Thursday, May 29, 2008

More Rain Delays at French Open

The French Open is acting a bit like its more popular cousin, Wimbledon, this week by allowing rain to interfere with the tournament. Six hours of action was lost Tuesday because of torrential rain. Above, workers at Roland Garros sweep water from a clay court in preparation for play.

I mentioned below that I’m about to pull the plug on The Rainout Blog, but also I think it’s worth mentioning that this is the 300th post to the blog since I began this nonsense nearly two years ago. I’ll have to check the rules, but I think 300 posts, like 300 wins for a major league pitcher, may get me extra consideration for the blogging hall of fame.

The Rainbow is Coming Into Focus

I haven’t completely given up on The Rainout Blog, but I can see the end from here. Oh, look. Is that a rainbow? In the meantime, as the blog rests comfortably and heavily medicated on the breathing machine that I’m reaching to unplug, I wanted to post this photo of the Yankees game against the Orioles in Baltimore Tuesday night. Yanks manager Joe Girardi – I gotta get on Joe’s diet and exercise program – argued with umpires that the game should have been delayed because of the pouring rain before Hideki Matsui lined out to right field to end the ninth inning. He’s probably right, but turnabout is fair play, I guess. Remember this from last year?