It’s been a long wait for the Cincinnati Reds and their fans, but Opening Day 2014 has finally arrived!

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Our plans for today are as follows: Nick has already posted the second part of his NL Central preview, with his predictions including his All-NL Central Team (do you agree with his choices?). At noon, we’ll post our thoughts on the upcoming season, limited to 100 words per person. About an hour before game time, we’ll post our traditional game thread for your comments during the game (this might be a good time to re-familiarize yourself with our commenting guidelines – basically no profanity, no personal attacks, keep it civil). And after the game we’ll publish a recap of the Reds’ glorious win over the St. Louis Cardinals!

That’s what we’re doing. What about you, Nation?

Let’s do a roll call. Post a comment to this thread and let us know where you’ll be watching the game. If you’re decked out in Reds swag today (and who isn’t?) take a picture and send it to us, with your name and location (name and location optional) and we’ll post it on the new Redleg Nation Tumblr page. Send your pictures to

And go Reds!

Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.

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  1. I’ll be watching from Great American Ball Park, Section 130, Cincinnati, Ohio!

  2. I’ll be watching from home in Indy.

  3. I’ll be watching on my couch in Roswell, Georgia with MLB Extra Innings on DirecTV. In a Reds camp shirt as is the annual tradition. No selfies though… By the way and in the interests of full disclosure, CFD3000 = Christopher DeBlois. I’ll figure out eventually how to change the way my name is listed on comments here. Good to be back in fine RLN company. Go Reds!

  4. I will be sweeping one chimney, removing snow from two roofs, and racing home in time, I hope, to stoke my wood stove and get cleaned up before the first pitch. With all of you in spirit if not in the alleged change of seasons.

  5. Best day of the year.

    • I work 5am til 3:30…should make it home about 15 minutes before first pitch.
      Home is High Point NC.

  6. Ah, the Old Cossack is still kickin’ it for another season. This will be an opening day in Cincinnati and at the stadium I will miss, but with the windows open, I’ll do my best to help cheer on Cueto and the team to victory. What a few hundred miles among friends…

  7. HAPPY OPENING DAY!!! I’ll be watching from Livingston, NJ (15 minutes outside of NYC). Excited for a great season. Go REDS!

  8. Watching from the house in Little Rock Arkansas.

  9. I’ll be watching from my den in glorious 70° Nashville.

    Reds win 4-2.

  10. Happy Opening Day! Will be listening, not sure game will be on tv here with Frankfort Plant Board cable. Will check to be sure. Doesn’t matter too much. Radio broadcast fine with me.

  11. I don’t get off work until 6:00pm. I’m hoping to find an internet radio call of the game (anyone know of any?) and I will be online at RLN. I’m hoping to race home and catch some on FSO before it’s over. Columbus, Oh.

    • MLB At Bat is the app you need to listen to radio online (if you have a smart phone). If not, has radio. It’s $15/year, but well worth it.

  12. Hello my fellow Reds fans, been a long, long off season. The new RN website looks awesome, but gonna take some getting use to. (looks like we can have an avatar, awesome) Looking forward to another enjoyable time hanging out on the RN game thread. I’ll be watching the game from enemy territory (on T.V.) I live in an area known as Metro East, about 25 miles east of downtown St. Louis. Can’t be at the game, but I’ll be wearing my Reds gear during the game and everywhere I go all season. I have a ton of catching up to do. And a special thanks to the guys that make Redleg Nation happen. Go Reds!!!!

  13. Stuck with work for the first several innings probably, short of a cancellation. We’ll see. No matter what, it’s a good day. Joey Votto is my co-pilot.

  14. I’ll be watching at work for the first couple of innings (shhhh don’t tell my boss) and then at home in Orlando. Let’s go Reds!

  15. Also, I dreamed last night that Votto was on the Late Show with David Letterman. Weird.

  16. Any fans know of ways to watch the games online or without a cable subscription. I’m too cheap to buy cable. Live in Columbus so blacks out the games. Tried Slingbox (didn’t work).

    VPN-ing in from elsewhere is more complications than what it’s worth.


    If not, I’ve always got Marty and the Cowboy.

  17. The only good part of living so far from Cincy is that I’m pretty much guaranteed I won’t be blacked out on 🙂 Forget work…it’s baseball season! Go Reds!

  18. First couple innings at work on (shhhh!), then home to finish watching on ESPN.

    Guys, one comment about the new site—-I understand the freshest articles are in the slideshow, but that makes it difficult to know which ones have been posted most recently. As you know, the most active commenting happens with the newest content, but it’s hard to know what that is. Is there any way to list newest to oldest posts below the slideshow?

  19. I’ll be keeping track via AtBat14 then hopefully catch the end at home after work….

    Go Reds! They’re my favorite team!

    BTW, I like the new site design. Its unfortunate that our old logins got zapped but thats a small price to pay for a great reds blog and community.

    Here’s a toast to a great 2014 of Reds baseball!

  20. Representing the 801, this is is Ethan reporting from Provo, Ut on the Wasatch Front. Got my Votto jersey on in the 32 degree heat. Go Redlegs!!!

