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soxpride724
09-12-2008, 08:07 AM
So it looks like the system that is hitting us is stretching all the way down from Texas.

This is my favorite promotional night, any chance we get this in?

Law11
09-12-2008, 08:21 AM
We better because this whole weekend is storm filled with Ike moving up
the Missouri valley this weekend.

And I have great seats for tonight dammit!

ohthosechisox
09-12-2008, 08:26 AM
It looks like the thunderstorms are coming in mostly after midnight tonight. According to the weather channel, there is only a 30% chance of precipitation during most of the game.

I hope the forecast doesn't change for the worse. This will be my final game of '08 and I'm really excited for it tonight!

alohafri
09-12-2008, 08:30 AM
According to Channel 9 this morning there was a 100% chance of rain this evening. It isn't looking good for "Half Way to St. Patrick's Day." I'll just have a Guinness in my basement and watch The Quiet Man with my green Sox jersey.

sox1970
09-12-2008, 08:54 AM
A lot different circumstances, but this weekend looks to be in jeopardy as much as the Cubs/Astros.

Law11
09-12-2008, 09:28 AM
Ike is going to make games a headache in the midwest this weekend
and into the Ohio valley by early next week.

Could be more than a few DHeaders on the schedule.

The storm is ridiculous its so large.

kittle42
09-12-2008, 09:55 AM
Damnit - it's ridiculous halfway to St. Pats tonight? Ugh. My least favorite promotion for my least favorite "holiday."

ramorgan1
09-12-2008, 10:01 AM
Ike is not making me any happier that I moved from Chicago to Houston in December...having to give up my Sox season tickets...sigh.
We've got alot of alcohol and preparing to Hunker Down!

UofCSoxFan
09-12-2008, 10:14 AM
Ike is going to make games a headache in the midwest this weekend
and into the Ohio valley by early next week.

Could be more than a few DHeaders on the schedule.

The storm is ridiculous its so large.

This will kill hopes of going to a 4 man rotation...pitching on 3 days rest is one thing...2 days rest is not happening. The Sox currently have their rotation set up great the rest of the way in my opinion, especially for the last two series of the year. It would be a shame for the weather to screw that up.

Law11
09-12-2008, 10:17 AM
and of course tonight is a sellout..
Hadnt rained in weeks...

These damn hurricanes are messing up my enjoyment of sports..

LoveYourSuit
09-12-2008, 10:38 AM
How about a road trip up to Milwaukee?

all*star quentin
09-12-2008, 12:18 PM
my favorite promo nite as well:angry:

LoveYourSuit
09-12-2008, 12:28 PM
my favorite promo nite as well:angry:


What's the big deal with this promo night, what's going on tonight?

jcw218
09-12-2008, 12:29 PM
How about a road trip up to Milwaukee?

Won't happen. There's a charity event going on there that involves the use of the field as well. I know this because there was talk that the Astros/cubs series would get moved there.

LoveYourSuit
09-12-2008, 12:38 PM
Won't happen. There's a charity event going on there that involves the use of the field as well. I know this because there was talk that the Astros/cubs series would get moved there.

that sucks.

alohafri
09-12-2008, 12:43 PM
Won't happen. There's a charity event going on there that involves the use of the field as well. I know this because there was talk that the Astros/cubs series would get moved there.

If I was an Astro's official and I heard they were going to move my home series to what the idiots refer to as "Wrigley Field North" I think I would protest.

jcw218
09-12-2008, 12:55 PM
If I was an Astro's official and I heard they were going to move my home series to what the idiots refer to as "Wrigley Field North" I think I would protest.

The Astros did question why this was an option for a neutral site was beyond them as it would be a virtual home series for the cubs.

tacosalbarojas
09-12-2008, 01:09 PM
The Astros did question why this was an option for a neutral site was beyond them as it would be a virtual home series for the cubs.
Good. First alternate site options for that series should be KC or Texas if it has to be moved.

kittle42
09-12-2008, 01:19 PM
Tonight's game rescheduled for tomorrow.

Jaffar
09-12-2008, 01:20 PM
It looks like tomorrow will get rained out as well as tonight. I may have 8 tickets available for the make-up game. :whiner:

edit
Tonight's game rescheduled for tomorrow.

Seriously, I need to check the new game times then.

blacksox07
09-12-2008, 01:24 PM
If the sox get rained out fri & sat.....The Sox have one more off-day this year....and so do the Tigers...both happen to be DIFFERENT days.

I dont see how/when they will make these up. Triple header on sunday??

kittle42
09-12-2008, 01:30 PM
Tonight's game rescheduled for tomorrow.

I got this info from logging in to my Sox ticket account. I have not seen it anywhere else.

The site says they are rescheduling for 1:05 tomorrow. That seems dumb/unlikely for two reasons: (1) Weather is supposed to be even worse tomorrow; (2) It would conflict with the 2:55 FOX start.

tacosalbarojas
09-12-2008, 01:31 PM
I got this info from logging in to my Sox ticket account. I have not seen it anywhere else.

The site says they are rescheduling for 1:05 tomorrow. That seems dumb/unlikley for two reasons: (1) Weather is supposed to be even worse tomorrow; (2) It would conflict with the 2:55 FOX start.Right. It was not on the AM1000 update which I just listened to as well.

kittle42
09-12-2008, 01:36 PM
I got this info from logging in to my Sox ticket account. I have not seen it anywhere else.

The site says they are rescheduling for 1:05 tomorrow. That seems dumb/unlikely for two reasons: (1) Weather is supposed to be even worse tomorrow; (2) It would conflict with the 2:55 FOX start.

Ignore me. The notification on the site is in regard to the Blue Jays game from earlier this week. They never took it down.

thedudeabides
09-12-2008, 01:41 PM
Tonight's game rescheduled for tomorrow.

Is that official? I couldn't find it anywhere.

krohnjw
09-12-2008, 01:45 PM
Is that official? I couldn't find it anywhere.

See the post above you
Ignore me. The notification on the site is in regard to the Blue Jays game from earlier this week. They never took it down.

