Parade, party, ceremonies set in Ohio city


The lineup of official events for the Cincinnati Reds' 2013 opening game Monday against the Los Angeles Angels:

—Block party begins at 11 a.m. outside the stadium with food, drinks and music benefits Reds Community Fund.

—Findlay Market Opening Day Parade begins at noon downtown; grand marshal is George Foster, National League Most Valuable Player in 1977.

Pregame ceremonies planned:

—U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, help honor wounded military heroes on the field.

—Team USA manager Joe Torre throws out the ceremonial first pitch.

—Cincinnati firefighter John Winfrey sings the National Anthem. Cincinnati firefighters will hold a giant American flag as the department marks its 160th year.

—Cincinnati Fire Chief Richard Braun delivers the official game ball and Bob Kevoian of the nationally syndicated "The Bob & Tom Show" on radio serves as honorary game captain.

—Moment of remembrance for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut.

—Flyover by two T-28 Trojan military training planes and a B-25 Mitchell bomber

Game begins at 4:10 p.m. (EDT).

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