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Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Game
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Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Game

Published or Updated March 26, 2018
Location: United States
Sport: Baseball
Level: Professional
Event Type: Event
First Held: 1882
Next Up: 3/29/2018-3/29/2018
When and Where: every April in Cincinnati, OH

The Cincinnati Reds are baseball’s first professional team and are the only franchise that opens each year at home.  Opening Day in Cincinnati has become an unofficial holiday, and bosses and school principals gladly look the other way if one of their charges has a ticket and skips out for the day.

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"This (Reds' Opening Day) for us is the real opening day of baseball in North America. I know they were in Japan last week, that doesn't count. Something happened Tuesday night, but that's not real baseball. This is the real opening day for the baseball season, and Major League Baseball, and these great Americans of ours." Nationally syndicated radio show hosts Bob and Tom
" ... the citizens celebrate with the same display of annual ardor that lapsed Christians save for Easter." Frank Deford Sports Illustrated
"Cincinnati has traditionally been the showcase season opener ... nothing else has the glitz of the Reds and opening day. It's sacred." USA Today
“It’s a holiday—a baseball holiday! Ain’t no other place in America got that!” Sparky Anderson
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