Lots of interesting items in relation to the 2012 schedule, which was just released yesterday. From the Reds press release:
The 2012 campaign will begin with Opening Day on Friday, April 6 against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park (Marlins changing from Florida name to Miami). After that 3-game series, the Reds will host the St. Louis Cardinals from Monday through Wednesday, April 9-11 to complete the first homestand of the season.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Reds already are working with the Findlay Market Parade organizers on Opening Day 2012,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Reds Chief Operating Officer Phil Castellini. Ã¢â‚¬Å“No fans look forward to the start of baseball season more than ours.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Other featured matchups at Great American Ball Park in 2012 include a pair of weekend series against the National League Central Division rival Cardinals (July 13-15, August 24-26), plus weekend battles with the Milwaukee Brewers (July 20-22), Chicago Cubs (August 17-19) and Los Angeles Dodgers (September 21-23).
Highlighting the RedsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 15-game interleague schedule are home series against the Detroit Tigers (June 8-10), Cleveland Indians (June 12-14) and Minnesota Twins (June 22-24) and road visits to new Yankee Stadium (May 18-20) and ClevelandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Progressive Field (June 18-20).
I’m looking forward to planning a trip to New York to see the Reds play in Yankee Stadium; I saw the Reds and Yanks hook up in the final year of old Yankee Stadium.
Of course, as I started planning, I realized that I’m probably going to have to make a road trip to Cooperstown in July, as well, for the Barry Larkin Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Next year should be a fun year.