Sunday, April 5, 2009

Why Not Opening Sunday?

To me it is a no-brainer. I guess that's why it popped into my head. Imagine the Reds having Opening Day on Sunday instead of Monday. There are several advantages to this. First, Cincinnati could get back to hosting the first game played in Major League Baseball every season. That's the way it was in the old days, when Cincinnati was honored by MLB as the birthplace of professional baseball. Then there is the fact most fans are already off work. No need to burn a vacation day. No parking issues with downtown workers on a weekday. I would say start the Findlay Market Parade at Noon, and get the game going around 2:30 or 3 p.m. That leaves the morning for church obligations, or tailgating, or both. The only downside affects school kids who won't have an excuse to skip out. But hey, we're adults, and that why we get to change things. So let's change Reds Opening Day to Sunday in the future.

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