The Reds annual caravan tour takes place next weekend across five states. Caravan events are free and open to the public. If you attend a caravan stop, we hope you’ll write down your impressions and report what happened. At most stops there are Q&A periods. We’ll also post your pictures. Send your report and pictures to [email protected]. Here is the schedule for the four tours:


The Reds have added a final event in Florence, KY on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here are the details:


15 Responses

  1. renbutler

    Not sure how they’re planning on tearing down in Bloomington at 1:30 Saturday and then making it to Indy to set up by 3:00. Unless everything is all ready when they arrive!

    I’ll probably be at the Indy stop, but it’s usually very crowded. I usually just pick up some swag with the kids and listen to as much of the Q&A as I can hear in the echoey mall atrium before heading out.

    Our lineup isn’t exactly the A team this year…

    • ClayMC

      I’m sure they’ll be running behind, as they are most years.

      I’ll be there in Indy on Saturday as well. The line-up does seem a little weak, but what do they expect when they’ve gotten us accustomed to the likes of Joe Morgan, Todd Frazier, Eric Davis, Jay Bruce, etc.?!? We’ve been pretty lucky in recent years.

      • renbutler

        I haven’t been to many, but Eric Davis and Brayan Pena were awesome.

        It made sense to have Tucker Barnhart too a couple years ago.

  2. Matt WI

    The Meat Hook is going on tour! And Austin Kearns??? Are expectations so low that bringing players for whom most have mild to maybe moderately fond memories is a good thing?

  3. Yippee

    The Austin Kearns appearance is somewhat of a head-scratcher. Willie Greene and Jeff Branson weren’t available?

      • Yippee

        Yes, Kearns was supposed to be “the guy” and Dunn ended up having the better career. Hometown appearance makes sense, I suppose, just sticks out as an odd choice for the caravan. Wasn’t really a beloved former Red or one with good, memorable seasons with the Reds.

  4. doublenohitter

    I wish I could go to the Nashville stop Friday night. I’ll be refereeing high school basketball and won’t be able to go.

  5. memgrizz

    Planning on making the Nashville stop. For those who’ve been in the past – do they allow for photos with the players, or is that verboten?

  6. TR

    I’m surprised to see Dimitri Young on the caravan. He was a .300 hitter in his four seasons with the Reds. I don’t recall why Young was traded to the Tigers in 2002.

    • seadog

      Traded for another player “mouth piece” Jeff Brantley…Yep. Trade with San Fran…

  7. ohiojimw

    I live about 5 miles from the USAF Museum and had thought I might well go over and catch the caravan Saturday AM.

    I was up in plenty of time but when push came to shove I stayed home and watched the European football offerings of the day.

    As Bob Trumpy used to say, in sports fandom at least, the opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference. Wondering how many others are also struggling to stay out of the same space where the Reds 2016 season is concerned?

  8. renbutler

    The Indy event was very well attended, as usual. We showed up late, so I missed any introductions, Q&A, ovations and such. All we saw was the swag table, the line for autographs, and Mr. Red (who took pictures with the kids).