UofCSoxFan
09-12-2008, 01:54 PM
If the sox get rained out fri & sat.....The Sox have one more off-day this year....and so do the Tigers...both happen to be DIFFERENT days.

I dont see how/when they will make these up. Triple header on sunday??

They would never..I mean never..play a triple header. There are two days after the season that could be used should these games matter. Worst case, they would push back the start of the Sox playoff series (and pray that one team swept to catch up to the ALCS).

thedudeabides
09-12-2008, 01:59 PM
See the post above you

Sorry, I'm an idiot. :D:

Reading is a skill.

blacksox07
09-12-2008, 01:59 PM
very true, just a thought though. There are two days after the season open, one of which may be necessary to play Minny in a 1 game tiebreaker, gulp!

alohafri
09-12-2008, 02:00 PM
Ignore me. The notification on the site is in regard to the Blue Jays game from earlier this week. They never took it down.

Dewey Defeats Truman! :D:

PeoriaSoxFan
09-12-2008, 02:35 PM
We don't need any double headers. That really hurts are pitching lineup.

Law11
09-12-2008, 02:37 PM
I think another Dh this weekend may be inevitable.

champagne030
09-12-2008, 02:43 PM
It's been a light rain for over an hour here at Adams and the river. Looking at the radar, it doesn't look pretty. It extends well into Kansas, without any breaks, and looks like it's going to train right over us......

soxpride724
09-12-2008, 02:58 PM
Well there is still four hours to go and hopefully it eases up a bit. I'm gonna be headed out to the park at about 4(If they don't call it by then).

If they don't call it I expect a long rain delay, maybe a few.

Konerko05
09-12-2008, 02:59 PM
It isn't raining at all right now and I live in Chicago about 20 minutes from the Stadium.

Weather.com's hour by hour forecast is showing 30% chance of rain until 9pm. 9pm shows a 70% chance. 10pm and 11pm show a 80% chance.

It's possible to get this game in. It would be nice if they could move the starting time up a couple hours, but I know that is impossible.

chisoxfanatic
09-12-2008, 03:01 PM
They should get Buehrle to start so that it's guaranteed to end before the heavens open up on us.

jcw218
09-12-2008, 03:07 PM
With Milwaukee not available to use if needed, I thought of the garbage dome. (shudder) Almost impossible as well due to the Vikings game there on Sunday.

sox1970
09-12-2008, 03:52 PM
Could rain in Cleveland tonight too, which would push back Cliff Lee to Saturday.

Currently Lee is in line to face the Twins and White Sox. If they get rained out tonight, he wouldn't face either unless he goes on short rest.

Law11
09-12-2008, 03:55 PM
Just called and as of 4pm the game is still a go.

twsoxfan5
09-12-2008, 04:04 PM
I looked at weather.gov instead of weather.com and they show an 80% chance of rain for the late afternoon and a 100% chance for heavy rain tonight. I don't think weather.com has updated thier forecast since this morning at least. From the looks of the radar there will be at least some type of rain for the rest of the night, although looking out my office window in the West Loop right now the rain is very light.

champagne030
09-12-2008, 04:10 PM
http://sirocco.accuweather.com/nx_mosaic_400x300_public/sir/inmSIRIL_.gif (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/#)

http://www.accuweather.com/radar-state.asp?partner=forecastfox&traveler=0&zipChg=1&zipcode=60560&metric=0&site=IL_&large=0&level=state

It looks like Channel Nine's forecast for 100% chance of rain is accurate. They issued a flood watch this afternoon expecting 2-5 inches with the potential for more locally through Sunday.

I expect them to play tonight if it continues to be this light rain because tomorrow looks like a complete washout. Maybe this moves out by the time Sunday night rolls around and they'll play that one too.

Chez
09-12-2008, 04:21 PM
"Everyone always talks about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it."

Noneck
09-12-2008, 05:05 PM
Maybe this moves out by the time Sunday night rolls around and they'll play that one too.

Ike is predicted to be here by Sunday, If todays game isn't played, it could be a 3 day wash out.

kevingrt
09-12-2008, 05:17 PM
I'm thinking they will play tonight in a constant light rain, kinda like the Orioles game that got suspended. Hopefully we get at least two games in this weekend. Maybe we can make a quick change and play up in Milwaukee if there is a forecast of rain Sunday night. The Brew Crew is at Philly.

UofCSoxFan
09-12-2008, 05:35 PM
If the Sox haven't made plans yet to play in Milwaukee I don't see it happening now. It would just be made up at the end of the season if necessary. The logistics of quickly changing stadiums, selling tickets for the new game, getting staff to work the new game in Milwaukee, etc...just aren't something that can be handled in a few hours.

jcw218
09-12-2008, 05:42 PM
I'm thinking they will play tonight in a constant light rain, kinda like the Orioles game that got suspended. Hopefully we get at least two games in this weekend. Maybe we can make a quick change and play up in Milwaukee if there is a forecast of rain Sunday night. The Brew Crew is at Philly.

When talking about the Astros series this weekend, there was speculation that the series could possibly get moved to Milwaukee. The article stated that there was a charity event happening at Miller park that required the use of the field as well so moving the Astro's series there was out of the question. Do not know if Sunday night would be affected or if the field at Miller Park would still be in use.

alohafri
09-12-2008, 05:56 PM
"Everyone always talks about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it."

You are right! Where's my damn hammer! I'm building an ark!

Noah? What? :redneck

scarsofthumper
09-12-2008, 07:01 PM
Is it just me or is this deja vu from the champions plaza opening game?

Daver
09-12-2008, 07:11 PM
You are right! Where's my damn hammer! I'm building an ark!

Noah? What? :redneck


What's a cubit?

alohafri
09-12-2008, 07:20 PM
It's raining at a pretty good clip here in Willowbrook. When I saw them taking the tarp off of the field, I ran out to throw a burger on the grill. DOH!

