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reds44
04-08-2006, 05:30 PM
11-8

tieing run up

oh boy

Reds Fanatic
04-08-2006, 05:30 PM
Hernandez singles in 2 runs. 11-8. Tying run coming to the plate.

SirFelixCat
04-08-2006, 05:30 PM
How about release Hammond to make room for our new acquisition from Cleveland?

indyred
04-08-2006, 05:30 PM
home run ties it and i'd surprised if it didn't happen

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2006, 05:30 PM
Grrrr

SirFelixCat
04-08-2006, 05:30 PM
Anyone else see a HR in the near future??!?!? :mad:

Matt700wlw
04-08-2006, 05:30 PM
I don't know what to say.

11-8 now

harangatang
04-08-2006, 05:30 PM
Hammond has an ERA of 162 now :jump:

Big Klu
04-08-2006, 05:30 PM
Just tossing this out there, but maybe the problem is that there's no such thing as a reliable 6th or 7th reliever. How about the Reds drop Hammond and get another player on the bench?

Bingo! I have never liked the 12-man pitching staff. I would rather have only six (or preferrably, only five) relievers.

Hammond's ERA is now 162.00.

SirFelixCat
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
Nice balk, idiot

realistic
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
there must be retired pitchers better than this? where is jesse orosco?

Matt700wlw
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
balk...

I'm going to cry.

captainmorgan07
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
balks in a run

CincyRedsFan30
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
White balks in a run. 11-9 Reds. Runner at 2B.

Reds Fanatic
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
Unbelievable. White balks in a run. 11-9

reds44
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
haha

balk

doesn't really mean anything

MartyFan
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
the thing I love about this BP is that they always keep thing exciting...:rolleyes:

KronoRed
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
This is bad.

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
Balk??

indyred
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
balk.balk.balk.....what the heck is he doing

flynn78
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
It has been kinda fun with these leads and watching the bullpen fester. I'm glad we are figuring out the bullpen is wothless againsty the Pirates rather the Cardinals or Astros. Gives us time to figure it out, hopefully. Is it just me or every time the bullpen comes in I hear the Benny Hill Show theme music?

edabbs44
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
One word...ridiculous. Strt the fire sale now if they can't get bullpen help.

Aronchis
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
Hammond has a 162.0 ERA :beerme: :laugh:

harangatang
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
UPdate Hammond now has an ERA of 189.00 :beerme:

CincyReds2003
04-08-2006, 05:31 PM
This bullpen is terrible!

Reds4Life
04-08-2006, 05:32 PM
The bullpen is worse than the starters? Man, talk about role reversal.

indyred
04-08-2006, 05:32 PM
i guess you gotta have 20 run games at gab.......it's the norm

Dunner44
04-08-2006, 05:32 PM
Well done Chris.... RETIRE

Matt700wlw
04-08-2006, 05:32 PM
Hammond has a 162.0 ERA :beerme: :laugh:

That's only 1 run a game if he plays every day of the season :D

SirFelixCat
04-08-2006, 05:32 PM
It has been kinda fun with these leads and watching the bullpen fester. I'm glad we are figuring out the bullpen is wothless againsty the Pirates rather the Cardinals or Astros. Gives us time to figure it out,hopefully. Is it just me or every time the bullpen comes in I hear the Benny Hill Show theme music.


Good points.

Hey, at least the offense has had such huge leads that even this pathetic BP can't screw it up completely. Though it's not from lack of effort on the BP's behalf. Pathetic

CincyReds2003
04-08-2006, 05:33 PM
Hopefully, there are some moves made after this weekend..Bring Wagner up, and get rid of Hammond.

Kc61
04-08-2006, 05:33 PM
Why don't I see either of these teams in the playoffs?

vaticanplum
04-08-2006, 05:33 PM
I'm switching to the Royals. It can't be more painful than this.

LoganBuck
04-08-2006, 05:33 PM
Prediction: Castillo homers to tie it up on a 2-2 count

Dunner44
04-08-2006, 05:33 PM
End The Game Rick

NatiRedGals
04-08-2006, 05:33 PM
This one belongs to the reds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CincyRedsFan30
04-08-2006, 05:33 PM
Castillo grounds out to SS.

And this one belongs to the Reds!!!!

11-9 FINAL.

