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Postby D-Day » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:46 pm

Mulligan wrote:
D-Day wrote:I called Mulligan when we got to our seats and left a VM. To answer the question of what team I was supporting, I was rocking the Olde English D all weekend....although I did wear a Reds hat with my Tigers jersey on Friday just to see what kind of reaction I would get


Hmm, I never got a voice mail. Just checked to see if I had missed one. Misdialed perhaps, or sabatoge by the ghost of Schottzie II? Too bad. We clearly needed a tour guide. Is there more to do around the stadium than I gave credit?


Yeah...something went wrong obviously. My phone was acting up and the cell signal at GABP is notoriously bad. We were in the view level on Sat. (3d base side....Sec 517), but Fri. and Sun. we were in the suite that doubles as the batter's eye that was just to your left. My guess is that since you came from Kentucky that you probably didn't make it to the other (Crosley Terrace) side of the park. There's all sorts of bars and restaurants over there (on the site of the old Riverfront Stadium).....Toby Keith's I Love This Bar {for the tourists}, and The Holy Grail and Christian Moerlein Lager House to name a few. I guess if there was one complaint to be made is that everything over there is brand new and not established yet...and by brand new, I mean within the last year.There was a ten year long fight between Hamilton County and the city of Cincinnati over how the Riverfront Stadium site would be developed and now that's it's done, it's pretty cool. There's condos, bars. and a park that's kind of like a pint sized version of Chene Park. Because the stadium is on the other side of I-71 from downtown, it's kind of removed from everything so if you missed going to The Banks, then that's a fair assessment.
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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby caseyc » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:50 pm

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D-Day wrote:I called Mulligan when we got to our seats and left a VM. To answer the question of what team I was supporting, I was rocking the Olde English D all weekend....although I did wear a Reds hat with my Tigers jersey on Friday just to see what kind of reaction I would get


Hmm, I never got a voice mail. Just checked to see if I had missed one. Misdialed perhaps, or sabatoge by the ghost of Schottzie II? Too bad. We clearly needed a tour guide. Is there more to do around the stadium than I gave credit?


Yeah...something went wrong obviously. My phone was acting up and the cell signal at GABP is notoriously bad. We were in the view level on Sat. (3d base side....Sec 517), but Fri. and Sun. we were in the suite that doubles as the batter's eye that was just to your left. My guess is that since you came from Kentucky that you probably didn't make it to the other (Crosley Terrace) side of the park. There's all sorts of bars and restaurants over there (on the site of the old Riverfront Stadium).....Toby Keith's I Love This Bar {for the tourists}, and The Holy Grail and Christian Moerlein Lager House to name a few. I guess if there was one complaint to be made is that everything over there is brand new and not established yet...and by brand new, I mean within the last year.There was a ten year long fight between Hamilton County and the city of Cincinnati over how the Riverfront Stadium site would be developed and now that's it's done, it's pretty cool. There's condos, bars. and a park that's kind of like a pint sized version of Chene Park. Because the stadium is on the other side of I-71 from downtown, it's kind of removed from everything so if you missed going to The Banks, then that's a fair assessment.



Yeah, it's certainly not a dead zone on Main Street. The other side is US Bank Arena, which is what it is. But directly across the street from the Stadium (i.e. next door) is a zoo. Toby Keith's I love this Bar & Grill (which we dub TKILTBAGS), Holy Grail (pure sports bar), Crave (J. Alexander's with Sushi), and the Christian Moerlein Lager House (local microbrewery, holds like 1,300 people, and you can walk in the park with your beer). The only one I would ever go to is the Lager House. I was there last night before the Brewers game and it was ridiculously crowded. There's also a Johnny Rockets that serves booze (including in the milkshakes). Other places under construction on the block are Tin Roof (live music venue out of Nashville), Mahogany (soul food), Wine Guy Bistro and Ruth's Chris Steak House. Oh, also a Yard House (out of San Diego) which will be a free-standing structure. The 300 apartments above the retail are all leased and there is a 60 person waiting list. So it's definitely a buzzing area. The NY Times recently covered it here http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/reale ... A0bnU9CllU

Is it generally an area that I would go? Other than the Lager House and the parks--no. But it's not for everyone. We can walk to our own spots downtown and OTR and leave the Banks to the tourists and suburbanites. If having a TKILTBAG keeps them from running to their cars and fleeing the city as soon as possible then that's a good thing. It also keeps them out of the bars in my hood.

