Well, like a lot of others, I was snowed in on Friday and unable to make it to Redsfest on Friday. I did however make it out on Saturday and got in a little early as they began letting people in around 10:40am. Once again, a great event put on by the Reds. I only stood in one line during the day so I could get Carlos Contreras to autograph a picture that I had taken of him while I was in Pensacola. I was also able to get Jesse Winker to sign a photo that I had taken of him earlier this year as well over in the Better Off Red area where he was appearing with Seth Mejias-Brean and Brent Peterson.
On Friday night the Reds handed out the Minor League Awards. Seth Mejias-Brean took home the Chief Bender Award as the Player of the Year as he hit .305/.379/.457 while playing outstanding defense in 2013. Jesse Winker took home the Hitter of the Year Award as he hit .281/.379/.463 in 2013. Robert Stephenson took home the Pitcher of the Year Award as he posted a 2.99 ERA in 114.1 innings with 35 walks and 136 strikeouts. Brent Peterson grabbed the Community Service Award as he volunteered throughout the season. The Dayton Dragons posted an article on all of the players since they were all Dragons at one point this season.
Here were some interviews from the Reds on Radio area. I decided to leave my camera at home and just use my cell phone. Bad idea. The audio was rough for some of these, and I cleaned it up the best that I know how, even still, I was unable to salvage one with Winker, Mejias-Brean and Peterson. The interviews with WHIZ were rough as the microphone simply wasn’t loud enough and there was also a lot of noise in the audio from the speakers. Then I completely lost focus in the LaMarre interview.
Bryan Price on 1240 WHIZ AM out of Zanesville, Ohio.
Billy Hamilton on 1240 WHIZ AM out of Zanesville, Ohio.
Tucker Barnhart on 1260 WNXT AM out of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Ryan LaMarre on 1260 WNXT AM out of Portsmouth, Ohio.