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    1/2 price tickets and $1 Hot Dogs

    Reds Offer Half-Price Tickets, $1 Hot Dogs For Cardinals Series



    CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Reds are offering tickets for half price in 10 seating locations for games Monday, Tuesday and Thursday against the National League Central Division rival St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park.

    The half-price ticket offer does not include Wednesday's 7:10 p.m. game, when the first 40,000 fans will receive a Dave Concepcion bobblehead doll. Concepcion’s giveway is the third in the Power of Tradition shortstop series that also featured Barry Larkin and Felipe Lopez.

    During that entire 4-game series against St. Louis, fans can purchase hot dogs for just $1.

    Half-price tickets for that series are available at the Great American Ball Park ticket windows, online at www.reds.com and via phone locally at (513) 381-7337 or toll free (877) 647-7337. Tickets purchased in advance with a credit card can be picked up at the new Will Call ticket kiosks at Crosley Terrace with that same credit card.

    When purchasing tickets online, fans also can print their tickets at home or office.

    For more information, contact the Reds’ ticket office at (513) 765-7400.

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    Re: 1/2 price tickets and $1 Hot Dogs

    Wow we are desperately trying to get people to go to games.
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    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    Re: 1/2 price tickets and $1 Hot Dogs

    If I didn't live 2 hours away and drive a truck that gets 15 mpg I would definitely be there for a game or two that series. Of course, that would be true for most series', not just the ones with cheap hot dogs.

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    Re: 1/2 price tickets and $1 Hot Dogs

    Sell your truck and hitchhike.

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    If they want to sell the place out, offer 2 free beer coupons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincyReds2003
    If they want to sell the place out, offer 2 free beer coupons!
    Hey, it's been tried!

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    10-Cent Beer Night

    Cleveland Municipal Stadium / June 4, 1974
    By James G. Robinson

    Mike Hargrove remembers his first game in Cleveland well.

    The Indians graciously gave away their beer. Their fans gave away the game.

    10-Cent Beer Night was the Indians' most desperate stunt in the club's most desperate era. Cleveland was mired in the AL East cellar for half a decade despite the best efforts of ace hurler Gaylord Perry, who won 24 games and the Cy Young Award in 1972.

    Stagnant attendance at Municipal Stadium (their turnout in 1973 had been the second-lowest since World War II) prompted the announcement that at selected games stadium vendors would offer a 10-ounce cup of Strohs for just 10 cents.

    Cleveland's first (and last) "10-Cent Beer Night" was the first game of a three-game series against the Texas Rangers, who had held "cheap beer nights" of their own at Arlington Stadium the previous season without incident. Even though the Rangers had suffered through two of the worst seasons in baseball history since moving from Washington to Arlington, star turns by right fielder Jeff Burroughs (AL MVP) and Ferguson Jenkins (25-12, 2.83) and the emergence of Hargrove (AL Rookie of the Year) would help the surprising Rangers finish the 1974 season second in the AL West with an 84-76 record.

    An incident a week earlier in Arlington brought some testosterone-laden intrigue to the "Beer Night" matchup. It all began with a hard slide into Indians second baseman Jack Brohamer by the Rangers' Lenny Randle; four innings later Indians hurler Milt Wilcox retaliated with a fastball behind Randle's head. Instead of charging the mound, Randle bunted the next pitch up the first base line. As Wilcox charged the ball, he was greeted by a hard forearm shove from Randle, who then barreled into Cleveland's hulking first baseman John Ellis.

    As the obligatory brawl ensued, more than a few Indians found themselves doused with beer gleefully hurled from the stands. Rangers shortstop Toby Harrah remarked that the normally docile Ranger fans were becoming "more and more like the ones in Venezuela," who frequently chased referees out of arenas.

    It certainly seemed like a good percentage of the Indians fans attending "10-Cent Beer Night" were looking for a measure of revenge. For a team that had averaged less than 8,000 fans a game the previous season, the announced attendance of over 25,000 was an impressive turnout. But many of the fans were already tipsy when they showed up and things turned ugly early. Especially ominous were the sounds of small explosions from the stands, heard from the press box as early as the first inning.

    After the Rangers took an early lead, the alcohol-fueled frenzy that had pushed fans through the turnstiles began to push them onto the field. In the second inning, a large woman jumped into the Indians' on-deck circle and lifted her shirt; in the fourth, a naked man slid into second as Rangers outfielder Tom Grieve circled the bases with his second homer of the game; and in the fifth, a father-and-son team welcomed Hargrove to Cleveland by leaping into the infield and mooning the crowd. From the seventh inning onwards, a steady stream of interlopers greeted Burroughs in right field. Some even stopped to shake his hand.

