As you surely know, if you are one of the loyal citizens of Redleg Nation who are here every single day, obsessing over the Cincinnati Reds, fellow RN writer Chris Garber and I wrote a book about the Reds. It’s really a loving tribute to the history of this organization — our publisher, Triumph Books, calls it “a gorgeous highlight reel of the Reds and their stories” — and we’ve been so gratified by the response we’ve received since it was released over the last couple of weeks. Seriously, you guys are the best.

And if I didn’t know that already, you are proving it again. Earlier tonight, we decided to have a little fun. And if you aren’t on Twitter, we wanted to open it up to you too. The tweets that started it are below, but here were the particulars:

–Anyone who purchases a copy of the book, The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds between now and the end of Friday’s game against Pittsburgh will receive some goodies: Chris and I will send you some classic Reds baseball cards, with perhaps something else fun thrown in. Plus we’ll give you a follow on Twitter (if you’re on Twitter). And you’ll have our eternal love, which is a much more important gift, right?

–BONUS giveaway: If 25 books are purchased by the end of Friday night’s game, we’ll give away an Eugenio Suarez bobblehead to one of you, selected at random.

Well, within a couple of hours of this little experiment, loyal citizens of the Nation had already purchased 24 books. So we’re going to blow right by that goal of 25. Which is awesome. I love you guys.

If you aren’t on Twitter, I wanted to give you a chance to get in on the magic. So the same rules apply. If you’re on Twitter, send us a copy of your receipt showing that you bought the book between tonight and the end of Friday’s game, and you’ll get some goodies. If you aren’t on Twitter, email me a picture of your receipt at and I’ll get you in on the fun.

When we get to 50 books sold, there will be another special giveaway (stay tuned). If we can get to 100…well, we’ll do something fun.

If you purchased the book before tonight, you’re already on my good list. I promise to do something cool for those of you who purchased early. Stay tuned for that, as well.

The Nation is taking over the world. You guys are the best.

10 Responses

  1. Chad Dotson

    Just hit the 25th book sold. Next up: #50, which will unlock an even better giveaway.

  2. cfd3000

    Chad – Help me out. I’m in Atlanta. Your book is, sadly, not on shelves here. Barnes & Noble will let me PRE order but I can’t get an actual book. And I’m trying hard not to fuel the Amazon world takeover, though I’ll make an exception if it’s the only option. I want a book and to support you and RLN. What’s a fan to do? – Chris

  3. Chad Dotson

    By the way, we’re up to 48 books sold, in about 18 hours. You guys are amazing.

  4. Bill Lack

    What about those of us that bought “before it was cool”. 🙂

    • Chad Dotson

      Bill, you’ve always been cool before it was cool.

  5. Frederick

    Ordered mine off Amazon! Now if they’d just get more in stock, I’d be able to read it…oh the humanity!

  6. gusnwally

    Can’t wait for mine, I hope you have a nice Big Klu piece. But, either way I am sure I will enjoy it. If any of our readers are not aware. Arcadia Publishing, they are the people that do all those books about each and every town. Everybody has the one about thier town. The 20.00 one. They have a wonderful edition on Crosley Field.