Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Who to blame for the rain delay

The game today was ended in the 6th inning, much to the chagrin of people at the stadium and the confusion of people who were watching it. I am perhaps more confused than anyone else. You see, but the time the game was called, the rain was practically at an end and any good meteorologist would have been able to see that.
That said, it's not the decision of the team or meteorologists to say whether or not a game will continue after it has been started. Sure, before the game begins, it is on the team to decide whether or not their stadium is playable and can call game before hand wih the purpose of scheduling it for a new date.
No no, after the game has begun, it is on the umps. Umpires have sole discretion on whether or not a game should be called after it has been started. A quick look at a radar, or a talk with a meteorologist would have suggested, perhaps, that the game could have been resumed at about 9. But no, it was not to be. For whatever reason, the men in blue decided they wanted to hose tonight's fans and suspend play.
The only thing I can think is that the issue was that damn squirrel. It scared the hell out of Brandon Harris.

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