Cincinnati Reds Caravan makes a stop in Louisville

01/22/2015 08:51 PM

Hundreds of Cincinnati Reds fans came out to slugger field Thursday night for the annual Reds Caravan. The caravan is hitting five different states and covering roughly 3,300 miles in four days in order to give fans an opportunity to interact with some current and former players. Catcher Brayan Pena, pitcher J.J. Hoover and outfielder Phillip Ervin signed autographs and answered questions for the fans. Other guests on the caravan include Hall-of-Fame broadcaster for the Reds, Marty Brennaman, and Hall-of-Fame second baseman from the Big Red Machine era, Joe Morgan.
The Reds faced many injuries in 2014 and finished the season at 76-86, and fourth place in the NL Central division. Before meeting the fans, Brayan Pena told reporters that the Reds are optimistic about the upcoming season due to their team’s depth. Pena said, “pretty much everyone on our team is an All-Star or former All-Star. If we stay healthy, great things will happen in our ball club.” Pena played 115 games last year, with a batting average of .253. He also talked about how the club enjoys being the underdog.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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