It’s no secret that I’m a C. Trent Rosecrans fan (literally, on Facebook). ๐Ÿ™‚ Trent’s one of the most talented journalists out there, and definitely the hardest working man covering the Reds. You may recall that Trent and some partners started CNATI.com, an independent Cincinnati sports website. For what we do here, Trent’s access and original reporting is essential.

CNATI wants to sent Trent to Reds spring training in Arizona this year, and is asking for help to defray the costs of sending a reporter to Phoenix for six weeks. According to Trent, the average cost for a writer to cover spring training is $8,000. They’re going to try to do it for half.

Nobody at CNATI is getting rich (yet, anyway), but if you’re at all inclined to support independent journalism and “buy local,” I urge you do head over and contribute. They take PayPal, so it’s easy to do. I bought Trent a Subway footlong, and encourage you to o the same (Hat Tip to Mr. Redlegs)

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5 Responses

  1. Chad Dotson

    Just chipped in.

    Although I’m not a fan of C Trent on Facebook. Turns out I’m not a teenage girl, so I don’t have a facebook account. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Mark in CC

    Good luck to him but I am going to pay for my own trip to Spring Training ๐Ÿ˜ฎ . Maybe he should do the same.

  3. JustTheFacts

    @Bill Lack: Agreed.

    But seriously, C Trent is IMO one of the big three Reds journalists.

  4. Redsfanx

    Any one related to the Civil War General, William S. Rosecrans, can’t be a bad guy.

  5. JustTheFacts

    @Chris: Sorry for being so pedestrian, but I was thinking Sheldon, Day, and Rosecrans.