Opening Day is tradition in this family

The Weiss Family
The Weiss Family

By Dan Wells - bio | email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - More than 42,000 baseball fans will be making their way to Reds Opening Day.

But for one Tri-state family it's a day full of tradition and memories. They've been to Opening Day every year for nearly 50 years, and the plan to continue it for another 50 to come.

The Weiss family is a four generation Tri-state crew who defines the definition of faithful fan.

"You know, I've been since I was five years old," said Jack Weiss. "My kids have all been since birth."

This family isn't pushed around by mother nature or the possibility of some winter weather putting a damper on the un-official start of the summer season.

"I don't care," said Georgia Weiss, who turns 88 years old on Opening Day 2009. "I've worn fur coats there. I've been there in snow before."

"No matter what we're doing and where we're at, I was living out of town and you always have to make time to get back in town and go to the game," said John Weiss.

When these gates open up at Great American Ball Park, fans will experience both the old and the new - a new scoreboard with the latest in technology and the old being concession prices that are a throwback to years past."

That means $1 menu items, sold at two concessions stands - one in the fan zone and one on the first base side view level.