Final Tune-Up

For today’s exhibition game in Dayton, we couldn’t have asked for a better day.  At first pitch, the temperature was 54 degress without a cloud in the sky.  We can only hope for something close to that for Opening Day.  For now, enjoy these pictures from Fifth Third Field in Dayton, OH.


Reds infielder/outfielder Jerry Hairston Jr. stopped to sign some autographs after arriving at the ballpark in Dayton.

Dayton field.JPG

The field is in great shape and this ballpark is truly a beautiful facility.

Photo set-up.JPG

Directing traffic for a team photo is always a chore.

Photo Futures.JPG

The finished product: The 2009 Reds Futures Team.


Dragons’ GM Gary Mayse and Reds first baseman Joey Votto address the local media before the game.


Reds manager Dusty Baker and Reds Hall of Famer Eric Davis discuss strategy during batting practice.


Assistant GM Bob Miller and President of Baseball Operations/GM Walt Jocketty discuss the Opening Day roster.  Better get to work, it’s due at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow.

We’ve got a packed house at Fifth Third Field and the fans are excited to see their former Dragons favorites.


One comment

  1. hotkorner

    I am a Cub fan, but really like what the Reds are doing. I was a fan of Baker’s as well, and he doesn’t have many here in Chicago. The media and fans were just terrible and irresponsible. I think you guys will win the division, but maybe need to add a right handed bat in the middle of the lineup. I like Phillips (is there a better hitter against lefties?), but I think Holliday from the A’s might be a good mid-season aquisition. That would make for a balanced, formidable lineup. I think Dickerson has a bright future, but he may be someone you lose in this type of deal. You have a strong history and I would love to see you guys making this NL stronger. Good Luck, I’ll be watching you guys again this year.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s