But yeah, I could see if you walked in the ass end of the stadium you wouldn't see any of that, given how it's tucked into the riverfront between the arena and the road and the river.

By the way, I was in left field stands for that Friday game. We got blasted.
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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby Ya Mar » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:07 am

caseyc wrote:
D-Day wrote:
Mulligan wrote:
D-Day wrote:I called Mulligan when we got to our seats and left a VM. To answer the question of what team I was supporting, I was rocking the Olde English D all weekend....although I did wear a Reds hat with my Tigers jersey on Friday just to see what kind of reaction I would get


Hmm, I never got a voice mail. Just checked to see if I had missed one. Misdialed perhaps, or sabatoge by the ghost of Schottzie II? Too bad. We clearly needed a tour guide. Is there more to do around the stadium than I gave credit?


Yeah...something went wrong obviously. My phone was acting up and the cell signal at GABP is notoriously bad. We were in the view level on Sat. (3d base side....Sec 517), but Fri. and Sun. we were in the suite that doubles as the batter's eye that was just to your left. My guess is that since you came from Kentucky that you probably didn't make it to the other (Crosley Terrace) side of the park. There's all sorts of bars and restaurants over there (on the site of the old Riverfront Stadium).....Toby Keith's I Love This Bar {for the tourists}, and The Holy Grail and Christian Moerlein Lager House to name a few. I guess if there was one complaint to be made is that everything over there is brand new and not established yet...and by brand new, I mean within the last year.There was a ten year long fight between Hamilton County and the city of Cincinnati over how the Riverfront Stadium site would be developed and now that's it's done, it's pretty cool. There's condos, bars. and a park that's kind of like a pint sized version of Chene Park. Because the stadium is on the other side of I-71 from downtown, it's kind of removed from everything so if you missed going to The Banks, then that's a fair assessment.





Yeah, it's certainly not a dead zone on Main Street. The other side is US Bank Arena, which is what it is. But directly across the street from the Stadium (i.e. next door) is a zoo. Toby Keith's I love this Bar & Grill (which we dub TKILTBAGS), Holy Grail (pure sports bar), Crave (J. Alexander's with Sushi), and the Christian Moerlein Lager House (local microbrewery, holds like 1,300 people, and you can walk in the park with your beer). The only one I would ever go to is the Lager House. I was there last night before the Brewers game and it was ridiculously crowded. There's also a Johnny Rockets that serves booze (including in the milkshakes). Other places under construction on the block are Tin Roof (live music venue out of Nashville), Mahogany (soul food), Wine Guy Bistro and Ruth's Chris Steak House. Oh, also a Yard House (out of San Diego) which will be a free-standing structure. The 300 apartments above the retail are all leased and there is a 60 person waiting list. So it's definitely a buzzing area. The NY Times recently covered it here http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/reale ... A0bnU9CllU

Is it generally an area that I would go? Other than the Lager House and the parks--no. But it's not for everyone. We can walk to our own spots downtown and OTR and leave the Banks to the tourists and suburbanites. If having a TKILTBAG keeps them from running to their cars and fleeing the city as soon as possible then that's a good thing. It also keeps them out of the bars in my hood.

But yeah, I could see if you walked in the ass end of the stadium you wouldn't see any of that, given how it's tucked into the riverfront between the arena and the road and the river.

By the way, I was in left field stands for that Friday game. We got blasted.


