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Way to Go Reds!

The Cincinnati Reds have been playing some of the best baseball in the league so far in 2011. They lead their division and their unique blend of young starting pitching depth and a dangerous, multi-faceted lineup has them looking like a team ready to compete for a World Series.

With all of those things going for them, and after a decade-plus of losing, one would think that now would be a perfect time to raise ticket prices and take advantage of a fan base that is now rushing to Great American Ballpark to see their team win, and often.

In what has to be one of history's coolest nods to a fan base, the Reds have decided to go in the other direction. For every game the team wins on this homestead, the Reds are lowering the price of their field level seats by $4. What a novel idea. A team is winning, and playing good baseball, and the franchise LOWERS ticket prices. This ownership group, led by Bob Castellini, has shown with this decision that they have their finger on the pulse of their fan base. They've also shown that they understand what the fans went through, suffering for years and years before the Reds finally returned to prominence in 2010. This promotion is an amazing way to say, "Thank you."

And the team must realize it too.

So far on this homestead, the Reds have won five games.

The Cincinnati Reds have been playing some of the best baseball in the league so far in 2011. They lead their division and their unique blend of young starting pitching depth and a dangerous, multi-faceted lineup has them looking like a team ready to compete for a World Series.

With all of those things going for them, and after a decade-plus of losing, one would think that now would be a perfect time to raise ticket prices and take advantage of a fan base that is now rushing to Great American Ballpark to see their team win, and often.

In what has to be one of history's coolest nods to a fan base, the Reds have decided to go in the other direction. For every game the team wins on this homestead, the Reds are lowering the price of their field level seats by $4. What a novel idea. A team is winning, and playing good baseball, and the franchise LOWERS ticket prices. This ownership group, led by Bob Castellini, has shown with this decision that they have their finger on the pulse of their fan base. They've also shown that they understand what the fans went through, suffering for years and years before the Reds finally returned to prominence in 2010. This promotion is an amazing way to say, "Thank you."

And the team must realize it too.

So far on this homestead, the Reds have won five games.