Cincinnati Reds encourage fans to celebrate ‘Opening Day at Home’

Reds against the Pirates on Opening Day on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Reds against the Pirates on Opening Day on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

There will be no baseball until May at the earliest because of COVID-19

Today would have been Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds. It would have been the earliest opener in franchise history. Instead, there are no sports going on anywhere because of COVID-19.

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To fill the void, the Reds are encouraging fans to wear red and celebrate Opening Day at home.

According to a Reds press release, “Reds Country is known for throwing the best Opening Day celebration in baseball for more than 100 years, and we will continue that tradition this year as well. Put on your favorite Reds gear and share photos, videos and Opening Day memories on social media by tagging them with #OpeningDayAtHome and #RedsCountry for everyone to enjoy.”

At 1 p.m., Fox Sports Ohio will replay the Reds’ 2019 Opening Day win. It will also be aired on M Reds.com and on the Reds’ pages on Twitter and Facebook. MLB.com is airing 30 memorable games for all fans to watch on Thursday, one for each team.

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“As we all continue to follow the proper precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy during these unprecedented times,” the Reds announced, “we still have the opportunity to celebrate one of the aspects of our lives that brings us together – Reds baseball!”