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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby MICHIGAN » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:09 pm

Ya Mar wrote:
caseyc wrote:
D-Day wrote:
Mulligan wrote:
D-Day wrote:I called Mulligan when we got to our seats and left a VM. To answer the question of what team I was supporting, I was rocking the Olde English D all weekend....although I did wear a Reds hat with my Tigers jersey on Friday just to see what kind of reaction I would get


Hmm, I never got a voice mail. Just checked to see if I had missed one. Misdialed perhaps, or sabatoge by the ghost of Schottzie II? Too bad. We clearly needed a tour guide. Is there more to do around the stadium than I gave credit?


Yeah...something went wrong obviously. My phone was acting up and the cell signal at GABP is notoriously bad. We were in the view level on Sat. (3d base side....Sec 517), but Fri. and Sun. we were in the suite that doubles as the batter's eye that was just to your left. My guess is that since you came from Kentucky that you probably didn't make it to the other (Crosley Terrace) side of the park. There's all sorts of bars and restaurants over there (on the site of the old Riverfront Stadium).....Toby Keith's I Love This Bar {for the tourists}, and The Holy Grail and Christian Moerlein Lager House to name a few. I guess if there was one complaint to be made is that everything over there is brand new and not established yet...and by brand new, I mean within the last year.There was a ten year long fight between Hamilton County and the city of Cincinnati over how the Riverfront Stadium site would be developed and now that's it's done, it's pretty cool. There's condos, bars. and a park that's kind of like a pint sized version of Chene Park. Because the stadium is on the other side of I-71 from downtown, it's kind of removed from everything so if you missed going to The Banks, then that's a fair assessment.





Yeah, it's certainly not a dead zone on Main Street. The other side is US Bank Arena, which is what it is. But directly across the street from the Stadium (i.e. next door) is a zoo. Toby Keith's I love this Bar & Grill (which we dub TKILTBAGS), Holy Grail (pure sports bar), Crave (J. Alexander's with Sushi), and the Christian Moerlein Lager House (local microbrewery, holds like 1,300 people, and you can walk in the park with your beer). The only one I would ever go to is the Lager House. I was there last night before the Brewers game and it was ridiculously crowded. There's also a Johnny Rockets that serves booze (including in the milkshakes). Other places under construction on the block are Tin Roof (live music venue out of Nashville), Mahogany (soul food), Wine Guy Bistro and Ruth's Chris Steak House. Oh, also a Yard House (out of San Diego) which will be a free-standing structure. The 300 apartments above the retail are all leased and there is a 60 person waiting list. So it's definitely a buzzing area. The NY Times recently covered it here http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/reale ... A0bnU9CllU

Is it generally an area that I would go? Other than the Lager House and the parks--no. But it's not for everyone. We can walk to our own spots downtown and OTR and leave the Banks to the tourists and suburbanites. If having a TKILTBAG keeps them from running to their cars and fleeing the city as soon as possible then that's a good thing. It also keeps them out of the bars in my hood.

But yeah, I could see if you walked in the ass end of the stadium you wouldn't see any of that, given how it's tucked into the riverfront between the arena and the road and the river.

By the way, I was in left field stands for that Friday game. We got blasted.


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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby caseyc » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:03 pm

I'm not sure I even remember all of them, other than the biggies.
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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby D-Day » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:07 pm

Rumor has it that the Reds might be looking to sign Sean Casey as a stopgap off the bench while Votto is out.......what say you Sean Casey? You used to post here......
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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby caseyc » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:55 am

This past Monday night was the second "Bark in the Park" of the season, when you can bring your dog to the game (and hang in right field seats/pavilion). The game ultimately went 14 innings, and as the game grew long, people that were still there started a kind of howl. It's somewhere between a howl & a Ric Flair "Woooooo!!"It was pretty funny when the 1,000 or so still remaining in the wee hours on Tuesday morning were howling. The announcers caught it as well, in kind of a "I'm not sure what that's all about." They even caught on camera a chubby, mullet-ed fellow, who will be played by Danny McBride in the movie version, doing it repeatedly.

