Redsfest presented the last good opportunity of 2012 for the media and fans to interact with members of the Reds. In fact, it may even be the last chance to interact with them at all until Spring Training rolls around.
Nonetheless, this weekend produced many interesting notes and quotes from the Reds. Here's a rundown on some of the best:
+ “When I first got injured, I didn’t anticipate it would take this long. I feel like I’ve made a tremendous improvement over the last month. I struggled after the surgery to crouch down even — too much swelling, not enough mobility in the joint, too much pain. Now I’m to the point where I can just about sit on the back of my heels. I can do a full squat. I can do all kinds of crouching. My strength is not at 100 percent but it’s getting there....I've improved a great deal."
Joey Votto on his rehabilitation from knee surgery
+ “I’ve never had heartbreak in my life. That’s the first time I actually felt pretty whipped from something. I...