The Cincinnati Reds open up their 2012 MLB season next Thursday when they host the Miami Marlins. The Reds are expected to contend for a playoff spot and challenge for the National League Pennant come October. The Bengals are also facing high expectations this year after making only their third playoff appearance in the past two decades. Both the Bengals and Reds play only a few blocks apart along the Ohio River, but Mike Brown said yesterday he enjoys working together with the Reds to help make each other successful, and doesn’t want his teams’ July/August training camp to draw attention away from the Reds baseball team:
We just don’t think we want to open up our practices when they’re having a game. I don’t think it’s fair to them. Yet we want to have enough practice where the public can come and see. We’ve got to figure it out almost day by day how we’re going to do it. We have yet to work through that. We support them and what they do. I think in Cincinnati in all the time I’ve been there we’ve had a working relationship with the Reds.