MLB All-Star Baseball Game 2015 – Cincinnati, Ohio

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 will be a very special day in Cincinnati, Ohio – it’s the day of the  MLB All-Star Game! Over 100,000 people are expected to travel to the city for a week of baseball mania. It will be a great time for Cincinnati to show off its great venues and restaurants as well as showcase the love of baseball and our Reds! Check out some of the updates that have been made to the ballpark to enhance the experience.

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You don’t have to wait until Tuesday to start enjoying the festivities. Things get kicked off this Friday, July 10th with the first of five days of the All-Star FanFest. Check out all the other events below that lead up the Tuesday night’s 86th MLB All-Star Game.

Here is what is happening in Cincinnati all week long for our All-Star Week:

All-Star FanFest – Duke Energy Convention Center
July 10 – July 14, 2015 – 9am-6pm (Fri-Mon) 9am-6pm (All-Star Tuesday)
There will be all kinds of things to do at FanFest: All-Star Clubhouse, All-Star Dugout, game zone, collectibles, autograph sessions, batting practice, entertainment, pin trading, Home Town Heroes tribute and more! See more here.

The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K 
July 11, 2015 at 9am
This run at Sawyer Point Park is a 5k “fun” paint race and will feature baseball mascots and legends! Read more here.

Budweiser MLB All-Star Concert at Paul Brown Stadium
July 11, 2015 – 8pm (Gates open at 5pm)
See Demi Lovato in concert. Her newest single is “Cool for the Summer”. (Note: The free tickets for this concert have all been claimed. You will need to know someone with a spare ticket to attend.)

All-Star Sunday at Great American Ball Park
July 12, 2015
SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, 3pm – See our future all-stars!
MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game, (following All-Star Futures Game) – See Jordan Sparks, Chad Lowe, Snoop Dogg, Josh Hutcherson, Nick Lachey and many more celebs! Read more here.

All-Star Youth Hitting Challenge
July 12, 2015
University of Cincinnati – Marge Schott Stadium
Kids aged 10-16 will participate in this challenge. Read more here.

All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party
July 12 – 14, 2015 – 12pm-8pm
East Freedom Way (between Joe Nuxhall Way and Rosa Parks St.)

All-Star Workout Day
July 13, 2015 – 4pm
MLB Batting Practice

Home Run Derby
July 13, 2015
Home Run Derby (ESPN, 8pm)
Hitters will make it through elimination brackets to win! Each player will have 5 minutes to hit as many home runs as possible.

All-Star Game Red Carpet Show
July 14, 2015 – 1pm
Westin Hotel, 21 E. Fifth St., Downtown. All-Stars parade through Downtown in Chevy vehicles to Great American Ball Park.

86th MLB All-Star Game
July 14, 2015 – 7:30pm (Fox TV)

View the Mustaches
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Twenty Reds-style handle-bar mustaches are located throughout Cincinnati. Go here to see the location map for where these staches are stashed!

Carew Tower Red Leg
If you go downtown after dusk through July 15th, be sure to stop and see the 20-story 19th century Reds player projected onto Carew Tower. See more here.

Walking Tour
The American Legacy Tours has a special tour focused on baseball! This tour showcases the controversial 1919 World Series (Reds vs White Sox) which resulted in a scandal – aka the Black Sox Scandal. You’ll also learn about August Garry Herrmann –  the Father of the World Series. Learn more about the tour here.

Zip Line
Those with nerves of steel can purchase a ticket to zip line above the Banks from the top of the National Underground Freedom Center to a platform near the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. It’s 80-feet high! Tickets will cost $35 in advance. Read more here.

Learn More About the All-Star Week in Cincinnati

  • Go here to learn what else is going on in Cincinnati the week of the All-Star Game
  • Follow the All-Star events and news here with the Enquirer.
  • Read a Forbes article about the All-Star game here.

Did You Know?
Cincinnati has been the host of the All-Star games previously in 1938, 1953, 1970 and 1988. Read more here.

