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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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Friday, May 16, 2008

SRO for tomorrow, 33,344 tonight.

Only $12 standing-room-only tickets are available for tomorrow's 3:55 p.m. game with the Indians. I'd guess 26,000 tonight. I was way off. 33,433. Glad we don't do the attendance pool anymore.


6 Comments:

at 8:22 PM Blogger People Eating Tasty Animals said...

Really? A sellout for tomorrow's game? Did the front office issue a press release stating that Dunn and Griffey are going to be traded after tonight's game, so folks rushed out and bought tickets to tomorrow's game.

Gotta be the only explanation.

 
at 8:56 PM Blogger anon said...

I've got two tickets about 18 rows up from 1st base (just under the cover from the rain). Email me if you're interested.

 
at 1:07 AM Blogger ADMS said...

To the front office - gee...you have a team finally playing decent baseball with a rival from up the road combined with a bobblehead and you'll sell the joint out.
There is no way the Reds are the only team in baseball that will be looking at the dog days of August and wonder where the people are if they aren't in the hunt. With most vehicles being hit with $80 fillups, overpriced food, drinks, and parking and the wonderful Cincinnati weather in the late-summer, we'd kill for 33K+!
Compete and we'll show up, even those of us with season (weekend) tickets!
One has to hope that the Reds media/marketing group has a plan to plant at least 25,000 fans in GABP when gas prices are even higher and a backup plan if we aren't competing.
Time and time again, Cincinnati has shown that if you have a winning team, or least an exciting one, we'll go to the games. We aren't the fans in Miami, Oakland, Philadelphia and Atlanta (especially Atlanta) where you can have a winning team and empty stadiums.
Keep playing good ball, we'll show up and pad their financials for better players and long-term contracts. It's that simple!

 
at 1:31 AM Blogger Dave said...

Nah, they issued a press release that said we've got two of the premier corner outfielders in the game, you should show up and appreciate them. Dunn led all outfielders in homers last year and placed 2nd to only Matt Holiday in RBIs (a Rockie, Coors field, no shame). Griffey placed 9th, leading RFs, and not far behind with 93 RBIs. They're both slow, but solid defenders (Dunn's improved, for anyone who watches the games instead of going on what he was like out there 5 years ago). They're both going to explode this month or next. One of the statheads run a VORP from last year - find me a better corner outfielder whom we can obtain and I'll take him - but we're not gonna get Holliday for Dunn or Beltran for Patterson, be real. As it stands, this team isn't perfect, and I don't like watching us lose, but at least now it's cuz we're slumping (fixable), not because we have 0 big-league pitchers. Things will get better - until then, appreciate what you have and stop PnM about two two great ballplayers who have had a down 6 weeks to start a 6 month season - as fans, let's act like we've been through a full season or two in the past, shutup, and enjoy the game (to say nothing of two of the game's stars).

 
at 8:12 AM Blogger Joe said...

The Reds can win game two today. Carmona is a good pitcher, but the Reds are getting it together.

For all you Dunn bashers - knaw on this: Dunn is going to have another big game today. He's getting in one of those twice-a-year hit everything hard streaks. You who want him traded, need to hope my guess is right.

 
at 1:11 PM Blogger Mike said...

To say that the corner outfielders ( and we all know they are ) are solid defenders who may well be slow as well...is the very essence of an oxymoron!....!

 
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