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Cincinnati Bengals crew members stand at the dugout before the start of the Cincinnati Reds home on April 12, 2022.

If Joe Barrow could do that, why not other Cincinnati Bengals?

Cincinnati Bengals corner defender Eli Apple, security Von Bell and defensive Trey Hendrickson will come out on a ceremonial first inning when The Cincinnati Reds welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to Great American Ball Park on April 22nd. The game is scheduled to start at 18:40, shortly before that the Bengalis will make their throws. An email from the Reds says Apple, Bell and Hendrickson will be making their appearances “simultaneously”.

These Bengals will follow in the footsteps of the quarterback Joe Barrow, who dropped the ceremonial first serve before the Reds ’home start April 12. His battery? None other than head coach Orange and Black Zach Taylor. And another Bengal came out on the field that day as a wide receiver Ja’mar Chase presented the “Newbie of the Year” award in the MLB National League to a red man from the second base of Jonathan India.

February 13 c The Bengals lost 20-23 to the Los Angeles Rams in the LVI Super Cup, Cincinnati’s first shot at the Vince Lombardi trophy since 1989.

Will the magic in the Super Bowl affect the Cincinnati Reds? The “old eight” says “hardly.” As of April 22, the Reds have the worst record in major competitions: 2-11 the team is even worse than the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-7. Most recently, the “reds” defeated the “San Diego Padres”, which completed a series of three games. completely closing Cincinnati 6-0. It seems that the growing losses are filling pre-season experts ’predictions about mediocrity for the Reds.

Everything has been dark ever since Cincinnati House Opening Daywhen Phil Castellini, chief operating officer of the Reds and the son of team owner Bob Castellini, mocked fans (and even players) for (fairly) the question of why the front office continues to trade productive players instead of creating a team that fights in the World Series. Former Red Nick Castellanos, who was one of the best players on the team and whom the Reds released into a free agency, was comment more and more about how players and fans feel when the property doesn’t invest for long. And Florence Yals recently reminded Castelini fans, indeed, have other options for baseball.

The Cincinnati Reds will try to win back during the home series this weekend with the St. Louis Cardinals. The phenomenon of ducks Hunter Green – who set a league record for speed April 16, throwing 100+ miles per hour, debuts at home on April 22. Tyler Male will take the mound on April 23 and then Nick Lodal on April 24.

Despite stumbling a bit this season, St. Louis (7-4 per season) has a solid, long-standing battery of pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Jader Molina, and the team recently welcomed St. Louis legend Albert Pujols back into the lineup after as “The Machine” spent a decade with Angels and Dodgers in Los Angeles.

This was shown by a 2021 study Cincinnati Reds fans consider St. Louis Cardinals the team’s biggest rivalsbut Cards fans don’t quite see it that way.

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