Monday, April 06, 2009

Opening Day Action

What can we say about rain delays? There must be some fantastic rain delay stories, although I'm not sure.

Was there a rain delay in Game 7 of the 1975 World Series? I'm feeling like there was, but that was a long time ago.

I attended a game at Fenway and when the grounds crew ran out, one of the members collapsed on the field. Had to be at least 45 years ago.

Rick Dempsey did his clown act on tarps during rain delay. That was before TARP became a four-letter word.

What is the relative concession sales ratio during rain delays? Could it be twice as productive as during a continuous game?

How many ballplayers have lined up dates with Baseball Annies during rain delays?

I think it was John Kennedy who said the toughest thing in baseball was deciding whether to take greenies (amphetamines) with rain interfering.

How often has playing on wet fields resulted in injuries?

The Yankees put their gazillion dollar man on the field today, and C.C. Sabathia got doubled up by the Mighty O's, 10-5. Why Not?

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