I’m still trying to shift some things around so I can make it to Redsfest this weekend. It begins this afternoon, and it .ooks like it’s going to be a fun event again, perhaps more fun because of the successful season the Reds enjoyed in 2010. Here are the details:
Last year was my first experience at Redsfest, and I must admit that it surpassed all of my expectations (here are my photos — including the one over there on the right, of our intrepid manager with a fan who was afraid he was going to be punched any second — and video from last year). The Reds really put on a first-class event, and they are to be commended.
When/where: Friday (4-10:30 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.), Duke Energy Convention Center.
Tickets: Adults: $25 for two-day pass; $17 for one-day pass … Kids (ages 3-12): $12 for two-day pass; $7 for one-day pass … Kids under 3 admitted free. For information visit Reds.com or call 1-877-647-REDS.
Scheduled to appear: Yonder Alonso, Bronson Arroyo, Dusty Baker, Todd Benzinger, Mark Berry, Jack Billingham, Pedro Borbon, Jeff Brantley, Bill Bray, Marty Brennaman, Thom Brennaman (Friday only), Tom Browning, Jay Bruce, Leo Cardenas, Clay Carroll, Aroldis Chapman, Dave Collins, Zack Cozart, Johnny Cueto, Eric Davis, Carlos Fisher, Doug Flynn, George Foster, Juan Francisco, Todd Frazier, Jonny Gomes, Wayne Granger, Billy Hamilton, Ryan Hanigan, Chuck Harmon, Billy Hatcher, Chris Heisey, Tommy Helms, Jeremy Horst, Jordan Hotchkiss, Brook Jacoby, Paul Janish, Donnie Joseph, Jim Kelch, Matt Klinker, Mike Leake, Sam LeCure, Juan Lopez, Jerry Lynch, Jim Maloney, Matt Maloney, Nick Masset, Lee May, Devin Mesoraco, Ron Oester, Logan Ondrusek, Jim O’Toole, Brandon Phillips, Ted Power, Bryan Price, Scott Rolen (Friday only), Jordan Smith, Mario Soto, Mike Stefanski, Drew Stubbs, Chris Valaika, Edinson Volquez, Joey Votto (Saturday only).
So, how many of you are going to be there? If you’re going, OMGreds has some “protips” for survival. Let us know if you’re going, and when you’ll be there.
Also, be sure to stop by, say hello, and get an autograph from our buddy Matt Klinker. Tell him Redleg Nation sent you.