Fans, And Optimism, Return For Cincinnati Reds' 2021 Season
Like so much in 2020, the Cincinnati Reds baseball season was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic: the game schedule was reduced, no fans were permitted at stadiums, and what had been expected to be a big year for the home team turned out to be rather lackluster.
However, the Reds ended the season on a relative hot streak, winning seven of their last 10 games and finishing above .500 at 31-29.
This year, baseball is back to a full schedule and fans will be returning to Great American Ball Park, though at a reduced 30% capacity for now, since the virus is still with us.
Like last year, pre-season optimism abounds.
Joining Cincinnati Edition to talk about the upcoming Reds season, ahead of Thursday's Opening Day, are Reds President and COO Phil Castellini; Cincinnati Enquirer sports reporter Charlie Goldsmith; and sports journalist and author John Erardi.
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