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We Preview Next Week's Reds Opening Day: The Team, The Parade, The Tradition

Mark Heyne

Cincinnati's unofficial holiday, Opening Day for the Reds, is just one week away. Many fans will no-doubt start celebrating early, but the official festivities begin at noon next Monday with the 97th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, featuring former Reds manager Lou Piniella as grand marshal.

Then the Reds open the season at Great American Ballpark with the first of a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Game time is 4:10.

Joining us to discuss the Opening Day tradition in Cincinnati, and to share their thoughts on how the team will perform this year, are former Reds Manager Lou Piniella; sports writers Hal McCoy and John Erardi; and WVXU reporter and avid baseball fan Howard Wilkinson