If you are near downtown today, you won’t want to miss this; from 2-6, the Reds are going to be holding a rally at Fountain Square. The entire team and coaching staff will be there, with players appearing at approximately 3:30 pm (before leaving to fly to Philadelphia).
The official release from the Reds is below the fold, but the information above is up-to-date (the press release was sent out yesterday).
Should be a fun time. Wish I could get to Fountain Square this afternoon.
CINCINNATI (Oct. 3, 2010) — The Cincinnati Reds announce “Reds Rally on the Square” to be held tomorrow from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fountain Square.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman will host the festivities, which will include speeches from Reds President and CEO Bob Castellini, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty, Reds Hall of Famer Joe Morgan and Manager Dusty Baker. Joey Votto, Scott Rolen, Brandon Phillips and the entire Reds team and coaching staff will appear on stage as well.
“This is a unique opportunity for Reds fans to send off their team as we take the first step in the 2010 Postseason,” said Bob Castellini. “It’s sure to be an exciting experience for our fans, and we want to show our players, coaches and staff that all of Reds Country is behind them as they begin their playoff run.”
The team will appear between 2 and 4 p.m. based on their travel schedule for the National League Division Series. The exact time of their appearance will be announced Sunday evening.
In addition to the team’s appearance, the rally will feature plenty of food, drinks and fun, including live music from Funky G and the Groove Machine. Reds mascots Gapper, Mr. Redlegs and Rosie Red and the John Morrell Reds Rally Pack will entertain fans as well.
Fans also will have the opportunity to pick up official Reds Postseason merchandise from a special Postseason merchandise trailer at the Square.