Laura: I’ve only been to two Opening Day games, but I’ve experienced the Opening Day atmosphere of downtown Cincinnati nearly every year for the last 24 years. The sea of red, energy of our city and tradition of the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade are tough to beat.

Will: I’ve always admired how the Reds are the only MLB team guaranteed to host Opening Day each year. Nobody does it like Cincinnati!

Karen: Of course, I love all the downtown hoopla and attending the game. But I really love wearing whatever new Reds shirt I’ve gotten. This year, it features the 1975 Big Red Machine lineup — names, jersey numbers, positions … in batting order! Bow down to the Great Eight: Rose, Morgan, Bench, Perez, Foster, Concepcion, Griffey, Geronimo (and don’t forget Gullett).

Sarah: I’m not big on sports, but it’s always fun to see the joy and excitement of dedicated fans as a new season gets underway.

Nick: There are so many memories, from watching the parade as a child (we got to skip school) to watching the game on TV (another reason to skip school). In my adult years, my favorite tradition is the pre-game fly-over, usually by aircraft from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. My son-in-law was an Air Force fighter pilot (F-35), and I always imagined he might be in the fly-over one day.

Stacy: I try to walk to Fountain Square during lunchtime — the streets are buzzing with excitement, optimism and love for our city and team. Just a great day to be a Cincinnatian!