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zombie-a-go-go
01-11-2006, 11:05 AM
Right. Apparently I've been co-opted, or some other word (context, people! It's the key to pretending you have a good vocabulary :D ) into posting this thread, so here we (the "royal" we) go:

You are cordially invited to the Official, One-of-a-Kind, Super Duper RedsZone Baseball Spectacular!!!!11!!1!

What: A weekend jam-packed with Reds baseball, pub-crawling, and... well, I dunno, I get kinda hazy after the pub-crawling part (but I'm sure it was fun).

Where: Cincinnati, obviously. Or "The Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area," if you prefer.

When:: Memorial Day Weekend, 2006. Last year we had people flying into town as early as Thursday afternoon; most cats cut out sometime on Sunday.

Why: Watch the Reds lose! Catch a Milton HR ball or three (or five, or whatever)! See certain female members of this board whose names I will not mention get all googily-eyed over Adam Dunn and Austin Kearns and Matt Belisle (is he even still with the team?)! Get drunk with Puffy and Yours Truly! Buy Krono an apple juice! Funnel your money into my local economy! It'll be great!

Who: Well, you, obviously.


Seriously, though - we did this last year and it was a blast. People coming in from all over, hanging out, drinking beer (a lot of beer), taking over Tracy Jones' mic on the after-game radio show, mocking Sammy Sosa, drinking more beer, and then there was the whole escort service thing. Meet, face-to-face, people who you've been posting with all these years and buy them a beer. Buy me one, too.

Oh, right, there were a couple of Reds games somewhere in there, too.

Post on this thread if you're planning on coming; for those who made the trip last year and are coming again, post your hotel ideas - do we want to decide on a "Hotel of Record" this year? And we need to decide on a treasurer to get the group package tickets again.

Puffy
01-11-2006, 11:20 AM
I am probably going with Embassy Suites this year. A little closer, a little nicer.

letsgojunior
01-11-2006, 11:22 AM
I'm staying on the opposite side of the river of wherever Puffy is staying after the escort service incident from last year.:lol:

zombie-a-go-go
01-11-2006, 11:22 AM
I am probably going with Embassy Suites this year. A little closer, a little nicer.

But the Mariott was so posh. :cool:

Puffy
01-11-2006, 11:24 AM
I'm staying on the opposite side of the river of wherever Puffy is staying after the escort service incident from last year.

$170 just to talk to her! I'm an attorney and don't charge that much just to talk.

Ravenlord
01-11-2006, 11:26 AM
if i can get outta work, i be there.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-11-2006, 11:28 AM
Well so i guess if you are under the age of 21 don't come?

Ravenlord
01-11-2006, 11:30 AM
Well so i guess if you are under the age of 21 don't come?
rather, don't try to drink.

Chip R
01-11-2006, 11:30 AM
Well so i guess if you are under the age of 21 don't come?

Of course you can come. You just can't participate in some of the more "adult" activities. I don't think you need to be 21 to get into Gameday.

KronoRed
01-11-2006, 11:32 AM
Well so i guess if you are under the age of 21 don't come?
We get all ages...even kids :beerme:

creek14
01-11-2006, 11:33 AM
Of course you can come. You just can't participate in some of the more "adult" activities. I don't think you need to be 21 to get into Gameday.
What about that smart :mooner: little kid who was there last year dogging Dunn's K's. He was 11 or something like that.

zombie-a-go-go
01-11-2006, 11:34 AM
Everyone can come. All are welcome. They tell me there's more to life than drinking, and though I don't know what they're talking about, I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one. ;)

And if you can't attend on multiple days, just come down for one.

zombie-a-go-go
01-11-2006, 11:35 AM
What about that smart :mooner: little kid who was there last year dogging Dunn's K's. He was 11 or something like that.

See, even BadFundamentals attended!

KronoRed
01-11-2006, 11:35 AM
What about that smart :mooner: little kid who was there last year dogging Dunn's K's. He was 11 or something like that.
Sad to see them that young fall to the dark side :(

KronoRed
01-11-2006, 11:35 AM
See, even BadFundamentals attended!
:laugh:

Chip R
01-11-2006, 11:44 AM
What about that smart :mooner: little kid who was there last year dogging Dunn's K's. He was 11 or something like that.
Ah, yes. Excellent memory, creek. :thumbup:

Puffy
01-11-2006, 12:23 PM
Tracy Jones still have a show? And still at the Gameday on Saturday nights?

