April 23, 2009

They Aren’t Even Talking about the Play on the Field

It’s one game that you won’t see the Red Hot Family at, what with the sneezing and the hives and all, but if you do not have severe canine allergies–if you are, in fact, one of those rare people who actually likes dogs, you’ll want to know about the Bark in the Park dates coming up this year.

Bark in the Park is back, and you can reserve your seats now to enjoy the excitement of Reds baseball alongside your pet at Great American Ball Park. A special seating area is reserved for dog owners and their pets, while the Fan Zone will turn into the “Dog Zone,” with product samples and activities for both dogs and owners.

New for 2009, this year we will host TWO Bark in the Park days – Tuesday, May 19 vs. the Phillies at 7:10 PM and Tuesday, Sept. 15 vs. the Astros at 7:10 PM

2 comments to “They Aren’t Even Talking about the Play on the Field”

  1. KC2HMZ says:

    I guess I’m one of those rare people who actually likes dogs, although I prefer cats – they don’t bark, so they’re quieter (at least until you have a female one that goes into heat, and as long as you don’t try to pick them up by their tails).

    Plus, they catch mice and other unwanted house guests (for example, I had a kitten that caught a bee in the house once…now if they could only get rid of in-laws).

    But I think this Reds promotional gimmick sets a potentially dangerous precedent. What if other teams picked up on this, the teams named after one sort of critter or another, and started inviting people to bring creatures other than dogs to their ballparks?

    I mean, okay, I suppose a bunch of fillies in Citizens Bank Park would be kind of fitting. After all, other than last year and one other season, Philadelphia’s current baseball franchise has always been pretty much a horsebleep operation anyway.

    But…imagine the chaos in Detroit with the stands full of fans and their pet tigers.

    Or Wrigley Field overrun by baby bears (although they couldn’t possibly behave any worse than the fans there already do).

    What are the Marlins and Rays supposed to do, flood a section of the stadium so that their fans’ pets can survive the visit to the game?

    And in Baltimore and Toronto and St. Louis, just who do they think is going to clean up all that bird poop?

    Besides…I don’t know about anybody else, but the mere thought of visiting Chase Field on Snake Night gives me the creeps. There’s a lot of activities at a ballpark that I dearly love, but being bitten by a poisonous rattlesnake doesn’t even make it onto the list!


  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Snakes in a mother-f##king stadium.