Sounds like this year’s Opening Day festivities won’t be as star-studded as last year’s:
The Reds have announced their lineup of festivities for Monday’s season and home opener against the Mets.
U.S. Representative Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who was recently nominated to join President Bush’s cabinet, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
The national anthem will be sung by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Felita Rowe, a vocalist with the Air Force Band of Flight’s “Systems Go” ensemble. Included in the anthem will be a flyover by the Air Force’s B-2 Stealth Bomber.
Cincinnati fireman John Winfrey will sing “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch.
The grand marshal of the 86h Findlay Market Parade will be Bengals running back Rudi Johnson.