Anyone?

Cyclone792
01-11-2006, 12:36 PM
*sips a white russian*

I'll be there, man.

I'm a local so it's easy for me to attend. If you guys are planning on getting lined up with a group ticket package, just let me know the details and I'm good to go.

:beerme:

FWIW, last season Gameday had dollar drafts before most (all?) Reds home games and hopefully they keep that same deal going this season. I'm also in for giving Tracy Jones a word or three to chew on after the game on Saturday.

Joseph
01-11-2006, 12:40 PM
No idea on Tracy's show, but I'll be there with the wife this year.

Puffy
01-11-2006, 12:41 PM
I promise, on Zombie's honor, that if Tracy Jones is at Gameday with a mike, I will discuss the virtues of walks with him yet again and will tell him that "maybe if you took a walk once in awhile you'd still be playing the game"

westofyou
01-11-2006, 12:42 PM
No idea on Tracy's show, but I'll be there with the wife this year.
You must hate your wife to subject her to this crew... my wife would rather saute kittens than go to a RZ bash. ;)

RFS62
01-11-2006, 12:44 PM
You must hate your wife to subject her to this crew... my wife would rather saute kittens than go to a RZ bash. ;)



mmmmmmm..... sweet and sour kitty

Sean_CaseyRules
01-11-2006, 02:12 PM
Well im 16 so i guess ill come for the game, unless anyone would need a Designated Driver, lol i thought about putting DD, but then i realized who i was talking with.......lol

Joseph
01-11-2006, 02:29 PM
You must hate your wife to subject her to this crew... my wife would rather saute kittens than go to a RZ bash. ;)

I think she hopes on of you will keep me during baseball season.

Redsland
01-11-2006, 06:02 PM
Pencil me in.

creek14
01-11-2006, 06:54 PM
Don't know if I'll be attending, I'm scheduled to work that weekend, but I'll be the ticket pimp again if you want.

Matt700wlw
01-11-2006, 07:23 PM
Something tells me I'll have to work....

:)

KronoRed
01-11-2006, 09:45 PM
Call in sick Matt ;)

GIK
01-11-2006, 10:57 PM
I'll be in SanFran on my honeymoon, but it sounds fun. Take pics!

Heath
01-11-2006, 11:04 PM
Man - Memorial Day weekend is the family get-together with Indy 500 weekend.

I'm out.

But I am game for some pre-game or post-game activities during the year.

KittyDuran
01-11-2006, 11:29 PM
I'm in...


Buy Krono an apple juice! No, you buy me and Krono - Sprites! :)

KronoRed
01-11-2006, 11:36 PM
Word.

and none of that sierra mist crap :D

wheels
01-12-2006, 01:27 AM
My Birthday's on the 29th, something tells me I might be down for some shenanigans.

letsgojunior
01-12-2006, 01:48 AM
My birthday is on the 24th - if anyone is really torn over what to get me, and is losing sleep over it - feel free to PM me.

KronoRed
01-12-2006, 04:29 AM
something tells me I might be down for some shenanigans.
I like that word.

Coming soon...RedsZone Shenanigans UNCUT ;)

Roy Tucker
01-12-2006, 12:30 PM
My son graduates from HS that weekend (5/28) so it's kinda dodgey for me.

RosieRed
01-12-2006, 03:52 PM
If I can get off work I'll be there. :)

Red Leader
01-12-2006, 04:05 PM
Word.

and none of that sierra mist crap :D


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

:thumbup:

Caveat Emperor
01-12-2006, 08:15 PM
Well im 16 so i guess ill come for the game, unless anyone would need a Designated Driver, lol i thought about putting DD, but then i realized who i was talking with.......lol

It's a national league park, we let the drunks drive for themselves.

KronoRed
01-12-2006, 09:39 PM
My son graduates from HS that weekend (5/28) so it's kinda dodgey for me.
It's sounding like we should have a Sunday game meetup to, Roy is the 2nd person to say they might be busy Friday and Saturday

Heath
01-12-2006, 10:12 PM
It's a national league park, we let the drunks drive for themselves.

That's funny and almost stupid in so many ways....

Chip R
01-13-2006, 01:44 AM
That's funny and almost stupid in so many ways....

