After waiting more than four hours, Reds and MLB officials postponed Saturday's game:
It's finally official: game called after 4 hours, 11 minutes of big pile of nothing. #crapshow— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) April 25, 2015
I am quite familiar with these kinds of things, having sat at very long rain delays at Wrigley Field in conditions that were completely unsuitable for baseball. I understand this was an important day for the Reds, as they had a ceremony scheduled honoring the 25th anniversary of their 1990 World Series team. They held the ceremony anyway, and had a sellout crowd -- likely the reason they waited so long for a "window" to play.
Problem is, they never really got that window and based on this tweet from a Reds beat writer, the feeling locally is that the team didn't handle it well:
#Reds really ought to announce something if this has been rained out. People have been sitting in the rain for four hours.— John Fay (@johnfayman) April 25, 2015
Gotta agree with that -- cold and rain for four-plus hours is no fun for fans. Not that many seemed to stick around anyway, given some of the photos I saw tweeted by various writers and fans:
Current status: too tarpy. pic.twitter.com/cTGQup7gdp— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) April 25, 2015
Based on this, Jake Arrieta will start Sunday's game:
Maddon said before the delay there would be no change in the pitching rotation if the Cubs was postponed.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 25, 2015
We'll have more information in the game preview tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. No make-up date has been set for the Saturday postponement.