Daily Archives: June 5, 2011

June 5, 2011

Less than 100 Spots Remain at the Jay Bruce Baseball Camp

CINCINNATI, OHIO – There are less than 100 spots still available for the second annual CBTS and Fifth Third Bank in partnership with the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. The Cincinnati Reds Star Outfielder will host his annual camp July 25-26 at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Jay will be on site the entire camp to direct activities and provide instruction. The camp will be directed by Indiana University Head Baseball Coach Tracy Smith. He will be joined by several of the top prep and collegiate coaches from the Cincinnati area. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14.

Campers experience various stations, specializing in fundamental skills and the team concept of baseball. Individual groups are small to assure each camper gets maximum personalized instruction.

Campers receive an autographed camp team photo with Jay, a camp T-shirt, camp goodie bag and the opportunity to win additional contests and prizes. The cost of the camp is $174.

Additional camp partners include Gillette, Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation, Powerade, Fox Sports Ohio, and 700 WLW.

Additional information and registration is available at www.JayBruceCamp.com or call 888-389-CAMP(2267).

June 5, 2011

Why FOX? Why?

FOX Sports picked up the Reds game yesterday. Yay! Wait, the blue is where they showed it:
FOX, you sux

I might point out that the coverage would have been better if they’d just left it on FSOH, but thousands of Reds fans who didn’t get to see the game last night already know that.

June 5, 2011

Game 59: Dodgers 11, Reds 8: Logan’s Run

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W: Guerra (1-0) L: Fisher (0-3)


The Cincinnati Reds seem to have at least one game like yesterday’s every year. They had a 7-2 lead heading into the 8th, and the bullpen had a spectacular implosion that resulted in a painful loss. Many teams have done this to the Reds, including the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals. And now add the Los Angeles Dodgers to that list.

Everything was going great for the majority of the game. Johnny Cueto started and followed up his complete game effort last start with 7 strong innings of 2-run baseball. The offense provided more than enough runs by scoring 7, including a 3-run home run from Joey Votto.

But the bullpen failed the second it was given the ball in the 8th. Nick Masset was the first hapless fellow, getting only 1 of the 4 batters he faced out. Bill Bray was next. He came in to face one batter with the bases loaded, whom he promptly walked. Then Logan Ondrusek completed the 8th inning’s orgy of sucking by allowing a grand slam to tie the game.

The game eventually headed into extra innings, but the Reds were already done. The 8th inning killed them again. Carlos Fisher ended up getting the loss by allowing 4 runs in the 11th, but you could make a good case that any of those pitchers from the 8th was deserving.

The series with the Dodgers is even now, and despite the painful loss, the Reds still have a chance of taking the series today, assuming they can bounce back.