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Cubs, Reds Postponed In Cincinnati

This one could have been called long before it was.

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

After waiting more than four hours, Reds and MLB officials postponed Saturday's game:

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:

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:

Based on this, Jake Arrieta will start Sunday's game:

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.