Sports Illustrated writer, Kostya Kennedy, was in Cincinnati for the Cincinnati Reds Open Day festivities and enjoyed all of the “red” love Cincinnati shows for its baseball team. Some highlights from the article:
- Television coverage about Opening Day started at 4:30 am
- Festivities on Fountain Square were all day long
- Opening Day Parade – a tradition since 1890
- Lots of kids not in school!
- Sold out tickets at the Great American Ballpark
- Dave Concepcion was the Grand Marshall of the parade, Joe Morgan brought out the first baseball, Barry Larkin threw out the first pitch, and Pete Rose was shown on the jumbo screen enjoying the game
Kostya Kennedy thinks Opening Day in Cincinnati, Ohio is a national holiday. It certainly is. Go Reds!
Read the SI article here.
By the way: Kostya Kennedy has a book out called: Pete Rose: An American Dilemma.