Re: Reds Winter Caravan....whos going and where??
The Bowling Green (KY) was a great stop as well. I, like the previous posts about Nashville, was surprised about how many Reds fans were this far south. I'm friends with one of the DJ's from the local ESPN radio station, that was covering it, so I got pseudo back stage passes. Marty was a real nice guy and I had Welsh sign his 1982 Donruss Padres card, with those ugly brown jerseys. Marty made a comment about how bad he looked and Chris sorta shrugged it off.
My 2.5 year old daughter, who's a huge fan of Gapper, was there just to see him. The Reds workers told us the costume was in the tour bus that was being refuled, and Gapper didn't get there until near the end. But when he did get there, the Reds staff was very courteous and made a special point to get Gapper over to my daughter rather quickly and bypass some people. We were very impressed, and didn't expect them to do that. But my daughter loved the fact that Gapper played with her little stuffed Gapper, she had on hand.