Groups will be small to ensure that each camper receives personalized instruction. Bruce will also give daily talks highlighting the finer points of the game of baseball and beyond.

Each camper receives an autographed camp team photo with Bruce, exclusive camp T-shirt, goodie bag with over $80 worth of merchandise and the opportunity to win additional prizes. Cost of the ProCamp is $174.

Additional camp partners include The Christ Hospital, Champion Windows, The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, FS Ohio, 700 WLW and The Cincinnati Enquirer.

For more information and registration, please visit or call 888-389-CAMP (2267).