Reds-Nationals Opening Day game postponed

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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.