The Cincinnati Reds are in first place and Reds Country is buzzing.  The Atlanta Braves are in town for a three-game series beginning tonight at Great American Ball Park.  The Reds are expecting all three games to sellout.

So, why the big crowds?

The weather forecast looks great for this weekend.  There is nothing better than a beautiful day or night at the ol’ ball orchard.

The Reds also have some popular promotions scheduled for this weekend.  There will be fireworks after tonight’s game.  Tomorrow, fans will receive a Homer Bailey bobblehead.  On Sunday, the first 10,000 kids 14 and under will receive a Brandon Phillips t-shirt.

The biggest and most important reason for the expected capacity crowds is the team itself.  The Reds are an exciting team that is playing winning baseball.

Good weather, bobbleheads, the Reds in first place—what could possibly be better?

Well, LaRosa’s pizza would surely hit the spot, and it will tonight at the Machine Room.

Here are the probable pitchers for the series.

Friday, July 30  7:10 PM
Braves:  Kris Medlen, RHP (6-2, 3.57)
Reds:  Johnny Cueto, RHP (10-2, 3.18)

Saturday, July 31  4:10 PM
Braves:  Jair Jurrjens, RHP (3-3, 4.37)
Reds:  Bronson Arroyo, RHP (10-6, 4.21)

Sunday, August 1  1:10 PM
Braves:  Tommy Hanson, RHP (8-7, 3.99)
Reds:  Edinson Volquez, RHP (1-1, 8.25)

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