Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
I also thought that since the Reds were the very first MLB team, they were supposed to be given the right to play the very first game of each season. Why has/was that stripped? MLB greed? I know now that they get to have the first series of the season at home, but big deal.
1994 was the last year of the Reds "Kicking" off the the season on the same day as others...
However, the Reds aren't the 1st MLB team, they were the first fully paid professional team and it had nothing to do with MLB at the time. So the honor was always a tenuous honor that was not always adhered to.
That said there were plenty of years in the past that the Senators opened the season before the Reds even took the field.