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Old 04-15-2018, 09:18 AM
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It snowed in Kansas City yesterday...they still played.

There was a frozen monsoon at Wrigley Field yesterday...they still played.


However, there have already been more games postponed due to weather conditions than in ANY previous season...and it's only February?


There are several reasons for this besides the crazy weather...which may not clear up for several more weeks...whoopee!


In no particular order...

1.) The Players' Union demanded more off-days during the season. This made it necessary to start the season a week early.

2.) Expanded Post-Season schedule guarantees November Baseball.

3.) Due specifically to greed, Double-Headers are persona non grata.

There has been talk of a 154-game schedule...but, again, the greed would prevent that.


What's your solution?




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Old 04-15-2018, 01:35 PM
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Best solution I read was two fold:

Schedule northern teams to play southern teams or teams with domes the first week

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Then schedule divisional games week two as they are easier to make up in case of weather.

Devils in the details I suppose though...
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:36 PM
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To ME, that sounds both reasonable and logical....so....

you just know they won't do it.


Several players will have to get hurt directly as a result of the weather...then, perhaps...



Saner minds showed up today at Wrigley and the final game of the series was postponed.

A total of SIX games were postponed today!

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Old 04-15-2018, 05:07 PM
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Cut back on off days and start the season a week or 10 days later.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:57 PM
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Or, for what they get paid, suck it up and do their job.


I'm assuming this is baseball and not some other sport. It was posted yesterday, 4/15 but says February.

Or did they change stuff around and nobody told me?
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:23 AM
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Or, for what they get paid, suck it up and do their job.


I'm assuming this is baseball and not some other sport. It was posted yesterday, 4/15 but says February.

Or did they change stuff around and nobody told me?


Steve- that was just me trying to be ironic and funny, hence the italics and the question mark.
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I wish they would play more double headers. I like the idea of 20 per home team per year. That knocks 40 days off the schedule. You could start 2 weeks later, end 2 weeks earlier and add 12 off days during the season. Who in the world doesn't like double headers?
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I wish they would play more double headers. I like the idea of 20 per home team per year. That knocks 40 days off the schedule. You could start 2 weeks later, end 2 weeks earlier and add 12 off days during the season. Who in the world doesn't like double headers?


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Steve- that was just me trying to be ironic and funny, hence the italics and the question mark.
Yeah, I can be a bit daft at times....
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:48 PM
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However, there have already been more games postponed due to weather conditions than in ANY previous season...


I meant at this point in ANY previous season...not more than any previous FULL season.

We are now up to 25 weather-related postponements. This includes three of the last four Cubs' games...and may feel that Saturday's game should have been called also (that's almost entirely the Braves' and their fans, not the Cubs' who might as well have had an ARK that day).

My third year in College, we had twenty consecutive games rained out (out of a fifty-or-so game schedule)...so many that we took to having full practice games in the basketball gym....now, that was dangerous!
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