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    Tidbits from Marc's blog

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    The Reds have released a full 2006 schedule with times, but it doesn't look as if that page on Reds.com has been updated yet, as of this posting. The one notable change is that Saturday night home games will start at 6:10 p.m., an hour earlier than in years past.

    The Opening Day game against the Cubs on April 3 is scheduled to begin at 2:10 p.m. ET, and the second game of the year, April 5 against Chicago, is an early business day special, with first pitch at 12:35 p.m. Both Saturday home games in April, on the eighth against Sean Casey's Pittsburgh Pirates and the 29th against the Astros, will be day games starting at 1:15.

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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    I love the idea of a 6:15 starting time, as it means more kids should be able to go to games during the week while also in school. (Of course, the downside is that kids from neighboring areas such as Louisville, Lexington, or the Dayton area will find it difficult to get Moms and Dads away from work in time to go.)

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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    One other ex-Red transaction I overlooked yesterday was yet another journeyman lefty, Gabe White, signing with the Twins. He'll battle it out with another former Redleg, Dennys Reyes, for a job in Minnesota's 'pen.
    if they decide to wrestle for it I vote for "Big Sweat".
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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
    I love the idea of a 6:15 starting time, as it means more kids should be able to go to games during the week while also in school. (Of course, the downside is that kids from neighboring areas such as Louisville, Lexington, or the Dayton area will find it difficult to get Moms and Dads away from work in time to go.)
    That's for Saturdays only, though.
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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    Speaking of April games...anyone going to the early series in Chicago? St. Louis? That's creek jr's spring break week and I am sort of planning a road trip. Right now I am disgusted with the FO and haven't make reservations, but I have the hotels bookmarked. Anyone else going? Anyone, anyone, Buehler?
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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    speaking of start times.....why the 12:30 business day special start time?i know it has been this way for ages but wouldnt reds have better attendance with a little later.i am on central time so the game is usually in the 6th inning or later when i get off work(1:30 cst)

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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    Quote Originally Posted by jmac
    speaking of start times.....why the 12:30 business day special start time?i know it has been this way for ages but wouldnt reds have better attendance with a little later.i am on central time so the game is usually in the 6th inning or later when i get off work(1:30 cst)
    Usually, those 12:35 starts are cleverly masked as "get-away" days - in most cases.

    Actually - I think 12:35 starts during the weekday are good. It gives other people a chance to watch them (i.e. Seniors, long business lunches, College Kids skipping class, 2nd or 3rd Shift workers, teachers kids in the summer with their dad/mom, etc.)

    Hellacious parking issues though...
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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    Usually, those 12:35 starts are cleverly masked as "get-away" days - in most cases.

    Actually - I think 12:35 starts during the weekday are good. It gives other people a chance to watch them (i.e. Seniors, long business lunches, College Kids skipping class, 2nd or 3rd Shift workers, teachers kids in the summer with their dad/mom, etc.)

    Hellacious parking issues though...
    If I could vote to ban all 12:35 "business day specials," I would do so in a heartbeat. The greedy leaches (and really, that's what you are if you own a flat piece of property with zero maintenance, giant signs divesting you of all liability for damage/theft, and still charge people $10 per day to put their car there) downtown double the price of a parking space for everyone coming to work in the morning, soaking everyone who has to be downtown for non-baseball reasons. And if you're actually going to the game, you're pretty much stuck parking either in Newport or Covington and walking across the bridge. Plus, in June and July, it's 900 degrees outside most afternoons anyway.

    As for the night games being moved back an hour on the weekends, the cynic in me wants to say this is because they're trying to cut in to the "dinner and a game" crowd who has dinner at Newport or downtown and then goes to the game. With a 6:10 game start, they're effectively boxing you in to either eating really early (figure you'd have to sit down before 5 to even have a shot of getting dinner and still making it for the first pitch) or waiting until after the game and not sitting down until really late (9:00). By having the game start right in the middle of that time, more people are encouraged/required to partake of the food offerings at the ballpark and spend more money.