It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

RedFanAlways1966
01-13-2006, 08:45 AM
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

It made David Letterman a multi-millionaire! :help:

RFS62
01-13-2006, 09:09 AM
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.


My credo.

Roy Tucker
01-13-2006, 09:48 AM
It's sounding like we should have a Sunday game meetup to, Roy is the 2nd person to say they might be busy Friday and Saturday
Thanks for looking out for me Krono, but the 28th is a Sunday.

My problem is that graduation is pretty much an all-weekend event with relatives rolling in from out of town and everything.

Chip R
01-13-2006, 10:04 AM
Thanks for looking out for me Krono, but the 28th is a Sunday.

My problem is that graduation is pretty much an all-weekend event with relatives rolling in from out of town and everything.

Roy, Roy, Roy. You just have to know how to budget your time. Make sure you're out of some kind of food or ice or whatever on Fri or Sat night or Sunday afternoon. Volunteer to go to the store for said items but go to the game with us instead. When Mrs. Tucker asks where you have been, make up some kind of excuse like you got lost or you had to go to several stores to find it or you had a flat tire or something. ;)

zombie-a-go-go
01-13-2006, 10:11 AM
Roy, Roy, Roy. You just have to know how to budget your time. Make sure you're out of some kind of food or ice or whatever on Fri or Sat night or Sunday afternoon. Volunteer to go to the store for said items but go to the game with us instead. When Mrs. Tucker asks where you have been, make up some kind of excuse like you got lost or you had to go to several stores to find it or you had a flat tire or something. ;)


Yeah... ice can be tough to find, sometimes. *snortle*

RFS62
01-13-2006, 10:17 AM
Yeah... ice can be tough to find, sometimes. *snortle*



Yep, and you'll need that ice to put on your various contusions and abrasions you will receive upon returning home.

Chip R
01-13-2006, 10:17 AM
Yeah... ice can be tough to find, sometimes. *snortle*

It can in the summer. ;)

Roy Tucker
01-13-2006, 10:20 AM
Roy, Roy, Roy. You just have to know how to budget your time. Make sure you're out of some kind of food or ice or whatever on Fri or Sat night or Sunday afternoon. Volunteer to go to the store for said items but go to the game with us instead. When Mrs. Tucker asks where you have been, make up some kind of excuse like you got lost or you had to go to several stores to find it or you had a flat tire or something. ;)
I think that's a great idea Chip.

I sure that Mrs. T will be so grateful that I returned safely and won't have any problems with me being gone for such an event for our first-born son. No problem at all. Along with the ice, I better find a good lawyer too.

Maybe I could convince Uncle Bush aka Bob B. to go get ice with me. He'll be around. *That* would be a blast.

vaticanplum
01-13-2006, 06:18 PM
Oof. Anybody wanna turn around and head to Chicago right after this to see the Reds play there? I always have a hard time fending off the Wrigley faithful by myself. They are secretly jealous that I have the cutest Reds-themed shoes the world has ever seen. Also, the last time I saw the Reds play there, a series of Cubs pitchers walked like six Reds batters in a row. It was amazing, but my glee was rather solitary.

KronoRed
01-13-2006, 08:58 PM
I sure that Mrs. T will be so grateful that I returned safely and won't have any problems with me being gone for such an event for our first-born son. No problem at all. Along with the ice, I better find a good lawyer too.

But that's the beauty of this, you'll find lawyers at the gathering :D

gonelong
01-13-2006, 10:00 PM
They are secretly jealous that I have the cutest Reds-themed shoes the world has ever seen.
My wife has a pair of white sneakers where the stiches on them are nice big red baseball stitches. She is pretty proud of them.

GL

vaticanplum
01-14-2006, 03:07 PM
My wife has a pair of white sneakers where the stiches on them are nice big red baseball stitches. She is pretty proud of them.

GL

Oh man! I've been looking for those my whole life! Where did she get them?

Mine were my mother's. They have Mr. Red embroidered on the sides. But man, baseball stitches...

gonelong
01-16-2006, 12:29 AM
I'll have to ask. I know they are 4-5 years old and at least one move ago.

They aren't Reds specific, just obvious baseball stiching on them. She only wears them when we are going to the ballpark. I think she "only" has one pair of them, so I'd bet she hasn't been able to find them again.

