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Blue Jackets to Visit Reds on Wednesday

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, OHIO - Columbus Blue Jackets players are trading in their skates and sticks for a bat and glove as they will be special guests of FOX Sports Ohio and the Cincinnati Reds prior to Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ball Park, the clubs and FOX Sports Ohio announced today. In addition, General Manager Scott Howson will deliver the official game ball and Head Coach Scott Arniel will throw out the first pitch.

Prior to Wednesday's game, Jared Boll, Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, Mathieu Garon, Steve Mason, John Moore and Kris Russell will shag fly balls in the outfield during batting practice and sign autographs for fans from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Arniel will visit the FOX Sports Ohio broadcast booth during the game. Below is a detailed look at the day at the ballpark:

4:40 p.m. Shag fly balls in the outfield
5:45-6:45 p.m. Autograph session for fans at the Blue Jackets tent next to the Reds Community Corner
7:05 p.m. Arniel to throw out ceremonial first pitch; Howson to deliver official game ball

The Blue Jackets will open their 10th NHL season with a pair of games against the San Jose Sharks at Ericcson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9. The home opener is set for Friday, Oct. 15, when the club hosts the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET.

Season tickets as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages, as well as preseason single-game tickets are on sale now. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com. Information regarding sales of single game tickets for all home games will be announced later this summer.

-- CBJ --

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