Bob's Bar

Pay no attention to the fine print. I'm thrilled that the new home of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company features "Bob's Bar." Thank you. Thank you very much.

Champions Club at Great American Ballpark

I was able to accept an almost-last-minute invitation from a friend to the Cincinnati Reds game against the San Diego Padres last night at Great American Ball Park. I'm so glad I did.
It's hard to get a good shot of the new Pete Rose statue in the early evening shade, but I was glad to see it on my way in. Man, what a history this team has!
And thanks to my friend Karl, my ticket was for the exclusive and all-inclusive Champions Club level, located behind home plate and along the first-base side of the park. The area includes a free buffet featuring everything from free hot dogs and free burgers to free paninis, free pizza, free stir-fry and free pasta, plus unlimited free non-alcoholic beverages and free ice cream bars. Oh, and did I mention it's all free? I was so excited I couldn't even hold the camera still for a non-blurry photo.
And our seats were uh-mazing. First row, middle of the section. And the ticket was free. Don't know if I mentioned that.
It was a bee-yoo-tiful evening for baseball, and even though the Reds lost (7-3), we saw a couple great catches by (who else?) Billy Hamilton, a home run by Tucker Barnhart, and had a great time talking baseball, family, writing, and publishing. Thanks, Karl!