And no other city loves their baseball team like Cincinnati. The Reds are one of the oldest franchises in professional sports and have been around for more than 100 years.
Today, the Reds organization began their annual journey south to Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona. The Reds transported their supplies in a semi carrying between 25,000 to 30,000 pounds of supplies including: bats, Gatorade, uniforms, and baseballs.
Fans know when the Reds announce when pitchers and catchers report, baseball Spring Training is just around the corner.
Not much has changed in the tradition of professional ballplayers preparing for the upcoming season. The Reds are no exception. The only change they have made is their location. Until 2009, they worked out in Sarasota, Florida.
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to camp on February 12.
The full squad arrives on February 15. The Reds have been to the playoffs twice in the past three years. They hope to finally get over the hump and make it to the World Series.
Thanks to team owner Bob Castellini, Manager Dusty Baker, and General Manager Walt Jocketty, the Reds have a roster that’s only a leadoff hitter away from winning their first championship since 1990.
A baseball team lives and dies on pitching. A strong rotation can separate a great club from a disastrous one. Discounting any major injuries, these five pitchers will likely form the Reds starting rotation.