Well, we are just days away from the final homestand of the season and the culmination of an event that has been months in planning. For those that don't know, loyal readers of the Reds online community who happen to be in the area are invited to come together and meet each other once and for all. We will partake in food, baseball, beer, and debauchery - not necessarily in that order - and a good time should be had by all. If you are interested in joining in on any of the fun, here are the details:
1pm - Meet at Dewey's Pizza at Newport on the Levee for some lunch and stuff.
Approx 2:30pm - Head over to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Museum to get a lesson on how those old guys used to do it. If we get 15 or more to go to the Museum, we can pre-order tix for $3, otherwise tix are $5 with a ticket for that day's game. We will meet outside of the Museum around 3pm to go, so if you miss lunch, you can join up with us here.
4pm-ish - Gates Open
4:30pm - I will be going into the Park. If you haven't gotten your ticket from me by this point, I will leave it at Will Call.
4:45pm - We convince Brandon Phillips and Ryan Freel to come party with us after the game.
Between 5pm and 5:30pm - Sometime before the game the 4th Annual Mascot Wiffle Ball game will start. This is when we start working on sukr to see if we can get him to go start a fight with the Hoxworth Blood bank mascot.
6:10pm - Game time. Think of it as a game thread, but with real people and not in your parent's basement.
Post-game - This is still up in the air. If you are interested in joining us, but can only make it to the post-game, say so in this thread. We'll get your digits through email and make sure someone lets you know where we'll be.
As of right now, we have 18 total tickets (Section 402, rows B & C, seats 11-18), 14 of which have been spoken for. If you are interested in going but don't have a ticket yet, let us know. Tickets are $9 for the game. You can bet there will be tickets available on the day of the game, so if we have more than 3 or 4 more people who want to go, you can still meet up with us inside.
If you plan to attend any of the days events with the gang, please state your intentions below (even if you already have tix). I especially need to know who will be at lunch so that I can get a table that is properly sized. If you won't be at lunch but need to get your ticket from me, please let me know when you plan to meet up to get the ticket.
After we have a complete list, I will email my cell phone number to all those that are attending so that we can “hook up.” Let me know if there are any questions.