Reds Caravan: Cincinnati
The Reds organization never ceases to amaze me. The Rockin’ Redlegs crew had the opportunity to attend not one, but two Reds Caravan stops this weekend, and I have to say – this year was the best yet. This weekend, we were blown away by how awesomely this event was planned and executed and we feel so lucky to have gotten to be a part of it.
Hopefully you’ve already checked out our pictures from the Athens stop (if you haven’t, click here).
On our Caravan visits this weekend, we got to witness both ends of the spectrum. In Cincinnati, we experienced the unbridled energy and pride of hometown Reds fans. We met fans of all ages and cheered loudly for OUR Cincinnati Reds. It felt like home. In Athens, we got to check out a more reserved fan base – mostly older Reds fans (with a small smattering of college kids) who reside in Southeast Ohio and may rarely get to head to GABP. Less enthusiastic, but still just as loyal. Although the crowds of the two cities differed, I am proud to know that whether I was east or west, I was among the greatest fans in baseball. These kinds of events just reaffirm everything that is great about being a Reds fan.
But, before I go overboard waxing poetic, I want to tell you about how much fun we had at the Cincinnati stop!
We arrived at the ballpark for the first time since the end of the 2011 season and headed to the Fox Sports Ohio Champions Club. We were there to purchase our season ticket package, as well as check out what the South Tour of the Reds Caravan had to offer. We got our number for our turn selecting-a-seat, collected some cool Reds swag, and settled in. We listened to the Q&A until it was time to go pick out our seats. When we returned, we saw one of the cutest things of all time – it was the last question of the Q&A session. A little girl asked, “Can I give BP a hug?”. Obviously, BP agreed, and the room was all smiles.
We went to our Season Ticket Holder-Only autograph sesh and chatted with the Southern Tour gang a little bit. We were reunited with our old friend, Brandon, caught up with Jamie Ramsey, and had a photo shoot with Michael Anderson for Reds.com.
Anyway, it was a delightful weekend and we’re very happy to have been a part of it. Ok, Reds fans – the Caravan is over, so what’s next?
Ok, Reds fans. Have an excellent day and I hope you survive your Monday! Be sure to check back later because I’m working on a post I think you’ll all enjoy very much!
As always, GO REDS!