GOREDSGO32
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
Please release Hammond and White ASAP or stick them in Dayton.

Reds win, but this bullpen is a JOKE.

captainmorgan07
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
and this one belongs to the reds!!!!!!!!!!

edabbs44
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
Thank God...now get us some pitching.

reds44
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds!!!

4-1!!!!

Reds Fanatic
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
The Cardiac Kids pull out another win 11-9.

cincyinco
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
Man, the bullpen is ooooooglay!

SirFelixCat
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
I'm switching to the Royals. It can't be more painful than this.


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Sad, yet oddly compelling....:laugh:

Dunner44
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
This One Belongs To The Reds!!!!

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
Unreal.

We're 4-1 and I still feel like crap.

LoganBuck
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
Prediction: Loganbuck does not win, Notradamus Award!

westofyou
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
Best Softball Team in Ohio.

indyred
04-08-2006, 05:34 PM
was it 3 dingers total today.......

reds44
04-08-2006, 05:35 PM
Please get Shack and Wagner on a plane to Cincy NOW.

Reds Fanatic
04-08-2006, 05:35 PM
Amazing this team is 4-1 if you consider we have now given up 42 runs in 5 games.

Big Klu
04-08-2006, 05:35 PM
UPdate Hammond now has an ERA of 189.00 :beerme:

No, I think it's still 162.00. The run that scored on the balk is unearned. (It would have been earned if the batter would have gotten a hit.)

red-in-la
04-08-2006, 05:35 PM
Yeah....you wonder where Shackelford and Wagner are with all this EXPERIENCE the Reds have in the BP.

indyred
04-08-2006, 05:36 PM
Best Softball Team in Ohio.
i've seen better pitching in softball....maybe the reds bull pen should just pitch underhand.............can't get any worse......

harangatang
04-08-2006, 05:37 PM
No, it's still 162.00. The run that scored on the balk is unearned. (It would have been earned if the batter would have gotten a hit.)
You better right MLB and tell them, I took it off of MLB Gameday

RedsBaron
04-08-2006, 05:37 PM
UPdate Hammond now has an ERA of 189.00 :beerme:
The ultimate "pitch to contact" pitcher.

Big Klu
04-08-2006, 05:38 PM
You better right MLB and tell them, I took it off of MLB Gameday

Maybe I'm wrong then, but I thought that balks didn't figure in.

KronoRed
04-08-2006, 05:38 PM
Go Reds :clap:

membengal
04-08-2006, 05:39 PM
He's the Trashcan Man and Jerry Narron has set him to burn.

Laughed and laughed hard at this, sorry M2, I apparently have to spread more rep around before giving you some more. PHEnomenal Stand reference.

There is simply no good reason to keep Chris Hammond on this pitching staff. None.

pedro
04-08-2006, 05:39 PM
Amazing this team is 4-1 if you consider we have now given up 42 runs in 5 games.

:eek:

The Reds relief pitching is as bad as I can ever remember it being.

cincyinco
04-08-2006, 05:40 PM
Maybe I'm wrong then, but I thought that balks didn't figure in.

MLB has Hammond charged with 3 ER, 189.0 ERA.

Matt700wlw
04-08-2006, 05:41 PM
Good thing this team has an abundance of infielders and catchers....

cincyinco
04-08-2006, 05:41 PM
There is simply no good reason to keep Chris Hammond on this pitching staff. None.

You mean keeping him on so he can stay on my SIM league team isn't a good enough reason? :p

Big Klu
04-08-2006, 05:41 PM
Now that I think about it, balks would be a pitcher-controlled thing, like wild pitches. And runs that score on wild pitches are earned runs. (Though runs that score on passed balls are unearned runs, unless the run would have eventually scored later through conventional means.) So 189.00 is correct.

Winning Pitcher: Harang (1-1)
Save: White (1)

Dunner44
04-08-2006, 05:42 PM
MLB has Hammond charged with 3 ER, 189.0 ERA.

At least he finally got an out, bringing his ERA down from infinity :bang:

Matt700wlw
04-08-2006, 05:44 PM
Believe it or not, I think Chris Hammond still has an option... :eek:

reds44
04-08-2006, 05:44 PM
Believe it or not, I think Chris Hammond still has an option... :eek:
Good.

