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Reds Fanatic
08-06-2010, 12:52 PM
From John Fay:


The Reds project crowds of 37,000-plus for the Monday-Tuesday games and 35,000-plus for the Wednesday game vs. St. Louis next week at Great American Ball Park, Reds senior vice president of business operations Karen Forgus said.

The Monday and Tuesday games start at 7:10 p.m., the Wednesday game at 12:35 p.m.

“We are expecting a playoff atmosphere and a lot of excitement,” Forgus said.

Forgus said ticket sales for the games are running 30 to 50 percent above normal for a typical August weekday series. Typical crowds for August weekday series would be in the middle to upper 20,000s, Forgus said.

If the Reds fare well this weekend in Chicago, that should also boost crowds for the St. Louis series. Regardless, sellouts or near-sellouts seem certain.



http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2010/08/06/reds-project-big-crowds-for-cards-series/

Roy Tucker
08-06-2010, 12:56 PM
Cool.

Cyclone792
08-06-2010, 12:56 PM
It's going to be hot but dry next week. Hopefully the humidity isn't too bad, and hopefully if the weather looks good then walk-ups could sell the series out.

I've already got tickets for Monday and plan to see the Priss get knocked around.

medford
08-06-2010, 01:07 PM
It's going to be hot but dry next week. Hopefully the humidity isn't too bad, and hopefully if the weather looks good then walk-ups could sell the series out.

I've already got tickets for Monday and plan to see the Priss get knocked around.

I wonder if there's any chance they toss out a nice, shiney unmudded ball for his warmup tosses? Or perhaps a sign that says Priss likes dirty balls. :D

Caveat Emperor
08-06-2010, 01:16 PM
I've got my tickets for Monday as well.

Time to take care of things in Chicago and get on with the business of smacking Christina Carpenter around.

MattyHo4Life
08-06-2010, 01:58 PM
I wish I could go on Monday. Those should be sellout games.

Chip R
08-06-2010, 01:59 PM
I've got mine for Wednesday.

MattyHo4Life
08-06-2010, 02:01 PM
I've got mine for Wednesday.

Who is pitching for the Reds on Wed?

Reds Fanatic
08-06-2010, 02:04 PM
Who is pitching for the Reds on Wed?

Arroyo. Reds rotation for the series is Leake, Cueto and Arroyo.

MattyHo4Life
08-06-2010, 02:07 PM
Arroyo. Reds rotation for the series is Leake, Cueto and Arroyo.

Wow...then Wed should be really good. Arroryo always seems to be tough against the Cards. Wainwright goes for the Cards on Wed.

Cedric
08-06-2010, 02:08 PM
We get their 3 best and they get our worst starter.

Happens.

Ron Madden
08-07-2010, 02:46 AM
Could this be the biggest and most important series in the short history of Great American Ball Park?

I think so.

sabometrics
08-07-2010, 03:36 AM
Without a doubt in my mind. In my book this will be #1 and the August '06 Cards series will be #2.

kbrake
08-07-2010, 06:38 AM
I'll be there Monday. Can't wait.

MattyHo4Life
08-07-2010, 08:20 AM
I hope both the Reds and Cards make it to the NLCS. Now that could be the beginning of a great rivalry.

Mario-Rijo
08-07-2010, 08:37 AM
I'll be there Monday. Can't wait.

Same here 2 rows back from the field down the LF line, section 111. Gonna be sweet!! Hope Leake brings his A game.

_Sir_Charles_
08-07-2010, 09:00 AM
We get their 3 best and they get our worst starter.

Happens.

Our worst starter? I'd say that's Volquez right now. Who are you calling our worst? Leake?

MattyHo4Life
08-07-2010, 09:31 AM
Our worst starter? I'd say that's Volquez right now. Who are you calling our worst? Leake?

That's what I was wondering as well. None of them are bad starters... that's for sure.

kbrake
08-07-2010, 09:49 AM
I'm pretty sure he is making reference to Leake and I think he's right. Leake appears to have hit a wall of some type. Either getting tired or the league adjusting its not the same Mike Leake from earlier this season. Hopefully the adrenaline of a big series gives him enough for a big start. We need it.

Always Red
08-07-2010, 10:33 AM
I'm pretty sure he is making reference to Leake and I think he's right. Leake appears to have hit a wall of some type. Either getting tired or the league adjusting its not the same Mike Leake from earlier this season. Hopefully the adrenaline of a big series gives him enough for a big start. We need it.

I think Leake would pitch better on less adrenaline and less rest. That would equal more movement and probably better location. I do understand the reason for wanting to limit his innings this year and probably next year as well.

The Voice of IH
08-07-2010, 11:30 AM
We get their 3 best and they get our worst starter.

Happens.

Volqueze is not pitching in the series? :confused:

MattyHo4Life
08-07-2010, 11:38 AM
Well...if Leake is your worst starter, then just imagine having Suppan or Hawksworth in your rotation. :)

_Sir_Charles_
08-07-2010, 11:54 AM
I think Leake would pitch better on less adrenaline and less rest. That would equal more movement and probably better location. I do understand the reason for wanting to limit his innings this year and probably next year as well.

This. I don't think the workload is getting to be too much for Mike...it's his lack of consistent work IMO. Since they started skipping his starts, he's gone downhill. Personally I'd lower his pitch count per start, or set him on an innings per game restriction, but send him out there on a regular schedule.