March 14, 2014

Best news of the entire Reds’ offseason

George Grande

George Grande

Fox Sports Ohio announced its television schedule for the 2014 Cincinnati Reds season. And there’s finally a bit of Reds news that made me smile: George Grande will be back to broadcast a few games!

Which games those are hasn’t been officially announced, but I’m looking forward to it. And if we’re lucky, we’ll get to see the Reds get to the smiling side of the scoreboard.

All told, Fox Sports Ohio will televise 145 Reds’ games. That combined with other national broadcast means that almost all of the Reds games will be available on television.

The full schedule is below.

Day Date Time Network Opponent
MON 31-Mar 4:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs St. Louis Cardinals
WED 2-Apr 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs St. Louis Cardinals
THUR 3-Apr 12:35pm FOX Sports Ohio vs St. Louis Cardinals
FRI 4-Apr 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ New York Mets
SAT 5-Apr 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ New York Mets
SUN 6-Apr 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ New York Mets
MON 7-Apr 4:15pm FOX Sports Ohio @ St. Louis Cardinals
TUE 8-Apr 8:15pm FOX Sports 1 @ St. Louis Cardinals
WED 9-Apr 1:45pm FOX Sports Ohio @ St. Louis Cardinals
FRI 11-Apr 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Tampa Bay Rays
SAT 12-Apr 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Tampa Bay Rays
SUN 13-Apr 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Tampa Bay Rays
MON 14-Apr 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Pittsburgh Pirates
TUE 15-Apr 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Pittsburgh Pirates
WED 16-Apr 12:35pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Pittsburgh Pirates
FRI 18-Apr 2:20pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Chicago Cubs
SAT 19-Apr 2:20pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Chicago Cubs
SUN 20-Apr 2:20pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Chicago Cubs
MON 21-Apr 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Pittsburgh Pirates
TUE 22-Apr 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Pittsburgh Pirates
WED 23-Apr 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Pittsburgh Pirates
THUR 24-Apr 12:35pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Pittsburgh Pirates
FRI 25-Apr 7:35pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Atlanta Braves
SAT 26-Apr 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Atlanta Braves
SUN 27-Apr 1:35pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Atlanta Braves
MON 28-Apr 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Chicago Cubs
TUE 29-Apr 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Chicago Cubs
WED 30-Apr 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Chicago Cubs
THU 1-May 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Milwaukee Brewers
FRI 2-May 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Milwaukee Brewers
SAT 3-May 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Milwaukee Brewers
SUN 4-May 4:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Milwaukee Brewers
TUE 6-May 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Boston Red Sox
WED 7-May 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Boston Red Sox
FRI 9-May 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Colorado Rockies
SAT 10-May 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Colorado Rockies
SUN 11-May 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Colorado Rockies
TUE 13-May 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs San Diego Padres
WED 14-May 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs San Diego Padres
THUR 15-May 12:35pm FOX Sports 1 vs San Diego Padres
FRI 16-May 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Philadelphia Phillies
SAT 17-May 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Philadelphia Phillies
SUN 18-May 1:35pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Philadelphia Phillies
MON 19-May 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Washington Nationals
TUE 20-May 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Washington Nationals
WED 21-May 4:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Washington Nationals
FRI 23-May 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs St. Louis Cardinals
SAT 24-May 7:15pm FOX vs St. Louis Cardinals
SUN 25-May 8:05pm ESPN vs St. Louis Cardinals
MON 26-May 8:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Los Angeles Dodgers
TUE 27-May 10:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Los Angeles Dodgers
WED 28-May 10:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Los Angeles Dodgers
THUR 29-May 9:40pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Arizona Diamondbacks
FRI 30-May 9:40pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Arizona Diamondbacks
SAT 31-May 10:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Arizona Diamondbacks
SUN 1-Jun 4:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Arizona Diamondbacks
TUE 3-Jun 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs San Francisco Giants
WED 4-Jun 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs San Francisco Giants
THUR 5-Jun 12:35pm NO TV vs San Francisco Giants
FRI 6-Jun 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Philadelphia Phillies
SAT 7-Jun 4:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Philadelphia Phillies
SUN 8-Jun 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Philadelphia Phillies
MON 9-Jun 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Los Angeles Dodgers
TUE 10-Jun 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Los Angeles Dodgers
WED 11-Jun 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Los Angeles Dodgers
THUR 12-Jun 12:35pm NO TV vs Los Angeles Dodgers
FRI 13-Jun 8:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Milwaukee Brewers
SAT 14-Jun 7:15pm FOX @ Milwaukee Brewers
SUN 15-Jun 2:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Milwaukee Brewers
TUE 17-Jun 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Pittsburgh Pirates
WED 18-Jun 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Pittsburgh Pirates
THUR 19-Jun 12:35pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Pittsburgh Pirates
FRI 20-Jun 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Toronto Blue Jays
SAT 21-Jun 4:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Toronto Blue Jays
