Opening Day

Another Season in the Sun

Opening Day is the start of the new season. It’s about new beginnings, getting fresh and forgetting last year for better or worse. We’re all new when the first pitch is thrown. Anything can happen... Read More...

A time to plant

Truth be told, we knew this day would arrive. Heck, we demanded it. There were disagreements about the timing having to do with television contracts, attendance and selling high. But we had this. More than s... Read More...
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The Specialness of Opening Day

Opening Day. Opening Day is one game, at one place and at the Sanctuary City of Baseball on the banks of the Ohio River. To Reds fans and the City of Cincinnati, Opening Day is close to sacred. This is nothin... Read More...

Something Might Happen

Dad said not to bring my glove. “We’re all the way up in the red seats,” he said. “No one’s gonna hit it up there.” Then, as if to emphasize the point, “No way. Not. ... Read More...
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On Bunting

It was a hot August night in 2005 BC (Before Castellini). Griffey Jr. was healthy again, or as close to healthy as he ever would get wearing Red. I was taking my 9 year-old son, Zachary, to watch his beloved Re... Read More...
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Opening Day watch party

A long-time friend of the Nation is looking for some Reds fans in DC: There is a Reds Opening Day party for fans in DC tomorrow at Lou's bar in Columbia Heights. If we get a big crowd there will be drink speci... Read More...