Sports: Reds vs. Cubs

In real life, Jake Arrieta seems like a perfectly fine dude, the type of guy who posts photos of his kids on Twitter, makes his own kale juice and goes for peaceful hikes in the morning. But none of that matters because he casually dismissed our city’s c

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In real life, Jake Arrieta seems like a perfectly fine dude, the type of guy who posts photos of his kids on Twitter, makes his own kale juice and goes for peaceful hikes in the morning. But none of that matters because he casually dismissed our city’s cultural value in response to a dumb question by a stupid reporter. Such is life, and now Arrieta and the shitty-ass Cubs must pay. The franchise that hasn’t won a World Series in more than a century will visit Great American Ball Park for a weekend series that just so happens to be a celebration of the Reds’ 1990 wire-to-wire World Series championship team. Arrieta is scheduled to take the mound for Saturday’s afternoon game, and joining him during the weekend will be teammates Jon Lester, who can’t even throw the ball from the pitcher’s mound to first base, and phenom third-baseman Kris Bryant, who the Cubs just hosed out of millions of dollars. The Cubs will never win. Watch them try anyway Friday-Sunday. You can also meet members of the 1990 team (Barry Larkin, Chris Sabo, Eric Davis, Tom Browning and more) before the game Friday, during which both the Cubs and the Reds will wear their ’90s-era uniforms, followed by fireworks to ’90s music. On Saturday, the first 25,000 fans get Nasty Boys bobbleheads. 7:10 p.m. Friday; 1:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $5. Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown, reds.com.

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