A unique piece of Reds and pop-culture history is up for bid during the current round of Reds Charity Auctions benefiting the Reds Community Fund. This Garth Brooks locker nameplate (link removed) was made for the country music star when he and the Reds were in talks to bring him in for Spring Training. Brooks unfortunately never got to see his locker in the Reds clubhouse in Sarasota, as negotiations fell through.
During the height of his super-stardom, Brooks attended a few spring training camps, raising awareness for his charity at the time, the Touch ‘Em All Foundation. He probably had a lot of fun playing ball, too.
Tell you what, there will be a very happy Garth Brooks / Reds fan on the winning end of this auction. Good luck!
Garth Brooks isn’t not the only celeb to attend spring training and even get in a few games. Check out this list of memorable celebrity spring training guests.
UPDATE #1 We see that the Garth Brooks nameplate auction has ended. Not sure why. We’ll update you if we find out what happened.
UPDATE #2 The auction has been removed from the Reds Community Fund auctions and the Garth Brooks nameplate has been donated to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum for all to enjoy.