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    Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    Am I just having selective memory, or when did this change?

    What am I missing here?

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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    we had been for quite a while. i seem to recall it changing about 10 years ago, when ESPN started showing more games (in fact, might have been their Sunday Night game which changed the tradition).

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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    Sadly, it changed years ago - how long? I don't know...
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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    :thumbdown Thought so..just not happy about it!

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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    It's only an AL game..not real baseball
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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    Would it be the same time that the REDS/the city did away with the Opening Day parade etc. I was reading how traditionally it was the REDS who started Opening Day an the city would have a parade which ended at the grounds.

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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    They still have a parade. I refuse to watch the Sunday night game before Reds opening day generally, but I may have to deviate this year, since the White Sox are in it, and Alfred is a White Sox fan.

    We'll flip back and forth between the LSU women's hoops and the White Sox.

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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    It's only an AL game..not real baseball

    Damn good point

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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    As far as I know, Cincy used to open a day before everybody else (except one other team, obvs). then they reserved the right to the first pitch. Now the only right they reserve is always to open at home, which no other team has. I know that at least for the last two years, the reigning World champs opened a day before, because the Red Sox played the Yankees in New York last year on Sunday night. I don't know how long this has been the case.

    I've been waiting all day for the White Sox game and it's not on network TV. Boooooo.
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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    Yeah, all we get now is a home opener. Was Cincy the first to do the Sunday opener for ESPN?
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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    We covered this partly last year too.

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39475

    The Reds had it by default for the NL teams for years, when the league offices were merged so went the tradition of the Reds opening at home first in the NL (at least)

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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    Actually, Opening Day has not been the traditional opener for some time now. It was until about 20 years ago, give or take a few years. I remember Detroit wouild kinda sneak in there every once in a while. I think the first ESPN Sunday night game was the Reds. Marge did not care for that game being on a Sunday night, it was also Easter Sunday, because it took away the Opening Day festivities, which actually happened the next day. So there was no bunting or pomp for that game. Ever since then the Reds have not been the traditional opener. They have been the traditional NL opener more often than not but the actual traditional MLB opener is a thing of the past.
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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum
    I've been waiting all day for the White Sox game and it's not on network TV. Boooooo.
    It's on ESPN.
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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    It's on ESPN.

    Basically the same thing nowadays, no?

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    Re: Isn't Cincy the traditional "first" game of the year?

    Is network TV the main four (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX)?
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