Jerko
09-12-2008, 07:21 PM
Well they can play in this crap now, or wait an hour or 2 and play in this crap later. May as well just start it now or call it off.

sox1970
09-12-2008, 07:27 PM
Looks like a lot of the rain on the east coast is starting to break up. I'm surprised the Phillies called their game so early.

SaltyPretzel
09-12-2008, 07:27 PM
Well they can play in this crap now, or wait an hour or 2 and play in this crap later. May as well just start it now or call it off.

It looks like it will be worse later, so might as well play now.

LoveYourSuit
09-12-2008, 07:43 PM
Game called.

Awful way to handle this by all parties involved.

I hope we did not waste Danks.

I feel sorry for all those fans who went there, unreal :angry:

turners56
09-12-2008, 07:44 PM
Way to handle it right MLB...*sigh.

Andy T Clown
09-12-2008, 07:44 PM
:?:

anewman35
09-12-2008, 07:45 PM
Game called.

Awful way to handle this by all parties involved.

I hope we did not waste Danks.

I feel sorry for all those fans who went there, unreal :angry:

Which parties are you blaming? Because it seems like the Sox and Tigers and the groundskeepers were fine with playing, it was the umpires who should get the blame.

illini81887
09-12-2008, 07:46 PM
Doubleheader most likely sunday, with sox playing sunday night

LoveYourSuit
09-12-2008, 07:47 PM
Which parties are you blaming? Because it seems like the Sox and Tigers and the groundskeepers were fine with playing, it was the umpires who should get the blame.


MLB front office or the Umps is who I blame.

LoveYourSuit
09-12-2008, 07:48 PM
Doubleheader most likely sunday, with sox playing sunday night


They should call tomorrow's game right now too.

EuroSox35
09-12-2008, 07:48 PM
Has hardly been drizzling for a couple hours now in the NW burbs, I don't know, maybe it's worse in the city :shrug:

:reinsy:

I liked the title better when it said 'sue'

scarsofthumper
09-12-2008, 07:51 PM
Hawk kept saying they easily could have played it.

alohafri
09-12-2008, 07:51 PM
This rain is training up from Texas. It won't stop raining until sometime on Monday!

JB98
09-12-2008, 07:54 PM
Well, the Twinks game got postponed too. They'll have to deal with a DH as well.

alohafri
09-12-2008, 07:55 PM
Split doubleheader on Sunday...allegedly.

WS in 05
09-12-2008, 07:57 PM
This rain is training up from Texas. It won't stop raining until sometime on Monday!


Which is worse, seeing as we have to follow the storm east and more possible delays.

Frontman
09-12-2008, 08:05 PM
Could it be that the grounds were just that saturated that they didn't want to risk starting?

jcw218
09-12-2008, 08:07 PM
Split doubleheader on Sunday...allegedly.

Orioles site says Split DH Saturday

DSpivack
09-12-2008, 08:08 PM
Orioles site says Split DH Saturday

I think they meant Sox-Tigers for sunday.

UofCSoxFan
09-12-2008, 08:09 PM
Orioles site says Split DH Saturday

:scratch: What does that have to do with the Sox.

This means we will likely have to use Broadway/Richard one more game than we had hoped. Ugh.

wxkid23
09-12-2008, 08:09 PM
The NWS has an 80% chance of rain on Sunday too. What happens if they can't play all weekend?

UofCSoxFan
09-12-2008, 08:09 PM
Could it be that the grounds were just that saturated that they didn't want to risk starting?

The field was under tarp all day and field drains real well. I think it was playable.

oeo
09-12-2008, 08:11 PM
The NWS has an 80% chance of rain on Sunday too. What happens if they can't play all weekend?

They should have played as much as they could tonight, for this reason. It was only a light rain, the field can handle it.

Now who knows if we even get a game in. Stupid move.

Could it be that the grounds were just that saturated that they didn't want to risk starting?

Bossard never said anything like that. He should know his field pretty well.

anewman35
09-12-2008, 08:12 PM
The NWS has an 80% chance of rain on Sunday too. What happens if they can't play all weekend?

There's no common off day, so if it mattered they'd have to play it after the season, I suppose.

UofCSoxFan
09-12-2008, 08:12 PM
The NWS has an 80% chance of rain on Sunday too. What happens if they can't play all weekend?

They'll play them after the Cleveland series at the end of the year if they still could determine the division winner, moving back the start of the playoffs if necessary.

My dad told me a series from when he was a kid when the Twins had to make up an entire 3 game set after the year and needed to win 1 to clinch a tie, win 2 to clinch the pennant. Of course they got swept.

Konerko05
09-12-2008, 08:12 PM
I'm assuming the game is postponed now?

scarsofthumper
09-12-2008, 08:13 PM
Bossard said they could have played it.

Konerko05
09-12-2008, 08:16 PM
I don't understand why the ump wanted to wait. It seems pretty obvious the longer they wait, the less chance there is of playing. Field and weather conditions seemed very playable at 7:11.

DSpivack
09-12-2008, 08:21 PM
What I really don't get is even if you can't get in 9, why not try and go as many as you can? Better to make up 4 or 5 innings than have a full 18-inning DHer.

EuroSox35
09-12-2008, 08:22 PM
Even my local high school is playing their football game, smh, so was this the umpires call? Otherwise, start the conspiracy theorists of getting an extra pregame concessions out of a sold out crowd

alohafri
09-12-2008, 08:22 PM
So far, six games have been postponed tonight.

chisoxfanatic
09-12-2008, 08:24 PM
They started playing the montage and Thunderstruck, THEN they put the tarp down on the field. It seems to me they were pretty disorganized about this.

A question arises: If they do not make this game up this weekend and have no need to make it up at the end of the season, do we season ticket holders get a credit for this game on our season ticket account for next year, or do we just have to use our game ticket for a game in that Cleveland series?

anewman35
09-12-2008, 08:24 PM
What I really don't get is even if you can't get in 9, why not try and go as many as you can? Better to make up 4 or 5 innings than have a full 18-inning DHer.

