The Southern Leg rolled into Lexington, KY this afternoon for a stop at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital on the campus of the UK Medical Center. They were able to meet and greet with a few of the patients and their families in a playroom. The crew also found out a few of the patients could not leave their rooms, so they made some bedside visits. Devin Mesoraco and Brandon Phillips were a big hit, and the youngster Devin – himself only 20 – really enjoyed meeting with the kids. The hospital stops are such an important component of the Reds Caravan, and the South Leg crew would like to thank the staff at Kentucky Children’s Hospital for allowing the Reds to spend an hour visiting with the patients.
After the hospital, the bus was off to the Fayette Mall where a crowd of almost 500 were already waiting for the Southerners to arrive. By the end of the night, it’s possible this crew of rock stars might have signed 1000 autographs. Reds CEO Bob Castellini made a special appearance at this stop to sign autographs and chat with fans. If there is one thing for sure, it’s that in addition to being horse country, Lexington is definitely Reds Country.