SUN 22-Jun 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Toronto Blue Jays
mON 23-Jun 8:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Chicago Cubs
TUE 24-Jun 8:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Chicago Cubs
WED 25-Jun 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Chicago Cubs
THUR 26-Jun 10:15pm FOX Sports Ohio @ San Francisco Giants
FRI 27-Jun 10:15pm FOX Sports Ohio @ San Francisco Giants
SAT 28-Jun 10:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ San Francisco Giants
SUN 29-Jun 4:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ San Francisco Giants
MON 30-Jun 10:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ San Diego Padres
TUE 1-Jul 10:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ San Diego Padres
WED 2-Jul 3:40pm FOX Sports Ohio @ San Diego Padres
FRE 4-Jul 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Milwaukee Brewers
SAT 5-Jul 4:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Milwaukee Brewers
SUN 6-Jul 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Milwaukee Brewers
MON 7-Jul 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Chicago Cubs
TUE 8-Jul 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Chicago Cubs
WED 9-Jul 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Chicago Cubs
THUR 10-Jul 12:35pm NO TV vs Chicago Cubs
FRI 11-Jul 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Pittsburgh Pirates
SAT 12-Jul 7:15pm FOX vs Pittsburgh Pirates
SUN 13-Jul 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Pittsburgh Pirates
FRI 18-Jul 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ New York Yankees
SAT 19-Jul 1:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ New York Yankees
FUN 20-Jul 1:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ New York Yankees
MON 21-Jul 8:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Milwaukee Brewers
TUE 22-Jul 8:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Milwaukee Brewers
WED 23-Jul 2:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Milwaukee Brewers
FRI 25-Jul 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Washington Nationals
SAT 26-Jul 4:05pm FOX Sports Ohio/FOX Sports 1 vs Washington Nationals
SUN 27-Jul 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Washington Nationals
MON 28-Jul 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Arizona Diamondbacks
TUE 29-Jul 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Arizona Diamondbacks
WED 30-Jul 12:35pm NO TV vs Arizona Diamondbacks
THUR 31-Jul 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Miami Marlins
FRI 1-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Miami Marlins
SAT 2-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Miami Marlins
SUN 3-Aug 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Miami Marlins
MON 4-Aug 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Cleveland Indians
TUE 5-Aug 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Cleveland Indians
WED 6-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Cleveland Indians
THUR 7-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Cleveland Indians
FRI 8-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Miami Marlins
SAT 9-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Miami Marlins
SUN 10-Aug 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Miami Marlins
TUE 12-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Boston Red Sox
WED 13-Aug 12:35pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Boston Red Sox
THUR 14-Aug 8:40pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Colorado Rockies
FRI 15-Aug 8:40pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Colorado Rockies
SAT 16-Aug 8:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Colorado Rockies
SUN 17-Aug 4:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Colorado Rockies
MON 18-Aug 8:15pm FOX Sports Ohio @ St. Louis Cardinals
TUE 19-Aug 8:15pm FOX Sports Ohio @ St. Louis Cardinals
WED 20-Aug 8:15pm FOX Sports Ohio @ St. Louis Cardinals
THUR 21-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Atlanta Braves
FRI 22-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Atlanta Braves
SAT 23-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports 1 vs Atlanta Braves
SUN 24-Aug 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Atlanta Braves
TUE 26-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Chicago Cubs
WED 27-Aug 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Chicago Cubs
THUR 28-Aug 12:35pm NO TV vs Chicago Cubs
FRI 29-Aug 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Pittsburgh Pirates
SAT 30-Aug 4:05pm FOX Sports Ohio/FOX Sports 1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates
SUN 31-Aug 1:35pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Pittsburgh Pirates
TUE 2-Sep 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Baltimore Orioles
WED 3-Sep 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Baltimore Orioles
THUR 4-Sep 7:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Baltimore Orioles
FRI 5-Sep 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs New York Mets
SAT 6-Sep 4:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs New York Mets
SUN 7-Sep 1:10pm NO TV vs New York Mets
MON 8-Sep 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs St. Louis Cardinals
TUE 9-Sep 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs St. Louis Cardinals
WED 10-Sep 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs St. Louis Cardinals
THUR 11-Sep 12:35pm NO TV vs St. Louis Cardinals
FRI 12-Sep 8:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Milwaukee Brewers
SAT 13-Sep 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Milwaukee Brewers
SUN 14-Sep 2:10pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Milwaukee Brewers
MON 15-Sep 8:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Chicago Cubs
TUE 16-Sep 8:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Chicago Cubs
WED 17-Sep 8:05pm FOX Sports Ohio @ Chicago Cubs
FRI 19-Sep 8:15pm FOX Sports Ohio @ St. Louis Cardinals
SAT 20-Sep 7:15pm NO TV @ St. Louis Cardinals
SUN 21-Sep 2:15pm FOX Sports Ohio @ St. Louis Cardinals
TUE 23-Sep 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Milwaukee Brewers
WED 24-Sep 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Milwaukee Brewers
THUR 25-Sep 12:35pm NO TV vs Milwaukee Brewers
FRI 26-Sep 7:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Pittsburgh Pirates
SAT 27-Sep 4:10pm NO TV vs Pittsburgh Pirates
SUN 28-Sep 1:10pm FOX Sports Ohio vs Pittsburgh Pirates

