It seems like I always get the question are you a Reds fan or an Indians fan? Obviously with our broadcast affiliations it can be a tricky answer! I will admit that I was raised to be an Indians fan. My Dad for as long as I can remember has followed the Indians and some of my best memories with my Grandpa were sitting in his living room watching the Tribe on TV. In fact my first Indians game was Boston vs Cleveland and Pedro Martinez hit Robby Alomar and he charged the mound with a bat in his hand! What a first game right?
(Terry Francona & I)
That being said I have grown to be a Reds fan as well since working here. It's hard not to root for a not only the team but the organization after all the do for us as an affiliate! I can honestly say that the Reds have won me over by their play on the field and what they do to help us as far as listener giveaways and unique experiences like our VIP Caravan stop each year.
(Field tour at GABP)
I have had the incredible experience to meet and get advice from guys like Marty & Thom Brennaman, Jim Rosenhaus & Tom Hamilton. You also can't beat the chance to hang out with a guy like Brandon Phillips! If you follow him on twitter at @DatDudeBP you know the kind of fun loving guy he is!
I can't forget our friends at the Toledo Mud Hens! There is NOTHING like the atmosphere at Fifth Third Field and when you're only about an hour from Toledo it makes it so easy to catch a game! I had the chance to throw out a first pitch last year (It was a terrible throw on my part) and that was a rush like nothing else. You can also never go wrong on the party deck.
(Throwing out the 1st pitch)
I wish nothing but the best for our friends at the Indians, Reds & Mud Hens this season! I can't wait to take in a game or two. Listen for your chance to win tickets to a game this year!