Mention Pete Rose and you get mixed reactions. To some, he's the guy who got kicked out of baseball for life for gambling. To others, he's a hometown hero who got a raw deal and should be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame for his achievements on the field.
Somewhere in Great American Ball Park today, there will be many a little boy or little girl, dressed in red from head to toe, bundled up in Reds blanket, watching in awe at his or her first Opening Day.
Seeing their heroes play on the green grass – Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce and the rest.
They will be sitting next to a mother or father, who had their own childhood heroes – the wire-to-wire, World Series champion Reds – thinking of their own childhood heroes – Barry Larkin, Eric Davis, Chris Sabo.
The Cincinnati Health Department says the number of residents with bed bug infestation is down seven percent since 2009. But at least two members of the Joint Bed Bug Task Force disagree that the city is making real progress.
Ohio Representative Dale Mallory leads the task force and says he's frustrated that Cincinnati hasn't worked hard enough to get bigger decreases. He says the city is still near the top on many U.S. bed bug lists.