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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Free gasoline

From the Reds (with the way it's going by August they may need a promotion where they pick you up and take you to the park):

CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Reds and United Dairy Farmers are teaming up to provide fans with free gasoline.

Through July 29, fans who purchase four tickets to any game the rest of the season can receive a coupon good for $10 or $20 in free gas at Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus UDF stores. The amount of the free gasoline coupon will depend on the seat location of the tickets.

To take advantage of this offer, fans must purchase tickets in increments of four via the Internet at reds.com/udf or by phone at (513) 381-REDS. The special cannot be used in conjunction with any other ticket discount offer.

Tickets must be purchased in advance of game day and be picked up at the ticket kiosks located at Great American Ball Park's Crosley Terrace and Gapper's Alley or at the Kenwood Towne Centre. The free gasoline coupon will be included with the kiosk's ticket printouts.


at 4:55 PM Blogger Chris at Redleg Nation said...

[Insert bullpen joke here]

at 4:58 PM Anonymous Sedi said...

Is that the sound of desperation.............no, just a losing team that's losing it's fans.

at 5:12 PM Blogger Ray Kinsella said...

Give me tickets AND gas and it might be worth it. Oh, nevermind.

at 6:16 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I use the gasoline to light myself on fire in despiration of this horrible season?

at 7:49 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

A REAL promotion would be: fans get a free gallon of gas for every BB issued by a Reds reliever.

FILL 'er UP!

at 9:06 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

Most teams pinch hit for Harang with 1st and 3rd no outs top of 7th. Despite our terrible bullpen, the sacrifice was a wasted batter. Better to have Hopper run for Valentin and have him steal, that way if he makes it it's 2nd and 3rd NO ONE OUT or the go ahead run is still at 3rd with 1 out...

at 9:24 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

Which manager bats a guy with 4 HRS cleanup twice a week (or so)?

A: The one who needs to be FIRED.

Come on Narron, Conine wouldn't be a fit clean-up hitter on a women's college softball team and you know it!

ARGGH I can't stand you!

at 9:45 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

Valentin's two passed balls in the 7th inning plus inability to throw out a baserunner sure made moving him over to 2nd base (and giving away an out) really worth it!

Great job Jerry!

at 9:48 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

Coutlangus STINKS

at 10:01 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

It's great when you sacrifice runners over but where is our speed game? Seriously, can't Encarnacion run faster than the Card's ROLEN? Rolen stole off Ruiz. If the Reds ran more they'd win more. Let's get a manager in here who is more aggressive with sending his speed guys. Isn't trying to WIN more fun to watch than Narron's "trying not to lose" approach to baseball?

at 10:02 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

So if EE had STOLEN 2nd then maybe Valentin scores later on in the inning...but hey, we got the lead back, great job Jerry! I hope they make you manager for life!

at 10:29 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone tell Narron that Valentin isn't a good catcher.

at 11:05 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

And there's a reason to keep Dunn! Narron didn't pinch hit Castro for him, maybe Jerry is learning?

at 6:12 AM Anonymous Nothing else on TV in the Summer said...

How about every time the Reds lose at home by more than 2 runs, they give you your money back and an apology for continuing to waste your time with mediocrity....I keep hearing that they're going to bring Championship Baseball back to Cincinnati...Is there a Big Red Machine bobble head night??

at 8:06 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing we passed on signing JC Romero because we have left-handed relievers like Mike Stanton and Jon Coutlangus...... NOT.

at 9:33 AM Blogger Robert said...

Hey Justin, I am not sure you noticed, but they won the game.

You put too much thought into situations. Every situation in a baseball game can be done an alternative way.

Your way...may not be the way other people would have gone about it.

at 9:35 AM Blogger Robert said...

Jon Coutlangus is a ROOKIE. The same as Homer Bailey, Marcus McBeth, Brad Salmon...

Coutlangus doesn't STINK. He's young and overused.

at 9:52 AM Blogger Robert said...

This promotion is pointless, because you're paying that $10-20 in convenience charges anyway.

There's always a catch, and this one is "Let's give them back their convenience charges on a gas card."

Not a very good promotion in my opinion.

at 10:20 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took my girlfriend to the mall a few weeks ago instead of going to the game, so I left the 2 tickets under my windshield wipers for someone to take and use.

When we got out of the mall and back to the car, there were 4 tickets under the wipers!

at 11:58 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a promotion that may work: Simply announce there will be a change in management if the Reds can average in excess of 30,000 for a home series. If they want to continue to use gimmicks to draw fans rather than winning, THAT will pull them in.

at 12:17 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

jesus could you have come up with a more lame or older joke

at 1:23 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Castellini of all people should be familiar with the old axiom that governs the fresh produce business---"Sell it or Smell it!"

His product definitely "smells" and he is trying to "sell it" with a few gallons of gas?

In the Produce business, sometimes you just have to dump it and start over with fresh stuff.

That will sell.

at 2:18 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

Hey Robert, I'm not sure you noticed but some rookies STINK (and are unsuccessful at the major league level).

Coutlangus stinks RIGHT NOW, I didn't say he won't improve, but he has more trouble throwing strikes than you do making sense!

at 11:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Florence Freedom has better quality baseball and better promotions. Thirsty Thursdays = Buds for $1. Can't beat that.

at 1:50 PM Blogger Robert said...

Justin, actually it makes perfect sense.

For example, Greg Maddux's first season was very lackluster. Look at him now...Future Hall of Famer.

Not saying that Coutlangus will end up like Greg Maddux or be in the Hall of Fame...just throwing out an example.

Coutlangus is young and it's his first Major League season. Some Rookies are good their first year, and some are not. Very few are GREAT.

It makes you look like a fool saying the guy "STINKS" or "SUCKS" when the obvious proof why is sitting right in front of your face. EXPERIENCE.

at 10:29 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

Robert, John "Maddox" Coutlangus STUNK again! Be sure to get back to me, genius, when he joins Maddux as a shoe-in in Cooperstown.

Maddox was 20 years old his first season. Coutie will be 27 in 4 months.

Sorry but apples-to-apples is Maddox at 27 not at 20.

And for every Maddox there's easily 10-20 pitchers every season that pitch like Coutlangus (at 27) and are never heard from again at the major league level.

Odds are, I'm correct, and you are in error about Coutie.

Coutie isn't the worst Reds reliever but you can't like his wildness and the fact that he didn't walk anyone tonight is such a big deal it should be added to that 30-second short film entitled REDS 2007 HIGHLIGHTS.

Of course it's not Coutie's fault he had some bad Salmon tonight...

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