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.

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  1. Heath

    Aren’t the Reds glad the Bengals signed Rudi Johnson? I guess we would have been stuck with TJ Houshmanzadah or something :mrgreen: