The Cincinnati Reds yesterday unveiled their plans for the 2011 Winter Caravan. This year will again feature three legs to the tour, a western, southern, and northern.
Slated for the Western Tour with stops in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio are Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman, top catching prospect Devin Mesoraco, assistant general manager Bob Miller and Gapper the mascot. Pitcher Matt Maloney will be on hand Thursday only for the stop in Louisville.
The Southern Tour will move through West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. Outfielder Jay Bruce will be on hand on Saturday and Sunday only. Also part of the entire trip are general manager Walt Jocketty, broadcaster Jim Kelch, chief operating officer Phil Castellini, 2010 first-round Draft pick Yasmani Grandal, former Reds pitcher Tom Browning and mascot Mr. Redlegs.
As part of the Southern Tour is a Saturday, Jan. 29 hometown visit to Great American Ball Park for the annual select-a-seat event for season ticket-holders.
Manager Dusty Baker will be leading the Northern Tour that stops in Ohio and West Virginia and also features broadcaster Jeff Brantley, pitcher Travis Wood (Thursday and Friday), pitcher Homer Bailey (Saturday and Sunday), prospect Todd Frazier and mascot Rosie Red.
The full itinerary is listed below. All stops are free and open to the public.
Western Tour Bus Fan Stops
|Thursday, Jan. 27||Louisville, KY – Slugger Field||6:00-8:30pm|
|Friday, Jan. 28||Bloomington, IN – College Mall||5:00-7:30pm|
|Saturday, Jan. 29||Indianapolis, IN – Castleton Square Mall||10:00am-12:00pm|
|Muncie, IN – Stoops Automotive||6:30-9:00pm|
|Sunday, Jan. 30||Hamilton, OH – Parrish Auditorium (Doors open at 10:30am & auditorium seating is limited)||11:00am-1:30pm|
Southern Tour Bus Fan Stops
|Thursday, Jan. 27||Charleston, WV – Charleston Town Center||3:30-5:15pm|
|Ashland, KY/Huntington, WV – Fannin Motors||7:00-9:00pm|
|Saturday, Jan. 29||Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park*||11:00am-1:00pm|
|Bowling Green, KY – Greenwood Mall||3:30-5:30pm (CST)|
|Sunday, Jan. 30||Lexington, Ky. (The Shops at Lexington Center)||11:00am-1:30pm|
Northern Tour Bus Fan Stops
|Thursday, Jan. 27||Athens, OH – The Market on State||6:30-8:30pm|
|Friday, Jan. 28||Marietta, OH/Parkersburg, WV – Grand Central Mall||4:30-7:00pm|
|Saturday, Jan. 29||Dayton, OH – National Museum of the USAF (Seating is limited)||10:30am-1:00pm|
|Lima, OH – Lima Mall||3:00-5:00pm|
|Sunday, Jan. 30||Columbus, OH – Polaris Fashion Place||11:00am-1:30pm|