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'Nasty Boys' to lead Reds' Opening Day parade

World Series relievers Charlton, Dibble, Myers named grand marshals

CINCINNATI -- This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Reds winning the 1990 World Series over the A's. Therefore, it only makes sense that three relievers who were considered one of the most valuable pieces of that team will be given a high honor on Opening Day 2015.

It was announced Tuesday that the "Nasty Boys" trio of Norm Charlton, Rob Dibble and Randy Myers will serve as grand marshals of the 96th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade.

The parade begins at 12 p.m. ET on April 6, in Over-the-Rhine before winding its way downtown. The Reds host the Pirates at Great American Ball Park at 4:10 p.m.

A hard-throwing, high-intensity bunch, the Nasty Boys were known for intimidating hitters and locking down wins in the late innings for the Reds under then-manager Lou Piniella.

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Charlton, Dibble and Myers have been getting their due recognition already this year. Last month, MLB Network aired a 60-minute program titled "Nasty Boys: The 1990 Cincinnati Reds," that was hosted and narrated by Bob Costas.

On April 24-26, the 25th anniversary of the 1990 championship will be commemorated with a celebration weekend that includes a "Nasty Boys" bobblehead on April 25.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon.
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