Part of what makes Opening Day so great, beyond the official start of a new baseball season, and the unofficial end of winter and blossoming of spring, is the ceremony that goes along with it all. The pomp and circumstance.
The Reds have been holding an Opening Day parade through Cincinnati since before the 1900s, and the tradition has continued, and spread throughout the league.
Friday's season opener between the Red Sox and Rangers is no exception, complete with the now seemingly required huge American flag in the outfield and a fly over (via a B-52):
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