The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants come to Great American Ball Park for a four-game series this weekend. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are night games. The Sunday match-up is at 1:10 p.m. It’s almost impossible to believe, but the Reds swept four games from the Giants last year in San Francisco in late June.

If you have to ask if I’m over 2012, you’d never understand the answer. Redleg Nation Recaps: Game Three. Game Four. Stupid Game Five.

This Friday night, you not only get Fireworks, you get Star Wars Night (clever Reds video). Darth Bumgarner will pitch for the Giants.

If you’re buying tickets for the series, use TiqIQ to get great prices. If you’re traveling here, Hipmunk.com can help with flights to and from Cincinnati and also Cincinnati area hotels.

The t-shirts and hats from our recent fund-raiser will ship tomorrow via the U.S. Postal Service first class. Thanks again to everyone who supported the site.