    The stadium simmered until the Tribe came to bat in the bottom of the ninth, down 5-3. With one out, an Ed Crosby single scored George Hendrick; two singles later, a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to center by John Lowenstein plated Crosby to tie the game. But slugger Leron Lee never had a chance to drive in the game-winner (Rusty Torres) from third. As the Cleveland fans pelted the field with golf balls, rocks and batteries, someone took the opportunity to swipe Burroughs' glove. Burroughs chased the fan back to the stands and in response, people began swarming into the outfield, surrounding the Rangers' star outfielder and ending any hope for an Indians rally.

    Dodging more than a few flying chairs, Texas manager Billy Martin grabbed a bat and led his team on a rescue mission to right field. "The bat showed up later," Hargrove recalled, "and it was broken." Even the Indians were helping to fight off their own fans. Umpire Nestor Chylak, hit by both a chair and a rock, quickly forfeited the game to Texas, officially ending the Indians' comeback. "They were just uncontrollable beasts," said Chylak later. "I've never seen anything like it except in a zoo." Nine fans were arrested for their part in the melee.

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram beat writer Mike Shropshire asked Rangers outfielder Cesar Tovar if the Cleveland fans were acting more like Venezuelan fans than the Arlington fans had. "These people are different, very different. Got no respect for the police," the Caracas native replied. "Of course, they'd shoot the people who tried that at home."
    Ironically, the game was the first forfeit in the major leagues since the Rangers (then the Washington Senators) last game at RFK Stadium, when a horde of souvenir-hungry fans took the field and refused to leave.

    How desperate was the Indians front office to fill the Municipal Stadium seats?

    Incredibly, the team had no plans to call off the remaining 10-Cent Beer Nights until AL President Lee MacPhail intervened with the understatement of the year: "There was no question that beer played a great part in the affair."

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    Maybe they should offer Clayton to all the other teams for free.
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    Wow we are desperately trying to get people to go to games.
    Wow, what a horrible concept. Activley trying to boost attendence. What the heck do they know?
    Last edited by Ltlabner; 08-02-2006 at 06:59 PM.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: 1/2 price tickets and $1 Hot Dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner
    Wow, what a horrible concept. Activley trying to boost attendence. What the heck do they know?
    Uhhh did I say that?
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    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    Uhhh did I say that?

    You said...."Wow we are desperately trying to get people to go to games"

    Is if that was a bad thing.

    If you meant something different perhaps you should expound on your one sentance post.
    Last edited by Ltlabner; 08-02-2006 at 07:11 PM.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner
    You said...."Wow we are desperately trying to get people to go to games"

    Is if that was a bad thing.

    If you meant something different perhaps you should expound on your one sentance post.
    It is a bad thing. A team leading the Wild Card in August shouldn't have to beg fans to come to the game.

    That being said hopefully it works and more people do show up.
    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    It is a bad thing. A team leading the Wild Card in August shouldn't have to beg fans to come to the game.

    That being said hopefully it works and more people do show up.
    Oh. I applogize for jumping on your statement then. Sorry about that. I guess you get an "ichy trigger finger" around here.

    I wouldn't call it begging really but it's definatley not encouraging that people still don't consider the Reds a viable entertianment option. But I like that ownership continues to do things to make comming to GABP more interesting to people than say, going to a movie. I really like BC.

    It's one thing to do this in the middle of the season to spice things up. It's totally different to have to do it to get interest from the fans. You are right at this point in the season you'd think even the most serrious doubter would at least go to 1 game just to check things out.

    Unfortuntaly, there is a core group of fans that can only put about 20,000-25,000 butts in the seats on a given night. Hand out some goodie or give away a hot dog may add to that. Throw in bad weather or another local entertainment and you get horrible attendence.
    Last edited by Ltlabner; 08-03-2006 at 08:31 AM.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: 1/2 price tickets and $1 Hot Dogs

    i tried buying tickets online and it didnt take half off....
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    Re: 1/2 price tickets and $1 Hot Dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by penantboundreds
    i tried buying tickets online and it didnt take half off....

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    what are the 10 spots? ive tried a lot of them...do you have to get all the way through it
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