While Redsfest may be the big offseason event put on by the Cincinnati Reds, the Reds caravan isn’t far behind. Redsfest takes place in Cincinnati. The Reds caravan, though, travels throughout “Reds Country”. There are four different legs of the tour, with each one heading in different directions and making stops in various cities and holding events.

At each event there will be a question and answer session, as well as an autograph session while time allows. Each event is free to attend and open to the public. The caravan will kick off on January 16th and go through January 18th. Here’s the info.

The North Tour

The Participants

  • Mike Moustakas (second baseman)
  • Narciso Crook (minor leaguer)
  • David Bell (manager)
  • Corky Miller (MiLB instructor and former MLB’er)
  • Sam Grossman (Vice President and Assistant GM)
  • Thom Brennaman (Broadcaster)
  • Phil Castellini (President and COO)
  • Brian Giesenschlag (broadcaster – will only be at some stops)

The Cities

  • Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Fashion Place): January 16th, 6pm-8pm.
  • Lima, Ohio (Apollo Career Center): January 17th, 5:30pm-7:30pm.
  • Dayton, Ohio (National Museum of the US Air Force): January 18th, 10am-12:30pm.
  • Hamilton, Ohio (Parrish Auditorium at Miami-Hamilton): January 18th, 1:30pm-3:30pm.

The South Tour

The Participants

  • Sonny Gray (pitcher – Friday only)
  • Jesse Winker (outfielder – Saturday only)
  • Jose De Leon (pitcher)
  • Michael Siani (minor leaguer)
  • Hunter Greene (minor league – Thursday only)
  • Dick Williams (President of Baseball Ops)
  • Jeff Brantley (broadcaster)
  • Tommy Thrall (broadcaster)

The Cities

  • Louisville, Kentucky (Louisville Slugger Field): January 16th, 6pm-8pm.
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky (Greenwood Mall): January 17th, 4pm-5:30pm (3pm-4:30pm CST).
  • Nashville, Tennessee (CoolSprings Galleria): January 17th, 7:15pm-9pm (6:15pm-8pm CST).
  • Lexington, Kentucky (The Red Mile): January 18th, 2pm-4pm.

The East Tour

The Participants

  • Aristides Aquino (outfielder)
  • Lucas Sims (pitcher)
  • Jose Garcia (minor leaguer)
  • Eric Davis (MiLB instructor, former MLB’er)
  • Marty Brennaman (former broadcaster)
  • Nick Krall (VP and General Manager)

The Cities

  • Athens, Ohio (Athens Community Center): January 16th, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
  • Charleston, West Virginia (Charleston Town Center): January 17th, 5:30pm-7:30pm.
  • Parkersburg/Vienna, West Virgnia (Grand Central Mall): January 18th, 10am-11:30am.
  • Huntington, West Virginia (Huntington Mall): 1:30pm-3:30pm.

The West Tour

The Participants

  • Amir Garrett (pitcher)
  • Josh VanMeter (infielder/outfielder)
  • Jonathan India (minor leaguer)
  • Tom Browning (former MLB’er)
  • Shawn Pender (VP of Player Development)
  • Jim Day (broadcaster)
  • Jeff Piecoro (broadcaster)

The Cities

  • Muncie, Indiana (Stoops Automotive): January 16th, 6pm-8pm.
  • Evansville, Indiana (Eastland Mall): January 17th, 5:15pm-7:15pm (4:15pm-6:15pm CST).
  • Indianapolis, Indiana (Castleton Square Mall): January 18th, 10:30am-12:30pm.
  • Batesville, Indiana (Southeastern Indiana YMCA): January 18th, 2pm-4pm.

For more information you can check out the Reds official Reds Caravan site here.

3 Responses

  1. Ed

    If anyone wants to talk to a manager… they’ll be there!

  2. Matt WI

    I would love the opportunity to shake Amir Garrett’s hand and just tell him that right or wrong, his one man attack against the Pirates was one of my favorite parts of the season! (Followed by him running away from Kyle Schwarber a few days later!)You sir, are a bad hombre.

  3. Greenfield Red

    Going from Muncie to Evansville to Indy on 3 consecutive days is a lot of windshield time. At least they will have the new I-69 for most of the Evansville portion of the trip.