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    Cards play first?

    what ever happened to Cincinnati being the first MLB team to take the field? stl v nym is on the 1st and we play on the second? has this tradition changed?

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    Re: Cards play first?

    Unfortunately the big money of Television always talks loudest.

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    Re: Cards play first?

    ESPN has had a Sunday night opener now for at least a decade, and it has been since around 1993 or so that Cincy last played the "traditional" opener in terms of first pitch around the majors...

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    Re: Cards play first?

    I think the only thing that applies right now is that Cincinnati always has a home opener, never an away game.

    Wonder when they'll take that distinction away...
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    Re: Cards play first?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone View Post
    I think the only thing that applies right now is that Cincinnati always has a home opener, never an away game.

    Wonder when they'll take that distinction away...
    1990, IIRC.

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    Re: Cards play first?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland View Post
    1990, IIRC.

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    Only because the season was delayed.
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    Re: Cards play first?

    At least there's no 3am opening series in Tokyo.

    That was awful. I understood the intent to market the game, but geeez.
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    Re: Cards play first?

    They tried to take the OD game to an away venue in the 30's and the Reds pitched a fit and had it rescheduled.

    In 1966 they opened in Philly after the Mets series was rained out.

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    Re: Cards play first?

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    ESPN has had a Sunday night opener now for at least a decade, and it has been since around 1993 or so that Cincy last played the "traditional" opener in terms of first pitch around the majors...

    I think even longer than a decade some other teams have started their opening day games before Cincinnati. It seems like some time in the late 80's someone for Detroit(or maybe against Detroit) hit a HR on the first Major League pitch of the season. Their game started an hour or so earlier than the Reds.


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