Put him on a bus.

membengal
04-08-2006, 05:44 PM
Reds bullpen is doing an admirable job of screwing up the Reds' pythag average at this point.

Props to the offense and starting pitching this week for bailing out the bullpen. The horrific bullpen.

Big Klu
04-08-2006, 05:45 PM
For the second straight day, no changes on the Reds' all-time HR list.


Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Ted Kluszewski - 251
5. George Foster - 244
6. Eric Davis - 203
7. Barry Larkin - 198
8. Vada Pinson - 186
9. Wally Post - 172
10. Gus Bell - 160
10. Adam Dunn - 160
12. Joe Morgan - 152
12. Pete Rose - 152
14. Lee May - 147
15. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 139
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 118
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Chris Sabo - 104
23. Dave Concepcion - 101
24. Gordy Coleman - 98
25. Paul O'Neill - 96

harangatang
04-08-2006, 05:52 PM
Good thing this team has an abundance of infielders and catchers....
One of them might be pitching before too long

reds44
04-08-2006, 06:01 PM
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Redlegs23
04-08-2006, 06:04 PM
Ryan Freel just set a new world record for number of times to say "you know" in a postgame interview.

Dunner44
04-08-2006, 06:07 PM
That picture of Freel sliding into home is sweet... was he safe?

harangatang
04-08-2006, 06:14 PM
That picture of Freel sliding into home is sweet... was he safe?
I believe that was on Dunn's "sac fly" that Freel created

marcshoe
04-08-2006, 06:22 PM
That's a great pic, with Dunn standing in the background watching.

traderumor
04-08-2006, 07:35 PM
My 9-year old son sees the score is 11-5, says "no way they can come back." Dad sternly corrects him and says "son, you never say that with the Reds these days." So, we're waiting at the restaurant for a table for the wife's bday, sure enough I see the score scroll on ESPN 2 "Pirates 9 Reds 11 Top 9." Maybe before he gets as jaded as dear old dad, the boy will be able to look at a 6 run lead and say "no way they can come back today." In my lifetime? Not sure.

Fortunately, by the next time it scrolled through it read "Pirates 9 Reds 11 FINAL." Oh, and the steak and ribs were much better than the bullpen.

traderumor
04-08-2006, 07:38 PM
That's a great pic, with Dunn standing in the background watching.
And the stunned look on Cota's face as if to say "why is there a guy sliding in home on that pop up?"

GridironGrace
04-08-2006, 07:50 PM
Nice win today... loved the bats and all the BB's we got today.

harang looked tough with those 10 K's but 6.2 IP and 8 hits with 5 runs allowed..........gotta get that down.. especially if all our bullpen can do is hold a team to 3 runs lol 2 str8 days the pen almost blew a game.


GOTTA do something soon about this man.. And i know it doesnt help when we can hardly get a SP to pitch for 7 INNINGs

our Bullpen has been SHOWN way to much and therefore all weakness's are KNOWN.. gotta change it up some how.. Get Wagner up here....Rameriz maybe get them in the pen let em have a crack at doing better then the Geezer Pen :)

reds44
04-08-2006, 08:40 PM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2006/04/08/zuEPZbXM.jpg



http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2006/04/08/zuEPZbXM.jpg
CINCINNATI -- Sporting a slogan called the "Power of Tradition," the Reds are keenly aware that the long ball has buttered their bread in recent seasons. The team led the National League with 222 home runs last year.
But while winning four-straight games, including Saturday's 11-9 decision over the winless Pirates, Cincinnati has shown itself to be more multidimensional with steady starting pitching and an aggressive small ball approach too.

Now the bullpen just needs to keep up. Struggling Reds relievers were mostly responsible for Pittsburgh's six runs over the final three innings.

"We can't just rely on the long ball every game," said Reds second baseman Ryan Freel, who was 3-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored. "(Ken) Griffey and (Adam) Dunn and (Austin) Kearns are going to hit their home runs. They're not going to be able to do it every day. We have to do the little things also."

After drawing a walk in the third inning with the Reds up, 3-2, Freel went to second with his fifth stolen base of the young season. He was on third after Pittsburgh lefty Oliver Perez (0-2) issued a one-out walk and loaded the bases.

Next up was Adam Dunn, who hit a shallow pop up near the foul line behind first base. Second baseman Jose Castillo camped under the ball only to watch the wind take it. At the last second, right fielder Jeromy Burnitz sprinted in and made the catch and fired a throw home.

