Reds Opening Day

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with news director Maryanne Zeleznik this morning on Cincinnati's love affair with the Reds and the tradition of politics and baseball intersecting  on Opening Day. 

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati's annual Opening Day tradition, The Findlay Market Parade, will step off at noon Monday, four hours before the Reds play the Pirates. The 96th annual Opening Day parade features 200 entries, including 12 high school marching bands.

New this year is a float from Rozzi's Famous Fireworks. The company will stay a block ahead of everybody else and shoot off fireworks throughout the parade.

Mark Heyne / WVXU News

With tens of thousands of baseball fans making their way to Great American Ball Park today here are some good links to know:

Where to go

cincinnati.reds.mlb.com

Where to park

RedsOpeningDay_Parking2014.pdf

Plan ahead for traffic

ohgo.com/dashboard/cincinnati