*Schedule subject to change

March 3, 2014

Get on TV and win cash on ‘Beer Money’

I just got this press release from FSOhio, and I thought that since I don’t live close by enough to try to wedge myself on to the show, that I’d pass the word along. Hopefully you’re better at trivia and less deathly pale on t.v. than I am.

Popular sports trivia show begins production this Wednesday in Cincinnati & features co-hosts Ashley Collins & Steve Caminiti.

Just think how good all your beer money will look in this fine money box. Just £4, imported!

Just think how good all your beer money will look in this fine money box. Just £4, imported!

Cincinnati, OH – The popular sports trivia show on SportsTime Ohio, Beer Money, is making its way to Cincinnati on FOX Sports Ohio. In this 30-minute show, presented by Yuengling Light Lager, contestants at local bars in the Cincinnati area will be asked sports trivia questions for the opportunity to win up to $130.

Beer Money will begin production this week. FOX Sports Ohio will be seeking contestants at various bars in the Cincinnati area March 5-7 and 12-14.

To be part of the first production shoot this Wednesday, March 5th, fans should go to Jefferson Social at 101 E. Freedom Way at 6:00pm. Following that shoot, the production crew will head to Tin Roof at 160 E. Freedom Way at 9:00pm, where fans can continue to try their hand at Beer Money sports trivia.

The following evening on Thursday, March 6th, the show will be seeking contestants starting at 6:00pm at Holy Grail at 161 Joe Nuxhall Way and then at 9:00pm at Fricker’s at 8850 Governors Hill.

Other locations for the March shoots include: Locals, Toby Keith’s, Take 5, Willie’s, Silver Spring House and more. For updates on specific locations and times, follow FOX Sports Ohio on Twitter @FOXSportsOH and like the network on Facebook.

For this new Cincinnati series of Beer Money on FOX Sports Ohio, Ashley Collins, host of the show on SportsTime Ohio (@STOashley), will be joined by Steve Caminiti (@stevecaminiti) to co-host the show. A proud alumna of Elder High School and Miami University, Caminiti is an experienced entertainer and popular comedian. He was voted “Funniest Person in Ohio” by Showtime Cable Network, and picked as “Best Comedian in Cincinnati” by both Cincinnati Magazine and City Beat Magazine.

