November 12, 2012

Reds announce players to appear at Redsfest

It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking about Redsfest, but the 2-day extravaganza of Cincinnati-Reds-related fun is December 7 and 8: less than a month away.

Redsfest 2009 from above.If you’ve attended Redsfest in recent years, you know there are lots of opportunities to stand in line. And get autographs! Here’s the current list of players who are confirmed to appear this year, and more will be added as the date approaches:

Major League Roster:

  • Bronson Arroyo
  • Aroldis Chapman
  • Tony Cingrani
  • Zack Cozart
  • Ryan Hanigan
  • Chris Heisey
  • Mike Leake
  • Sam LeCure
  • Nick Masset
  • Devin Mesoraco
  • Xavier Paul
  • Brandon Phillips
  • Todd Redmond
  • Drew Stubbs
  • Pedro Villarreal
  • Joey Votto (Friday only)

Coaching Staff:

  • Manager Dusty Baker
  • Mark Berry
  • Billy Hatcher
  • Brook Jacoby
  • Juan Lopez
  • Chris Speier
  • Mike Stefanski

Minor Leaguers:

  • Tucker Barnhart
  • Billy Hamilton
  • Ryan LaMarre
  • Kyle Lotzkar
  • El’Hajj Muhammad
  • Steve Selsky
  • Robert Stephenson


  • Todd Benzinger
  • Jack Billingham
  • Tom Browning
  • Leo Cardenas
  • Dave Collins
  • Eric Davis
  • Doug Flynn
  • Wayne Granger
  • Tommy Helms
  • Tracy Jones
  • Jim Maloney
  • Ron Oester
  • Jim O’Toole
  • Dave Parker


  • Jeff Brantley
  • Marty Brennaman
  • Thom Brennaman (Friday only)
  • Jim Day
  • Jim Kelch
  • Jeff Piecoro
  • Chris Welsh

Those lists are pretty good, but the part on the Redsfest page that I found most interesting was this tidbit:

In nearly all cases if players are unable to attend Redsfest because of a scheduling conflict, they will be attending portions of the Reds Caravan in January.

Players & staff members who are unable to attend Redsfest 2012 include Jay Bruce (wedding/honeymoon) & Didi Gregorius (out of the country). Jay will be making an appearance on the Reds Caravan in January 2013, exact details TBD.

Jay Bruce is a ginormous name to have on the Caravan roster. We got Nick Masset last year, and were happy to have him. Whatever mall, restaurant, or auto-dealership is hosting Bruce is going to be jam-packed.

Plus the getting married part. I wonder where they’re registered.

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