Reds Caravan to make stop in Louisville on January 29

Louisville, KY – The 2012 Reds Winter Caravan, presented by, will make its annual stop in Louisville on Sunday, January 29 at Louisville Slugger Field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Reds broadcaster and former Louisville Bats broadcaster Jim Kelch, broadcaster and former pitcher Jeff Brantley, Manager Dusty Baker, infielder Todd Frazier, 2011 Minor League Player of the Year Billy Hamilton, VP of Baseball Operations Dick Williams, Reds mascot Rosie Red and Bats mascot Buddy Bat.

The very popular Reds Caravan provides fans with the opportunity to interact with current and former players, broadcasters, and members of the Reds front office staff. The group will field questions from fans and sign autographs. The Reds will also raffle off two tickets to the 2012 Opening Day game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, April 5.

Sales representatives from both the Cincinnati Reds and Louisville Bats will be on hand to discuss season tickets and group outings, while the Reds Hall of Fame, the Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network will also be in attendance. For the first time, tickets to the Opening Night game on Saturday, April 7 vs. Miami will be for sale and memberships to the 2012 Reds Heads Kids Club will be available for $25.

The 2012 season marks both the 13th year at Louisville Slugger Field and as an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The Bats open their 2012 season on the road on Thursday, April 5th and the first home game is on Friday, April 13 vs. Columbus at 7:05.

Full and partial season tickets, along with group outings and suite rentals are available by calling the Bats front office at (502) 212-2287 or visiting

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  1. avid bats fan says:

    I would just like to say that the caravan this year seems crappy. Todd Frazier and Billy Hamilton? Not even worth coming, especially since they will both probably in Louisville all season this year! Not one real full time Reds player is coming, only broadcasters, Dusty Baker, and minor leaguers! Way to really pull out the stops for the fans. Thanks a lot Cincinnati Reds and Louisville Bats. As for me I might drive to Lexington to try to get an actual player Brandon Phillips, and even that is not worth the drive.

    Funny that Bruce, Votto, Rolen, Chapman, Heisey, or even any of the newly signed players can’t even come out for the fans. It just seems to everyone that they are too busy to come on their own free will to thank the fans. I had to vent just how bad I think this year’s caravan is. The fact that a HUGE Louisville and Reds fan is even considering driving to Nashville for the Braves caravan should show how much more their players care that they will travel for their fans and not Cincinnati’s Players!

  2. not to mention they MOVED the normal caravan day on thursday in Lousivlle to Sunday. THE SAME DAY AS LEXINGTON! Now I have to choose from the 2 instead of doing both. Now that I see the lineup I dont think I will go to either. Its the same people every year! Same old timmers & broadcasters. Who really even wants to see castalinni? Nothing aginst Brandon…he’s a good guy. But where are Votto, rolen, Bronson & of course the one everyone want to see CHAPMAN.