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#REDSCARAVAN IN RICHMOND

Chuck’s Sports Bar in Richmond, Indiana has the best pizza on the trip so far. Outstanding. Thanks to our friends at Reds on Radio affiliate WKBV Radio. – Rob Butcher

ENJOY THE #REDSCARAVAN WITHOUT NEEDING A COAT

Video from a very serious baseball discussion at our flagship station 700WLW

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And photos from a few of our Friday morning stops in Reds Country, courtesy of the Reds Media Relations staff:

NORTH – Zanesville, Ohio

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WEST – Batesville, IN

Sherman House in Batesville, Indiana. Roads not so good…….

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SOUTH – Logan, WV and Pikeville, KY

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Todd Frazier sings to Rosie in Pikeville, KY 

DAY TWO ON THE #REDSCARAVAN WESTERN TOUR

First stop of the day, WXGO/WORK Radio in Madison, Indiana. Thanks for breakfast!

– Rob Butcher

“MERCURY” MARTY RECAPS DAY ONE OF THE #REDSCARAVAN: NORTHERN TOUR

As we travel the highways and byways of this great state of Ohio in the early morning hours of Day Two of the 2013 Reds Caravan, it’s a time for reflection – a reflection of what turned out to be an incredibly successful Day One.

These daily get-togethers with you have only to do with the Rock Star Group. Because, afterall, does anyone else matter? Every stop, if it’s possible, was better than the previous one. Whether it be a small intimate gathering in picturesque stops like Dayton, Chillicothe and Middleport or an appearance before a massive throng in Athens, Ohio – we conducted ourselves in the same, classy manner no matter where we were. We never tire from the love and adulation that these great Reds fans insist upon bestowing on us; and make no mistake about one thing – they get it back a thousand-fold.

Can today be possibly any better?…You bet it can. When I look into the eyes of people like Brandon Phillips, Tucker Barnhart, Bob Miller, Chris Welsh, Todd Benzinger, Jamie Ramsey and LeRoy Rizzo; at times I’m overwhelmed by the commitment these people are making and will continue to make.

Bring on the wonders of Day Two for this magnificent array of talent – known as the Rock Star Group.

Until tomorrow…parting is such sweet sorrow,

Marty

PS – Guess who asked about Thom Brennaman last night in Athens?…..No one.

#REDSCARAVAN: REDS FANS INVADE SLUGGER FIELD

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

#REDSCARAVAN: VEVAY!!

Rob Butcher, Reds Director of Media Relations, is a blogging machine

The Hoosier Theater in Vevay, Indiana is my personal favorite stop. What a great venue. It was our first “formal” question-and-answer session, leading to the inevitable inquiries about Aroldis Chapman’s move from the bullpen to the rotation, yesterday’s 2015 All-Star Game announcement and Jay Bruce’s performance at the Grand Ole Opry as accompanied by the legendary Garth Brooks. More about that later. Louisville Slugger Field, our biggest stop, is next.

Photos courtesy of Rob Butcher and Michael Anderson

#REDSCARAVAN: IT WAS A PARTY IN ASHLAND

Our Ashland, KY Reds fans came out in full force to see the Southern leg of the Reds Caravan…Thank you!

#REDSCARAVAN: PHOTOS AND MORE PHOTOS FROM THE ROAD

Rob Butcher checks-in from the Bluegrass State

Angilo’s Pizza in Cynthiana, Kentucky hosted our live broadcast on Reds on Radio affiliate WCYN Radio. Cruise director Zach Bonkowski’s notes indicate “tough, windy road to get there” from Maysville. Accurate description, but beautiful, beautiful country. The restaurant was decked out in Reds gear, complete with photos from past Caravan visits featuring Dusty Baker, Brandon Phillips, vintage 2009 Jay Bruce, Chris Heisey and our old friend Ryan Freel. The takeout food was outstanding.

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And more photo fun from the road:

CHILLICOTHE, OH

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PORTSMOUTH, OH

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GRAYSON KY

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DAYTON, OH

THE #REDSCARAVAN KICK-OFF

Our 2013 Reds Caravan kicked-off this morning from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.  Three tours will cover over 2800 miles, 4 states, and 15 public stops in just 4 days.  We hope to see you along the way!

Here’s video of us getting things started: Kick-off Event

Get the tour routing and latest info, photos and tweets here.

#REDS CARAVAN SOUTHERN TOUR: FIRST STOP, MAYSVILLE

Update from Rob Butcher, Reds Director of Media Relations

The Western Leg’s first stop was at Reds on Radio affiliate WFTM Radio in Maysville, Kentucky. We already decided it will be hard to beat the food: Skillet potatoes, hot brown cassarole, wings with Kentucky Bourbon sauce, baby back ribs and the area’s famous transparent tarts. That was the first of today’s 5 scheduled meals. The members of our caravan were commissioned Kentucky Colonels by Governor Steven L. Beshear. Next stop, WCYN Radio live broadcast from Angelo’s Pizza in Cynthiana.

Welcome Table

Welcome Table

Maysville Commissioned

Maysville Commissioned

Group shot

Group shot

Corky Miller

Corky Miller

Buffett

Buffett

Brennaman Signing

Brennaman Signing

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