From the looks of them, they are not a high dollar item, likely a Target type place had them.

GL

paintmered
01-16-2006, 01:12 PM
Put me down as tentative - it's just way too early to commit at this point.

One thing is for sure, I won't be spending this year at doctorate hooding ceremonies like last year.

cinredsfan2000
01-19-2006, 09:51 PM
Damn I would love to do this my problem would be driving from upstate N.Y about a hour north of albany. What sort of hotels/motels are near the park? Also what kind of price range we talking as im not the richest of folks but i could scrape together a couple of hundred dollars.Sounds like a very intriguing event to say nothing of seeing the Reds play outside of shea and the old olympic stadium.

zombie-a-go-go
01-20-2006, 07:48 AM
Damn I would love to do this my problem would be driving from upstate N.Y about a hour north of albany. What sort of hotels/motels are near the park? Also what kind of price range we talking as im not the richest of folks but i could scrape together a couple of hundred dollars.Sounds like a very intriguing event to say nothing of seeing the Reds play outside of shea and the old olympic stadium.

I think I shot through about six bones last weekend, but I spent a lot of money on beer and incidentals. Tickets'll probably be around 20-25 a game with group discount rates (if we get enough people onboard) and hotels are going to run you anywhere from 80 a night to 150-160, or you can go for the big-money Westin. The Radisson was 120 a night, but I don't recommend it. :evil:

All said, not counting gas you can probably do the weekend quite comfortably in the 400 range.

And yeah, I posted this way out in advance so people can start thinking about whether or not they want to do it (or do it again). Tickets aren't even on sale yet - speaking of which, I'll handle the ticket purchasing if no one else steps up, though I'm not that thrilled about it. ;) Creek, I don't want you to be saddled with the responsibility for it if you can't attend - that seems totally unfair to me.

TeamBoone
01-20-2006, 01:34 PM
Hotel price depends on discounts (check the travel sites; someone on here got the Westin last year for $65 a night from one of them) and location. You'll obviously have a car and staying out in the burbs rather than downtown or on the river can save you a bundle. If you'd like suggestions for them and/or hotel names (there are tons), let me know and I'll do some research for you.

You could also buy cheaper tickets but wouldn't be able to be with the group during the game(s). You could, of course, probably slide in later as people shuffle around the park and give up seats around where the group might be sitting.

OldRightHander
01-20-2006, 02:07 PM
Count me in too. I think I'll stay at my house though. It makes more sense than the hotel and I wouldn't want to leave my wife home alone.

OldRightHander
01-20-2006, 02:10 PM
Just for the record, if you're in the mood for buying drinks for folks, it's apple juice for Krono and orange juice for me. Nothing else in that juice either. :)

Chip R
01-20-2006, 02:32 PM
Just for the record, if you're in the mood for buying drinks for folks, it's apple juice for Krono and orange juice for me. Nothing else in that juice either. :)

The obvious question remains: Pulp or no pulp? ;)

KronoRed
01-20-2006, 11:45 PM
Apple pulp??? ewwww ;)

Chip R
01-21-2006, 12:52 AM
You know we'll probably be the only people sneaking orange and apple juice into games. :lol:

KronoRed
01-22-2006, 06:22 AM
In my opinion we might be better to plan this either 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after memorial day.

KittyDuran
01-22-2006, 10:22 AM
In my opinion we might be better to plan this either 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after memorial day.Good idea! :thumbup: Then we can get a better count of who will be able to attend. It's very hard to sometimes schedule a whole weekend nearly 5 months away.

Chip R
01-22-2006, 10:36 AM
In my opinion we might be better to plan this either 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after memorial day.
2 weeks after would not be good for me. It was open but now it seems not to be. 3 weeks after when the White Sox are in town has opened up for me now.

KittyDuran
01-22-2006, 10:45 AM
Wait a minute... I just reread Krono's post again. Is the gathering still Memorial Day weekend?:confused:

Chip R
01-22-2006, 10:50 AM
Wait a minute... I just reread Krono's post again. Is the gathering still Memorial Day weekend?:confused:

LGJ was originally coming in that weekend but she doesn't think she can make it in now cause of an internship she got.

