Reds Season Tickets Arrive
Its been a great week for baseball. My Pirates season tickets arrived on Monday. I blogged about them here. On Tuesday, MLB The Show came out, and my Reds season tickets arrived in the mail. I bought Reds season tickets this year – a full season’s worth, after only being a 13 game plan holder in 2010. The Reds underperformed in 2011, and will compete with the Cardinals and Brewers for the Division title this year without question. I obviously can’t attend all 81 games since I live far away, but reselling the games I can’t make on stubhub has been rather easy so far via stubhub.
Plus, as a full season ticket holder, I get to take batting practice on the field of Great American Ballpark.
Here’s the contents of my Reds season package:
It looks very similar to the contents of the Pirates package that I got the day before, doesn’t it? Once main difference, is that it includes a Reds Season Ticket Calendar.
Most important to me, was the season ticket book itself. It had a nice design featuring the Reds stars.
Inside, the first page was fully dedicated to Opening Day, which is virtually a city-wide holiday in Cincinnati. Look how freakin’ nice the Reds Opening Day season ticket is:
It’s a collector’s item!
The rest of the tickets are really nice too. They look a bit like the Pirates tickets in the fact that they have a gray background and feature players. However, these tickets are vertical. Rather than focusing on four players like the Pirates did, the Reds picked their top 7.
The Reds also included a letter from their president.
Dear Season Ticket Holder,
On behalf of the entire Cincinnati Reds organization, thank you for purchasing a Reds season ticket plan for 2012. As a season ticket holder, you are truly the foundation of Reds baseball and we hope you understand how important your commitment is to all of us.
Although the 2011 season did not meet expectations we had when the year began, I am confident that our club has a much more exciting campaign ahead in 2012. General Manager Walt Jocketty and his staff have worked hard throughout the offseason to upgrade our roster and provide us with the best chance to win. The acquisition of Mat Latos gives us another talented young pitcher, who we believe will combine with Johnny Cueto to anchor our starting rotation for many years to come. Also, the additions of Ryan Madson and Sean Marshall will strengthen our bullpen, particularly in protecting leads in the late innings. These changes combined with the potent lineup that returns 2011 All Stars Joey Votto, Scott Rolen, Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips have us all eager for the 2012 season to begin.
Enclosed with this letter you will find your 2012 season tickets. This season’s tickets highlight many of your Reds favorite players in a unique way that we hope you enjoy. This design is exclusive to our season tickets and another example of our efforts to reward you with something special for choosing to become a Reds Season Ticket Holder.
Once again, thank you for your loyalty and support of Reds baseball. We look forward to welcoming you to the Home of the Reds this summer.
Robert H Castellini
Reds President and CEO
I’ll make it out to Cincinnati in April, which still seems like a long way away.
However, Opening Day is just 29 days away, and you still have until Sunday to win this Ryan Zimmerman Shirt.