This weekend features a pivotal series for the Reds as they welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to town for a trio of games at GABP. It's sure to be a compelling clash as each game carries major playoff implications for the two clubs. But if that alone isn't enough to lure you to downtown Cincinnati this weekend, maybe one of the following promotions or giveaways will.
Friday - 7:10 PM
+ Fireworks Friday: A post-game fireworks celebrating Marty Brennaman’s 70th birthday will start approximately 15 minutes after the end of the game, presented by Klosterman Baking Co.
+ Free Agent Friday: Join fellow Reds fans and Cincinnati singles to kick off the weekend with Free Agent Fridays presented by the Banks Bar Association, including Holy Grail Tavern & Grille, Johnny Rocket’s, the Moerlein Lager House and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill! Head to the Fan Zone to enjoy singles mixers, drink specials and music from DJ Sab.
+ A pair of relatively-new pitchers square off in this one. Mat Latos (9-3, 4.17), who was acquired in the offseason by the Reds, counters Pirates southpaw Wandy Rodriguez (7-9, 3.82) who was acquired a week ago before the trade deadline.
Saturday - 7:10 PM
+ Johnny Cueto Bobblehead: The first 25,000 fans through the gates will receive a bobblehead of the Reds ace, courtesy of Formica.
+ Cincinnati Zoo Bald Eagle Flight: “Sam” the Bald Eagle from the Cincinnati Zoo will perform a flight from the roof of the Cincinnati Bell Technology Pavilion in center field to the pitcher’s mound during the singing of the National Anthem.
* Note: The game was announced as sold-out on Tuesday evening, but standing-room only tickets may still be available. It marks the tenth sell-out of the season at GABP.*
Sunday - 1:10 PM
+ Kids Brandon Phillips Backpack: As part of family day at the ballpark, the first 8,000 kids 14 and younger receive a free mesh jersey backpark of the All-Star second basemen, presented by Cincinnati Bell.
+ Meijer Family Game: One member of the family pays full price and may purchase up to three non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only. Excludes Outer View Level and Kroger Bleachers.
+ RCF Family Catch: A few spots remain to participate in the RCF’s “Family Catch” on the field after today’s game. Packages include two game tickets and postgame field passes. Sign up at www.reds.com/catch or call (513) 765-7240.
+ David Concepcion Bobblehead: The 2012 Big Red Machine bobblehead series, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, continues in August with the release of the David Concepcion bobblehead. The bobbleheads are free with full-price paid admission to the Reds HOF & Museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in August, while supplies last. Fans can meet Concepcion and receive a signed bobblehead at a special event at The Tap House Grill on August 6. Purchase tickets at www.redsmuseum.org or by calling (513) 765-7926.
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