There will be a total of six shows produced in twelve Cincinnati venues. Beer Money will begin airing on FOX Sports Ohio in April with replays. The first show will premiere Monday, April 14th at 10:30pm following Reds Live post-game show. The second episode will debut Monday, April 21st at 6:00pm, at which point each new show will premiere every other Monday at 6:00pm. Check local listings for replays.

February 26, 2014

Reds open Spring Training against Cleveland today

The fabled Ohio CupPitchers and catchers have reported. Position players have reported. And now it’s time for the practice games.

The Cincinnati Reds kick off the Cactus League play this afternoon with a game against the Cleveland Indians.

The lineup was posted yesterday, and is sure to create lots of internet debate.

  • Billy Hamilton
  • Brandon Phillips
  • Joey Votto
  • Jay Bruce
  • Ryan Ludwick
  • Todd Frazier
  • Zack Cozart
  • Devin Mesoraco
  • Brayan Pena

Alfredo Simon will start for the Reds. The game will be televised, albeit delayed, later this evening on MLB Network. But you can catch Marty and the Cowboy on 700 WLW. I know I’ll be listening.

February 21, 2014

The Reds are on the television

If you’re unlike me and can’t wait to see what the 2014 Cincinnati Reds are going to look like on the field, then the MLB Network is the place you’ll want to tune into. The network announced they’ll be carrying 11 games during Spring Training, five of them tape-delayed.

I temporarily turned off my DirecTV during the off-season, and it won’t start up again until the middle of March, so I’ll miss the first few of these. The number is quite a step up from years past.

  • Feb 26 at Indians (5 p.m., tape delay)
  • Feb. 27 vs. Indians (5 p.m., tape delay)
  • March 5 vs. Dodgers (9 p.m., live)
  • March 9 at Angels (4 p.m., live)
  • March 13 at Dodgers (4 p.m., live)
  • March 15 at Brewers (4 p.m., live)
  • March 17 vs. Indians (4 p.m., live)
  • March 23 at Cubs (7 a.m., tape delay from game played March 22)
  • March 24 vs. Indians (4 p.m., live)
  • March 26 at White Sox (4 p.m., live)
  • March 27 at Brewers (3 p.m., live)

I’m a little down on the Reds chances this year, and so far, I’ve not been that interested in baseball returning. Hopefully, tuning into some of these early broadcasts will change my feelings.

February 20, 2014

Bailey signs long-term deal with Reds

Looking like an adult at age 25It went down to the wire, but the Cincinnati Reds avoided arbitration with their final player, homegrown starting pitcher Homer Bailey.

Bailey has agreed to a six-year, $105 million deal. Since this season was Bailey’s final one before becoming a free agent, this is effectively a five year extension. He will be 34 once the contract is up, and assuming he spends the entire time with the Reds, will have spent 13 years with one club. That sounds fitting for the first starting pitcher the team drafted and developed since Tom Browning.

As for the deal’s details, ABC News has that.

Bailey gets salaries of $9 million this year, $10 million in 2015, $18 million in 2016, $19 million in 2017, $21 million in 2018 and $23 million in 2019. In an unusual twist, much of the annual salary will be deferred until the November after each season.

Bailey will be paid in-season amounts of $3 million this year, $4 million next year, $11 million in 2016, $12 million in 2017, $14 million in 2018 and $15 million in 2019.

If he is traded, his new team would have to pay all of the salary amounts during the season. Also, the $5 million buyout would be paid when either side decides not to exercise the option rather than having it deferred until November 2020.

The November deferment is something I’ve never heard of a team doing before. Whatever makes it easiest for the team.

Overall, this seems like a good, fair-market deal. Bailey has improved every year in the majors, and he’s entering the prime years of his athletic career. With two no-hitters already behind him, I’m optimistic he can accomplish more. Plus, it’s nice to see the Reds actually do something, even if it is sign a player they already had.