KittyDuran
01-22-2006, 11:03 AM
LGJ was originally coming in that weekend but she doesn't think she can make it in now cause of an internship she got.Oops, sorry must have missed that post...:redface:

KronoRed
01-22-2006, 11:37 AM
I was just thinking we might get more people on another weekend, but I :dunno: just have to see..I guess we should just say it's memorial day weekend for now

Double :dunno:

Puffy
01-22-2006, 03:08 PM
I was just thinking we might get more people on another weekend, but I :dunno: just have to see..I guess we should just say it's memorial day weekend for now

Double :dunno:

I was never for Memorial Day weekend in the first place - I'd rather have a weekend where there is a game Thursday as well as Friday and Saturday.

KronoRed
01-22-2006, 03:23 PM
I was never for Memorial Day weekend in the first place - I'd rather have a weekend where there is a game Thursday as well as Friday and Saturday.
2 weeks later then works, 4 with the cubs.

That's June 8th - 11

Should we take a vote? ;)

creek14
01-22-2006, 03:47 PM
2 weeks later then works, 4 with the cubs.

That's June 8th - 11

Should we take a vote? ;)
Tickets will be at a premium with all those stinkin Cub fans coming to town.

RFS62
01-22-2006, 03:48 PM
I hate the stinkin' Cubs

creek14
01-22-2006, 03:52 PM
I hate the stinkin' Cubs
Puffy loathes the Randa signing.

KronoRed
01-22-2006, 04:23 PM
He's not a fan of the pirates?

paintmered
01-22-2006, 07:44 PM
Tickets will be at a premium with all those stinkin Cub fans coming to town.

Then let's get 'em before they do.

KronoRed
01-23-2006, 01:53 AM
Word.

If we get enough people we can fight the cub fans.

It'll be great ;)

zombie-a-go-go
01-23-2006, 10:53 AM
If we get enough people we can fight the cub fans.

It'll be great ;)

It isn't always that great. Some of them are biters ;)

You know, I suck at logistics. Anyone want to pick out a handful of weekends that look like good gathering weekends? Then we can do a poll or something, I dunno.

Joseph
01-23-2006, 01:29 PM
I'd vote for White Sox weekend still myself. But your idea is good Zombie. Maybe a multi option poll as well so people can choose all the weekends they'd be available?

Puffy
01-23-2006, 01:32 PM
Well, if we are moving it back into June I can say with near certain confidence that the Reds will already be out of the pennant race so everyone should be prepared to imbibe heavily.

Wait, even if they are in the race everyone should be prepared to imbibe heavily. Just because we can!

zombie-a-go-go
01-23-2006, 09:30 PM
Well, if we are moving it back into June I can say with near certain confidence that the Reds will already be out of the pennant race so everyone should be prepared to imbibe heavily.

Wait, even if they are in the race everyone should be prepared to imbibe heavily. Just because we can!

Whew. I thought we were losing you there for a moment.

I think the poll with the ability to make multiple choices is a good one.

KronoRed
01-23-2006, 11:09 PM
We're gonna be out of the race in April ;)

I liked white sox weekend too, but tickets will ve next to impossible to get.

pedro
01-24-2006, 05:48 PM
We're gonna be out of the race in April ;)

I liked white sox weekend too, but tickets will ve next to impossible to get.


Oh, you know that they can compete until at least May 15th. ;)

vaticanplum
01-24-2006, 06:30 PM
White Sox weekend is my birthday weekend, and I do have excellent birthday baseball karma. However not only is it interleague play against the World Champions, it's also Father's Day weekend, and I would imagine what few available tickets there might be will be shelled out as promotional/courtesy tickets. Not to mention the fact that some Redszoners may actually have to spend the day/weekend with their families, if you're into that sort of thing.

wheels
01-29-2006, 01:48 PM
I'm down for whatever.

I need to meet some of you chumps.:D

MWM
02-06-2006, 06:33 PM
I wasn't planning on going at all, but if wheels is going, I'm there.

wheels
02-06-2006, 07:14 PM
I wasn't planning on going at all, but if wheels is going, I'm there.

That's how I do it.

I bring the pawty with me.

creek14
02-14-2006, 12:59 PM
Okay, since no one will take control of this, I'm going to. Later today I'm going to post a poll of when people would like for this to happen. After we have a date I'm going to collect money for tickets, then get the tickets, then mail them out, then see you all there.

Got it?

Good.

:cool:

Joseph
02-14-2006, 01:57 PM
Thank goodness for Creek.