Controversy Likely to Rain

What is going on in Boston?  A three hour rain delay on a Sunday afternoon (the second of the day), and a game not likely to resume until at least 830, even if the rain stopped now, which it hasn’t.  Both teams with an open Labor Day and games tomorrow evening, flights to catch.  This on "Maine Day" (according a poster at SoSH), when multitudes of fans come down from Vacationland to watch their beloved Sox, necessitating a long drive home with the kids following an interminable rain delay.  Whatever happens, there’s sure to be outrage, either from angry Boston players tired of sitting around Fenway for 12 hours with a plane to catch, from annoyed Sox fans stiffed by the afternoon of rain, or from petulant Yankees rooters whiney about fictional favoritism towards another team (in the case that the game is cancelled with the Sox trailing 5-2 in just the 4th inning).  The umpiring crew is in a tough spot with this one.

5 comments… add one
  • Game called. Commence whining!

    SF August 14, 2005, 7:57 pm
  • Ahh… we’d have won anyway. Really, who’s afraid of the White Sox this postseason?

    mattymatty August 14, 2005, 8:01 pm
  • Sox fans, any concerns about Clement’s recent performance? He had a similar decline last season’s 2nd half with the Cubbies.

    Nick August 15, 2005, 9:16 am
  • Yes. Reasonable, but not panicked, concern. He he did pitch a nice game his last start out, though yesterday he had nothing.

    SF August 15, 2005, 9:29 am
  • Wow. I just realized that Jaret Wright is coming back today. Have fun, Yankees fans!! Although we have no starter for tomorrow (as of now it looks like it’s going to be Papelbon), I think that I’d take a TBA over Jaret Wright any day, at least considering how he’s pitched so far this year.

    Laura August 15, 2005, 12:44 pm

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