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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake View Post
    Couple of questions. I usually get off at 5th street should I get off before that for parking? And 2nd I will have a 3 year old with me will he have fun or is it all just stand in autograph lines? Just curious this will be my first Redsfest.
    If you want autographs a 3 year old could make it pretty rough. The lines are long. There is alot to do for kids though. Just don't make it all about the autographs.


    Brandon Phillips spent a good bit of time pitching wiffle balls to kids. My boys were playing the field and thought it was pretty cool.
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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    I am in Cincinnati at the Hyatt on 5th St. for Redsfest. Just heard sirens then they stopped. 2 firetrucks outside with lights flashing. I'm on the tenth floor. Hope I don't have to jump!


    Edit: After 10 minutes the trucks are still there with flashing lights, but no other vehicles. No hoses either.



    Edit: After 16 minutes the trucks pull away. I live to see another day.

    What an adventure in downtown Cincinnati.
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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    I really wish they would move this. The last two years its been the weekend before finals for OSU (and UC, and a lot of other quarters schools) so there's no way we can get down there.
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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    I'm not really into the autographs I just want to see everything and keep the little one entertained for as long as possible. Appreciate everyones input.

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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    Already got pics with BP and Bruce today. Now in line for Votto. Good day!

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    I bought a box of unopened 1991 Topps "Operation Desert Storm" trading card packs for $4.

    Someone at work is *really* going to love their secret santa gift.
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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    Just got back home. My wife and I had a fantastic day up there. Although there were some confusion as to the Paul O'Neill autograph because it wasn't really announced and we didn't know to look in the program for the autographs at the Reds HOF. And when we looked in there, it still said Borbon at that time. Luckily we stopped by and he was signing but they already had the line cut off, but it was still early and we just decided to wait. It paid off and got O'Neill's. It was great time overall!!!! And I was telling my wife how great a trip to Cooperstown would be and now she is all up for a trip up there too. Life is pretty great!!!!

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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    I'm just curious...can anyone tell me about how much admission and autographs cost? I'm just trying to compare it to the Cardinals Winter Warmup.

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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    I'm just curious...can anyone tell me about how much admission and autographs cost? I'm just trying to compare it to the Cardinals Winter Warmup.
    Admission is $25 for two days. Autographs are free. It's a great deal.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    I just got back and as usual, I had a blast. I attended both days. Off the top of my head, here are the autos I got: Aroldis Chapman (twice), Joey Votto, Clay Carroll, Jim Maloney, Jerry Lynch, Juan Francisco (twice), Drew Stubbs, Mike Leake, Chris Heisey, Chris Valaika, Dontrelle Willis, Devin Mesoraco, Matt Klinker, and Jordan Hotchkiss. I tried to get Paul O'Neill, Jay Bruce, and Scott Rolen but the lines were cut off before I could get in. Maybe next year.

    All the guys were friendly. Chapman was giving everyone a "Your welcome" in english after he signed.

    Mike Leake cut his long hair off. I barely recognized him without the hair.

    The place was packed both days, but especially today. Without even looking at the official attendance I knew there had to be 20,000+ there, easily. It looks like the official number was close to 22,000, which is great especially when you consider that it snowed today.

    Once again, the Reds did a fantastic job putting this together. I had an absolute blast. Kudos to the Reds.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Admission is $25 for two days. Autographs are free. It's a great deal.
    all of them are free? wow! The Cards WW is $40 for 3 days.

    Some autographs are free, but most current starters are anywhere from $25-$100.... not including Pujols. It all goes to charity though.

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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    Random comment #1 about today: Met and got photos with Devin Mesoraco and Todd Frazier who were both very nice guys.

    Random comment #2: Got video of Joey doing a radio interview at the radio booth next to Jamie's BOR lounge. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! : (Will post tomorrow)

    Random comment #3: My volunteer shift today was exhausting. I was beat halfway through. The kids area is insane.

    Random comment #4: I beat Jamie Ramsey in bowling (also got a Turkey during that game) and plan to lord this over him for a while. This could be fun, LOL
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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I just got back and as usual, I had a blast. I attended both days. Off the top of my head, here are the autos I got: Aroldis Chapman (twice), Joey Votto, Clay Carroll, Jim Maloney, Jerry Lynch, Juan Francisco (twice), Drew Stubbs, Mike Leake, Chris Heisey, Chris Valaika, Dontrelle Willis, Devin Mesoraco, Matt Klinker, and Jordan Hotchkiss. I tried to get Paul O'Neill, Jay Bruce, and Scott Rolen but the lines were cut off before I could get in. Maybe next year.

    All the guys were friendly. Chapman was giving everyone a "Your welcome" in english after he signed.

    Mike Leake cut his long hair off. I barely recognized him without the hair.

    The place was packed both days, but especially today. Without even looking at the official attendance I knew there had to be 20,000+ there, easily. It looks like the official number was close to 22,000, which is great especially when you consider that it snowed today.

    Once again, the Reds did a fantastic job putting this together. I had an absolute blast. Kudos to the Reds.
    How in the world did you get Aroldis twice? His line was insane.

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    Re: Redsfest 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red View Post
    How in the world did you get Aroldis twice? His line was insane.
    Luck, man. We arrived at 1:00 on Friday (three hours early) and they opened the doors a little early which allowed us to get a head start on the huge crowd. Chapman was in the first group of signings (4:15) so that really worked out great for us. He was apparently sick yesterday morning and was sent home but he returned in the afternoon and signed at 5:00. My mom and dad went to the Chapman line and me and a couple buddies went to the Votto line. I was shocked I was able to get Votto because his line was absolutely insane.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Even me, the huge Joey fangirl here, won't attempt to get in his lines at Redsfest. It really is insane how long his lines get there and how fast it happens!

    Not sure if I mentioned this in my Friday report but Chris Welsh remembered that I teased him about not having his mustache at last year's Redsfest. Thom and Jeff then teased him about how he still doesn't have onethis year so he must be lazy, LOL
    "I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search

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