Fans fight snow to see Reds Caravan

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN)- More than 400 fans came out to the Reds Caravan stop at the National Museum of the United States Air Force Saturday afternoon.

“It’s always good to get out here and it’s always nice to go back and show them our support too,” says Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton.

“I played here all year.  I love the City of Dayton.  I love all the fans here.  So, it’s fun to come back and see everybody,” comments Reds minor league outfielder Jesse Winker.

“Everywhere we’ve been, we’ve had a full house. I knew today was going to be tough but we got some troopers and some die-hard Reds fans,” explains former Reds pitcher Tom Browning.

For many of those fans, this event is a family affair.

“I grew up with the Reds.  My dad took me to all the games.  I’ve been to the last nine Opening Days.  I’m just trying to keep the tradition going,” says Zephrey Merchant.

Broadcaster and former Reds pitcher Jeff Brantley has high hopes for this team.

“I think they’re going to do great.  I really do.  I think they will do fine.  I think the biggest issue is continue to play in August and September like they do in the beginning and the middle of the season,” he comments.

So do the fans.

“I think, I think they’ll do better.  I’m hoping [they’ll go to the World Series],” says Jaedyn Rivera.

The Reds organization also said Saturday that  it hopes to bring another exhibition game to Dayton sometime in the near future. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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