• MLB To Make Call On Weather For ALCS Game 6 @ 7 pm ET

    Posted by on October 24th, 2009 · Comments (3)

    Via the Daily News -

    Major League Baseball has issued a revised forecast and says they will now wait until 7 p.m. Saturday to decide whether or not to wait out the soggy weather in the Bronx or postpone Game 6 of the ALCS to Sunday night.

    The Yankees opened the gates at 5 p.m. as scheduled.

    MLB is apparently waiting on a storm front that is expected to arrive in the area around 7 p.m. If the front slides past the Stadium there is hope of getting the game in Saturday night.

    “We believe there’s a chance we’re going to play,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said at his pre-game press conference around 4 p.m. “There’s a chance it will push through and we’ll see what happens. As we all know weather can change really quickly around here.”

    If the game is postponed until Sunday, it is expected to begin at 8:20 p.m. If there is a Game 7, officials say it will be played on Monday, with an expected first pitch at 5 p.m.

    Wow, a 5 o’clock start on Monday, if it comes to that? Shame they didn’t move today’s game to 1 pm…because, then, they would have gotten it in, for sure.

    Comments on MLB To Make Call On Weather For ALCS Game 6 @ 7 pm ET

    1. MJ
      October 24th, 2009 | 5:56 pm

      Bud Selig’s an asshole. This game should’ve been played at 1pm or kept at 4pm as they originally scheduled it.

      To move it to 8:20 pm tomorrow, later than usual, is obnoxious and to have a Monday Game 7 at 5:00 is utterly ridiculous.

    2. October 24th, 2009 | 6:25 pm

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    3. Evan3457
      October 24th, 2009 | 8:10 pm

      That 5 pm start notation is erroneous. Gates will open at 5:00, I assume, as usual for the listed 7:57 start, it was corrected in an update here:

      http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2009/10/24/2009-10-24_mlb_will_decide_by_5_pm.html

      …and backed up on MLB’s own website, here:

      http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091024&content_id=7540048&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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