Hit It Out of the Park on Opening Day at the Library

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Marketing, Downtown Main Library

After a long, baseball-less winter, the day has finally come. Cincinnati’s de facto holiday has arrived with Opening Day for the Reds! As fans from all across the region file in to watch their first home game of the season, here’s how you can start the Reds' run to the World Series with the Library!

Look for CHPL Before the Parade Passes By

As Joey Votto is to home runs, Opening Day is to the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade! Do as many Cincinnati Reds fans do and watch the parade from Finley Market to just a few blocks north of Great American Ball Park. Stop by the parade route, opens a new window and be on the lookout for a legion of CHPL staff showing their Reds' spirit. Take a photo of the dozens of Library staff and one of our delivery trucks joining the parade and tag us on social media @CincyLibrary on Twitter and Instagram!

The Big “Read” Machine

Catch up on Cincinnati Reds history from its founding in 1881, through their five World Series championships, to the current team with print and digital materials. Visit the Digital Library, opens a new window to explore historical images of Crossley Field or relive the Big Red Machine with this staff list, opens a new window of materials honoring legendary Reds player Joe Morgan.

Play Ball! (How Do We Do That, Exactly?)

Not sure what rounding third and headed for home means? Between "ace", "can of corn", "pickle", and "high cheese", baseball lingo can be hard to follow. Brush up on the basics with these books to show you the difference between a "two-seamer" and a "cutter."

High and Inside

Or if you prefer to leave the "Moneyball"-speak to the diehard statistic trackers, get in the baseball spirit with movies available to stream or on DVDs, opens a new window to make a fan out of anyone.

Angels in the Outfield

What is your prediction for the Reds this season? Let us know in the comments below!