Open wide and say 'Reds': It's Opening Day, a semi-official holiday in Greater Cincinnati and the semi-official beginning of Spring in these parts. The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and follows Race Street from the market down to Fifth, then cuts across in front of Fountain Square. Look for the CityBeat float featuring live music from Buckra in the prime #157 spot in the lineup. At least it'll be warm. Or you can stay in and watch it live on Channel 5.
You can't go undefeated if you don't win the first one: The Reds take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 2:10 p.m., and the game features two of the best pitchers in the National League: the Reds' Aaron Harang and the D-backs' Brandon Webb. Some people think the Reds are going to have a winning season. Here is ESPN's overall season preview.
Matt Maupin remains found: The bad news everyone was expecting was made official yesterday when the U.S. Army informed the Maupin family of Batavia that remains of their son Matt were found and identified in Iraq. He'd been missing since 2004. The Maupin family says they'll keep their plans to participate in today's Opening Day Parade.
— John Fox