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    Reds A-ball will stay in Dayton thru 2012 season


    Dragons, Reds sign on for another four years together

    By Marc Katz
    Staff Writer

    Tuesday, April 15, 2008

    DAYTON The Dayton Dragons and parent Cincinnati Reds have signed an agreement to continue their association for another four years.

    "Dragons fans are great Reds fans," Dragons president Bob Murphy said.

    "So many follow the Reds, we want to keep the Reds here."

    It was because the Reds waived territorial rights that the Dragons who play in the Class A Midwest League are here in the first place. When Mandalay Sports and Entertainment bought the Rockford, Ill., Reds in 1999, it was with the understanding that the team would be moved to Dayton for the 2000 season and continue as a Reds affiliate.

    Because Dayton is so close to Cincinnati, the Reds had to agree that a team could move that close.

    That happened and, according to Murphy, "My understanding is as long as a team run by Mandalay is in Dayton, Ohio, we agree to be a Reds affiliate."
    In the franchise's first eight years of operation, the Dragons have sold out 7,230-seat Fifth Third Field (and including lawn seats have averaged more than 8,000 per games) and expect to do so this season as well.

    "It's a first-class organization," said Reds director of development Terry Reynolds, who signed the new agreement. "The number one reason we like the affiliation is because the people and staff in Dayton have handled our players professionally.

    "The second reason is the proximity to Cincinnati. We get to see our players and the fans get to see our players."

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    Re: Reds A-ball will stay in Dayton thru 2012 season

    They should lock that up for as long as they can. What a great place for baseball.
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    Re: Reds A-ball will stay in Dayton thru 2012 season

    There are very few places that print money like they do.

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    Re: Reds A-ball will stay in Dayton thru 2012 season

    Dayton is a great place for minor league baseball. What we need is a AA team.

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