Monday, July 20, 2015

All Star Game In Nati City

 Cincinnati hosted the All-Star Game last week.
Yep my home town got to see the National League go down at the Great American Ball Park.
And it seemed like Lee and I, Sweet William The Scot, kept going down in getting pictures because of the bad storms, fifty mile an hour winds and ninety degree sauna heat we have had. 
But we got a few pictures taken from the comfort of our AC car.
Decorations were everywhere, from cookies to flower pots to buildings to trash from the storms. 
 We support hometown favorites with Iced All-Star Pack cookies, including our "We Believe In Pete!" cookie where each cookie sold counts as a vote of support for our very own Charlie Hustle.
Even signed boxes.
As Cincinnati cleans up and recovers from the MLB All-Star Game, the Cincinnati Parks’ potted plants that lined the entrance and parts of the streets leading to the ballpark need new homes.
So pots are now being sold. 
 Each pot is decorated with a different MLB team logo and color palette. There are 60 pots total – two for each of the 30 MLB teams.
Cincinnati was home to America's first professional baseball team in 1869 and has hosted the All-Star Game four times in the past.
Cincinnati had twenty massive mustache statues throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
A reference to the styles of 1869, featuring artwork unique to the Reds and Cincinnati's history hosting the game.
Each is about two-and-a-half feet high, eight feet wide and weighs about 850 pounds.
 Another storm moving in for this shot. Can you say hazy, hot and humid.
 A Mr. Redlegs style pillbox hat and mustache were installed atop the Scripps Center, a 36-story skyscraper in downtown Cincinnati overlooking the Great American Ball Park. 
It cost about $100,000 to install and for removal from the Scripps Center they have said. 
 Now my Lee worked in the next building on the 45th floor for many years.
So she thought this was the neatest thing.
The Carew Tower was lit with an image of a vintage Red Stockings player every night for two weeks.  And getting a night picture was the darnedest thing with our crap camera. So we drove round and round so we could get a shot from our car.
 Using two 12,000-lumen projectors ~ on loan from Walt Disney World ~ that drew enough electricity to power four homes. Maybe that is why we have been having a lot of brown outs.  At Disney, they're used to light up Cinderella Castle.  Guess Cinderella's Castle has been dark of late.
The baseball player was 20 stories high.
Oh and Todd Frazier a Cincinnati Red won the Homerun Derby and now the locals are calling him the Todd Father.  We are seeing people wearing tee shirts with Todd Father on them.
Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The  Scot


  1. Oh Sweet William - Did you get any of the cookies?

  2. Sw. William WooHoo I'm first to visit.
    OMDs I love your ears in that first photo. They are very alert.
    thanks for this very informative post. My Gpa would have loved reading this he was a real ball fan.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  3. How cool! And an autographed Pete Rose ball, lucky
    Lily & Edward

  4. Hari Om
    Red is good!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. Hi Sweet Wills, You have so much going on in your home city. Wow that is one heavy mustache. Glad you got a Signed cookie from Pete and one with the Theme mustache. Stay safe with all the violent storms and heat this summer.
    Your friend,

  6. We saw that white spot on your nose, buddy!!! STAY cool and safe....thanks for sharing your story.
    stella rose

  7. Ringy-Dingy Sir William...why, I didn't realize that your Nati City was hosting the All-Star game. How cool is that? I love the potted plants idea. Did you and your Lee buy one? It would be a lovely addition to your garden. Thanks for another great tour of your Nati City. I do enjoy them so much. I hope you and your Lee are doing well.
    Your friend, to the end,

  8. The Carew Tower looks great. Have a great day.

    Aroo to you,

  9. In 2011 when we hosted the game, nobody put mustaches on the cactii. The problem with "ToddFather" is that is was for Todd Helton of Colorado who retired after last year. Frazier needs a unique nickname.

  10. William that's great to read so much things about your town (maybe they will call it Williamsburg once?) My momma awwed as she read about the plants who got a new home, she would like to have one... although she has black thumbs (poor plants).
    easy rider

  11. Wow the all Star Gam ein your Hometown!!
    How cool is that. We didn't see you, though we did watch the game on that flashy box with noises in the livingroom...

    Its hot and steamy here too, but a bit less since a storm system moved through.
    We have little lakes all ovfur the area...not lakes that we are used to seeing, though, BOL!

    Love the icing on your schnooter, it lends character:)

    Have a great week!

  12. gotta love cookies from the hometown

  13. It's fantastic when cities get behind events! Those cookies look delicious...

  14. How fun to have the All Star game in your city. We are big baseball fans - you probably already know that. But we follow the grandson in college now more than the MLB. He would love to be there some day
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  15. Luved seein your photos. Dose cookies look yummy.

  16. You knows I'm a Giants fan, so we'll have to agree to disagree on the 'going down' of the NL!!! BOL
    Though, those cookies sure do look amazin'!!! I thinks they would be FABulous dipped in a margarita!! ☺
    Thanks for the tour SW!!!
    Ruby ♥

  17. What fun! My mum's hometown, Omaha hosts the College World Series each year. Thanks for update on the happenings in your hometown!

    Edgar and his mum

  18. Just wanted you to know we stopped by. Mom's arm is so sore after a shot today that she finds it hard to type.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. That is just so cool! Our Pops just loves baseball. We heart your treats too!

  20. Baseball is a super fun game. Mommy almost knows the rules of that game. Mommy is lost watching other sports like Hockey and Football.

    We read its your moms birthday! Happy Birthday Sweet Williams mom!

    1. Thank You for the birthday wish. Tomorrow the 22nd is both Lee's birthday and Downunder Daisy's HER birthday! We share a birthday with Prince George of England.

  21. We heard from down under it is Lee's birthday tomorrow
    Happy Birthday Lee! Hope your day is great
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  22. OMD, I heard it was your Moms BDay!!! You tell her Happy Happy Happy Bday from me, okays?! WooooHooooo!!!! Oh, and I hopes you gets some IScream!!
    Ruby ♥

  23. A little bird (well actually a little pup from Down Under) told us it is your Mom's Birthday.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEE! Hope you have a wonderful day. Please know that we love Sweet William's posts about your home city. Please keep them coming!
    All the best,
    Gail and Bertie.

  24. Hey Sw. William....
    We hear it was your Lee's birthday. We hope has has a great day. Give her a bday hug from me
    Hugs madi your bfff

  25. happy Happy Birthday to your Lee... I hope you have a super cake and ice cream and a super great time today. Hugs to you
    easy rider

  26. Hope you have a Super Special Wonderful Birthday Lee.
    May you have many, many more.
    Bentley and Pat

  27. Hey Lee!
    Wow, my whole pack wanted to stop by and wish you an amazing and wonderful fun-filled barkday! We hope you get lots of treats. Sending you hugs!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Lori and Stan

  28. Happy Birthday Lee! I hope you had a wonderful day. Wishing you a wonderful, happy healthy year!

  29. Mommy loves baseball and that is some really cool info! I hope you got a taste of those yummy looking cookies.

    Ziggy Out!!