    But, that's probably giving the Reds front office/marketing/sales people a little too much credit.
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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    1956 starting times, all day games 1:30, all night games 8:00 all Twi-nights 6:00pm

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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    1956 starting times, all day games 1:30, all night games 8:00 all Twi-nights 6:00pm
    IIRC - the 8pm night games time was also during the BRM era.
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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran
    IIRC - the 8pm night games time was also during the BRM era.
    8:05pm until the mid 80's IIRC>

    I remember going to one or two 8:05pm games and being home in Dayton by 11:30 - the same time I am now for a 7:10 game.
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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    8:05pm until the mid 80's IIRC>

    I remember going to one or two 8:05pm games and being home in Dayton by 11:30 - the same time I am now for a 7:10 game.
    Yep... me too! Hmmm... could it be that the games were faster???
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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    Speaking of the schedule they have finally put all the game times on the Reds website. Except for a few road game times here is the full schedule. They have not released the TV schedule yet.

    Code:
    Spring Training
    
    Thursday, March 2  @ Tigers  1:05 PM    
    Friday, March 3  @ Twins  1:05 PM    
      vs Tigers  1:05 PM    
    Saturday, March 4  @ Yankees  1:15 PM    
    Sunday, March 5  vs Devil Rays  1:05 PM    
    Monday, March 6  vs Phillies  1:05 PM    
    Tuesday, March 7  @ Blue Jays  1:05 PM    
    Wednesday, March 8  @ Twins  1:05 PM    
      vs Pirates  1:05 PM    
    Thursday, March 9  @ Pirates  1:05 PM    
    Friday, March 10  vs Yankees  1:05 PM    
    Saturday, March 11  vs Blue Jays  1:05 PM    
    Sunday, March 12  @ Phillies  1:05 PM    
    Monday, March 13  vs Twins  7:05 PM    
    Tuesday, March 14  @ Red Sox  1:05 PM    
    Thursday, March 16  vs Pirates  1:05 PM    
    Friday, March 17  @ Blue Jays  1:05 PM    
    Saturday, March 18  @ Braves  1:05 PM    
      @ Pirates  1:05 PM    
    Sunday, March 19  vs Phillies  1:05 PM    
    Monday, March 20  vs Blue Jays  1:05 PM    
    Tuesday, March 21  vs Indians  1:05 PM    
    Wednesday, March 22  @ Twins  7:05 PM    
    Thursday, March 23  @ Pirates  1:05 PM    
    Friday, March 24  @ Devil Rays  7:05 PM    
    Saturday, March 25  vs Twins  1:05 PM    
    Sunday, March 26  @ Indians  1:05 PM    
    Monday, March 27  vs Pirates  7:05 PM    
    Tuesday, March 28  vs Red Sox  6:05 PM    
    Wednesday, March 29  vs Devil Rays  1:05 PM    
    Thursday, March 30  @ Red Sox  1:05 PM    
    Friday, March 31  @ Indians  1:05 PM    
      
    April 
    Saturday, April 1  vs Indians  1:05 PM 
    
    Regular Season
       
    Monday, April 3  vs Cubs  2:10 PM    
    Wednesday, April 5  vs Cubs  12:35 PM    
    Thursday, April 6  vs Pirates  7:10 PM    
    Friday, April 7  vs Pirates  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, April 8  vs Pirates  1:15 PM    
    Sunday, April 9  vs Pirates  1:15 PM    
    Tuesday, April 11  @ Cubs  2:20 PM    
    Wednesday, April 12  @ Cubs  2:20 PM    
    Thursday, April 13  @ Cubs  2:20 PM    
    Friday, April 14  @ Cardinals  8:10 PM    
    Saturday, April 15  @ Cardinals  2:15 PM    
    Sunday, April 16  @ Cardinals  2:15 PM    
    Monday, April 17  vs Marlins  7:10 PM    
    Tuesday, April 18  vs Marlins  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, April 19  vs Marlins  12:35 PM    
    Thursday, April 20  @ Brewers  8:05 PM    
    Friday, April 21  @ Brewers  8:05 PM    
    Saturday, April 22  @ Brewers  2:05 PM    
    Sunday, April 23  @ Brewers  2:05 PM    
    Monday, April 24  @ Nationals  7:05 PM    
    Tuesday, April 25  @ Nationals  7:05 PM    
    Wednesday, April 26  @ Nationals  1:05 PM    
    Friday, April 28  vs Astros  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, April 29  vs Astros  1:15 PM    
    Sunday, April 30  vs Astros  1:15 PM    
      
