Well, the rain delay ended up being 2 hours and 25 minutes.
Being well-aware of the weather situation, I was prepared for three eventualities going into the evening:
Best case scenario: Game gets rained out before it starts and we play a doubleheader when the Pirates return later in the season.
Next-best case: Game gets rained out before it starts and we play a doubleheader on Saturday, which is today.
Worst-case scenario: Game is delayed for a long period time then played in its entirely into the wee hours of the morning with a day game looming on Saturday.
Yep, we got the worst case. Well, not the WORST case which would have been the Reds bullpen completing the collapse and sending the game into extra innings.
Anyway, Reds 7 Pirates 6. I left the ballpark at 1:07 a.m. I arrived at 2:30 p.m.
Time for bed.