After a long winter it's always great when the Reds open their season. It's even greater when they open with a three game sweep of division rival Pittsburgh. All three games in the opening series came down to the wire. Opening day - Frazier drills a homer to propel the Reds to victory. Game two - opening night - after a long rain delay and then extra innings Votto knocks in a run in the 11th inning around 1:45 a.m. Then game three Marlon Byrd's line drive to right was misplayed by the Pirates right fielder driving home the winning run in the final inning. Now the Cardinals come to town. If former Chronicle staff member Fernanda Hurtado was still in class she would remind me how the Cardinals have dominated the Reds. Fernanda, if you're out there. I know what you're thinking. Well, you know what I'm thinking too. Go Reds.