Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 1/11/12

Louisville, KY – The 2012 Reds Winter Caravan, presented by CincinnatiUSA.com, will make its annual stop in Louisville on Sunday, January 29 at Louisville Slugger Field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Reds broadcaster and former Louisville Bats broadcaster Jim Kelch, broadcaster and former pitcher Jeff Brantley, Manager Dusty Baker, infielder Todd Frazier, 2011 Minor League Player of the Year Billy Hamilton, VP of Baseball Operations Dick Williams, Reds mascot Rosie Red and Bats mascot Buddy Bat.

The very popular Reds Caravan provides fans with the opportunity to interact with current and former players, broadcasters, and members of the Reds front office staff. The group will field questions from fans and sign autographs. The Reds will also raffle off two tickets to the 2012 Opening Day game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, April 5.

Sales representatives from both the Cincinnati Reds and Louisville Bats will be on hand to discuss season tickets and group outings, while the Reds Hall of Fame, the Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network will also be in attendance. For the first time, tickets to the Opening Night game on Saturday, April 7 vs. Miami will be for sale and memberships to the 2012 Reds Heads Kids Club will be available for $25.

The 2012 season marks both the 13th year at Louisville Slugger Field and as an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The Bats open their 2012 season on the road on Thursday, April 5th and the first home game is on Friday, April 13 vs. Columbus at 7:05.

Full and partial season tickets, along with group outings and suite rentals are available by calling the Bats front office at (502) 212-2287 or visiting www.batsbaseball.com.

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