Friday, July 07, 2006

Get Babe A Tissue Before He Floods Fenway

The June 25 rainout between the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies was the Sox’ sixth this season, with five of those gushers nixing games at Fenway Park. It marked the most home rainouts for the BoSox since 1989, when the team had five games washed out the entire season. The Sox have now tied their home rainout mark just three months into the 2006 season. Could it be the Babe has been holding back and is just now starting to cry down tears from Heaven after his curse was broken a year and half ago? Maybe. The Red Sox only had four rainouts all of last year. If you planning a trip to Fenway this season, you may want to get familiar with the team’s Rainout Policy. Compare the Sox’ brief policy with the lengthy rainout policy the Yankees have posted on their Web site, which includes something about games being called because of an “act of God.” Is that a reference to Steinbrenner?
(Photo above by Matthew West of the Boston Herald.)

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