Photos from the Reds Hall of Fame’s “Famefest” Friday July 16th and Saturday July 17, 2010.
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This was definitely the highlight of the All-Access Baseball Experience! Yes, George was giving people a hard time – as he’s known to do – but the new manager of the Lake County Black Bears of the new Florida Winter Baseball League was also offering some legit batting tips (to folks of all skill levels) and basically giving participants a great hitting clinic (at no additional charge). It’s just not every day that you can get a former National League MVP to watch you swing the bat a dozen times (pitching machine was set to about 60 mph) and tell you what you’re doing right or wrong. He really seemed like he enjoyed being there and interacting with people and he’s about as personable as they come as far as former Reds greats (Lee May is right up there too
And George even showed up at the Reds Hall at the conclusion of the afternoon to sign anything anyone brought and take pictures. Class act.
Note the “Reds Fan For Life” poster on the closet door, which I saw in like three different places during the tour
Participants got to wing it in there to catcher Doug Rowe, and they had the gun to let us know how hard we were throwing (and you even won a prize if you guessed right on your last pitch, just like Kings Island)
Folks in the dugout listening to Reds Director of Ballpark Operations Sean Brown (not pictured) and Reds Director of Safety and Security Kerry Rowland (not pictured)
Don’t know if you can tell from the smaller image (you can from the enlarged one), but on the scoreboard they had “THERIOT” as the sort of placeholder name for every spot in the lineup for both teams … kinda random