CityBeat Streets: Four Cincinnatians Reveal Their 2023 Predictions for the Reds

CityBeat is hitting the streets to ask locals about a different topic each week.

Mar 24, 2023 at 10:48 am
click to enlarge CityBeat is hitting the streets to ask locals about a different topic each week. - Photos: Kennedy Dudley
Photos: Kennedy Dudley
CityBeat is hitting the streets to ask locals about a different topic each week.

What Cincinnati restaurant makes a great margarita? How will the big sports teams do this year? What issues should local government focus on? Nobody has more opinions on these and other pressing questions than Cincinnatians themselves. In our column CityBeat Streets, CityBeat reporters are asking local residents about a different topic each week, highlighting the Queen City's good, bad and ugly.

Got a burning question that you want Cincinnati residents to answer? Send suggestions to managing editor Allison Babka at [email protected].

This week's question:

What are your predictions for the Cincinnati Reds’ upcoming season?

click to enlarge Heather Hopster - Photo: Kennedy Dudley
Photo: Kennedy Dudley
Heather Hopster
Heather Hopster
age 50
Northside


“I’m positive they’ll do great. I feel like in recent years, I’ve heard Joey Votto’s good [and] we have some good players. My grandma was a huge Reds fan and she was like always watching the games. She treated us to go down and see the games a few times.”

click to enlarge Mark Scher - Photo: Kennedy Dudley
Photo: Kennedy Dudley
Mark Scher
Mark Scher
age 73
Downtown


“Well, I’m hoping that they do well. I’m just hoping. If they do well and the Bengals do well, we’ve got a great little city. I don’t know [if they’ll do better than last season].”

click to enlarge Vernon Williams
Vernon Williams
Vernon Williams
age 42
Covington


“I believe the Reds may do good this year. Cincinnati has had a lot of good luck with [the] Bengals so, you know, just trying to keep faith and hope the Reds can follow suit.”

click to enlarge Charline Aime - Photo: Kennedy Dudley
Photo: Kennedy Dudley
Charline Aime
Charline Aime
age 22
Downtown


“I think they’re going to [do better]. I went [to a game] last year, actually. I’m just hoping – wishful thinking. I guess.”


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