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CINCINNATI - You sit in your assigned seat for six long innings, cheering on the ups and downs of your Cincinnati Reds, and finally, upon the third out of the top of the 7th, it's time to stretch.
And what baseball tradition comes along with stretching in the middle of the 7th inning? "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
But in Cincinnati's case, they've added a new song to follow the traditional ballpark sing-along: GABP's speakers and big screen now bellow the song "Cincinnati, Ohio" by country great Connie Smith immediately following the peanuts and Cracker Jacks.
The song is new this season to Great American Ball Park's between-inning festivities, which have filled up with numerous contests, races and special fan-cam themes, and the song has received mixed reviews.
We posted the song on Facebook asking what fans thought, and many chimed in with words of support.
Lindsey Haney said, "It's a classic by Connie Smith. All country music fans should know who she is and how influential she is."
Tammie Mers was in favor of the song, saying "I like it; appropriate, being in Cincinnati Ohio."
Sheila Clinkenbeard Dierker noted, "It's silly but I like it....keep it..."
But Ryan Piper felt differently, saying "The song is pretty damn bad."
And Kathryn Glab Cottingham wasn't in tune with the song, saying "I have never ever paid attention!"
You can listen to the country hit coming to a Reds game near you below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbobN1lS2Bg .
After you take a listen, let us know what you think of the tune in the comment section below or on our 9 On Your Side Facebook page .
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