In most cases, baseball rules don't work like that. If the game doesn't go 5, it's thrown out and doesn't count, if it goes more than 5, it's official (and over). The only exceptions to this are games that go more than 5 but are tied, or when the road team has gone ahead in the top half of an inning without the home team getting to bat.

jcw218
09-12-2008, 08:33 PM
In most cases, baseball rules don't work like that. If the game doesn't go 5, it's thrown out and doesn't count, if it goes more than 5, it's official (and over). The only exceptions to this are games that go more than 5 but are tied, or when the road team has gone ahead in the top half of an inning without the home team getting to bat.

If I recall correctly, if the game is not official, it gets started over from the beginning and if it is the middle of an inning it reverts back to the last complete inning.

UofCSoxFan
09-12-2008, 08:35 PM
Even my local high school is playing their football game, smh, so was this the umpires call? Otherwise, start the conspiracy theorists of getting an extra pregame concessions out of a sold out crowd

You can play football in a lot worse whether than baseball. It's not an apt comparison. Once the dirt infield gets too wet you can't play a baseball game....the ball will be hit and stop.

That being said, they should have played.

anewman35
09-12-2008, 08:40 PM
If I recall correctly, if the game is not official, it gets started over from the beginning and if it is the middle of an inning it reverts back to the last complete inning.

I think that's generally true, except if the road team goes ahead and the home team hasn't batted yet. Check out rule 4.12a5 at mlb.com: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/downloads/y2007/04_starting_and_ending_game.pdf

all*star quentin
09-12-2008, 08:41 PM
Saturday per thescore straight double header game #1 3pm Javy to start

Danks game 2

alohafri
09-12-2008, 09:29 PM
It hasn't stopped raining here since 7:00. There was no way this game was getting in. The rain is just like Monday night, except it started raining hard a bit later.

soxpride724
09-12-2008, 09:50 PM
What a waste, they should have called this at 4 pm, there was no way it way going to stop raining. Oh well, I wonder if tommorrow is even a possibility, more rain than today if you can believe it.

DrGiggles
09-12-2008, 10:20 PM
I was half way there and called it quits. I felt bad at first, but knew from the weather it was going to be called. It just happens like that for me.

gregoriop
09-12-2008, 10:31 PM
I'm pretty sure I'm not going tomorrow. I offered my tickets to a friend but he had a family reunion. $100 for tickets on stubhub, $22 for parking (don't have a choice) + dinner at the park and more food because of delay...I'm just going to cut my losses. Gas was $4.39 on the way back home too.

I really wish they would have called this in the afternoon as I probably would have gone tomorrow but it's not worth it for me to drive back out almost an hour and a half to maybe get some use of the tickets.

champagne030
09-12-2008, 10:43 PM
I'm pretty sure I'm not going tomorrow. I offered my tickets to a friend but he had a family reunion. $100 for tickets on stubhub, $22 for parking (don't have a choice) + dinner at the park and more food because of delay...I'm just going to cut my losses. Gas was $4.39 on the way back home too.

I really wish they would have called this in the afternoon as I probably would have gone tomorrow but it's not worth it for me to drive back out almost an hour and a half to maybe get some use of the tickets.

Who actually called the game? I always understood the rule was that the home club determined if the game started. Once lineup card are given to the umps then it's in the umpires hands. Maybe that's an Ozzie like thought...

Anyway, the Sox made their money tonight. A sellout crowd, with the first 20K getting the give away, brought in a nice haul with the concessions, parking, ect.

I'm sure one of our trolls will post a comment saying anyone against this move is pure "douchebaggery". :rolleyes:

chisoxfanatic
09-12-2008, 10:52 PM
What a waste, they should have called this at 4 pm, there was no way it way going to stop raining. Oh well, I wonder if tommorrow is even a possibility, more rain than today if you can believe it.
I personally think they should've done the same thing they did for the Toronto rain out on Monday. I feel bad for those who traveled a long way for this.

Brian26
09-12-2008, 11:13 PM
I personally think they should've done the same thing they did for the Toronto rain out on Monday. I feel bad for those who traveled a long way for this.

Seriously, it's been raining since 4:30 this morning. Who went down to the park actually thinking they were going to play tonight?

soxpride724
09-12-2008, 11:15 PM
I personally think they should've done the same thing they did for the Toronto rain out on Monday. I feel bad for those who traveled a long way for this.


Alot of teams were screwed over tonight by this storm system. MLB and the Sox should have known this **** wasn't gonna ease up. They have access to all the radar that we can see online, it dosen't take Tom Skilling to tell you it's gonna rain.

I might go back on Saturday if the radar clears at all, it's not lookin to good.

soxpride724
09-12-2008, 11:16 PM
Seriously, it's been raining since 4:30 this morning. Who went down to the park actually thinking they were going to play tonight?

Alot of people actually.

FedEx227
09-12-2008, 11:18 PM
Seriously, it's been raining since 4:30 this morning. Who went down to the park actually thinking they were going to play tonight?

Yeah that's what I'm thinking. I woke up at 6:30 for work and it was raining and it didn't stop for the entire time I was awake, I even had a conversation with a friend about them calling tonight off, this was around 3pm.

Not sure how it was around 35th, but it was a steady downpour in the suburbs, no way you can play baseball in that.

DanLB20
09-12-2008, 11:43 PM
Was at the game tonight. Got there when the park opened, 5:30. It was drizzling rain from the time I got there until just as the game was about to start. Right on que at almost 7:11 the rain picked up and they pulled the tarp back over the infield. About 1/2 hr. later it came over the PA that the
game was cancelled because of "severe wheather in the area".
Oh well. Got my free hat. :) I really wanted to watch the game though.
:(

Dan.

CHISOXFAN13
09-12-2008, 11:53 PM
You people who want to vent at the White Sox realize it's not their decision, right? The umpires have toral discretion on this when it's the last visit for a team to said city.

Geez.

swish
09-13-2008, 12:14 AM
You people who want to vent at the White Sox realize it's not their decision, right? The umpires have toral discretion on this when it's the last visit for a team to said city.

Geez.

