• 2009 ALCS Game 2: Cloudy With A Chance Of No Ball

    Posted by on October 17th, 2009 · Comments (3)

    Via Accuweather.com this AM -

    The status of this game is, to say the least, in jeopardy. According to Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde here at AccuWeather.com, weather conditions should deteriorate late in the day. A light rain or some drizzle should become a steady rain right around or just before game time. With temperatures expected to be in the mid-40s and with a northeast wind around 15-20 mph (wind chills will be in the upper 20s), a miserable day is in store for the metro area. It is unlikely that the game will be able to be played.

    If the game is rained out, Major League Baseball and the Fox Sports Network have agreed (according to ESPN) to play Game 2 on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. EST. Unfortunately, the weather, although improved somewhat, will not be ideal. Lingering light rain or drizzle, temperatures in the mid-40s and winds out of the north at 15-20 mph (wind chills again in the upper 20s), will make for an unpleasant day to be outside. The good news is that the heavy soaking rain that will have fallen the previous night will be lifted away from the metro area.

    It will really be a shame if they wait past 5 pm ET to call this game today…given the forecast.

    Comments on 2009 ALCS Game 2: Cloudy With A Chance Of No Ball

    1. Evan3457
      October 17th, 2009 | 2:09 pm

      The game will be started, and they will likely get it in, albeit in deteriorating conditions. The second storm seems to be forming slower than they first thought, later than they first thought in terms of moving north, and further south and east than they thought. The result will be drizzle and showers through about 8-10 pm, and light rain until past midnight.

      http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/10451

      I have mixed feelings about this. I have an expensive ticket for tonight, but I don’t think the weather will be much, if any, better tomorrow at 4:30, which is the fallback position for MLB and Fox.

    2. JeremyM
      October 17th, 2009 | 2:44 pm

      Yeah, they need to try to get it in tonight because tomorrow won’t be any better.

    3. October 17th, 2009 | 3:20 pm

      They should have moved it to 1 pm ET today. They game would have gotten in with little rain, in warmer temps, and FOX could have skipped the reruns of the movies they had on in that slot.

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