From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight is the 12th Fireworks Friday of the 2014 season, presented by Reds Home Team Products & Kroger.  Tonight’s show features music by artists hailing from Ireland, as part of our Irish Heritage Night celebration, and will begin approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game, featuring Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks.  Prior to the start of the fireworks show we will welcome the McGing Irish Dancers for a postgame performance.

As mentioned, tonight is Irish Heritage Night at the ballpark, as part of our “Heritage Weekend” celebration.  Reds players will be wearing the special St. Patrick’s Day jerseys that they wore in Spring Training earlier this year.  In addition, there will be a pregame performance by both the McGing Irish Dancers and the Emerald Society Bag Pipers prior to the game.  The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive an Irish-themed beaded necklace as they enter the ballpark today.  Heritage Weekend continues tomorrow with our German Heritage celebration and on Sunday with our Hispanic Heritage celebration.

Also joining us tonight during pregame ceremonies will be light-heavyweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins. Hopkins is in town as part of Showtime Championship Boxing, taking place at US Bank Arena tomorrow evening featuring Cincinnati’s own Adrian Broner in the main event.  Hopkins, who will offer up a ceremonial first pitch tonight, makes his next fight on November 8th in Atlantic City.

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