Friday 5: D-Train to Flaming Bagpipes?

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Sep 20, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Cincinnati Reds owner Bob Castellini in attendance at the game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

2.  It’s great the Reds have the ownership they do. CEO Bob Castellini has done many great things since becoming a member of the current ownership group. The one thing that certainly grabs my attention is getting former players to return and have a presence with the club.

It all almost didn’t happen. A “meeting of fate” between Mr. C and Carl Lindner at a Reds game – of all places – rekindled Castellini’s interest in becoming involved with the Reds. Chris Wetterich from the Cincinnati Business Courier has further details.

“Carl said, ‘Hey, nothing’s a done deal yet if you’re interested,’” Williams said.
Castellini changed his mind.
“Bob said, the door is open; maybe we should do it,” said [minority owner Tom] Williams. “I think everybody knew someday the Reds would be out there. Bob was ready for this. It was the perfect time in his life. He could make time. He wasn’t 30 years old, building his business.”

I know more than a few fans are greatful for what Castellini has done in CIncinnati.

But do check out the rest of the piece and you will get even a better look at Castellini and how he has fit into the Cincy sports landscape. Just click the link below.

(H/T: Cincinnati Business Courier)

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