We’ve been talking about this for years, so it’s time to make it a reality. It’s time for the Nation to get together at Great American Ballpark.

The tentative plan would be to meet away from the park, then walk to GAB together for the game. We’ll give away a t-shirt or two and have some fun getting to know each other away from the computer.

The date we’re looking at is Saturday, July 31, a 4:10 PM game against the Atlanta Braves. That also happens to be the Fan’s Choice Bobblehead giveaway day. Right now, I need to know how many are interested, so we can start to make plans. Either leave a comment here or email me at [email protected] to let me know whether you are interested or not (and how many tickets you might need). This isn’t a commitment at this point, but I need to get a rough estimate. (If there is enough interest, we can get a reduced rate on tickets from the Reds.)

I want to be able to put a face to some of the user names we see around here every day, but I also want to meet those of you who drop by but don’t comment often. You will get a chance to meet your favorite Redleg Nation editors, plus me! Sounds fun, doesn’t it? (Don’t answer that.)

I hope you will consider joining us. It’s sure to be a good time.