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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Brewers have rain delay in seventh inning at Miller Park with retractable roof totally open

How bad is it going for the Milwaukee Brewers these days?

They had a rain delay in the seventh inning Tuesday night at Miller Park. You know, the ballpark with the retractable roof.

Not as bad as the time the Astrodome had a rain-out, but still rather embarrassing.


QLE Posted: August 28, 2019 at 04:25 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: miller park, rain delay, retractable roof

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   1. OsunaSakata Posted: August 28, 2019 at 03:07 PM (#5875114)
The Astrodome was playable when the game was rained out. The game was postponed because of flooded streets. So it wasn't as bad as Milwaukee last night. No one on the Astros or Astrodome staff was at fault.
   2. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 28, 2019 at 11:07 PM (#5875229)
So this was a sneaky pop up shower with a delay for nine minutes? no tarp. I remember they had to cancel a game the first year of the Park (power outage), but don't recall this one. It's sprinkled with the roof open I recall. Honestly, I'll take that over preemptively closing the roof and it getting stuffy and nasty in there. Let's face it the roof isn't to keep out the rain, but the cold in April, May, sometimes June, and then Sept/Oct.
   3. Bote Man Posted: August 29, 2019 at 02:48 AM (#5875246)
Marlins Park experienced a rain delay, I think in its first year. I guess the forecast was for good weather, but a sneaky popup storm wafted over before they could close the roof.

They normally keep the roof open during the day anyway to allow the grass to get some fresh air and sunshine. Before Jeff Sh|thead sold the team they almost never opened it; one thing Jeter's regime has done right is to ensure that the roof is open more frequently when the weather is amenable, usually April and May.
   4. JustDan Posted: August 29, 2019 at 02:10 PM (#5875349)
I thought I heard that the roof must remain in the same position for the whole game. Something about curbing any gamesmanship or something like that. I heard this at a Diamondbacks game I went to so I would assume that it would be a MLB-wide rule.

OK, I looked it up, so I'm sorta wrong. I guess it would also depend on how long it takes to open or close the roof.
   5. phredbird Posted: August 29, 2019 at 02:29 PM (#5875356)

i was watching this game. dan and jim — the cards broadcasters — were having a field day with it.

on the subject of dome rainouts: a couple of years ago, when i was living in tampa, i went to a rays game. the domed stadium there is really hideous, it has to be the worst venue in MLB. but i get an invite, and it's major league baseball etc., so i go.

about halfway through the game, there's a rainstorm outside. the dome is just a plastic covering really, calling it a roof or dome or whatever is giving it much too much credit. you can hear the rain hitting it, that's how thin it is. then it started getting louder. and louder. the storm was really really intense, a typical florida cloudburst. and suddenly, boom. the lights go out. in a couple of seconds, some lights come back on, enough to get around but not enough to continue play. so we sat in semi darkness for about an hour or so waiting for full power, listening to the patter of the rain on the roof. a rain delay.

i guess this sort of thing can't always be anticipated, but me and my buddy thought it was funny ...

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