Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit his 34th home run of the season on Thursday and then high-fived 6-year-old Walter “SuperBubz” Herbert, who is suffering from Stage 4 neuroblastoma. He then gave him his bat and jersey.
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Reds fans haven’t enjoyed being first in anything this year.

But now they can be first – to try a new app that allows them to order food and drinks without interacting with a human being. 

The Cincinnati Reds and Delaware North Sportservice have introduced new mobile-order food and beverage stations at Great American Ball Park.

The Ballpark Express Mobile Order Pick-Up Stations, designed by Mason-based Apex Supply Chain Technologies, debuted at the ballpark on Monday.

The self-serve automated pick-up stations allow fans to order and pay for their food and beverages using the official MLB Ballpark app from anywhere in the park.

Representatives from the Reds, Delaware North and Apex, will also be on hand Wednesday to demonstrate how the stations work at a media event Wednesday, according to an advisory.

Several stations will be available to Reds’ fans for the remainder of the season with a larger rollout planned in 2018, according to a press release.

The stations are the first of their kind in a major league ballpark or sporting venue and are designed to allow fans to skip the concession lines and spend more time enjoying the game.



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