Watching the play develop, Freel didn't hesitate and broke for the plate and scored with a head first slide just before the catcher's tag. It proved to be a very shallow sacrifice fly for Dunn.

"I made up my mind at that point I was going to tag," Freel said. "I thought it was going to have to be a perfect throw to get me out. It was pretty close to a perfect throw but I was able to sneak in and get the front part of the plate."

With two hits and two runs scored Saturday, shortstop and No. 2 hitter Felipe Lopez has also been getting it done. In the past three games, the top two spots in the order are 15-for-25 (.600) with two Lopez homers and 12 runs scored.

"We've gotten guys on base from the top of the order," Reds manager Jerry Narron said. "We're getting big hits from the middle of the order."

Cincinnati, which has averaged 7.8 runs through five games, hasn't forgotten about the long ball however. It has 11 so far, including a pair Saturday, to remain high on the NL leader board.

First baseman Rich Aurilia's second homer this season, a three-run shot to left field off Perez, gave the Reds a quick 3-0 first inning lead. Part of his 3-for-4 day, Austin Kearns sparked a four-run bottom of the fourth with his first homer -- a leadoff drive that just cleared the right field fence. Three more runs scored on Ken Griffey Jr.'s bases-loaded walk, a passed ball and a wild pitch and made it an 8-3 game.

All of this made Aaron Harang's job a little easier. In an improvement from his Opening Day loss Monday vs. Chicago, Harang (1-1) struck out 10 over 6 2/3 innings. He was charged with five earned runs and eight hits.

Harang became the fourth-straight Reds starter to not issue a walk. The rotation hasn't yielded a base-on-balls since Harang did in the sixth inning Monday -- a stretch of 25 1/3 innings -- and has built more optimism.

"The last four days, our starters have thrown strikes and given us chances to win games," Narron said.

Harang survived a scare in the second inning when Freddy Sanchez's line drive up the middle hit the pitcher in the right calf. Harang threw to first base for the out. Narron and trainer Mark Mann checked to make sure he was okay before clearing him to continue.

The next batter, Castillo, hit a two-run homer to right field on a 3-1 pitch.

"It might have bothered him a little bit," Narron said. "You could tell by the home run that was up next. He fell behind."

Every run charged to Harang on the day came with two outs. With runners on second and third in the seventh, reliever Mike Burns surrendered Jack Wilson's two-run double to right-center field that made it a three-run game.

Cincinnati scored three runs in the seventh to make it an 11-5 game, but it still didn't guarantee an easy finish. With one out in the ninth and a five run lead, Chris Hammond loaded the bases with a four-pitch walk and two singles. Rick White allowed Freddy Sanchez's two-run single with two outs. White's balk brought the tying run to the plate before Castillo game-ending ground out gave him the save.

Through five games, Cincinnati's bullpen has a 9.20 ERA and let 12 of 14 (86 percent) of inherited runners score.

Good thing the lineup has provided plenty of padding.

"You have to worry about executing your pitches and letting the offense do the rest for you," Harang said. "They're doing the small things too -- the sac flies, bunting guys over, hit and run, moving guys around. You feel confident as a pitcher that you'll get a little bit of leeway with our offense scoring so many runs."


Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

RedsBaron
04-08-2006, 08:59 PM
At this rate the Reds will set at least three major league marks this year: Most runs scored in a season, 1264; most runs allowed, 1361; and most wins, 130. Somehow, I don't think this pace will last.

ochre
04-08-2006, 09:02 PM
At this rate the Reds will set at least three major league marks this year: Most runs scored in a season, 1264; most runs allowed, 1361; and most wins, 130. Somehow, I don't think this pace will last.
Why do you have to be so negative?


:)

Falls City Beer
04-08-2006, 09:05 PM
I actually think that maybe the pitching will improve to the same extent that the offense will regress. Or something. Meaning the RA/RS ratios stay similar but the win/loss record begins to tilt in the wrong direction.

ochre
04-08-2006, 09:34 PM
I actually think that maybe the pitching will improve to the same extent that the offense will regress. Or something. Meaning the RA/RS ratios stay similar but the win/loss record begins to tilt in the wrong direction.
I'd say that's generally how it goes over time. Of course I have no confidence in this bullpen as it is currently composed. I believe they are quite capable of stinking it up at these rates for quite some time...

