Tuesday, November 22, 2011

11 Reasons to be Thankful as A Reds Fan

Here is a list of some reasons to be thankful for as a fan of the Redlegs this Thanksgiving. If you have any additional ones to include, feel free to drop a line or two in the comment section below.

"Eleven Things to Be Thankful For"

11) At least you're not a fan of the Cubs or Pirates.

10) The team payroll is expected to climb to $85 million next season, which is up about 6% from last year ($80M) and nearly 12% from 2010 ($76M).

9) Despite a disappointing showing during the 2011 campaign, optimism is plentiful heading into 2012.

8) The great potential of youngsters Yonder Alonso, Devin Mesoraco, Brad Boxberger & Zack Cozart, among others.

7) Redsfest - the coolest and most exciting Cincinnati Reds fan experience in the universe - is just over one week away (Dec 2-3).

6) The club has superstar Joey Votto under contract through the end of the 2013 season. More Votto, more bueno.

5) You can stop shuffling the deck now, the organization has finally found the ace they were searching for in Johnny Cueto.

4) Skyline Chili, Frisch's Big Boy, UDF Ice Cream, Kahn's Hot Dogs, Kroger's, LaRosa's Pizza & beautiful Great American Ball Park. 'Nuff said.

3) The pageantry and excitement of the annual Opening Day Parade

2) The Big Red Machine

1) 5 World Series titles, 10 Pennants, 9,994 victories and all the tradition and memories that stem from being the oldest franchise in Major League Baseball

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