February 23, 2011 - We are so happy to be associated with the Cincinnati Reds ballclub. They are an absolute first class organization and have been extremely helpful to us. Big League Tours was pleased to be a part of the Western Tour of the Reds Caravan a few weeks ago where we enjoyed meeting lots of Reds fans, and promoted some of our baseball road trips, including our tour to Chicago to the see the Reds on "The Reds Road Trip."
The Reds really know how to treat their fans. Folks from the Reds Hall of Fame, Ticket Sales Dept., and Reds Community Fund joined Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman, Gold Glover Brandon Phillips, Reds Legend Lee May, catching prospect Devon Mesoraco, Asst. GM Bob Miller, and former Reds standout Ryan Freel on the Caravan. Everyone had a great time.
I also want to mention something that I thought was a true display of class by Brandon Phillips. At the Castleton Square Mall, in Indianapolis, it became evident that many people who had waited in line for a long time would not make it to the autograph table before the Caravan was scheduled to leave. Phillips stood up from the table and walked down the line to sign every autograph so no fan was disappointed. Not only did he sign, he spoke with the fans, took pictures, and in general, was extremely generous to everyone. To me, that is what makes Brandon Phillips a true superstar.
Thanks to Charley Frank, Executive Director of the Reds Community Fund, for putting us on the Caravan, and to CincinnatiUSA.com and Ed McMasters, for sponsoring the event. We are already looking forward to next year.