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Ron Madden
01-05-2011, 05:59 AM
Here's some information on the 2011 Reds Caravan from JFay.

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/

Who's goin'?

Blimpie
01-05-2011, 06:28 PM
I will normally make it to the Lexington stop, but will be traveling most of that weekend. Hopefully, I can scoot down to make an hour or so.

HeatherC1212
01-05-2011, 06:50 PM
I'm actually on vacation throughout the entire Caravan this year so I won't be able to make it to any of the stops. I hope those who do go will share some of their stories and photos with us though. :)

Chip R
01-05-2011, 07:23 PM
Here's some information on the 2011 Reds Caravan from JFay.

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/

Who's goin'?

You might want to actually go to the Reds website and confirm this information since this is John Fay. You may go to the Columbus one and find out they are in Athens. ;)

Joseph
01-05-2011, 08:40 PM
I'll be doing the Louisville stop this year.

redsfan1966
01-05-2011, 09:47 PM
If all goes well, me and the missus will try to make all three "legs" of the Caravan again this year...Cincinnati (Southern) and Muncie (Western) on Saturday, and Columbus (Northern) on Sunday....we will try to post pics!

Ron Madden
01-06-2011, 04:26 AM
You might want to actually go to the Reds website and confirm this information since this is John Fay. You may go to the Columbus one and find out they are in Athens. ;)

SHOCKING! :redface:

Like HeatherC1212 said I hope everyone able to attend will share their stories and photos with us in this thread.

REDREAD
01-06-2011, 10:37 AM
That's pretty cool, Columbus gets Dusty, Homer, and Wood.
Are these things worth going to, or does the broadcaster monopolize all the talking time?

wheels
01-07-2011, 10:46 AM
That's pretty cool, Columbus gets Dusty, Homer, and Wood.
Are these things worth going to, or does the broadcaster monopolize all the talking time?

I think they're a total blast.

Depending on the setting, all of the luminaries tend to be far more accessible than you'd think. A few years back, I had beers with Adam Dunn and watched Austin Kearns melt down during a terrible game of pool.

As far as Q and A goes, plenty of time is usually given to the fans to ask questions. It's not a monologue by any stretch.

The whole thing is super laid back (at least from my experience) and not what you'd expect.

I am a little worried about what it's going to be like at the Polaris location. Is this the first time they've been there? Will there be drinks available?

REDREAD
01-07-2011, 11:43 AM
I am a little worried about what it's going to be like at the Polaris location. Is this the first time they've been there? Will there be drinks available?

My friend went to the Polaris location one year when the Reds were a bad team. He said there was maybe 20 people there. I was just wondering if it was a case of a broadcaster "hosting" and making it like a bannana phone. I agree that a resturant would be a funner place to have this.
Anyhow, if I don't have to work or have a family thing, I am going to try to make this thing.. If there is beer to be found, we will find it :)

redsfan1966
01-09-2011, 03:46 AM
Wheels...my man, it is weird actually answering back to you on here and not getting an "Undertaker". But, I digress...they have been doing the caravan at Polaris for a few years now. I agree with others that it was more enjoyable at Flannagan's...seeing Nuxhall and Brennaman get loose in years past after a few "adult beverages". But, unfortunately Reds brass wants these to be more "family friendly", so venues like Polaris are tapped. The stories of small crowds are exaggerated...every time I have been there, the crowds have been huge....but sorry, no drinks...

wheels
01-09-2011, 05:15 PM
Wheels...my man, it is weird actually answering back to you on here and not getting an "Undertaker". But, I digress...they have been doing the caravan at Polaris for a few years now. I agree with others that it was more enjoyable at Flannagan's...seeing Nuxhall and Brennaman get loose in years past after a few "adult beverages". But, unfortunately Reds brass wants these to be more "family friendly", so venues like Polaris are tapped. The stories of small crowds are exaggerated...every time I have been there, the crowds have been huge....but sorry, no drinks...

Well I ain't goin' then.

Why would I (soberly) subject myself to the likes of Brantley droning on about ice cream or somesuch?

Now....If Jocko were gonna be at this stop, it would be a different story.

I really think Phil Castellini dropped the ball on this one.

Bo - RING.

