Monday, April 1, 2013

Ten fun facts about Reds season opener

Rejoice, Reds fans. The day we have all been waiting for is finally here. Opening Day is upon us and it promises to be the first chapter of another fantastic season of Reds baseball.

The Reds will kick off their 2013 campaign by hosting Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels at Great American Ball Park Monday afternoon. First pitch is set for 4:10 p.m. and will feature a pair of aces in LA's Jered Weaver and Cincy's Johnny Cueto.

In case you're getting a little antsy while waiting for the game to start, here are some interesting notes about Opening Day...

+ This marks the 137th Opening Day in franchise history and 11th at GABP
+ It marks the first Interleague Opening Day game in Major League Baseball history
+ Reds all-time record in home openers is 66-69-1
+ Reds all-time record at GABP on Opening Day is 4-6
+ Reds are 2-0 all-time on April Fool's Day
+ Reds have scored at least one run in 59 straight Opening Day games (longest active streak in MLB and second-longest streak in MLB history)
+ Monday's game will be the 81st regular season sellout at GABP
+ Reds are 42-38 at GABP when playing in front of sellout crowds
+ This will be Marty Brennaman's 40th consecutive year of broadcasting the Opening Day game
+ Reds are 2-4 all-time versus LAA during the regular season

Go Reds! Beat the Halos!

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