Mutaman
04-08-2006, 09:52 PM
You've really got to wonder about an organization that breaks camp with this kind of a bullpen. Couldn't somebody figure out down in Florida that Hammond is no longer a major league pitcher? Do we really want to go through annother season with Weathers as the closer? I'm hoping that for the first time in a long time we may have a adequate starting staff, but it will be for naught if we can't close it out. This isn't rocket science is it?

lucky bugle boy
04-08-2006, 09:59 PM
Just got back from the game (live in Northern Indiana, so quite a trip). For the record, that was just silly for Freel to go on that Dunn 'sac fly', but man does it make me love Freel! What an exciting player to watch! And a great play today by Freel at 2nd.

RedsIn07
04-08-2006, 10:32 PM
Was looking at the Reds stats and noticed that Freel, including today, has gotten on base 11 times in 4 games... Wow.:thumbup:

KittyDuran
04-08-2006, 11:15 PM
Just a few extras from the game today...

First, I sat most of the game with Chip (it wasn't arranged - I just happened to walk past him in the $5 seats and he called my name). We followed the sun around the ballpark - and there was a BIG difference in the shade/sun.

With Valentin's first at-bat the intro song was "Rico Suave"... (I know RHM would like that) ;) .

After Harang got to first base on the pitcher's error - the "Hallelujah Chorus" was played! :laugh:

Chip R
04-08-2006, 11:27 PM
After you left, the Buccos started catching up. Normally I would blame Bob Boone but today I blame you. :p: I ran into the family Creek in the gift shop after the game. They had Creek, Jr. and a friend of his in tow. Needless to say they spent a small fortune at the park and gift shop.

red-in-la
04-08-2006, 11:28 PM
I actually think that maybe the pitching will improve to the same extent that the offense will regress. Or something. Meaning the RA/RS ratios stay similar but the win/loss record begins to tilt in the wrong direction.

And it is JUST possible that this will turn into a credible rotation.....not great mind you, but credible.

Not to worry though, the awful defense and poor managing will more than compensate for it and they will still work hard to get to 63 wins.

BTW, can a team set a record for Blown Saves in a season? Is that a stat they track?

Gallen5862
04-08-2006, 11:30 PM
Thanks Kitty for some interesting insight in what you were able to experience at the game. Was it a pretty big crowd and how was the crowd reacting?

KittyDuran
04-08-2006, 11:39 PM
Thanks Kitty for some interesting insight in what you were able to experience at the game. Was it a pretty big crowd and how was the crowd reacting?Thanks...:) I usually don't rehash the actual play of the game, since that's already been covered here on the game thread. The crowd size was good considering the weather (even in the sun there was a good breeze blowing). And IMHO the crowd sounded larger than the 20+K there. How did it sound via the radio and/or TV?

KittyDuran
04-08-2006, 11:40 PM
After you left, the Buccos started catching up. Normally I would blame Bob Boone but today I blame you. :p: I ran into the family Creek in the gift shop after the game. They had Creek, Jr. and a friend of his in tow. Needless to say they spent a small fortune at the park and gift shop.Yeah, I was kicking myself as well - but a win is a win! :beerme:

TeamBoone
04-09-2006, 12:18 AM
Krivsky is far from dumb and, as far as I know, he's not blind either. He knows the BP stinks. And he knows if something isn't done about it that it will begin costing the Reds wins... sooner rather than later probably.

I have no doubt that he'll do something. Thank the Lord it's his job and not mine.

KronoRed
04-09-2006, 12:42 AM
Rico?!?! :help:

Thanks Kitty :lol:

Chip R
04-09-2006, 12:58 AM
Rico?!?! :help:

Suave. ;)

reds44
04-09-2006, 01:02 AM
Krivsky is far from dumb and, as far as I know, he's not blind either. He knows the BP stinks. And he knows if something isn't done about it that it will begin costing the Reds wins... sooner rather than later probably.

I have no doubt that he'll do something. Thank the Lord it's his job and not mine.
I agree. He has made alot of moves in his short time here, and I don't think he will waste much time fixing the pen.