 

 

 

Cincinnati Reds Ranks High on ESPN’s Ultimate Standings List 2013

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ESPN has a yearly ranking of every MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL team in North America. Sports fans are surveyed every spring to see which teams they enjoy the most. The Cincinnati Reds ranked #11. Here are the top 15 rankings:

  1. Memphis Grizzlies
  2. San Antonia Spurs
  3. Indiana Pacers
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder
  5. Arizona Diamondbacks
  6. Pittsburgh Penguins
  7. Anaheim Ducks
  8. Ottawa Senators
  9. Baltimore Ravens
  10. Cincinnati Reds
  11. St. Louis Cardinals
  12. Detroit Red Wings
  13. Chicago Blackhawks
  14. Denver Broncos

Go Cincinnati Reds! We wish you the best in the post season!

The Bengals ranked at #96. But, we bet that with a strong season this year, that ranking will rise next year.

Want to see the entire ESPN list? Go here.

Hometown Cincinnati Reds – What’s New To Eat at the Great American Ball Park

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When you head to the home of the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park this season, there are many new menu items to enjoy while watching the game:

  • Frisch’s Big Boy will have two locations in the stadium offering the Big Boy sandwich and French fries
  • Enjoy “the wharf” – a beer-battered tilapia fish sandwich from the Machine Room
  • Mucho Nachos – nacho chips with sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and peppers
  • Churros – with cinnamon and sugar
  • Mix your own drink on a bicycle! (You have to see this to understand it – the mixer is connected to the bike. You cycle to mix up a beverage!)
  • Fiesta Burger (guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion and jalapenos with your burger)
  • Special sausages and brats…and the list goes on and on!

Hungry now? Think about cooking up your next home-cooked meal in a new home! Get inspiration for your next kitchen here.

Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark Has Some Renovations!

Opening Day is only a few weeks away on April 1, 2013, when the Cincinnati Reds play the LA Angels. The Great American Ballpark has undergone a few renovations for its fans for this new season:

  • Reds Team Shop – The shop has been altered to allow more people to get in and out. The gift shop will have an entrance facing The Banks.
  • Crosley Terrace –  This area is being renovated to host bands and events.
  • Budweiser Bar – This new bar is located above the visitors’s bullpen area located in right field.
  • Machine Room Restaurant – The large glass window will now open on warm days.

We Still Love the Cincinnati Reds!

It was a heartbreak loss yesterday for the Cincinnati Reds, but the team should definitely hold their heads up high. They had a great season!

Rob Daumeyer, Editor of the Business Courier, posted a great editorial today called, “Three reasons for all Reds fans to be happy this morning.”

Daumeyer notes the Reds won 97 games this season (only 5 fewer than the 1976 Big Red Machine); that Joey Votto was out of action for 2 months; and the fact the team is young. Read this article here.

There were 44,142 fans in the stands yesterday – the fourth largest crowd in Great American Ballpark history. And next year, there will be as many (if not more) fans rooting for the Cincinnati Reds!

Go Red Hot Reds for Game Three!

Cincinnati’s home team, the Cincinnati Reds, will play the San Francisco Giants today at the Great American Ballpark in downtown Cincinnati along the Ohio River.

It’s game three for the National League Division Series and the Cincinnati Reds are two ahead, ready to SWEEP the series!

If you are going to today’s game, you will see appearances from former Cincinnati Red Tom Browning (aka Mr. Perfect), and singers Nick Lachey and Kathy Wade. Nick will be singing the National Anthem and Kathy will sing her heart out with “God Bless America”. Tom will throw the first pitch! (He better throw well!)

All fans are going to receive a Let’s Go Reds rally towel!

What else? There are going to be Budweiser Clydesdales, a salute to Homer Bailey (Mr. Perfect II) and catcher Ryan Hanigan for the no-hitter game. The pregame concert is led by the Funky G & the Groove Machine in the fan zone.

Cincinnati Reds Fans…Get into the Lottery for Postseason Tickets!

We love red at Sibcy Cline Realtors… and we also love the Cincinnati Reds! It’s been an exciting season for the Reds and wish them the best for making it to the postseason and all of the way to the World Series. They are currently in first place with a lead over the St. Louis Cardinals by 8.5 games. Things are looking good for our Reds!

Interested in postseason tickets? Click here to sign up for the postseason tickets lottery. (Registration ends on Wednesday, September 12 at 12pm for the NLDS; September 26 at 12pm for NLCS; and October 10 at 12pm for the World Series.) Ticket prices will range from $30-40 and up for standing room to Diamond Club seats.)

Read more about the possible dates of games here.

Go Reds! We are rooting for our home team!