Piniella is Grand Marshal of Reds’ Opening Day parade
Reds Press Release
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds and Findlay Market today announced that former manager Lou Piniella will be the Grand Marshal of the 97th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, which kicks off at noon on Monday, April 4.
Piniella managed the Reds from 1990-1992 and led the club to its wire-to-wire 1990 World Series championship.
Piniella recently was hired as a consultant for the team as a senior advisor to baseball operations.
Parade Route Update
• The Findlay Market and the City of Cincinnati also announced today that the 2016 Opening Day Parade will be returning to the long-established parade route and eliminates a construction detour used in recent years.
• The Parade route for 2016 begins on Race Street at Findlay Market and will proceed south on Race Street, then east onto Fifth Street.
• The Parade continues along Fifth Street past Fountain Square and concludes at Fifth and Sycamore, just past the Taft Theater.
The first pitch for the Reds’ Opening Day game vs the Philadelphia Phillies is at 4:10 p.m. ET.