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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

MLB made a bad situation worse with Yankees-Guardians delay decisions

The Yankees and the Guardians were fully motivated to get the game in, and to preserve the off-day afforded the winner to travel to Houston and prepare for Wednesday’s opener of the ALCS. Marinak said the plan was for starting pitchers Jameson Taillon and Aaron Civale to begin warming up around 8:30, and then to get underway around 8:45.

“But then a second pocket of rain that had not been on the radar popped up,” Marinak said. Suddenly the first pitch looked like it wouldn’t be thrown until after 10 p.m.

“We felt that was the time to call the game,” Marinak said. He called that unexpected wave of showers “the final straw.”

Fine. Professional weather forecasters get paid a lot of money to get it wrong all the time. The Yankees and Guardians wanted to play, MLB tried to thread the needle by radar, and everyone went home the loser. Those in charge of the sport had a plan, but as Buck Showalter loves to say, if you want to make the baseball gods laugh, tell them about your plans.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 18, 2022 at 11:59 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: October 18, 2022 at 02:12 PM (#6101444)
Professional weather forecasters get paid a lot of money

Not really.
   2. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: October 18, 2022 at 02:27 PM (#6101446)
The funny thing is that was another playoff game played in a New York baseball stadium last night: NYCFC beat Miami, 3-0.
   3. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: October 18, 2022 at 10:36 PM (#6101567)
Not really.

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