As most of you know the Reds will be playing two exhibition games against a team of their "future stars" -- one on April 3rd in Zebulon, NC and one on April 4th in Dayton, OH.
This is a smart and savvy move by the organization to welcome in the new Double-A affiliate and to reward Dayton fans for their remarkable support of the Dragons.
Tickets for the April 3rd tilt in Zebulon have been on sale since the late fall, but, with the beginning of Spring Training, the promotion for the event will be quite heavy in the local markets. Many good tickets are still available, but I anticipate a rush starting in late February.
Aside from your Cincinnati Havoc-Wreakers, the Mudcats squad will probably feature a lineup with Todd Frazier, Yonder Alonso and Juan Francisco among other young men of exceptional prospect.
So I wanted to put out an early call to any Red Reporters (both the jerks we know and the jerks who lurk) who are interested in going to check your schedules. Also, if you want to send me an email, I can organize an email list that might help us with tickets, updates, rides, places to stay, etc. You can find an email for me on my profile page.
Zebulon, NC is a small town to the east of Raleigh and is an easy enough trek out from the capital city. Here's some information on the event from the N&O:
Tickets for the Carolina Mudcats' April 3 exhibition game against their new major league parent club, the Cincinnati Reds, will go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Mudcats announced Monday.
The game, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, will pit the major league team and its Double-A Southern League affiliate.
Tickets will be available at the stadium box office or can be purchased by credit card via phone at 919-269-2287 or at www.carolinamudcats.com.