Pitching a tent in front of Great American Ball Park. Braving the cold night ahead. Reds fans who do this swear by, not at, the annual ritual for a number of reasons. Dozens of them started lining up at 9 Friday morning for a shot at the 1,500 Opening Day tickets that go on sale Saturday morning at 9.
Camaraderie seems to be one of the biggest reasons. Everyone pulls together and behaves themselves.
"You come down, you make friends with people and you watch each other's backs and stand in line," said Jeff King of Florence, a 10-year veteran of the campout.
Last year The Cincinnati Reds won 97 games and were the National League Central Division champions. But the team went on to give up a two-game series lead in the playoffs to lose to the Giants.
Join us Thursday March 28 at 9:20, as we discuss what’s in store for the Reds this season, and take a look at Opening Day events. You can send your questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.
Spring training for the Cincinnati Reds is fully underway in Goodyear, Arizona so it’s time to get a sense of the 2013 season from Fox 19 Sports Director Brian Giesenschlag. He just returned from Goodyear, so he’s in The Front Row with Betsy Ross with some thoughts on the coming year, and the two main stories from this year’s spring training: moving Aroldis Chapman to the starting rotation and the addition of Shin Soo Choo as the leadoff hitter.
A new exhibit looks at the career of a Reds player many baseball experts consider the best second baseman in the history of the game. Reds Hall of Fame Executive Director Rick Walls said the Joe Morgan exhibit that started Tuesday is part of a season-long celebration of his baseball career.
"I think it's an inspiring story because Joe was once deemed to small to play," said Walls. "I think he carries a little chip on his shoulder with that and wants to prove people wrong. He did it his entire career."