Getty Images

Reds-Nationals Opening Day game postponed

16 Comments

Just the other day I was talking about how cool and special it is that the Reds will finally, after several years, play on Opening Day, as opposed to waiting for some ESPN night game or whatever to go first. Welp, so much for that. Their Opening Day game has been postponed.

Rain is in forecast for all day Thursday in Cincinnati, so they’ll open on Friday afternoon instead, taking advantage of what was a scheduled day off for both teams. It’s the first time since 1966 that Cincinnati has rescheduled its season opener because of the weather.

The pitching matchups remain the same. Max Scherzer vs. Homer Bailey.

In related news, the Reds’ annual Opening Day parade doesn’t have to be moved. It was already itself moved to Monday because of some conflict with Easter stuff, so all in all this is a weird Opening Day experience for the Reds and Cincinnati.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

Kobe Bryant
Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images
3 Comments

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.