Update at 3:10 p.m.: Enquirer President and Publisher Rick Green says that Enquirer Media is "always looking at different kinds of adjustments to our budgets," but eliminating covering Reds road games in September is "a ridiculous notion."
Green was reacting to my blog post at 12:18 p.m. today (below) saying Enquirer editors were considering not traveling with the Reds to away games in September. The proposal had been mentioned to Reds beat writers C. Trent Rosecrans and Zach Buchanan in the past week, I'm told.
"I don't have any plans to stop covering Reds games on the road. The Cincinnati Reds are a franchise topic, not just in Cincinnati but throughout Reds country," Green said.
When I asked if there had been internal discussions to skip some road games, Green said: "It would be foolish to stop covering the Reds on the road."
So I asked if there was talk about cutting back on Reds' travel expenses, and he said:
"We're always looking at different kinds of adjustments to our budgets, just as we did 25 years ago, when we'd consider whether we'd be sending someone to LA for the TV press tour, or look at other travel. We're always having discussions about our budget, and about cutting back expenses."
Original post at 12:18 p.m. Monday Aug 1: I'm hearing that Enquirer editors are considering not covering all Reds road games in September – and that beat writers C. Trent Rosecrans and Zach Buchanan are pushing back against the idea.
It would be the first time since before World War II that the Enquirer baseball writers would not be traveling with the Reds during the season, according to my knowledge of Enquirer history.