Am I really looking at the Reds NOT losing in the bottom of the fourth inning? Thank you, Aaron Harang for festering in Cincinnati for us!
Josh Hamilton leads off the line-up tonight. At the Red Hot Mama house, we're not super-psyched about this. As the CTS pointed out earlier, unlike Adam Dunn, Hamilton 1) is not an on-base machine, and 2) actually hits with runners on. He's not the best choice for the one-slot. I expect Narron to be quoted saying that he was trying to mix things up or make the line-up lefty-heavy, and Heaven help us if it works. Actually, I don't think we'll see the same line-up two days in the row regardless of whether wacky construction works, so never mind.
Today I got an invitation in the mail from the Reds Community Fund to an event called “Day at the Diamond.” Here's the description:
This special evening at Great American Ball Park will include a roving feast in the Diamond Club, dugouts and FSN Ohio Club 4192 followed by dancing. Ticket price includes parking, dinner, drinks, dancing and a souvenir.
What is that ticket price, you might ask? Just a scant $400 per couple. If you're a “Host/Hostess” (I'm presuming they're not talking about the cream pies), it's $600 for you to get in. If you're a “Home Run Hitter,” it's going to cost you a cool grand to get through the door.
That's pretty steep, but I have to admit that my interest is piqued by this “Red Tie Optional” event. Just think: a roving feast in Club 4192! I might run into George Grande or Tom Browning! I could really make the CTS wear a red tie!
I'll have to look into it. You'll know if I go: I'll have to blog about it to count it as a business expense.
Meanwhile, am I really looking at the Reds NOT losing in the bottom of the fifth? w00t!!