Cincinnati Reds Caravan @ Louisville Slugger Field

Thursday, Jan. 27

Louisville Slugger Field
Free; 6-8:30 p.m.

The Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan is a baseball tradition almost as old as Old Man Winter. Every January, the Reds load up a couple vanfulls of players and front-office bigwigs to barnstorm the cities near Cincinnati for a little Hot Stove League baseball talk. And there’ll certainly be plenty to talk about when the caravan rolls into Louisville Slugger Field Thursday for a meet-and-greet with local Reds and Louisville Bats fans — such as Cincinnati’s 2010 National League Central championship. Key to the Reds’ recent success is a recharged farm system that has marched such hot prospects as Jay Bruce, Adam Dunn and Joey Votto through Louisville to the big leagues. Last year, it was Cuban fireballer Aroldis Chapman. The big question for the 2011 caravaners: “Who’s next?” —Bill Doolittle

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