SATURDAY’S #REDS LINEUP; PREGAME RUNDOWN
From my pal @Bongreatness…
Today Great American Ball Park will host the 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring Pete Rose, presented by PNC Bank. The pregame ceremony is scheduled to begin at 3:31PM and will include the introduction of 23 Reds Hall of Famers joining us for this special weekend. Reds Owner & CEO Bob Castellini will speak on behalf of the organization during the ceremony, which is being emceed by Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman. The fans will hear from Pete, speaking to the crowd in person for the first time in GABP history, at the conclusion of today’s ceremony. Things will wrap up with a very unique “Ceremonial First At-Bat”, paying tribute to the most prolific hitter in MLB history.
All fans in attendance today will receive a commemorative Pete Rose Poster, featuring baseball card images from throughout Pete’s career with the Reds, presented by Yucatan Guacamole. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 2:10PM for Season Ticket Members and 2:40PM for the general public. However those gate opening times could be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code, should the crowd size outside the gates dictate it so.
Today’s game is being televised on FS1. The pregame ceremonies will be televised on FOX Sports Ohio (as well as Reds.com).
*Note that BP schedules for today have been moved up by 30 minutes to accommodate today’s ceremonies. Furthermore, today’s National Anthem is scheduled for 3:18PM.