CINCINNATI - With the Super Bowl past us, it's time to look forward to the next sport to captivate the Queen City: Baseball.
The semi carrying the Reds' Spring Training gear left Cincinnati Monday morning around 10:30 a.m. and headed toward its destination in Goodyear, Arizona.
But that's just the first step in getting the team down to Arizona for this year's Spring Training.
Sixth-year manager Dusty Baker's coaching staff is scheduled to report to the Reds' Player Development Complex in Goodyear, Arizona on Monday, Feb. 11.
Pitchers and catchers report on Tuesday, Feb. 12. They will take physical examinations when they arrive and work out later in the afternoon.
Position players will report Friday, Feb. 15, and following physicals will work out that afternoon
Reds Photo Day is Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 a.m
Minor league pitchers and catchers report Thursday, Feb. 28 and position players on Wednesday, March 6.
The Reds released their official Spring Training roster over the weekend. It can be found at http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/sports/baseball/reds/reds-release-updated-spring-training-roster.
Interested in heading to Goodyear to catch a few games? Single-game tickets for Reds Spring Training games in Arizona at Goodyear Ballpark are on sale, ranging in price from $8 berm seats to $30 right field pavilion seats. Season ticket deposits are also being accepted for the full-season plan, which includes all home games for both the Reds and Indians, or each team's season package. Three-game mini-plans are also available. Fans can purchase single-game tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000. For more information about season tickets, Goodyear Ballpark or the Reds' state-of-the-art spring training facility, call (623) 882-3130 or log on to www.reds.com/spring.
And if you can't get down to Arizona, 9 On Your Side's John Popovich will be there, chronicling the team's start of a new season.