Actually, its Bossard's/White Sox call before the game and the umpires call with Bossard's input after the first pitch...

ChiSoxGirl
09-13-2008, 12:46 AM
I was half way there and called it quits. I felt bad at first, but knew from the weather it was going to be called. It just happens like that for me.

I'll do you one better. It took me TWO HOURS to get down to the ballpark this afternoon (and an hour & a half yesterday), and then we waited an hour before a waitress even paid attention to us in the Bullpen Bar, let alone came over to take our order. I understand it was crowded and all, but we flagged her down at least three times, yet it didn't seem to matter.

I was just annoyed when it was called; not because it was raining (it was obvious from the way it had been raining steadily that there was no way the game would be played), but because this is just the perfect ending to my personal week from hell.

On a positive note, I already had a ticket for tomorrow, so I get to see a straight doubleheader for the second time in my life! But with the way it's still raining and has been for hours, I figure Sox BP will be cancelled, so there goes that opportunity. Oh well, hopefully they can get at least one game in tomorrow! Six games were postponed tonight, including the Cubs/Astros... that's insane!

oeo
09-13-2008, 12:51 AM
Actually, its Bossard's/White Sox call before the game and the umpires call with Bossard's input after the first pitch...

If that was true, then the game would have started and on time. Kerry Sayers talked to Bossard a ~5 minutes before the game was supposed to start and all signs pointed to the game starting.

The umpires also wouldn't have been discussing it with the Commissioner's office on what to do, either.

I'd like to see some actual evidence on this because tonight looked like it was entirely the league's decision.

jdm2662
09-13-2008, 01:16 AM
They could've played this game. It wasn't raining that hard, and the Sox played in much worse conditions earlier this season. Tomorrow and Sunday might be a different story.

Leyland and Ozzie were pissed that they put the tarp on the field without telling them. Both teams appeared ready to play.

MrRoboto83
09-13-2008, 01:41 AM
They could've played this game. It wasn't raining that hard, and the Sox played in much worse conditions earlier this season. Tomorrow and Sunday might be a different story.

Leyland and Ozzie were pissed that they put the tarp on the field without telling them. Both teams appeared ready to play.

it wasn't raining hard from 5pm till about 8pm, but then it starting kicking in a little more after that. they were wise not starting the game. They were not wise letting the pitchers warm up and all the mass confusion right before the game.

chisoxmike
09-13-2008, 01:43 AM
I was in the patio and the starting lineups and Thunderstruck was going on when I went to the warning track. When I got to the track, they were pulling the tarp on the field.

It seemed like the game was about to start.

MrRoboto83
09-13-2008, 01:47 AM
I was in the patio and the starting lineups and Thunderstruck was going on when I went to the warning track. When I got to the track, they were pulling the tarp on the field.

It seemed like the game was about to start.

They were going to start the game as of 7pm then I guess a last second decision was made not to. I guess from what I was told by some of the people I know in the park is that the Sox were going to delay the calling of the game to maximize vending profits again, but word starting getting out that the game was called, putting pressure on them to announce it.

I hate it when they do this ****.

chisoxmike
09-13-2008, 01:49 AM
They were going to start the game as of 7pm then I guess a last second decision was made not to. I guess from what I was told by some of the people I know in the park is that the Sox were going to delay the calling of the game to maximize vending profits again, but word starting getting out that the game was called, putting pressure on them to announce it.

I hate it when they do this ****.
Yeah, I knew they were going to pull that ****. But I had patio tickets so you would have to take advantage of it because you know they won't let you do another patio.

It's **** like this that makes you hate this organization.

MrRoboto83
09-13-2008, 01:53 AM
Yeah, I knew they were going to pull that ****. But I had patio tickets so you would have to take advantage of it because you know they won't let you do another patio.

It's **** like this that makes you hate this organization.

I completely agree with you. Tonight was a terrible night to pull this **** too being a sell out too. so many people coming down to the ballpark to just turn right around and go home. It was a cluster **** around the ballpark till around 9:30pm.

DSpivack
09-13-2008, 01:55 AM
Yeah, I knew they were going to pull that ****. But I had patio tickets so you would have to take advantage of it because you know they won't let you do another patio.

It's **** like this that makes you hate this organization.

What doesn't make any sense to me is that Danks was warming up. If it was the Sox postponing the game, then I would think they wouldn't want to risk him warming up. That makes me think the original delay and eventual postponement must have come straight from MLB.

MrRoboto83
09-13-2008, 01:58 AM
What doesn't make any sense to me is that Danks was warming up. If it was the Sox postponing the game, then I would think they wouldn't want to risk him warming up. That makes me think the original delay and eventual postponement must have come straight from MLB.

This is most likely true..but the Sox were about to pull one of their infamous stunts but forgetting to tell people in the ballpark that this game was called. They didn't get away with it this time.

pagansoxfan
09-13-2008, 02:24 AM
unrelated to the game, but there are flash flood warnings, and a tornado watch til 10 am.ugh we had an ef2 last month. enough already!!!!

chisoxfanatic
09-13-2008, 03:12 AM
This is most likely true..but the Sox were about to pull one of their infamous stunts but forgetting to tell people in the ballpark that this game was called. They didn't get away with it this time.
They didn't call the game until the guys in the bullpen had already headed to the clubhouse. I saw Boone Logan give the "cut-throat" gesture as if to say "This game's canceled." There's no way they would've been able to get away with that.

