• Yankees-Orioles In For A Long Night In ALDS Game 1?

    Posted by on October 7th, 2012 · Comments (14)

    Forecast for Baltimore, at 6 PM tonight, is a 75% chance of rain.

    But, it drops down to 7% around 8 PM.

    Given the importance of the game, I suspect MLB will push back the start time rather than start the game in the rain and then have to deal with what happened in Game 1 of the ALDS last year between the Tigers and Yankees.

    Comments on Yankees-Orioles In For A Long Night In ALDS Game 1?

    1. MJ Recanati
      October 7th, 2012 | 8:54 am

      Steve, you give Bud Selig far too much credit. Whenever MLB has an easy call to make, you can rest assured that they go running as fast as they can into the most convoluted and illogical direction possible, even when it’s an easy, binary set of choices.

      I assume they’ll keep the start time and let the skies open because that’s what they’ve always done in the past. And, hey, if it sucks for the Yankees, Selig wouldn’t mind at all.

    2. 77yankees
      October 7th, 2012 | 9:47 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Whenever MLB has an easy call to make, you can rest assured that they go running as fast as they can into the most convoluted and illogical direction possible, even when it’s an easy, binary set of choices.

      Amen.

    3. Raf
      October 7th, 2012 | 10:42 am

      The same ol song :P

      http://waswatching.com/2006/10/04/start-of-lds-game-2-delayed-by-weather-threat/#comments

      I remember being annoyed last year too, I mean there was a huge blotch of green on the weather radar and they tried to get the game in anyway. Of course, it was called shortly after it started.

    4. LMJ229
      October 7th, 2012 | 10:44 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Whenever MLB has an easy call to make, you can rest assured that they go running as fast as they can into the most convoluted and illogical direction possible, even when it’s an easy, binary set of choices.

      Couldn’t have said it better. The people who run MLB are completely devoid of rational thought, could care less about the fans, and are slaves to the TV ratings.

    5. LMJ229
      October 7th, 2012 | 10:48 am

      The weather forecast I just saw has it raining pretty steadily until 10 PM.

    6. Raf
      October 7th, 2012 | 12:11 pm

      LMJ229 wrote:

      The weather forecast I just saw has it raining pretty steadily until 10 PM.

      Of course… Perfect weather until the Yankees have to play :P

    7. EHawk
      October 7th, 2012 | 1:06 pm

      Postseason Roster announced:

      ROTATION
      CC Sabathia
      Andy Pettitte
      Hiroki Kuroda
      Phil Hughes

      BULLPEN
      Rafael Soriano
      Dave Robertson
      Boone Logan
      Joba Chamberlain
      Clay Rapada
      David Phelps
      Derek Lowe

      CATCHERS
      Russell Martin
      Chris Stewart

      INFIELDERS
      Mark Teixeira
      Robinson Cano
      Derek Jeter
      Alex Rodriguez
      Eric Chavez
      Eduardo Nunez
      Jayson Nix

      OUTFIELDERS
      Curtis Granderson
      Nick Swisher
      Ichiro Suzuki
      Raul Ibanez
      Brett Gardner

    8. October 7th, 2012 | 1:26 pm

      So, I guess Nunez is the RHB-DH?

    9. redbug
      October 7th, 2012 | 2:36 pm

      No Andruw Jones fortunately.

    10. Raf
      October 7th, 2012 | 2:38 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      It would seem so. I’d suspect he’d be the first RH option off the bench too (pinch hitting for Ibanez, for example). Gardner will probably be the first PR.

      The machinations will really start if Teix’s calf isn’t right, with Swisher moving to 1b, Ichiro to RF, Gardner (hopefully) to LF.

    11. Evan3457
      October 7th, 2012 | 3:33 pm

      NWS says precip potential % is 75% at game time, dropping to 45% by 7 pm, and 15% for the rest of the evening starting at 8 pm.

      I just looked at the Baltimore radar, and there’s nothing but light showers in the area. The NWS says the total precip for tonight is about 1/10th of an inch. They can play through that, and they certainly will.

    12. Raf
      October 7th, 2012 | 3:41 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      Yeah, judging by the rain around here, the weather couldn’t be worse than the game in Baltimore last month where Teix reinjured his calf.

    13. Evan3457
      October 7th, 2012 | 6:12 pm

      Raf wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      Yeah, judging by the rain around here, the weather couldn’t be worse than the game in Baltimore last month where Teix reinjured his calf.

      Well, now, there’s serious rain on the Baltimore radar, and the gain is delayed.

    14. Evan3457
      October 7th, 2012 | 6:13 pm

      The GAME is delayed.

      My kingdom for an “edit comment” button.

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