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BungleBengals
08-16-2012, 10:24 AM
Hi all,

I got tickets for tonights game and was told that I could buy batting practice tickets (where you can see the Reds BP by getting there extra early).

I was just wondering if anyone has done this before. Do the Reds sign autographs and shake hands or is it not worth it?

Thanks.

texasdave
08-16-2012, 10:33 AM
You have to buy a separate ticket to watch batting practice? I have never heard of that before.

BungleBengals
08-16-2012, 10:40 AM
You have to buy a separate ticket to watch batting practice? I have never heard of that before.

To watch the Reds BP. Sorry for not clarifying.

texasdave
08-16-2012, 10:47 AM
To watch the Reds BP. Sorry for not clarifying.

Just curious. How much do they charge for that?

BungleBengals
08-16-2012, 10:50 AM
Just curious. How much do they charge for that?

It was $15, but that includes admission to the Reds HOF which I wanted to see anyways.

texasdave
08-16-2012, 10:51 AM
It was $15, but that includes admission to the Reds HOF which I wanted to see anyways.

That's not bad. Reds' HOF is supposed to be pretty nice.

BungleBengals
08-16-2012, 10:54 AM
That's not bad. Reds' HOF is supposed to be pretty nice.

Yeah I have been there before, but I had to rush through it to get to a dentist appointment. I am hoping to enjoy it more this time.

The 4256 exhibit is awesome!

webbbj
08-16-2012, 11:02 AM
i always thought the HOF was free with a game ticket. And never knew you had to pay to see reds batting practice.

I havent watched batting practice in probably 10+ years and never been to the HOF tho.

BungleBengals
08-16-2012, 11:05 AM
i always thought the HOF was free with a game ticket. And never knew you had to pay to see reds batting practice.

I havent watched batting practice in probably 10+ years and never been to the HOF tho.

I don't know about 10 years ago, but every baseball I have been to, I try to get there early like 5:30ish for a 7:00 game. Usually, you get there and see the other team's BP up to 6:30ish.

I have never seen the Reds BP, so I was wondering if anyone else has. I think they let season ticket holders go in early enough to see them.

redsfan1995
08-16-2012, 11:18 AM
That $15 dollar ticket lets you get inside at 430 before all the season ticket holders. You have to stay in right field until all the gates open it is a good deal because you are almost guaranteed to get a ball and autograph.

justincredible
08-16-2012, 11:54 AM
i always thought the HOF was free with a game ticket. And never knew you had to pay to see reds batting practice.

I havent watched batting practice in probably 10+ years and never been to the HOF tho.

A HOF ticket is $10 even if you already have a game ticket. This is the first I've ever heard of the $15 ticket to see batting practice and the HOF, though.

BungleBengals
08-16-2012, 12:10 PM
That $15 dollar ticket lets you get inside at 430 before all the season ticket holders. You have to stay in right field until all the gates open it is a good deal because you are almost guaranteed to get a ball and autograph.

They only allow you to stay in RF?

S.Wells
08-16-2012, 12:19 PM
They only allow you to stay in RF?

Yes, you buy the ticket and you get in 30 minutes before season ticket holders. Great for kids looking for autographs and a chance to catch a ball. Very few take advantage of it!

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redsfan1995
08-16-2012, 12:40 PM
They only allow you to stay in RF?

Its worth it if you really want a ball and autograph.

justincredible
08-16-2012, 12:42 PM
How many people do they let buy BP tickets? Says tickets are limited but doesn't give a number.

BungleBengals
08-16-2012, 01:48 PM
How many people do they let buy BP tickets? Says tickets are limited but doesn't give a number.

I bought 2 tickets yesterday and called today around 12:30ish and bought a ticket over the phone because my dad wants to go now.

BungleBengals
08-20-2012, 08:57 AM
Just an update. The batting practice tickets were nice because you got to see the players warming up, but I would not buy them again. You were confined strictly to RF (Moon Deck seats) and maybe 3 or 4 balls were hit up there. Latos also threw 2 balls up in the seats, but we were not allowed to ask for autographs. We were allowed to go throughout the rest of the stadium at 5:15 which was cool because we walked to the first base seats and got Cairo's autograph and Ludwick's too before they went into the clubhouse. Since the batting practice tickets were part of HOF tour, we went there and saw that which was cool. Later, before the game started, we got Frazier's autograph too.

All in all it was fun, but I wished I could have had more chances to get balls and autographs. Not to mention that we were there 3 hours before the game. By the time the game started I was tired.