Of all the things the Reds have done in my time as a fan, this has to be one of the dumbest. Are they not capable of reading radar? Anybody with half a brain knew the rain was coming. Yet, the Reds (who control the game until it starts) allow the game to start only to go into a rain delay 1/2 inning into the game. If this thing last long enough for Mat Latos to be done for the day, somebody is going to have some explaining to do. Absolutely stupid.
I really have no idea why they started the game.
Is Bob Boone in charge of reading the weather reports?
I didn't even walk over to the park yet because anyone down here knew this was coming. If the conditions weren't enough, the giant red splotch on the radar was a pretty big clue. I'll have a nice dinner at home and then go catch the game. Simply inexcusable to burn Latos for 1 inning.
Somewhere, Tony LaRussa is face palming.
Helmet day at US Cellular: it's July and 80+ and sunny, let's give the kids a black plastic helmet to wear!
We're going to be waiting around for a while.
It is somewhat traditional to have starting pitchers start the game
In in SE Indiana right near the tri-state border and it was *pouring* here right as the game was starting.
I'm maybe a half hour drive to the stadium, tops, and if it was doing that here, I don't know what they were expecting to happen in the city.