Redsfest (information) runs today and tomorrow at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

If you attend, we’d love it if you would share your experience with the rest of Redleg Nation. Please post your thoughts in the comments section.

If you have a picture (or several) to share, send those to us at [email protected]

14 Responses

  1. VaRedsFan

    I think everyone here at RLN would like if you could get some of your questions in to Walt, Steve.

  2. jessecuster44

    Not at Redsfest, but read that Walt quoted as saying that Reds don’t want to spend too much money on a FA LF due to the fact that Winker will be ready in 2016

    Please contradict me if this is incorrect.

    Afraid that black hole in LF will not be filled this yr.

  3. RedInInd

    Just watched a video of some kids’ questions directed at Jay, Homer, and Joey. One question was (paraphrasing), “What position would you want to play if not playing your present position?” Joey says, “Shortstop . . . and you really don’t have to hit that much to play in the major leagues . . .” (A few audible groans and chuckles from the audience.) Was that a cheap shot at a teammate or just a friendly jab?

    http://m.mlb.com/cin/video/topic/8877986/v37031217/votto-bruce-bailey-field-questions-at-redsfest/?c_id=cin

  4. mrredlegz

    Woke up and decided to make the 4 hour trek after all… just got home. Got to attend BPs autograph session. He signed a huge photo and a baseball for me. As soon as I was done, I walked downstairs and right into the front of Kyle Waldrop’s autograph line for another signed ball.

    This was only my second RedsFest (2011 was the other). Seemed like a pretty good crowd on hand today, but what do I know? I told Kyle I’d be looking for him in September, the big club needs help so keep raking. He said “I hear ya.”

    Highlights of the day: $5 Logo Fatheads and free cups! They STILL have a ton of 2010 Postseason plastic cups they are trying to sell for a quarter. I grabbed 16 for my little league team (ACE Hardware Reds – going for our 3rd consecutive league championship in 2015). The lady at the register says, “You are my hero!” Then she stuffs the cups in a bag and tells me to have a wonderful day!

  5. shannon bubnick

    if the reds dont get a right handed power hitter for left field then walt the gm should resign needed a left fielder for 4 years

    • Doug Gray

      Why do they have to be right handed? Production is production. Get someone who can produce, regardless of which side of the plate they hit from.

  6. gusnwally

    My first Redsfest. I have been a fan since the mid 50’s. Had a real good time, got pics with Helms, Billingham, Maloney, Nolan Milner and a host of others. Almost no lines at all for these guys. The current players had horrendous lines as you would imagine. Biggest downer is trying to walk thru huge crowds with peoples faces stuck in their devices, and not moving anywhere. I think maybe the talking heads on T.V. might want to see the millions of kids here. They might change their tune on baseball is dying. The kids I saw were really jacked up about seeing their heroes.

  7. Redgoggles

    My first as well. I caught an interview with Tony Cingrani, and it sounded like he is ready to go but he kind of bristled a bit when asked if he would be ok with being a reliever. He said something about we have plenty of arms that can relieve and that he is preparing as a starter. Was an interesting take, but was good to hear that he is on track.

    • vegastypo

      Speaking of Cingrani, saw this from Igor Mello of CBSSports.com. Chapman’s role is secured. …

      Reds manager Bryan Price told reporters at the winter meetings that pitcher Tony Cingrani would be the first choice to join the rotation if a starter is moved this offseason, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

      Cingrani went 2-8 with a 4.55 ERA over 13 appearances (11 starts) in 2014. He has a career 3.49 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 190:80 K:BB ratio over 173 innings in the majors.

  8. Dave E.

    Here was my exchange with Price as I got his autograph, submitted without comment:

    Me: “So, has Bruce been working on bunting the other way this offseason?”
    Price: (surprised) “Well, I’m sure he has been working on all facets of his game.”
    Me: (visually disatisfied) “Yeah, but. . . ”
    Price: “We don’t want him bunting TOO much.”
    Me: (surprised) “But he needs to keep that defense honest, right?”
    Price: “Sure.”

    • lwblogger2

      I agree with Price. I don’t think I want to see Jay Bruce laying down too many bunts, even with the shift. Maybe if the Reds are in dire need of a baserunner late in the game and he thinks he can get one down.

  9. Toby Sasser

    My son Zach got experience Redsfest for the first time and really enjoyed every second we were there. Thank you to the Reds with providing this memorable weekend of fun for fans young and old. Good Luck in 2015.