Newport Red
04-09-2006, 01:14 AM
I actually think that maybe the pitching will improve to the same extent that the offense will regress. Or something. Meaning the RA/RS ratios stay similar but the win/loss record begins to tilt in the wrong direction.

Agreed. But in the short term, we can steal some wins in Chicago with the Cubs minus Woods and Prior.

crector
04-09-2006, 02:15 AM
Anyone else here think that the Reds have a real chance at winning the division this year?

OnBaseMachine
04-09-2006, 02:20 AM
Anyone else here think that the Reds have a real chance at winning the division this year?

Only if they acquire Rich Harden, Francisco Rodriguez, Huston Street, Jake Peavy, Jon Papelbon, and Jesse Crain in the next few days.

MartyFan
04-09-2006, 02:23 AM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/gameday/mugshots/mlb/400063.jpg

Ladies....Dave Williams your Sunday Afternoon Starter.

Meow...

TeamBoone
04-09-2006, 02:38 AM
Anyone else here think that the Reds have a real chance at winning the division this year?

IMHO, it's a bit early for that bold prediction.

OnBaseMachine
04-09-2006, 03:08 AM
Did anyone hear Marty and Hal during the second inning of Saturday's game? Apparently they asked Narron about the acquisition of Brandon Phillips...and Narron's response was, "if I told you, I would have to kill you". Both Marty and Hal believe a trade is in the works. I believe Marc has even commented that he wouldn't be surprised to see a deal on Monday.

Ron Madden
04-09-2006, 03:17 AM
Did anyone hear Marty and Hal during the second inning of Saturday's game? Apparently they asked Narron about the acquisition of Brandon Phillips...and Narron's response was, "if I told you, I would have to kill you". Both Marty and Hal believe a trade is in the works. I believe Marc has even commented that he wouldn't be surprised to see a deal on Monday.

I heard Hal say that.

Somethings brewing IMHO.

vaticanplum
04-09-2006, 08:01 PM
Just a few extras from the game today...

First, I sat most of the game with Chip (it wasn't arranged - I just happened to walk past him in the $5 seats and he called my name).

There are FIVE DOLLAR SEATS in Great American Ballpark?!? Every day?!??

Caveat Emperor
04-09-2006, 08:07 PM
There are FIVE DOLLAR SEATS in Great American Ballpark?!? Every day?!??

Heck, when the team goes south in late-May/early-June, every seat in the ballpark turns into a $5 seat, if you're quick enough to sneak past the ushers. ;)

KronoRed
04-09-2006, 08:07 PM
Yeah, they don't sell them online, they are the ones in the upper deck on the edges.

vaticanplum
04-09-2006, 08:15 PM
Crikey, that could make somebody move. I have to sell a small child every time I want to go to Wrigley.

westofyou
04-09-2006, 08:44 PM
There are FIVE DOLLAR SEATS in Great American Ballpark?!? Every day?!??
Yep, everytime I go there I marvel at that... greta for the standers.

Cyclone792
04-09-2006, 08:52 PM
There are FIVE DOLLAR SEATS in Great American Ballpark?!? Every day?!??

vatican, you'll hate me, but ... :)

I've been to four Reds games this season, and I've spent a grand total of $21.50 on tickets for all four games (darn online surcharge made bleacher seats $7.50 today instead of $4 ... another person in our group bought them online in advance). For about half the games I go to each season I'll buy $5 seats and sit somewhere in the lower section. Generally I'll go to about 25 games per season, and I'll spend maybe $100 total for tickets for those 25 games I attend for the whole season (I'll land free tickets for about a third of the games I attend).

TeamBoone
04-09-2006, 09:12 PM
Bleacher seats are normally $8, right?

KittyDuran
04-09-2006, 09:45 PM
Bleacher seats are normally $8, right?They're $9 this year... IIRC. On Bleacher Nights they are $4 in advance of game day.

KittyDuran
04-09-2006, 09:50 PM
There are FIVE DOLLAR SEATS in Great American Ballpark?!? Every day?!??
Yeah... I parked at Tower Place Mall for $5 - want to the food court in the basement to Subway, got a sub, 3 cookies and a bottled water, then bought a $5 ticket to the game. The $5 tickets are only available at game day.

I went today and parked for free on the street (all street parking is free on Sundays in Cincinnati) - but the only tickets available were $12. :( [they sold out the Bleachers and the $5 tickets]