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Reds’ caravan visits Jan. 26

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

 

With a new year, January and snow, all this can only mean one thing: the Cincinnati Reds’ caravan.

The annual Reds’ caravan tour will be held Jan. 26-29 with three different groups touring Reds’ country. The southern tour includes stops in Huntington, W.Va., Charleston, W.Va., and Lexington, Ky.

The stop in Huntington will be at the Huntington Mall from 3:30-to-6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26. The Reds will then head for the Charleston Towne Center from 7-to-9 p.m.

The tour hits Lexington on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Shops on the Lexington Center.

Making the southern tour stop will be Reds’ Hall of Fame announcer Marty Brennaman and color man Chris Welsh, Gold Glove All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips, former Reds slugger Lee May, Reds’ vice president Bob Miller, minor league catcher and top prospect Tucker Barnhart as well as the mascot Gapper.

At each stop the group will answer questions from fans and conduct an autograph session. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for Opening Day on April 7 as well as “Community Days.” The 212 Reds Heads kids club kits will be available at each stop.