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Everything you need to know for Reds Opening Day

Posted: 6:00 PM, Apr 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-04 04:59:37-04

CINCINNATI — You may not have heard, but baseball season is here.

And, for Reds fans, it’s a huge — huge — deal.

Block parties . Free Skyline . Baseball-themed beers . A parade that shuts down the heart of Downtown for an entire Monday morning.

Baseball might be America’s favorite pastime, but it was Cincinnati’s favorite first. And by the same token, there's probably nothing more "Cincinnati" than Reds Opening Day. 

So, it can be a lot to take in and do Opening Day to the max.

Where do we watch the parade? Where do we eat before the game? Where do we eat AT the game? Which beer do I absolutely have to try?

How can I fan harder?

Don’t worry: We’re here to help all those who just don’t even know where to start with all their fandom. We’ve got your:

We even have one-of-a-kind, free pop-up Reds toys — designed by WCPO cartoonist Kevin Necessary — that you can download, print, and fold:

Oh, and for good measure: Here's WCPO's Opening Day forecast .

So fear not, super-fan. However the season goes, the Opening Day celebration in Cincinnati is always a win.