Eat ‘em up! Reds slugger Scooter Gennett signing autographs for free today

Reds everywhere man Scooter Gennett  watches his fourth home run against the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on June 6.

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Reds everywhere man Scooter Gennett watches his fourth home run against the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on June 6.

So you’ve got to make it one more day without Major League Baseball, and your appetite for leather, rawhide and the crack of bats is insatiable. What to do? How about getting in the car and heading down to the Skyline Chili at 7189 Beechmont Ave., in east Cincinnati for Scooter Gennett’s autograph?

The Reds’ do-it-all utility man -- a Cincinnati native -- will sign one item per fan for free from 5:30-6:30.

That’s pretty hard to beat, especially on a day with no baseball as the All-Star break comes to an end when games resume on Friday.

Gennett has become Cincinnati's feel-good story since the Brewers released him in March. Since the Reds signed him as a free agent, he's hitting .311 with a career-high 15 home runs, including four in one game on June 6 at Great American Ball Park, where the Reds stomped the Cardinals 13-1 with Gennett driving in 10.

He’s played in 38 games at second base, eight in left field, eight at third base, five in right field and two as a designated hitter in addition to pinch-hitting in another 12 contests.

With 47 RBI in 226 plate appearances, he’s closing in quickly -- and efficiently -- on his career high of 56 last season in 561 plate appearances.

Reds fans adore this guy.

Fresh from a brief vacation taking in the Biltmore Estate outside of Asheville, N.C., Gennett is ready to roll in MLB’s second half.

You can start your second half by asking Scooter to sign for you at Skyline Chili, and put on the feed bag, too. Gotta go with the four-way with onions. Just sayin'. Here's a map.

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