HOT STOVE NOTEBOOK: 11/28
From Reds Director of Media Relations Rob Butcher…
TODAY’S NEWS: The Reds Hall of Fame Class of 2012 will be announced today at a 4:00 p.m. press conference in the museum’s auditorium…Yonder Alonso, Tom Browning and Chris Welsh will be on hand for the Champions Baseball Academy’s Opening Day celebration Sunday from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Riverstar baseball/softball complex (5994 Linneman Street)…the event is free and open to the public.
HOT STOVE AT HOLY GRAIL: The popular Hot Stove League radio show can be heard tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. on 700 WLW Radio, via the internet at reds.com/hotstove and on the Reds On Radio Network…Marty Brennaman and Jim Kelch will host tomorrow night’s show from the Holy Grail, across the street from Great American Ball Park.
REDSFEST ATTENDEES: Among those confirmed to attend FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest, presented by PNC on Friday and Saturday at Duke Energy Convention Center downtown are current players Yonder Alonso, RHP Jose Arredondo, Bronson Arroyo, Bill Bray, Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman, Zack Cozart, Johnny Cueto, Todd Frazier, Ryan Hanigan, Chris Heisey, Jeremy Horst, Mike Leake, Sam LeCure, Devin Mesoraco, Logan Ondrusek, Scott Rolen (Friday only), Drew Stubbs, Chris Valaika, Joey Votto (Friday only) and Travis Wood; manager Dusty Baker and coaches Mark Berry, Billy Hatcher, Brook Jacoby, Porky Lopez, Bryan Price, Chris Speier and Mike Stefanski; alumni Todd Benzinger, Jack Billingham, Tom Browning, Leo Cardenas, Clay Carroll, Eric Davis, Doug Flynn, George Foster, Wayne Granger, Chuck Harmon, Tommy Helms, Tracy Jones (Saturday only), Jim Maloney, Lee May, Ron Oester, Jim O’Toole, Ted Power, Chris Sabo and Mario Soto; top prospects Tucker Barnhart, Brad Boxberger, Yasmani Grandal, Billy Hamilton, Drew Hayes, Ryan LaMarre, Denis Phipps, Josh Smith; and broadcasters Jeff Brantley, Marty Brennaman, Thom Brennaman (Friday only), Jim Day, Jim Kelch, Jeff Piecoro and Chris Welsh…updated information can be found at reds.com/redsfest.
REDSFEST: Tickets for FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest, presented by PNC are on sale now at reds.com, by phone at (513) 381-REDS, at the Great American Ball Park ticket windows and at Ticketmaster outlets that include select Kroger stores…the annual fan festival will be held at Duke Energy Convention Center downtown on Fri, 12/2 from 4:00 to 10:30 p.m. and Sat, 12/3 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m….1-day tickets are $17 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and younger…2-day tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for kids…the Reds Community Fund Celebrity Poker Tournament is Sat, 12/3 at 5:00 p.m., with side games starting at 3:30…fans can register for the poker tournament online at reds.com/poker or by calling (513) 765-7240…updated information, including the roster of players scheduled to attend, can be found at reds.com/redsfest.