Who doesn't enjoy going to the stadium for a good promotion?
Well, the Reds have plenty of them this season thanks to the brilliant minds in their marketing department. I know most folks really don't need an extra incentive to attend Reds games, but here are some for the folks that do.
Reds fanatics, I present to you the Top 10 promotions of the 2013 season:
10) Reds Stein
+ Monday, September 2 (1:10) vs. Cardinals
+ The only thing better than wetting your whistle with some suds is by doing so from a Reds stein. I believe 20,000 fans will drink to that.
9) Reds Cap
+ Saturday, August 10 (7:10) vs. Padres
+ I don't know about you, but I'll take a free hat anytime somebody is willing to give me one. And so will 20,000 fans on this summer August evening at GABP.
8) Reds Fleece Blanket
+ Saturday, April 6 (1:10) vs. Nationals
+ The first 20,000 fans through the gates receive a cozy blanket, presented by Duke Energy Retail. April can be a rather chilly and wet month, so be sure to snag one of these to keep you warm. Oh, and enjoy a ball game featuring two teams who sported the best record in the majors last year, too.
7) Father's Day Gym Bag
+ Sunday, June 16 (1:10) vs. Brewers
+ The first 10,000 dads in attendance get a mystery bag of sorts filled with great stuff on their special day. However, the only thing dad really wants on this day is to watch some baseball in peace, probably.
6) Mother's Day Tote Bag
+ Sunday, May 12 (1:10) vs. Brewers
+ Reward your mother with a day of baseball and a free bag of goodies, courtesy of Biz/Oxydol. The first 10,000 mothers receive one. You may remember last Mother's Day when Votto went nuts and smacked three homers, including a walk-off grand slam. I wonder if he has an encore performance up his sleeve?
5) Todd Frazier Bobblehead
+ Wednesday, July 3 (7:10) vs. Giants
The first 30,000 fans can secure themselves a Frazier bobblehead (courtesy of The Ohio Lottery) and a chance to see the reigning World Series champs in action. There will also be a Independence Day fireworks show following the game. Go America! Go Reds!
4) Brandon Phillips Bobblehead
+ Saturday, April 20 (1:10) vs. Marlins
+ Be one of the first 30,000 fans through the turnstiles and receive a bobblehead of the Gold Glove second basemen, presented by PNC Bank. Just be sure to bring some sunglasses to help shield your eyes from the harmful rays emitted by Miami's vibrant uniforms.
3) Mat Latos Bobblehead
+ Wednesday, June 5 (7:10) vs. Rockies
+ Come one and come all to grab a bobblehead of the tattooed-hurler, which is free to the first 30,000 fans in the stands. Perhaps Mat's wife, Dallas, will even sign it for you?
2) Joey Votto Bobblehead
+ Tuesday, August 6 (7:10) vs. Athletics
+ So what if it's on a Tuesday? The kiddos shouldn't be back in school yet and it's a flipping free bobblehead of Joey Votto. The first 30,000 fans get one.
1) Aroldis Chapman Bobblehead+ Saturday, May 11 (4:10) vs. Brewers
+ The highlight of the promotional schedule is undoubtedly this gem, courtesy of Cincinnati Bell. Don't be one of the last people into the stadium and you will probably land yourself one of these.
Disagree with the list? Feel free to chime in with your comments below.
P.S. Here is the full promotional schedule if you're curious.