Ron Madden
01-16-2011, 09:10 PM
Does anyone know if any more players have signed up for/or will attend the caravan?

marcshoe
01-16-2011, 11:38 PM
The Reds' site has Drew Stubbs on the Southern leg on Thursday, through Charleston and Huntington/Ashland. I don't think he was listed earlier.

Ron Madden
01-23-2011, 03:54 PM
The caravan takes off this week.

http://www.fox19.com/Global/story.asp?S=11880080

fugowitribe
01-24-2011, 11:14 PM
The caravan takes off this week.

http://www.fox19.com/Global/story.asp?S=11880080

I think the link may be a year old.

Ron Madden
01-25-2011, 03:47 AM
I think the link may be a year old.

That's what happens when I'm dog tired and do a Google search.


I'm Sorry Everyone. :redface:

Ron Madden
01-26-2011, 05:52 AM
Big turnout expected.

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110125/SPT04/301250097/Big-Reds-Caravan-turnout-expected

marcshoe
01-27-2011, 03:03 PM
I'm thinking about going by in a bit. The class I'm teaching now ends at 2:45, and the local caravan stop is at 3:30. Just not sure what to do when I get there.

marcshoe
01-27-2011, 06:32 PM
Wish I'd had my camera with me.

The first question was whether Aaron Harang and his wife had had their twins yet. Yep. A boy and a girl.

Also, Walt said he had been on the phone with Edinson's agent when they pulled in, and he hoped to get something done by the end of the week.

ddrone
01-27-2011, 09:59 PM
Just came back from the one in Athens. Very disorganized(and busy)as the line was messed up because there were no ropes set up.
They only question that is worth mentioning was dusty mentioning Bruce for a lead off hitter.
I told Welch that he need to grow his porn mustache back. Thought the dude was gonna punch me. After looking surprised for a few seconds, he told me that he will when people quit calling it a porn mustache. Dusty chimed in and Welch blamed it all on Marty, as Chris said that Marty called it that on air. Dusty was like, no way, and Chris pointed at me for verification .I quickly blamed in all on Marty.
Other then that, Brantley's sick and was missing, Frazier's a pretty big dude, and Woods not.
Had a good time.

marcshoe
01-27-2011, 10:11 PM
Interesting. Walt was asked who'd bat leadoff and he said it was down to Stubbs, Fred Lewis (who he talked a bit about), Phillips and...

at that point he paused, looking as if he was searching for a name, then said, "I guess that's it."


btw, on the way home I heard an ad for the Pirates caravan coming to town. Tickets were 'only' $20 a pop. ;)

It's good to be a Reds fan.

Redsfan320
01-27-2011, 11:29 PM
http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/

With the help of Butcher, Herms, and Rollins, JRam is churning out all kinds of caravan-goodness.

320

Ron Madden
01-30-2011, 10:52 AM
Hundreds come out to see Reds in Bowling Green.

http://bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/01/30/sports/sports5.txt

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Eric_the_Red
01-30-2011, 10:54 AM
I was planning on going to GABP yesterday and Hamilton today, but a 2 year old with a temperature hovering between 101-102 nixed those plans.

Jpup
01-30-2011, 01:49 PM
I was going to go the Bowling Green yesterday, but my near 2 year old has RSV and I stayed home to help with that. Looks like they had a good turnout.

Ron Madden
01-30-2011, 05:19 PM
Jay Bruce: a popular draw on Reds Caravan.

http://reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110130&content_id=16533206&vkey=news_cin&c_id=cin

Ron Madden
01-31-2011, 02:00 AM
Reds offseason well recieved.

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110130/SPT04/101310325/1062/SPT/Offseason-is-well-received

Ron Madden
01-31-2011, 02:16 PM
Here's a nice piece about Bob Castellini at the Lexington tour stop.

http://www.kentucky.com/2011/01/31/1617367/john-clay-reds-owner-serious-about.html#more

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Ron Madden
01-31-2011, 02:19 PM
From the Middletown tour stop.

http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/middletown-news/fans-line-up-in-cold-for-reds-winter-caravan-1068692.html

Ron Madden
01-31-2011, 04:13 PM
from mlb.com

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110130&content_id=16533532&vkey=perspectives&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb