It is a tradition unlike any other in Major League Baseball. Today is the 142nd Opening Day in Cincinnati.
The first pitch for the Reds Vs. Nationals is at 4:10 today and you can follow all the action live on Newsradio 700 WLW. The gates to Great American Ballpark open at 2:10 and the team plans a number of special events to commemorate the start of the new season. You can see the complete list and times below.
Before the game this year there is a giant block party at the Banks which starts at 11am. All proceeds from the event benefit the baseball and softball programs at the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy. There is no Findlay Market Parade on Opening Day this year, it will take place on Monday downtown.