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The Nation Reports: Caravan Stop in Parkersburg, WV

Here’s the report from last night’s Parkersburg, WV event on the Reds Northern Caravan Tour, filed by Redleg Nation member Mark Duncan. 

Marty announced all the players, announcers and other personnel. Then they conducted the Q&A although there wasn’t much of it and very hard to hear it because of some bad microphones. Most was personal stuff from the players, so not really much to report.

Then the autograph session came and that was all great and awesome. I had a little conversation with all of them.

Bob Miller was very nice and polite. Next was Chris Welsh and I asked him how he was doing, which seemed to surprise him. He said great and asked how I was.

Todd Benzinger loved my Reds’ jacket and said he had one when he was on the team. He saw my old Reds’ jersey and asked whose it was, it was a Joe Morgan jersey. Tucker Barnhart was nice and polite, very small conversation with him. Brandon Phillips was an awesome guy, just so fan friendly. I follow him on twitter and told him my twitter account. Marty was the last one and again very nice, small conversation with him as well.

 

One thought on “The Nation Reports: Caravan Stop in Parkersburg, WV

  1. I was at this one as well and was close to the stage and could hear a little better. Marty introduced everybody pointing out BP was wearing “girl’s shoes” and took a jab at Tony LaRussa for the AS snub prompting big cheers. The Q+A…probably the most interesting question asked was to Bob Miller who handled most of the personnel questions. He was asked where Mike Leake fit in if Chapman makes the rotation to which Miller pointed out going into camp a few years back and losing a couple starters to injury. Marty interjected that Leake was definetly a “big league pitcher” which I took to refer to bullpen or trade bait. There was a good interview with Marty Brenneman the newspaper did here. http://www.mariettatimes.com/page/content.detail/id/549382/Brennaman-a-household-name-in-Reds-country.html?nav=5025

    Brandon Phillips told us (in response to questions)his first triple was against the Yankees and Roger Clemens, his favorite color was blue (in fact he was wearing a shirt with Blue from Old School that said “My Boy”), and when asked about last seasons end he explained he was “hungry” and “had to eat”. :mrgreen: Tucker Barnhart was asked what the best piece of advice he had recieved in the big league camp and he said it was a tough question an replied wear shoes in the shower.:?:

    But as Mark reported all the guys were polite friendly and engaged me in small talk too! Great Time!!!!

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