The Civil Rights Game
Opening Day in Cincinnati
April 5 is opening day here in Cincinnati. The Reds are starting the season with the Cardinals. Since I've been a kid (a Long time ago) I've always looked forward to the start of baseball. It's spring, even though my son and I have experienced some terrible weather for our trips to the ballpark. I think it was 1984 when we went to see the the Reds and the Expos and it was cold, raining, then sleeting and snowing. My son Justin was only 9 and I totally expected that we were not going to be seeing 9 innings of baseball, but I was wrong we made it through 8+ and by that time I was ready to get out of there. Opening day here is always special, it starts with a parade starting at Findlay Market (the oldest outdoor market in Ohio) and ends at the ballpark with the whole parade circling Great American Ballpark. It's a full day of celebration and all of us around here can't wait. I'm putting up some photos from a game we went to last year between the Reds and the White Sox. A special game because it was the Civil Rights Game and another huge day in this city. Honored before and at the game were the likes of Bill Cosby, Muhammad Ali and "The Hammer" Hank Aaron along with some Negro Leaguers and my favorite Mr. Frank Robinson (who I have great childhood memories of). Anyway enough rambling, hope you enjoy the photo's!!