From the Enquirer:
The Sarasota (Fla.) city commission unanimously approved a 30-year lease to keep the Reds at the City of Sarasota Sports Complex for spring training.
On Tuesday the Reds and the city of Sarasota are expected to receive from the state legislature a 30-year, $15 million grant toward a new spring training facility for the team.
“We don’t anticipate any problems on Tuesday,” said Reds executive vice president and chief operating officer John Allen, who attended last night’s City Commission meeting.
The Reds will mark their 10th year of spring training at Sarasota when pitchers and catchers report to camp Feb. 17.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.