“A Night of Their Own” Reds Baseball 101

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Recently, The Cincinnati Reds hosted their annual “A Night Of Their Own” Baseball 101 event, exclusively for ladies (600 of them this year!) who wanted to experience what it is like to be a baseball player on and off the field. This event benefits the Reds Community Fund, which in turn helps the youth in the surrounding ‘Reds Country’. I was lucky enough to attend this event for the second time, so I wanted to share with you all the fun I had, as it keeps getting better every year!

The event includes all sorts of activities on the field, including pitching from the mound or the bullpen, catching/diving for fly balls in the outfield, taking a few swings in the batting cages (same used by the players), bike races around the edge of the track, and of course getting photos with your favorite Reds’ mascots. We also got a meet-and-greet with Manager Bryan Price and some coaching tips from Billy Thatcher, Jim Rigglemen and Jeff Pico. In addition, the Reds wined-and-dined us with a dinner buffet and an open bar – including my new favorite drink called a “Rosietini”! To top it off they even had an auction for all sorts of goodie baskets and Reds memorabilia — this is the only event I know where you can even find some of the players’ boxers being auctioned off for charity (it’s for a good cause…)! With all the one-on-one interviews and activity stations on and off the field, this charity event really gives you a first-hand perspective of being a Reds player. So if you are a lady that is wanting to know more about the game of baseball or just want to have a fun night out with the girls, I highly recommend getting tickets for next year’s event!

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