    • Can we view serial area codes as a good omen for the New Red Machine? I choose to do so, here in the 802, with 25 degrees and 20mph north wind.

  21. I’ll be watching the game on my iPad from my office in Washington, DC. I’m sporting my Reds polo shirt today and my Mr. Redlegs spring training hat. Go Redlegs!

  22. I’ll be watching at home on Long Island, New York, surrounded by Reds memorabilia and wearing a Joey Votto jersey. I moved into my house just before Opening Day 2005, and that year I decided to stay home from work on Opening Day and enjoy my team in my new home. That started a tradition for me of playing hookey on Opening Day. Since they pushed the start time back to 4:00, I only need to leave early and not take the whole day, but still… It’s a holiday! One of these years I will make it to Cincy for Opening Day. Go Reds!

  23. I’ll be watching from Twin Falls, Idaho!

  24. I’ll be listening to Marty and watching the game on ESPN (on silent, of course!). Talked the boss into letting me telecommute on Opening Day so I didn’t make a fool of myself in the office. This is another loyal Nation member in Washington DC!

  25. Here!!! Here being chained to my desk, as it is tax season. The game will be on, as will be my baseball cap. Go REDS !!!

  26. We’re having a small party after work here in Bloomington, Indiana. We’re DVRing it until we get home, so (unfortunately/fortunately?) we can’t pay attention this afternoon so we don’t spoil anything until we can watch. I’m making Skyline Chili Pizza (they sell Skyline Chili in cans here at Kroger) and having Esther Price candies for dessert. Go Reds!

  27. This is the greatest week of the year for me. Opening Day and week for my beloved Redlegs and UK in the final 4.

  28. I will be glued to my ESPN score center app here in Guadalajara, Mexico

  29. I will be watching the first half from LaRosas in Loveland while taking advantage of “Spaghetti-a-plenty”. I’ll listen to the second half on the way to Microbiology at UC Blue Ash! Probably will have gamecast up in class.

  30. Watching at home (took the day off) so I could watch the entire 10 hours of pregame.
    Gathered up all the tv’s from the kids rooms and have 3 50′ and 1 40′ in the living room ready for the game. 1 with FSO / 1 with ESPN / 1 with MLB reds broadcast / and one with MLB cardinals broadcast. Firing up the grill for some burgers/dogs and beer!
    Life in Western Ky. is gonna be great today!

  31. I have some questions about the possibility of adding some options to the comment format, but I thought better of it. Opening Day is not the time for that kind of stuff. Play Ball! Go Reds!

  32. I’ll be watching from home in Charleston, WV, wishing I were back in Cincy scarfing down some cheese coneys.

  33. Ill be listening on the MLB app to the first of 101 wins this year, counting playoffs.

  34. Welcome everyone! I just posted the first picture of the day – loyal Nation members Mike and Karla Martz at Great American Ball Park!

    Nation, send your pictures – whether you’re at the game or not – to

  35. Watching from Arlington, VA. Go Reds!!!!!!

  36. I’ll be watching on ESPN in Boynton Beach, Fl. I just realized it’s been 60 years (1954) that I called in sick at Middletown H.S. and with a couple baseball buddies we went to opening day at Crosley Field where Hank Aaron played his first M.L. game with the Milwaukee Braves. I think the 2014 Reds will be the surprise team of the N.L.

  37. Watching from Sunny South Carolina!

  38. Will be watching the first couple innings at home and then listening on my phone while coaching my daughter’s softball team here in Baltimore, OH. Go Redlegs!

  39. Be watching from home in Columbus Ohio with my new #6 Billy Hamilton jersey. Go Reds!!!

  40. watching from Portland, OR

    thanks for the role call and the photos. This is awesome

    Welcome to the Billy Show

  41. I’ll be watching at home in Cedar Rapids, IA. Go Reds!!!!

  42. I’ll be watching in Pittsburgh. Even after the disappointment of last year, I’ll still be proudly wearing my Reds gear in Bucco territory.

  43. Reds flag is up in the front yard, Opening day, Cle Elum, Washington, will be watching on ESPN. Good Luck Cincinnati Reds!!!

  44. Took the day off just to watch it on ESPN from my home in Watchung, New Jersey. I’ll be signing up for again after trying it for the first time last year. Being able to watch the Reds again after all these years re-ignited my love for the Reds after so many unsatisfying years in Yankees / Mets country. Now, if I could only get some Skyline and a Hudepohl, I’d really be back home.

  45. Unfortunately, as a Cincy expat, I will be watching the first three games on But I will be in the cheap seats at Citi Field for the second series. Looking forward to three consecutive games this weekend. Speaking of which, I see a number of other current residents of that other tri-state area on this thread. Anybody else going to the Mets series?

  46. I’m stuck in class until 6 so I’ll be following on Game Cast… Happy Opening Day everyone!!

  47. Viewed from Southeastern Virginia.

  48. What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious familiarity regarding unpredicted feelings.

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About Steve Mancuso

Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky's Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve's thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.


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