    May 
    Monday, May 1  vs Cardinals  7:10 PM    
    Tuesday, May 2  vs Cardinals  12:35 PM    
    Wednesday, May 3  @ Rockies  8:35 PM    
    Thursday, May 4  @ Rockies  8:35 PM    
    Friday, May 5  @ Diamondbacks  9:40 PM    
    Saturday, May 6  @ Diamondbacks  9:40 PM    
    Sunday, May 7  @ Diamondbacks  4:40 PM    
    Tuesday, May 9  vs Nationals  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, May 10  vs Nationals  7:10 PM    
    Thursday, May 11  vs Nationals  7:10 PM    
    Friday, May 12  vs Phillies  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, May 13  vs Phillies  6:10 PM    
    Sunday, May 14  vs Phillies  1:15 PM    
    Tuesday, May 16  @ Pirates  7:05 PM    
    Wednesday, May 17  @ Pirates  7:05 PM    
    Thursday, May 18  @ Pirates  12:35 PM    
    Friday, May 19  @ Tigers  TBD    
    Saturday, May 20  @ Tigers  TBD    
    Sunday, May 21  @ Tigers  TBD    
    Monday, May 22  vs Brewers  7:10 PM    
    Tuesday, May 23  vs Brewers  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, May 24  vs Brewers  7:10 PM    
    Friday, May 26  vs Diamondbacks  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, May 27  vs Diamondbacks  6:10 PM    
    Sunday, May 28  vs Diamondbacks  1:15 PM    
    Monday, May 29  @ Cubs  2:20 PM    
    Tuesday, May 30  @ Cubs  8:05 PM    
    Wednesday, May 31  @ Cubs  8:05 PM    
      
    June 
    Friday, June 2  @ Astros  8:05 PM    
    Saturday, June 3  @ Astros  7:05 PM    
    Sunday, June 4  @ Astros  2:05 PM    
    Monday, June 5  @ Cardinals  8:10 PM    
    Tuesday, June 6  @ Cardinals  8:10 PM    
    Wednesday, June 7  @ Cardinals  8:10 PM    
    Thursday, June 8  vs Cubs  7:10 PM    
    Friday, June 9  vs Cubs  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, June 10  vs Cubs  6:10 PM    
    Sunday, June 11  vs Cubs  1:15 PM    
    Monday, June 12  vs Brewers  7:10 PM    
    Tuesday, June 13  vs Brewers  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, June 14  vs Brewers  12:35 PM    
    Friday, June 16  vs White Sox  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, June 17  vs White Sox  6:10 PM    
    Sunday, June 18  vs White Sox  1:15 PM    
    Monday, June 19  @ Mets  7:10 PM    
    Tuesday, June 20  @ Mets  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, June 21  @ Mets  7:10 PM    
    Thursday, June 22  @ Mets  1:10 PM    
    Friday, June 23  @ Indians  7:05 PM    
    Saturday, June 24  @ Indians  7:05 PM    
    Sunday, June 25  @ Indians  1:05 PM    
    Tuesday, June 27  vs Royals  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, June 28  vs Royals  7:10 PM    
    Thursday, June 29  vs Royals  7:10 PM    
    Friday, June 30  vs Indians  7:10 PM    
      
    July 
    Saturday, July 1  vs Indians  6:10 PM    
    Sunday, July 2  vs Indians  1:15 PM    
    Monday, July 3  @ Brewers  2:05 PM    
    Tuesday, July 4  @ Brewers  2:05 PM    
    Wednesday, July 5  @ Brewers  8:05 PM    
    Thursday, July 6  @ Braves  7:35 PM    
    Friday, July 7  @ Braves  7:35 PM    
    Saturday, July 8  @ Braves  7:05 PM    
    Sunday, July 9  @ Braves  1:05 PM    
    Thursday, July 13  vs Rockies  7:10 PM    
    Friday, July 14  vs Rockies  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, July 15  vs Rockies  6:10 PM    
    Sunday, July 16  vs Rockies  1:15 PM    
    Tuesday, July 18  vs Mets  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, July 19  vs Mets  7:10 PM    
    Thursday, July 20  vs Mets  12:35 PM    
    Friday, July 21  vs Brewers  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, July 22  vs Brewers  6:10 PM    
    Sunday, July 23  vs Brewers  12:35 PM    
    Tuesday, July 25  @ Astros  8:05 PM    
    Wednesday, July 26  @ Astros  8:05 PM    
    Thursday, July 27  @ Astros  8:05 PM    
    Friday, July 28  @ Brewers  8:05 PM    
    Saturday, July 29  @ Brewers  7:05 PM    
    Sunday, July 30  @ Brewers  2:05 PM    
      
