If you are on twitter, you’ve probably seen Reds fans furiously tweeting the #JoeyVotto hashtag. The MLB Network asked fans to vote for the face of their club in January, and is now having a competition bracket style via twitter to make one player the Face of MLB. And let me tell you, based on our track record, Reds fans are LEGENDARY around MLB for their hashtag battles.
Here’s where we are today:
Votto has made it to the final four and is now going head to head with Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates. Voting for this round will end at 6:30am on Monday. Winner will be announced on the MLB Networks’ Hot Stove show at 9am et that day.
IF Joey advances to the finals, he will take on Matt Kemp of the Dodgers (Kemp won his hashtag battle by a close margin this morning), Monday through Friday of next week for the title of the Face of MLB!
Some of the basic rules: one #JoeyVotto hashtag per tweet only, retweets count, and you don’t need to include @MLBNetwork or #FaceofMLB in the tweet.
There are certainly more important things in life than hashtag battles, but it’s our chance to show the baseball world how much we love our team and have a little fun while we are doing it. Thank you for all your support. Reds fans are the best! Happy Spring Training! – Lisa
The full squad is in Goodyear and Spring Training is officially underway! The Reds’ first game takes place on Friday, 2/22 against their Goodyear Ballpark roommates, the Cleveland Indians. If you are headed out to Arizona for the Spring Training action, get the latest info HERE. And follow Goodyear Ballpark on Twitter and Facebook.
If you aren’t able to join us in Goodyear this year, all the games will be available on 700WLW or Reds.com.
Here’s a look at what’s happening at the ballpark, thanks to Rob Butcher, Zach Bonkowski, Corey Hawthorne, Ralph Mitchell and Karen Forgus.
Hope you are having a great weekend. 43 days until Opening Day!
Wow, what a day! Three big public stops this afternoon on the Reds Caravan and every venue was a sea of red. We’ve got one more day with stops in Dayton, Lexington and Hamilton. You can find the details HERE.
Check out all the fan photos on twitter by searching the hashtag #RedsCaravan. Here are some of ours:
MUNCIE (thanks Rob Butcher and Audra Sordyl)
LIMA (thanks Jamie Ramsey and Nick Erikson)
BOWLING GREEN (thanks Larry Herms and Kathryn Braun)
Hope to see you on Sunday!
It’s been a busy Saturday on the road for our Caravan crews. The crowds have been huge, the Q&A questions are great, and our fans are so enthusiastic about the 2013 Reds season. Thank you to all that have come out to see us. Here are photos from the first half of the day. Check out the schedule, photo albums and twiter coverage HERE
INDIANAPOLIS (thanks to Rob Butcher, Nick Erikson and Megan Hewitt)
COLUMBUS (thanks to Jamie Ramsey and Michael Anderson)
SELECT-A-SEAT EVENT AT GREAT AMERICAN BALL PARK (thanks to Larry Herms and Laura Coleman)
FINDLAY (thanks to Jamie Ramsey)
CELINA (thanks to Rob Butcher)
PORTLAND (thanks to Rob Butcher)
LONDON, KY (Courtesy of Larry Herms)
PARKERSBURG, WV (courtesy of Jamie Ramsey)
BLOOMINGTON, IN (courtesy of Rob Butcher and Audra Sordyl)
Tomorrow we head to Columbus, Lima, Bowling Green, Muncie, Indianapolis and Great American Ball Park. Get all the details on the Reds Caravan HERE. See you on the road!
Video from a very serious baseball discussion at our flagship station 700WLW
And photos from a few of our Friday morning stops in Reds Country, courtesy of the Reds Media Relations staff:
NORTH – Zanesville, Ohio
WEST – Batesville, IN
Sherman House in Batesville, Indiana. Roads not so good…….
SOUTH – Logan, WV and Pikeville, KY
Todd Frazier sings to Rosie in Pikeville, KY
Rob Butcher and the Western leg in Louisville tonight
As always, a huge stop in Louisville, this year at the Bats’ Louisville Slugger Park. Presiding Mayor Corky Miller was king. We estimated about 600-700 people. Great, great event attended by Bob Castellini and Joe Morgan. The Bats did a terrific job. Our crew stayed late to accommodate an extra 150 people. Talk about Rock Stars!!
Photos courtesy of Rob Butcher and Michael Anderson