Since we’ve been publishing emails lately, here’s another one:
I am hoping that you can help me rally Reds fans behind my husband. He is one of 4 finalists across the country in the Pepsi Max Field of Dreams contest. If he gathers the most votes before October 5th, he will have a chance to play against baseball legends such as Reggie Jackson, Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey, Jr. (my daughter’s favorite) and his all-time favorite player, Johnny Bench. He entered this contest not knowing he would have a chance to play them, but rather with the intent to vote his favorite Reds players onto this team. He would like nothing more than to bring people like Johnny Bench and Ken Griffey, Jr. home to Ohio to play before some of their most devoted fans, rather than sending them to New Jersey, Colorado or Florida.
Unfortunately, the Cincinnati Reds organization is not in a position to help us get out the vote. If you could help us rally Reds fans, it would be a great help. The other contestants are really pushing their connections to the Yankees and Red Sox, and we know that their fans are very devoted. We know that Reds fans love their players too, though.
People can vote by going to www.mlb.com/pepsimax. They can vote up to 50 times per day per computer through October 5th.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at email@example.com.