CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - We're just hours away from Opening Day and Reds fans are ready for the big celebration. The annual party however, is deeply rooted in the lives of fans. Some call the 140-year tradition a nostalgic experience.
"It is something I've gotten excited about since I was a little kid. I remember getting taken out of school to come down to opening day, It's always been an incredible experience," said John Lusignolo, Reds fan.
"I played baseball when I was a kid and my dad used to take me to baseball games all the time, it's for the experience, all these people coming back regardless of what the team is and they're all super excited," said Gregory Aquilio, Reds fan.
It's much more than a game, they say. An unofficial holiday with unconditional community support.
"The way the city just lights up and everybody embraces it, it's a wonderful thing," said Lusgnolo.
"It's the best day of the year, it's opening day!" said Araya Villari, Reds fan.