Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cubbies Hibernate For A Day

Snow has victimized another baseball game – this time in Chicago. Today's contest between the Cubbies and the Houston Astros at the not-so-cozy confines of Wrigley Field has been postponed. According to the Cubs official Web site, snow had covered the field by 9:30 (Central) this morning and more snow turning to rain is forecasted. The game has been rescheduled for July 12.

New Delay Rule Goes Into Effect
Last night's Brewers game at Florida was called because of heavy rain after 10 innings and three rain delays with the score tied at 2-2. The game will be resumed Wednesday night in the top of the 11th and will be followed by the third game of the three-game series. The delayed game is the first to fall under the new rule just put in place by Major League Baseball this season that allows for such delayed games to be resumed. Before the rule change, games of this sort would have been declared an official tie and would have been replayed from the start. Last night's suspended game was called at 12:03 a.m., and the three rain delays totaled an hour and 42 minutes. The second delay was prompted by heavy rain and lightning. Ah, we love lightning.

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