I do remember being at a rain delay where the game didn't start until 9:30-10 ish; but, there was NO way this one was even going to get in today, so why didn't they just call the thing this afternoon?
unrelated to the game, but there are flash flood warnings, and a tornado watch til 10 am.ugh we had an ef2 last month. enough already!!!!
Guess that's what happens when you don't have any rain at all and sunny skies for an entire month.

chaotic8512
09-13-2008, 05:04 AM
Well folks, it's 6AM, and a short-term forecast has some room for error of course, but here's the outlook for the next 36 hours, courtesy of the National Weather Service (NWS) Chicago:

Today
Severe T-storms (precipitation chance: 100%, new rainfall amount: 1-2 inches)
Hi 77F

Tonight
Rain Likely (precipitation chance: 70%, new rainfall amount: 0.50-0.75 inches)
Lo 62F

Sunday
Heavy Rain (precipitation chance: 90%, new rainfall amount: 1-2 inches)
Hi 70F

Link to Chicago radar, animated: http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=LOT&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

I'm putting the chances of there being ONE game completed today at about 2 percent. There's even a decent possibility the whole series could be rained out. :(:

kevingrt
09-13-2008, 08:21 AM
Well folks, it's 6AM, and a short-term forecast has some room for error of course, but here's the outlook for the next 36 hours, courtesy of the National Weather Service (NWS) Chicago:

Today
Severe T-storms (precipitation chance: 100%, new rainfall amount: 1-2 inches)
Hi 77F

Tonight
Rain Likely (precipitation chance: 70%, new rainfall amount: 0.50-0.75 inches)
Lo 62F

Sunday
Heavy Rain (precipitation chance: 90%, new rainfall amount: 1-2 inches)
Hi 70F

Link to Chicago radar, animated: http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=LOT&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

I'm putting the chances of there being ONE game completed today at about 2 percent. There's even a decent possibility the whole series could be rained out. :(:

I'm putting the chances of a game played in this series at the Cell between today and tomorrow slim. Why the **** we did not play a game last night is ridiculous. If it came from the Sox, which I doubt it considering Roger said we could play, then shame on the Sox. If the umpires called it I would be extremely PO'ed at them. If it came from the MLB do I expect any better?

alohafri
09-13-2008, 08:35 AM
I'm putting the chances of a game played in this series at the Cell between today and tomorrow slim. Why the **** we did not play a game last night is ridiculous. If it came from the Sox, which I doubt it considering Roger said we could play, then shame on the Sox. If the umpires called it I would be extremely PO'ed at them. If it came from the MLB do I expect any better?

I would think it came from MLB, not the Sod Father, just based on how it happened. However, I just don't think they would have gotten much of a game in last night. It finally stopped raining here at about 11:00, and it was virtually non stop from abouit 7:00.

And it is pouring here again. If I was one of you heading to the game this afternoon, I'd call before heading down...or keep an ear on the radio.

MrRoboto83
09-13-2008, 09:53 AM
Currently here in Hammond it is not raining, not sure how long this will last. Maybe there will be a window to get 5 innings completed today. Could be a long day at the ballpark of waiting around.

ChiSoxGirl
09-13-2008, 09:59 AM
I would think it came from MLB, not the Sod Father, just based on how it happened. However, I just don't think they would have gotten much of a game in last night. It finally stopped raining here at about 11:00, and it was virtually non stop from abouit 7:00.

And it is pouring here again. If I was one of you heading to the game this afternoon, I'd call before heading down...or keep an ear on the radio.

That's the plan for me! But with the way it's pouring and how my subdivision is beginning to flood, I don't know if I'm going to risk making the 25 mile trip down there, especially if this rain doesn't let up. Besides, I've already made one worthless two hour trip to the ballpark this week; I don't know if I can make another one! :mad:

I know of a busy intersection a couple miles from my house that the Des Plaines police have already closed because it's under water, and who knows what other streets are flooded?! I haven't seen rain this bad in a long time!

kevingrt
09-13-2008, 10:03 AM
That's the plan for me! But with the way it's pouring and how my subdivision is beginning to flood, I don't know if I'm going to risk making the 25 mile trip down there, especially if this rain doesn't let up. Besides, I've already made one worthless two hour trip to the ballpark this week; I don't know if I can make another one! :mad:

I know of a busy intersection a couple miles from my house that the Des Plaines police have already closed because it's under water, and who knows what other streets are flooded?! I haven't seen rain this bad in a long time!

Up in the North and NW suburbs I don't think it is ever going to stop raining. If we get an part of this hurricane tomorrow everything will be a lake. It is nuts up here in Arlington Heights.

tick53
09-13-2008, 10:04 AM
The guy on The Weather Channel just said; "Not looking good for the ChiSox tonight."

ChiSoxGirl
09-13-2008, 10:06 AM
Up in the North and NW suburbs I don't think it is ever going to stop raining. If we get an part of this hurricane tomorrow everything will be a lake. It is nuts up here in Arlington Heights.

No kidding! I think the last time I saw my subdivision flooded was seven years ago! :o: It sounded like it let up for a little while just now, but the rain is picking up again. According to this (http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=LOT&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes) radar map, it looks like the south side might be right on the edge of all the rain, but like I said in my post prior to this one, who knows how many streets are flooded between my house and the ballpark?!

MrRoboto83
09-13-2008, 10:10 AM
The guy on The Weather Channel just said; "Not looking good for the ChiSox tonight."


By that does he mean this afternoon? :scratch:

anewman35
09-13-2008, 10:14 AM
I'm pretty sure I'm not going tomorrow. I offered my tickets to a friend but he had a family reunion. $100 for tickets on stubhub, $22 for parking (don't have a choice) + dinner at the park and more food because of delay...I'm just going to cut my losses. Gas was $4.39 on the way back home too.

I really wish they would have called this in the afternoon as I probably would have gone tomorrow but it's not worth it for me to drive back out almost an hour and a half to maybe get some use of the tickets.

Lucky for you, the tickets and parking from last night can be exchanged for any future home game, so you don't have to go today but won't be out the money.

FielderJones
09-13-2008, 10:14 AM
When I first looked out the window this morning, I thought there would be no chance of playing today. Now there is no rain coming down at all. It's going to be an interesting afternoon and evening.

nug0hs
09-13-2008, 10:18 AM
If this game were up here in Northbrook there would be no chance. I couldnt even get to the office this morning.

Is that Milwaukee option still available?!

Law11
09-13-2008, 10:28 AM
Lucky for you, the tickets and parking from last night can be exchanged for any future home game, so you don't have to go today but won't be out the money.

I already exchanged them for the last game of the year vs Cleveland.