    August 
    Tuesday, August 1  vs Dodgers  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, August 2  vs Dodgers  7:10 PM    
    Thursday, August 3  vs Dodgers  7:10 PM    
    Friday, August 4  vs Braves  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, August 5  vs Braves  1:20 PM  FOX  
    Sunday, August 6  vs Braves  1:15 PM    
    Monday, August 7  vs Cardinals  7:10 PM    
    Tuesday, August 8  vs Cardinals  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, August 9  vs Cardinals  7:10 PM    
    Thursday, August 10  vs Cardinals  12:35 PM    
    Friday, August 11  @ Phillies  7:05 PM    
    Saturday, August 12  @ Phillies  7:05 PM    
    Sunday, August 13  @ Phillies  1:35 PM    
    Tuesday, August 15  @ Cardinals  8:10 PM    
    Wednesday, August 16  @ Cardinals  8:10 PM    
    Thursday, August 17  @ Cardinals  2:10 PM    
    Friday, August 18  vs Pirates  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, August 19  vs Pirates  6:10 PM    
    Sunday, August 20  vs Pirates  1:15 PM    
    Monday, August 21  vs Astros  7:10 PM    
    Tuesday, August 22  vs Astros  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, August 23  vs Astros  12:35 PM    
    Thursday, August 24  @ Giants  10:15 PM    
    Friday, August 25  @ Giants  10:15 PM    
    Saturday, August 26  @ Giants  TBD    
    Sunday, August 27  @ Giants  4:05 PM    
    Monday, August 28  @ Dodgers  10:10 PM    
    Tuesday, August 29  @ Dodgers  10:10 PM    
    Wednesday, August 30  @ Dodgers  10:10 PM    
      
    September 
    Friday, September 1  @ Padres  TBD    
    Saturday, September 2  @ Padres  TBD    
    Sunday, September 3  @ Padres  TBD    
    Monday, September 4  vs Giants  5:10 PM    
    Tuesday, September 5  vs Giants  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, September 6  vs Giants  12:35 PM    
    Friday, September 8  vs Pirates  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, September 9  vs Pirates  6:10 PM    
    Sunday, September 10  vs Pirates  1:15 PM    
    Tuesday, September 12  vs Padres  7:10 PM    
    Wednesday, September 13  vs Padres  7:10 PM    
    Thursday, September 14  vs Padres  12:35 PM    
    Friday, September 15  @ Cubs  2:20 PM    
    Saturday, September 16  @ Cubs  TBD    
    Sunday, September 17  @ Cubs  2:20 PM    
    Monday, September 18  @ Astros  8:05 PM    
    Tuesday, September 19  @ Astros  8:05 PM    
    Wednesday, September 20  @ Astros  2:05 PM    
    Friday, September 22  vs Cubs  7:10 PM    
    Saturday, September 23  vs Cubs  6:10 PM    
    Sunday, September 24  vs Cubs  1:15 PM    
    Monday, September 25  vs Cubs  12:35 PM    
    Tuesday, September 26  @ Marlins  TBD    
    Wednesday, September 27  @ Marlins  TBD    
    Thursday, September 28  @ Marlins  TBD    
    Friday, September 29  @ Pirates  7:05 PM    
    Saturday, September 30  @ Pirates  7:05 PM    
      
    October 
    Sunday, October 1  @ Pirates  1:35 PM

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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    Thursday, August 24 @ Giants 10:15 PM
    Friday, August 25 @ Giants 10:15 PM
    Saturday, August 26 @ Giants TBD
    Sunday, August 27 @ Giants 4:05 PM
    That's pretty late for a trip west, very doable too.

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    Re: Tidbits from Marc's blog

    Last home game of the year is a Monday?
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