It is Opening Day in Cincinnati! Growing up, and still today, Opening Day has ranked just behind Christmas as my favorite day of the year.  It is the beginning of baseball season.  The standings are erased.  Everyone is on an even playing field.  Everyone has hopes that this is the year that their team will be World Champions!

What can we expect from the 2014 Cincinnati Reds?  There are a lot of questions and concerns.  There is also a lot of hope and optimism surrounding this club.  Perhaps that is what makes this first day of the season so great.  What can we expect?  No one knows!  But we are about to watch it all unfold over the next 7 months.

While there is debate over whether today should be a national holiday, rest assured that only one city in America treats today as if it is a holiday.  That city is Cincinnati.  So sit back Reds fans!  Enjoy the holiday.  Enjoy the pageantry that is baseball.  Enjoy the fireworks, cheering crowds, and excitement.  But know that today is just day 1 of a 162 game marathon.  Whether our beloved Redlegs win today or not, it is a long season.  But also know, baseball is back! There isn’t another day like Opening Day!  And there is no city that does Opening Day like Cincinnati!

GO REDS!

Reds Lineup:
1. Billy Hamilton CF
2. Brandon Phillips 2B
3. Joey Votto 1B
4. Jay Bruce RF
5. Ryan Ludwick LF
6. Todd Frazier 3B
7. Zack Cozart SS
8. Brayan Pena C
9. Johnny Cueto P