I went to the game Tuesday night and it started again, kind of around the 8th inning, and this time a lot more people were doing it (including us, in the "Scout's Alley" section behind home plate where we were). It's pretty funny, and sort of knows no allegiance--regardless of which team was batting or pitching. It was also echoing out of the neighboring bars as we walked home.

I look forward to this bizarre sound this in the playoffs. Also, I suspect a savvy marketing/PR machine will kick into gear very quickly. And probably ruin it. Hello Rally Monkey. Meet the Howling.
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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby Mulligan » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:27 am

I picked up Homer Bailey this week (x-post to fantasy baseball) and he pitched a gem tonight. A few more strikeouts would have been nice but I can't complain. What's the deal with him? He's still young but he has a lot of experience. But he seems to have wallowed in mediocrity. Is he Rick Porcello?
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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby D-Day » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:38 am

Mulligan wrote:I picked up Homer Bailey this week (x-post to fantasy baseball) and he pitched a gem tonight. A few more strikeouts would have been nice but I can't complain. What's the deal with him? He's still young but he has a lot of experience. But he seems to have wallowed in mediocrity. Is he Rick Porcello?


He was supposed to be the next coming of Jose Rijo when he was in the minors. The Reds brought him up a little early and he got shook up when he got up to the Reds. Bulldog of a competitor. Interesting thing about Bailey this year is that he sucks at home (ERA 5+), but has been outstanding on the road (under 2.5). He's tied with Johnny Cueto for the most quality starts on the staff with 20 this year

Good pickup. He'll be good for you. Right now, he's a solid 2-3 starter. He's got the stuff to be better as he gets a little more experience......
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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:25 pm

Not to rub it in, but Scott Rolen would've absolutely crushed Romo's last pitch if he was five years younger. That pitch was begging to be hit.

And, sadly, all this does is open the door for the fucking Cardinals to find a way to get back to the World Series. No rational reason why, but I really don't like the Cardinals. Fuck them.
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Postby gullycanyon » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:53 am

The Suburban Avenger wrote:Not to rub it in, but Scott Rolen would've absolutely crushed Romo's last pitch if he was five years younger. That pitch was begging to be hit.

And, sadly, all this does is open the door for the fucking Cardinals to find a way to get back to the World Series. No rational reason why, but I really don't like the Cardinals. Fuck them.


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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby D-Day » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:40 pm

Cincinnati gets the 2015 All-Star Game. About damn time since the last one was 37 years before 2015 (1988). Hard also to believe that the home of the oldest franchise in baseball has only hosted five All-Star games total

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2013 ... Cincinnati
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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby Amadeus » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:42 pm

You guys also picked up Galarraga for a minor-league contract.
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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:18 pm

D-Day wrote:Cincinnati gets the 2015 All-Star Game. About damn time since the last one was 37 years before 2015 (1988). Hard also to believe that the home of the oldest franchise in baseball has only hosted five All-Star games total

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2013 ... Cincinnati


I don't think it's anything sinister, just the fact that the number of new ballparks can't keep up with the rotation of the ASG. And 2015 will be 27 years since 1988.
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Re: D-Day's Reds Thread

Postby D-Day » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:05 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:
D-Day wrote:Cincinnati gets the 2015 All-Star Game. About damn time since the last one was 37 years before 2015 (1988). Hard also to believe that the home of the oldest franchise in baseball has only hosted five All-Star games total

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2013 ... Cincinnati


I don't think it's anything sinister, just the fact that the number of new ballparks can't keep up with the rotation of the ASG. And 2015 will be 27 years since 1988.


Actually, SA, you're right.....running the numbers, five is a pretty impressive number when you consider the first one was in 1933 and half have been in AL cities.

I posted that from my phone. Good looking out on the math error. Goddamn auto-correct
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