This tweet just started getting circulated around:
Median age of LCS Game #5 audience for FOX over time: 1996=46 years, 2001=49 years, 2006=51 years, 2011=55 years
To be fair, there was probably a higher percentage of retired types watching yesterday’s Game 5 due to the 4:15PM Eastern start time. The youngins were either at work or at school or what have you. Still, that is an aging audience. Which may explain why McCarver is kept around. And I’m only half-kidding.
The Reds have signed outfielder Ben Revere to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Revere is expected to take home a salary between $1 million and $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster, Heyman adds.
Revere, 29, spent last season with the Angels. He batted a light .275/.308/.344 in 308 plate appearances. Revere does have some speed as he stole 21 bases last year.
Revere will try to earn a spot on the roster as a backup outfielder. The Reds’ starting spots are spoken for with Adam Duvall, Billy Hamilton, and Scott Schebler.