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There's something about springtime that makes us crave baseball. That must be why we've been so preoccupied with the MLB's — and Cincinnati's — ongoing trade and free agency drama lately. Below, check out the big baseball headlines, plus news about Cincinnati's dining, arts, music and culture scenes.
Batter Up! Who Will the Cincinnati Reds Put on the Field at Great American Ball Park in 2022?
After a nail-biter of a lockout
, baseball is finally back. But what does that mean for frustrated Reds fans, who are watching the front office trade away clutch contributors and fan-favorite players like All-Star outfielder Jesse Winker, third baseman Eugenio Suárez and pitcher Sonny Gray? Read CityBeat's cover story about this season's big questions and how to endure disappointment while fiercely loving the sport.
Ex-Red Nick Castellanos Obliquely Comments on Cincinnati's Lack of 'Investment' in Players
To Reds fans' chagrin, the Philadelphia Phillies recently scooped up All-Star outfielder Nick Castellanos. Since then, the free agent has observed that Philly is investing long-term in players, while Cincinnati is... we'll... not. Read CityBeat's story about what Castellanos had to say regarding team ownership.
Cincinnati Adaptive Climber Caroline Winstel Is Competing in USA Paraclimbing Nationals
A year and a half ago, Caroline Winstel entered a climbing gym for the first time in her life. Today, she trains three times a week in that same gym as a nationally ranked adaptive climber, a member of Team USA Paraclimbing and an advocate for accessible adaptive sports. Read CityBeat's story about Winstel's preparation for her second USA Paraclimbing Nationals competition.
Here's When to See Hundreds of Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees Bloom in Ault Park
There’s no better way to say goodbye to winter than by welcoming spring under Ault Park’s cherry blossom trees. But are they ready to bloom? Yep, it's about that time, officials say. Read CityBeat's story about when to see the beautiful blooms.
Cincinnati Native Rachel Rampleman Documents the Vibrant Alt-Drag Community in Life Is Drag Exhibit at Wave Pool
The new Life Is Drag
exhibit is an ongoing project that captures the exuberant and unignorable personalities of alt-drag performers challenging gender norms with expressive, individual acts. Rampleman's archive features monitors that screen video portraits of performers as well as a wall of more than 200 video stills. Read CityBeat's story about what the project means to members of the local drag community.
Affordable Variety Is the Delicious Main Course in Cincinnati's Oakley Neighborhood
Have you eaten your way through Oakley yet? There's plenty to discover, as CityBeat
dining critic Pama Mitchell recently did. From short ribs to mussels to pancakes, the neighborhood is a yummy destination. Read CityBeat's story about where to find the good stuff in Oakley.
Greta Van Fleet Postpones Upcoming Cincinnati Show Due to Illness
Rockers Greta Van Fleet have postponed their March 29 show at Cincinnati's Heritage Bank Center as guitarist Jake Kiszka continues to recover from pneumonia. Don't worry, though! Kiszka is pulling through, and the original tickets will be honored later. Read CityBeat's story for the details.
These Vintage Photos Show What Kings Island Used to Look Like Back in the Day
The 50th season of Cincinnati's beloved Kings Island amusement park starts on April 16 (some season-pass-holders will have earlier access). To prepare, dive into the park's photo archives to see the rides, foods and outfits from previous decades. See CityBeat's photos of the groovy nostalgia.
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