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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Lawmaker calls on MLB to change rain delay rules

Brooklyn councilman Justin Brannan wrote to Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, lobbying for a new policy that would make baseball rain delays more fair to fans.

Brannan proposed that “all MLB games should start within an hour of the scheduled start time and no games should be postponed for more than one hour. Otherwise, umpires should call the game and prevent loyal fans from lingering endlessly,” according to Tuesday’s letter provided by the councilman’s office to USA TODAY Sports.

New York has been hit hard by rain in recent days, with the Mets being postponed on Sunday and the Yankees rained out both Monday and Tuesday.

Brannan also suggested a change in policy that would entitle fans to a “rain check” for a future game once a delay lasts a certain amount of time.

And, while we’re at it requesting things we aren’t going to get, I have some thoughts concerning the job market in my profession….

QLE Posted: May 16, 2019 at 03:33 AM | 17 comment(s)
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