UofCSoxFan
09-13-2008, 10:52 AM
Radar looks somewhat clear to the West. I think we may get these in, even if they're delayed a bit.

Law11
09-13-2008, 10:54 AM
Radar looks somewhat clear to the West. I think we may get these in, even if they're delayed a bit.

thats great because two of my neighbors are flooding.
We've had 4.5 inches in Arlington since last night.

Its just training over the NW burbs... Need a break!
My sump pump has just now settled down for a rest.

And I need my satellite back to watch the game!

ChiSoxGirl
09-13-2008, 11:34 AM
thats great because two of my neighbors are flooding.
We've had 4.5 inches in Arlington since last night.

Its just training over the NW burbs... Need a break!
My sump pump has just now settled down for a rest.

And I need my satellite back to watch the game!

There was just a special report on Channel 7 and Phil Schwarz said O'Hare has gotten 5.72" of rain in the last 24 hours! :o: The flooding in my subdivision is getting worse, which means the likelihood of me getting out of the driveway and to the ballpark is growing slimmer by the minute. Oh yeah, and there's water in the basement.

alohafri
09-13-2008, 11:48 AM
There was just a special report on Channel 7 and Phil Schwarz said O'Hare has gotten 5.72" of rain in the last 24 hours! :o: The flooding in my subdivision is getting worse, which means the likelihood of me getting out of the driveway and to the ballpark is growing slimmer by the minute. Oh yeah, and there's water in the basement.

I'm building an ark...I could be in DesPlaines in a couple of hours.

It just started drizzling here after about a 2 hour break.

itsnotrequired
09-13-2008, 11:50 AM
The rain is tracking SW to NE but alas, it is also drifting south at the same time. It is likely already sprinkling at the park and will only intensify as the day goes on.

Doesn't look good for that 3:00 game. 2nd game may be a go...

kevingrt
09-13-2008, 11:54 AM
Radar looks terrible right now. Everything is heading right at the Cell and it is a pretty slow moving system.

According to the Suntimes parts of the Edens have been shutdown due to rain. I accept in my area we have gotten something like 5-6 inches so far.

FielderJones
09-13-2008, 11:55 AM
The current weather.com map (http://www.weather.com/weather/map/interactive/60616) is showing such garden spots as Oak Lawn and Alsip completely in the clear. If the storm is heading northeast, it might be just the edge that grazes the park and they might be able to get one in. Then again, that might just be wishful thinking. :dunno:

Chicken Dinner
09-13-2008, 11:56 AM
Radar looks somewhat clear to the West. I think we may get these in, even if they're delayed a bit.

West is best. Sunny in AZ!

itsnotrequired
09-13-2008, 11:57 AM
The current weather.com map (http://www.weather.com/weather/map/interactive/60616) is showing such garden spots as Oak Lawn and Alsip completely in the clear. If the storm is heading northeast, it might be just the edge that grazes the park and they might be able to get one in. Then again, that might just be wishful thinking. :dunno:

see my earlier post. the system is slowly drifting south as it tracks NE.

gregoriop
09-13-2008, 12:02 PM
Lucky for you, the tickets and parking from last night can be exchanged for any future home game, so you don't have to go today but won't be out the money.


My buddy ended up taking them, but he was doubting that he would even go. I'm getting the tickets back if he doesn't. What do you need to do to exchange them by mail? Just mail them back and write a note "I want to exchange these for tickets to so-and-so game."?

FielderJones
09-13-2008, 12:05 PM
see my earlier post. the system is slowly drifting south as it tracks NE.

On the weather in motion map the track looks like a compass heading of about 50. So yeah, a slight ENE track. I doubt the Sox will cancel ahead of time. I'm sure they'll want some concession revenue before calling it, like yesterday.

JB98
09-13-2008, 12:10 PM
On the weather in motion map the track looks like a compass heading of about 50. So yeah, a slight ENE track. I doubt the Sox will cancel ahead of time. I'm sure they'll want some concession revenue before calling it, like yesterday.

I wish they would stop doing that. That's what's causing me to question whether I should go down to the stadium. I'm not sure whether the Sox truly believe they can get the game in, or if they're trying to just make a buck off beer-buying fans.

anewman35
09-13-2008, 12:13 PM
I wish they would stop doing that. That's what's causing me to question whether I should go down to the stadium. I'm not sure whether the Sox truly believe they can get the game in, or if they're trying to just make a buck off beer-buying fans.

At least yesterday, it's pretty clear the Sox didn't just open the park to get revenue. There's no way they would have warmed up pitchers unless they were planning on playing the game.

JB98
09-13-2008, 12:14 PM
At least yesterday, it's pretty clear the Sox didn't just open the park to get revenue. There's no way they would have warmed up pitchers unless they were planning on playing the game.

I agree, but there have been a few situations that have been bungled the last two or three years.

Brian26
09-13-2008, 12:15 PM
At least yesterday, it's pretty clear the Sox didn't just open the park to get revenue. There's no way they would have warmed up pitchers unless they were planning on playing the game.

Unfortunately there wasn't a Bulls playoff game they could show on the scoreboard to rake in another hour of beer sales.

alohafri
09-13-2008, 12:15 PM
I agree, but there have been a few situations that have been bungled the last two or three years.

Haven't those usually been cold weather games? I can remember a few of those.

scarsofthumper
09-13-2008, 12:19 PM
At least Monday's game was called in advance. Of course I was already on the Blue Line by then :|

JB98
09-13-2008, 12:23 PM
Haven't those usually been cold weather games? I can remember a few of those.

The game against Tampa Bay last year was ridiculous. It was a Saturday night. They called the game at 5:45 before a 6 p.m. start. It was barely raining. It never really rained hard. They could have gotten that game in, IMO.

UofCSoxFan
09-13-2008, 12:27 PM
West is best. Sunny in AZ!

Is it ever not sunny in Arizona?

scarsofthumper
09-13-2008, 12:48 PM
Is it ever not sunny in Arizona?I know it's always sunny in Philadelphia.

turners56
09-13-2008, 12:58 PM
Jesus, it's worse today than it was yesterday. *Sigh.

