Great day for ball??
Here is your Reds tentative Opening Day lineup for Thursday.
6 Drew Stubbs, cf
4 Brandon Phillips, 2b
19 Joey Votto, 1b
27 Scott Rolen, 3b
32 Jay Bruce, rf
31 Jonny Gomes, lf
55 Ramon Hernandez, c
6 Paul Janish, ss
36 Edinson Volquez, rhp
This is the kind of weather that can fade an Arizona tan rather quick. It will be hard to tell from the pictures, but it’s currently snowing and sleeting at Great American Ball Park and temperatures are about 35 degrees.
The teams worked out today but neither the Brewers, nor Reds hit on the field. The high temperature forecasted for Thursday is 48 degrees and cloudy.
“[Miguel] Cairo’s favorite saying is ‘it’s all mental,'” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “When you get hit by a pitch, it doesn’t hurt. Sometimes, it really is cold. Or it hurts. You have to foolyourself. They have to deal with the elements too, you know?”
“One thing I’ve learned about Ohio. I don’t really believe [the weather] until I’ve talked to Marty.He swears he is the weather man.”
Marty, of course, is Marty Brennaman — the dean of Cincinnati weather forecasters.
Some Opening Day preview links:
Reds bring confidence into the season (includes the Reds Opening Day lineup)
The workout on the field didn’t last long, mostly playing catch.