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Opening Day in Cincinnati is unlike any other. In fact, it's practically an official holiday. So, to be named the Grand Marshall of the annual Findlay Market Parade is nothing to sneeze at. And that honor was bestowed to none other than former Reds great and current ESPN analyst Aaron Boone on Saturday.
Here's the press release from the team:
The Cincinnati Reds and Findlay Market announce that Reds great and ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone will be the Grand Marshal of the 93rd Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, which kicks off at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 5th.
Aaron will be joining his ESPN Monday Night Baseball partners Sean McDonough and Rick Sutcliffe in covering the Reds Opening Day game for a national TV audience on ESPN2. Boone also serves as a regular correspondent on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight.
In his 12-year Major League career, Aaron Boone hit .263 with 126 HR, 555 RBI and 107 SB in 1,152 games for the Reds, Indians, Nationals, Yankees, Astros and Marlin...
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For the parade on Opening Day this year, the Reds have selected former third baseman Aaron Boone to be the Grand Marshall. One can only look forward to the year when Sean Marshal is chosen. Grand Marshal Marshal. It has a certain Catch-22 ring to it.
The Cincinnati Reds and Findlay Market announce that Reds great and ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone will be the Grand Marshal of the...
Denis Phipps has enjoyed a solid spring thus far
Believe it or not, the Redlegs (4-4-1) are already a quarter of the way through their Spring Training schedule. And while the preseason isn't exactly a good indicator of regular season success, it does carry serious implications for a lot of players just trying to make the roster.
With that in mind here are the players turning...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. It would be easy for Bill Bray to throw his hands in the air and say, "Why me? Why put myself through this? Is there something else I can do?"
That, though, isn't in Bray's make-up and is part of the reason that when he is healthy he is a guy you want on the mound when it it decide-time in baseball games.
Uh, that's when he is healthy. And...
The Cincinnati third basemen is pursuing another productive
and non-injury filled season in '12
Scott Rolen is one of those few players in Major League Baseball who can positively impact a team off the field. However, if given the choice the Reds would much rather have him impact the team on the field in 2012. A shoulder ailment limited the Jasper, In. native to just...
Saturday's affair with the Oakland A's (6-3) made the Reds (4-4-1) thankful that these games only serve as exhibitions. Dusty Baker's crew fell 6-3 on the road in a game in which both ace Johnny Cueto and the defense struggled a bit. Here is the good, the bad and a few notables from Saturday:
-Prospects Donnie Joseph and Kyle Lotzkar combined to toss...
I have set up a Bracket Challenge for the NCAA Tournament for the website. No cash prize, but if you win you get a PDF version of the 2012 Prospect Guide. If you already have one, then play for bragging rights! If you want to play, click here. The bracket is public, so anyone can join and there is no password needed (unless I totally screwed something up).
Here is how the prospects...
The Reds played two games Friday afternoon. Here is how the prospects performed:
Ryan LaMarre went 0-1 with a walk and a run.
Brodie Greene went 1-1 with an RBI.
Cody Puckett went 0-1.
Neftali Soto went 0-1 with a walk.
Felix Perez went 0-2.
David Vidal went 0-2.
Donald Lutz went 1-2 with a HR and 3 RBI.
Josh Fellhauer went 0-1.
Tucker Barnhart went 0-1.
Didi Gregorius went 0-1...
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen fouled off some tough pitches from Vin Mazzaro before hitting an RBI single on Friday.
''I will take at-bats like that all year long,'' Rolen said.
All year long? The Reds would like that very much, too.
Rolen's health is a big key for Cincinnati, which beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Friday. He played in only 65...
Jay Bruce and Miguel Cairo hit RBI singles and the Cincinnati Reds beat a split squad of Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Sunday.
Bruce came into camp 16 pounds lighter than he ended last year. He has hit safely in all five of his spring appearances.
Cairo, the veteran utility player who filled in for third baseman Scott Rolen most of last season, is hitting .417 in exhibition play.
On a gorgeous 78-degree and sunny day in Arizona, the Reds (4-3-1) beat the Angels (5-4) 5-4, as newly acquired Mat Latos made the start, while former Reds' nemesis and new Halo Albert Pujols did not play. Here are the good, the bad, and the notables from a lazy Sunday:
-Dioner Navarro had a good day going 2-2 with a double and two RBIs.
-Miguel Cairo made...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Scott Rolen singled in a run to help a Cincinnati Reds split squad beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Friday.
Rolen's health is a key for Cincinnati after the veteran third baseman played in only 65 games for the Reds last season. He had surgery on his left shoulder in July.
Rolen has five hits in nine at-bats this spring and appears to be mobile in...
Finally, Yoenis Cespedes got to have fun at the ballpark again -- and he enjoyed every second of it.
Signed by the Oakland A's to the biggest contract ever given a Cuban player, Cespedes was able to put the seven months of uncertainty following his defection behind him on Saturday afternoon.
A week after finalizing the four-year, $36 million deal with the A's, Cespedes...
Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes homered, walked and singled in his first major league game, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 6-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.
Manny Ramirez went 0 for 3 in his return to the lineup after missing a few days because of lower back stiffness.
Cespedes walked on five pitches in his first at-bat against Johnny Cueto. He singled in his second...
The 26-year old Cozart is penciled in as
the club's Opening Day shortstop already
Greetings everyone! You've successfully navigated your way to another beloved weekend. And to help celebrate this momentous occasion I have compiled the following Reds-related links to read at your leisure. So, don't be bashful. Go ahead and dig in!
* Doc Moseman of the Bleacher...
Juan Francisco celebrates his 2-run home run by whipping out his … [visit site to read more]