Monday, March 31, 2008

Bronx Delay

The 2008 Major League Baseball season is just underway and already we have our first rain delay. It’s at Yankee Stadium, where the Bombers were scheduled for a 1:05 first pitch against Toronto. No new start time has been announced. The game, whether it’s played today or tomorrow, will be the last opening day game at the old Bronx ballpark.

Meanwhile, speaking of poor opening day weather in New York, check out this story about the Yankees snowing 1996 home opener.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Rain Washes Out Bristol Qualifying

I'm getting so lazy. Actually, I've been super busy lately. So, here's another copy and paste from an AP story. This one about NASCAR qualifying at Bristol Friday:

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Rain washed out qualifying Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, giving Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon front-row spots when the field was set by last season's points.

As you know, Rainout Blog headquarters is not far from Bristol Motor Speedway, and I had planned to go to qualifying, but as Marcia Brady once said, "Something suddenly came up."

In other sports weather news...

Rain hit the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando Friday.

Fans suffered through a spring training rain delay Friday during a game between the Braves and Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. I love those Phillies ponchos.

Here's a cool pick from Rueters photographer Eddie Keoogh showing a race fan using a newspaper to shelter himself from rain on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England, on Tuesday.

Storm Postpones SEC Tournament

From the Associated Press:

ATLANTA - A possible tornado ripped into the Georgia Dome during the Southeastern Conference tournament, sending debris tumbling from the ceiling, prompting fans to flee for the exits and postponing the final game Friday night.

The storm struck while Alabama and Mississippi State were in overtime in their quarterfinal matchup. They were able to finish after a delay of more than an hour — Mississippi State won 69-67 — but the last game between Georgia and Kentucky was called off because of concerns that more strong storm cells were closing in on the city.

“I thought it was a tornado or a terrorist attack,” said Mississippi State guard Ben Hansbrough, who was guarding Alabama’s Mykal Riley when rumbling began above their heads. Read More here...

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

River Rain

I missed this bit of soccer rain out news from Sunday. Forgive me. Below is the photo cutline form the Associated Press.

Under pouring rain, River Plate's Ariel Ortega, right, fights for the ball with San Martin de San Juan's Sergio Plaza during an Argentine soccer league game in Buenos Aires, Sunday March 2, 2008. The match was suspended due to heavy rains, with River Plate leading 3-2.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Green Bay Just Got Colder

Brett Favre, who played his home games on the Frozen Tundra and once was regarded as the best ever cold-weather quarterback, called it a quits today after 17 NFL seasons that included three MVPs and a Super Bowl title. Somewhere John Madden weeps and Frank Caliendo giddily works up new comic material.