Hoosier State Conquered By Western Leg

After a quick trip north up I-69 from Indianapolis, the Westerners arrived in Muncie, IN, home of Ball State U. The Fightin’ Cardinals sport a number of famous alumni, including David Letterman, William Baldwin, Betsy Ross, Zach Bonkowski, Bill Reinberger and Teddi Mangas-Coon. Stoops Automotive was rockin’ with Reds fans and ESPN 1340 aired the visit live.

At this stop, fans learned from both Dusty Baker and Jeff “Cowboy” Brantley who created their respective nicknames. Dusty”s mom came up with his because he was always coming home dirty from playing baseball, while Lenny Harris coined Jeff as Cowboy because of his oft-worn cowboy boots.

The west leg of the Caravan continues in Dayton on Sunday where it wraps up for 2009.

1 Comment

I attended the Reds Caravan in Muncie, Indiana. I enjoyed seeing D. Baker, Brantley, Grande, and Dickerson. Unfortunetly, I was very disapointed too, because J. Hairston and Y. Alonzo was also scheduled to appear. The 2 guys I mostly wanted to see was a no show. I’m really stoked about Yonder and very anxious to see him reach the major leagues.
If the Reds promote the Reds Caravan and list the players that will be coming to a near-by city, I would expect to see those players. Attending a Reds Caravan and getting to see only 1 player (Dickerson) was a huge letdown.

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