Welcome to Friday where Cincinnati has now turned into Seattle. Maybe there is a great flood coming, the amount of rain that has fallen is about enough to make you want to move to Arizona. As I sat in traffic this morning before class (that was cancelled) I thought about how awful it will be if the Reds game is rain delayed again tonight. Enough with the Rain!
While the Reds made national headlines yesterday the Bengals made news around the city with their new free agent signing. Also don’t forget the Cincinnati Bearcats football team has a big weekend ahead. Will the Bearcats basketball team remain on campus or move downtown to US Bank Arena? A huge question needs to be answered in Clifton.
While the rain is relentless today it did let up enough yesterday to allow the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals get the rubber match of their series in. After a 3 hour and 45 minute rain delay the 12:35pm first pitch finally came at 4:15pm yesterday. Once again 3 hours of pre gaming made for a very vocal, restless crowd in Cincinnati.
Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams made national headlines yesterday after his “love tap” to a Reds fans along the first base line. By this point you have to have seen the video. Adams did nothing wrong. Sure he touched the fan but it was a light touch, the fan will survive. That hasn’t stopped ESPN and national media from running rampant with “player-fan incident.” You’ll hear about it all day today on sports talk radio and ESPN so be prepared. The outrage from Reds fans is ridiculous.
The Reds (1-3) are in Queens, NY tonight to face the Mets (0-3). Mike Leake (0-0) takes the mound for the Reds while the Mets send Jenrry Meija (0-0) to the mound. Catch the game tonight at 7:10 on FSOhio.
The Bengals signed free agent safety Danieal Manning to a one year deal. Manning was cut by the Texans last month, he is a nine year veteran of the league, the Bengals will be looking to him for leadership.
Have some free time this Saturday? Well we have the perfect thing for you to do. Head down to Paul Brown Stadium at noon Saturday and enjoy the Bearcats spring game. The event is free to the fans, parking is $5. Watch the 2014 Bearcats in their new home for next season and see who the stars will be for the upcoming season. The game will run from noon to 2pm.
There has been much talk this week about the future home of the Cincinnati Bearcats. Will they continue to play on campus at Fifth Third Arena or will the move downtown to US Bank Arena. An arena that is much more adept to host basketball. It is a traditional bowl, unlike the high school arena set up that is Fifth Third Arena. The biggest question is who will pay for the renovations to US Bank? Does the school pay for US Bank or do they renovate their own on campus arena? Tough questions that will be answered soon.
Stay dry today people and remember to watch the Reds tonight. Remember to stay classy on twitter as well, some of you are taking things way out of hand.