My mom was able to go with us and we were prepared for anything--plenty of snacks, drinks and warm clothing. Turns out that we didn't need any of the hats and gloves. Although there were gray skies it was plenty mild. Whether it was the actual temperature or the heat generated from 4,000 energized fans, I'm not sure.
There was a great band playing and people giving out all sorts of Reds gear, the kids were in heaven. Not long after we got there the P.A. announcer for Great American Ballpark got up to speak and the fans excitement was heightened. He told us that the team had a police escort and that's when we started to hear the feint sound of sirens. The team was coming!
The team arrives! It was neat to see the guys in their street clothes--each of the personalities displayed.
P.S. Thanks to my Mom for letting me use her camera. Before the team arrived my camera battery died!
P.P.S. If you want to see some really good pictures of this event, check out my friend Amanda's site. Great camera + Awesome photographer + Incredible spot in the crowd = Some fantastic shots!