Reds Opening Night 2017.

Today is National Walking Day! Even though the forecast called for lotsa rain, I really couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate than taking a walk down to Great American Ball Park for Reds Opening Night 2017! We parked by Lytle Park and walked down to the game…

I’ve been to every single Opening Night since 2010, and Genifer and I have been to every Opening Night together since 2012…

One of GABP’s new fatures this year is the Teppanyaki Grill featuring a $15 Bahn Mi sammich and a $20 Lobster Tail. Lobster Tail is baseball food right?

Also new is a Cheetos Popcorn stand. You can have Cheetos right in your popcorn…

The Fox Sports Ohio condominium was packed…

Another new food offering is Keystone mac & cheese…

A rainbow started to appear on the other side of the river…

Votto went yard to give the Reds a 1-0 lead…

Then Adam Duvall doubled. And Zack Cozart singled in DuvAll-Star to give the Reds a 2-0 lead. The Reds Brandon Finnegan tossed 7 innings of 1 hit ball with 9 Ks

Michael Lorenzen came into the game to get us strikeout number 10…

And NUMBER 11!

AND THAT MEANS…

Raisel Iglesias came in to pitch the ninth and try to seal the deal for the Reds…

And this one belongs to the…

The final out of the game was a Philly getting caught stealing at second. But then the play was reviewed and the runner was called safe at second…

But it just gave Rasiel Igelsias the chance to notch another strikeout instead. BOOM!
AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!

What an incredible Reds Opening Night! The Reds won, Brandon Finnegan tossed seven fierce innings giving up just 1 hit with 9 Ks, Votto went yard, we get free Larosas pizza from the Reds 13 Ks, we got a free Reds 2017-18 calendar, the rain stayed away from the most part and we saw a rainbow! That’s what I call a great Opening Night!
⛈⚾❤🍕🍕🌧🌈👍💯 🙂

Cyclones hockey game #11.

No foolin’ around. Today was our 11th Cyclones hockey game of the season. And it was also the final home game for the Cyclones 2016-17 regular season…

It was fan appreciation weekend and that meant there was a really big crowd on hand for today’s game, almost 8,600. Even the upper bowl of US Bank Arena was open…

LET’S PLAY HOCKEY!

At the end of the first period, the Cyclones were leading 2-0 over the Toledo Walleye…

❤❤❤During today’s hockey game, we were on Kiss Cam at US Bank Arena!❤❤❤

And the end of the second period, the game was all knotted at two…

In between the second and third periods, there was Full Throttle go-kart racing on the ice of US Bank Arena…

The Cyclones jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the third period…

Make that 5-2!

Now they just had to hang in there for a little over three minutes…

Because with the win, their five goals tonight would mean free pizza for everybody!

AND THE CYCLONES WON 5-3!!! FREE PIZZA!!!

We stuck around for a post-game warmup jersey auction but the prices were insane…

What a great note to end the Cyclones regular season on at US Bank Arena; getting the big 5-3 win, and getting everyone free pizza to boot. It was our second game of the season where the Cyclones were able to get us free pizzas. And that’s two more free pizzas than we got from the 15 Reds games we went to all of last baseball season.

The Cyclones still have a pretty good chance of making the ECHL playoffs. Who knows? Maybe we’ll get to see our Cyclones a couple more times yet this season. But if not, it was another great season of Cyclones hockey, and we definitely look forward to seeing them play again in October.

GO CYCLONES! 🙂

It’s a sign.

For Scotti’s Italian Restaurant in downtown Cincinnati. Taken with Instagram. 🙂

Seen & noted: BRU Burger Bar.

It looks like they’re getting really close to opening BRU Burger Bar at the corner of Walnut and Sixth Streets…

It’s always exciting when a new place is about to open in downtown Cincinnati’s Central Business District! 🙂

UPDATE: BRU has their sign up and open for business on Monday, December 7th…

I know where we’ll be on Monday! 🙂