JB98
09-13-2008, 01:01 PM
Jesus, it's worse today than it was yesterday. *Sigh.

Yeah, I guess you're in Aurora, which is a stone's throw from me. It just won't stop raining. I just texted my sister and asked her if she was planning to go to the park. She isn't going. Don't think I'm gonna bother either.

kevingrt
09-13-2008, 01:01 PM
I know it's always sunny in Philadelphia.

Great show.

Law11
09-13-2008, 01:01 PM
what was bad last night at least by us sitting covered behind the plate area was they kept concessions open after calling it then were insistant on everyone leave.

i had 2 Hot dogs in my lap and the usher was like you'll have to leave.
i was like there's nowhere to even walk right now on the concourse (nice and cool by the way too) so i sat and ate then left.

MarySwiss
09-13-2008, 01:07 PM
West is best. Sunny in AZ!

True, but I'm craving baseball despite angonizing over my FFL picks for tomorrow.

Is it ever not sunny in Arizona?

Sure. Every night. :wink:

Frankfan4life
09-13-2008, 01:16 PM
It was coming down pretty hard here but now it's slacked off a bit. I'm going to start heading out to the game soon. If they get these two games in today, it will be a miracle. I'm right by the Chicago River and it's starting to rise.

#1swisher
09-13-2008, 01:37 PM
It was coming down pretty hard here but now it's slacked off a bit. I'm going to start heading out to the game soon. If they get these two games in today, it will be a miracle. I'm right by the Chicago River and it's starting to rise.

wear your life preserver vest :tongue:

cbone
09-13-2008, 01:38 PM
Pouring in Oak Lawn now. Thought we had a window to get this in, not so sure now.

DumpJerry
09-13-2008, 01:41 PM
The Edens Expy is closed between Touhy and Foster. Flooded roads all over the Chicago area making travel impossible.

There won't be any baseball today.

Bob G
09-13-2008, 01:42 PM
I'm going to wait until they start removing the tarp before I leave - it usually takes about 30 minutes to get the field ready.

thegooch
09-13-2008, 01:44 PM
I'm in Little Italy. It has stopped raining.

I don't think the heavy stuff is gonna come down for a while.

Lip Man 1
09-13-2008, 01:45 PM
Some were wondering (was it Tragg?) on who makes the decisions on rainouts.

This is from Bob Grim himself in reply to my asking.

"The Sox have the final say on a game until the first pitch is thrown. After the first pitch is delivered, the game is in the hands of the umpires, WITH ONE EXCEPTION. When it is a team's final trip into Chicago, the Sox have no say in the matter, the decision to play or not is entirely in the hands of the umpiring crew."

I hope this clears this up.

Lip

kevingrt
09-13-2008, 01:47 PM
I think we are playing today. Two I don't know. But at least one or part of one game. Radar is improving if that means anything.

UofCSoxFan
09-13-2008, 01:50 PM
Some were wondering (was it Tragg?) on who makes the decisions on rainouts.

This is from Bob Grim himself in reply to my asking.

"The Sox have the final say on a game until the first pitch is thrown. After the first pitch is delivered, the game is in the hands of the umpires, WITH ONE EXCEPTION. When it is a team's final trip into Chicago, the Sox have no say in the matter, the decision to play or not is entirely in the hands of the umpiring crew."

I hope this clears this up.

Lip

That last caveat explains why we didn't start yesterday despite the fact that Ozzie obviously wanted to get the game in.

DumpJerry
09-13-2008, 01:56 PM
I think we are playing today. Two I don't know. But at least one or part of one game. Radar is improving if that means anything.
Looking bad until Midnight. (http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/USIL0225?from=36hr_topnav_undeclared)

rookie
09-13-2008, 02:11 PM
Some were wondering (was it Tragg?) on who makes the decisions on rainouts.

This is from Bob Grim himself in reply to my asking.

"The Sox have the final say on a game until the first pitch is thrown. After the first pitch is delivered, the game is in the hands of the umpires, WITH ONE EXCEPTION. When it is a team's final trip into Chicago, the Sox have no say in the matter, the decision to play or not is entirely in the hands of the umpiring crew."

I hope this clears this up.

Lip

They said umpires and MLB and that they would make every effort to get this game in because it is a national broadcast.

Palehose Pete
09-13-2008, 02:15 PM
I'm in Little Italy. It has stopped raining.

I don't think the heavy stuff is gonna come down for a while.
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:hr4kat4pXgQj-M:http://pbpl.physics.ucla.edu/About_Us/Bios/Carl_Spackler/smails.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://pbpl.physics.ucla.edu/About_Us/Bios/Carl_Spackler/smails.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.extrememortman.com/superdelegates/meet-your-superdelegates-judge-elihu-smails-from-caddyshack/&h=300&w=400&sz=24&hl=en&start=191&usg=__9inIPtlmp6-oyS7SWQlhHLN1bjQ=&tbnid=hr4kat4pXgQj-M:&tbnh=93&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcaddyshack%2Bspackler%26start%3D189%2 6gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D21%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN)

"You'll get nothing and like it!"

I don't think we're getting the games in today.

LoveYourSuit
09-13-2008, 02:35 PM
They said umpires and MLB and that they would make every effort to get this game in because it is a national broadcast.


Yup, they can't piss off the $$$ tree.

That's the only concern for Selig and company.

Unreal.

SoxGirl4Life
09-13-2008, 02:37 PM
Yup, they can't piss off the $$$ tree.

That's the only concern for Selig and company.

Unreal.


So much for that theory. Both games have been cancelled.

jdm2662
09-13-2008, 02:40 PM
So much for that theory. Both games have been cancelled.

Yep, just announced on Fox. Now, back to watching highlights from the 92 Blackhawks-oilers Series.

scarsofthumper
09-13-2008, 02:41 PM
They said umpires and MLB and that they would make every effort to get this game in because it is a national broadcast.Today isn't technically a full national broadcast like the ESPN game would be tomorrow.