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Opening Day in Cincinnati is about much more than baseball.
It's a holiday that dates to the late 19th century that's celebrated with a colorful parade that winds through downtown and elaborate pregame ceremonies on the field. People with or without game tickets flock to street parties, tailgating gatherings and park picnics.
There's usually an amnesty for truant students and workers who make suspicious sick day requests.
Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman (BRIN'-uh-muhn) says there's nothing else like it in baseball. Historian Greg Rhodes says it is a tribute to a community's love for its baseball team that grew out of a scheduling quirk into the city's ''baseball holiday.''
People are getting ready for Monday's events and the opening game with the Los Angeles Angels.
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Rejoice, Reds fans. The day we have all been waiting for is finally here. Opening Day is upon us and it promises to be the first chapter of another fantastic season of Reds baseball.
The Reds will kick off their 2013 campaign by hosting Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels at Great American Ball Park Monday afternoon. First pitch is set for 4:10 p.m. and will feature a pair...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds made their final bullpen moves on Sunday, sending right-handed relievers Logan Ondrusek and Jose Arredondo to the minors.
Ondrusek, who struggled with his control during spring training, was optioned to Double-A Pensacola. Arredondo, who appeared in 66 games last season, was sent outright to Triple-A Louisville. The Reds chose to keep left-hander Manny...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The defending NL Central champions are hoping that their extra-long opening day loss doesn't affect their lineup well into the season.
Left fielder Ryan Ludwick dislocated his right shoulder during a 3-1, 13-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, giving them a big worry only one game into the season.
Ludwick's hand stuck in the dirt on his headfirst...
CINCINNATI Josh Hamilton keeps running into fans around his Cincinnati hotel the last couple of days and they convey the same message to him.We wish you still played for the Cincinnati Reds, they tell him.He smiles and answers back, Then why did you trade me?The fans didnt trade him, it was the Reds, the team that rescued him from a life filled with syringes and drug-induced lost...
Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer in his new role as Cincinnati's cleanup hitter, and Joey Votto drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single Wednesday night, rallying the Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
They've split the first two games of the first interleague series to open a season.
Votto's first hit of the season off left-hander Scott...
The Cincinnati Reds remind me of the 2007-2008 Philadelphia Phillies. A team that has been ready to win for a couple years; the only difference: they won a division title in 2010 in addition to their NL Central crown last season. Attention has shifted to teams such as Washington and Los Angeles, as well as the World Series Champion Giants and the Cardinals, who were in the NLCS for...
The Cincinnati Reds won a whopping 97 games last year and expectations are even higher entering the 2013 season.
While I have no doubt the Reds are a better team, I don’t think they’ll reach their win total of last season. A lot went right for them during the 2012 regular season when they didn’t have a starting pitcher miss a start and their run-differential of plus...
The Associated Press Carlos Santana homered and doubled off Cincinnati starter Armando Galarraga on Saturday, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 9-1 victory over a Reds split squad in the final spring training game for both teams.
Santana hit his second home run of the spring in the fourth, a solo shot. Mark Reynolds, a free agent signed to DH, walked and scored on a single by Matt...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Carlos Santana homered and doubled off Cincinnati starter Armando Galarraga on Saturday, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 9-1 victory over a Reds split squad in the final spring training game for both teams.
Santana hit his second home run of the spring in the fourth, a solo shot. Mark Reynolds, a free agent signed to DH, walked and scored on a single by...