Sara helped take Spring Training to the Troops

From Feb. 4-8, FOX Sports took Spring Training to the Troops as current and former MLB players, Hall of Fame legends, FOX Sports broadcasters, and the FOX Sports Girls paid a visit to U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr in Germany. It’s the Army’s premier training base for U.S. and international troops.

Our very own FOX Sports Ohio Girl Sara experienced the trip first-hand. Upon her return, she blogged about the trip. Here is a excerpt:
"On the agenda to start the day was the Commanders Challenge over at Vilsek. It’s basically an obstacle course… a really hard obstacle course! It was cold outside, probably about 28 degrees and snowing… but nothing this OHIO girl couldn’t handle. We were all placed on teams, and I happened to be teamed with Tim Salmon and 7 other soldiers. The course spread out for approximately 3-4 miles. It consisted of pushing a vehicle, a half-mile run, flipping tires, another half-mile run with a log, 50 chin-ups collectively (out of our group of 11), another half-mile run, carrying/running with someone on a stretcher for a half-mile (luckily I was on the stretcher!), running with a gas mask on (by the way, this is really difficult!) and assembling rifles. My team was incredible."
You can read her entire recap HERE.

While in Germany, Sara also got to sing the National Anthem at the base's Wiffle Ball game.

Upon returning, Sara has appeared on several radio shows and Chuck's Last Call to talk about the trip.

Click HERE to watch a highlight video from the trip.

The Fan Express to Reds Country Returns in 2013

The newly-designed Reds bus will debut in the Reds Opening Day Parade on Apr. 1 and will be available to groups throughout April and May.

After years of bringing the Cincinnati Reds into the homes of thousands of Reds fans through television, the network is excited to once again bring fans to the Reds with the return of the Fan Express to Reds Country. Throughout April and May, groups of Reds fans can ride in style to watch their favorite team play at Great American Ball Park.

Last season, fans loved the giant bus’ oversized images of Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce. This season, the Fan Express will feature a new design on the outside that will once again turn heads. Fans will get their first glimpse of the bus in the Reds Opening Day Parade on Monday, April 1. sets new traffic records in February owned the conversation around the NBA
trade deadline, turning it into record traffic for the site.

Set new monthly record for both page views and unique visitors:
  • February marked a new monthly high in page views, breaking the previous record by 104% (previous record from November, 2012)
  • February marked a new monthly high in unique visitors, breaking the previous record by 24%
    (previous record from July, 2012)

Set new daily traffic records:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 marked a new daily high in unique visitors, breaking the previous record on September 22, 2011 by 34%
  • Two of the three highest page view days in site history were Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 and Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013