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spongyfungy
04-05-2010, 11:07 AM
It looks like it's going to be a rainy night on Wednesday (Peavy Start) with a chance of thunderstorms. My friend is coming up from Champaign to the ballpark but he'd rather not make the trip if it's rained out. Will they try to play through it? Or is there a chance for a doubleheader on Thursday?

SephClone89
04-05-2010, 11:09 AM
Hm. Weather.com doesn't have it looking too good. 73% chance of rain, spectator index of only 2. I guess we'll see.

TDog
04-05-2010, 11:13 AM
Not that I am anywhere new the Chicago area, but it appears the game would stand a better chance of being played if it were scheduled as a day game. Even if the game is played, it could be a miserable night at the ballpark, weather-wise.

SephClone89
04-05-2010, 11:17 AM
Even if the game is played, it could be a miserable night at the ballpark, weather-wise.

Time for Peavy to show his grindy competitive intensity!

DSpivack
04-05-2010, 11:42 AM
What a shame, supposed to be my first game this season.

VMSNS
04-05-2010, 11:45 AM
What a shame, supposed to be my first game this season.

Mine, too. I still think I'm going to show up, though, rain gear and all.

DSpivack
04-05-2010, 11:49 AM
Mine, too. I still think I'm going to show up, though, rain gear and all.

Same for me. First time seeing Peavy. :)

russ99
04-05-2010, 09:08 PM
I hope they get this one in.

Not only do I want to see Peavy pitch, but it's a vast difference between a quick 7-8 inning Buehrle start and to a slow, plodding 5-6 inning Garcia start when I go to my first game on Sunday...

ChicagoG19
04-05-2010, 11:34 PM
weather.com has a 50% chance of rain on that day.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
04-05-2010, 11:37 PM
Need to be there!

I'm just hoping that there is no rain delay....if there is, then I might not be able to make it to my bowling league at 11:30pm that night.

DSpivack
04-05-2010, 11:38 PM
I'm going to take a raincoat and just hope for the best.

gobears1987
04-05-2010, 11:47 PM
http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail/36728:20?dayNum=2

I've checked the forecast 4 times today and it's improved each time. I'm sitting 300 level for the first time. ($18 off of stub hub!!!) It looks like rain during the day, but clearing up before 6. With the drainage system The Sodfather put in, I think we should be fine so long as it doesn't rain during game time. Only a 20% chance of rain after 5 pm. Having a rainout would really suck for me because I'm driving 2.5 hours there and 2.5 hours back for this game.

gobears1987
04-06-2010, 09:47 AM
http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/36728:20?begHour=9&begDay=97

The latest forecast looks good for game time!

55 degrees with a 20% chance of rain. I don't think we'll get to see batting practice because the field will be wet from earlier, but that's no big loss.

spongyfungy
04-06-2010, 10:29 AM
It's looking better every time I check. though the spectator index dropped to a 1 :scratch: accuweather has rain stopping at 8 PM. wundergound has continual rain through the night

Hopefully this is a fast moving system and clears up by start of the game

balke
04-06-2010, 11:32 AM
I'm supposed to make a multi-hour trip for the game tomorrow. Do you think its worth it or will it get rained out? I see right now it might stop raining by 6, but will raining all day cause a cancellation?

Harry Potter
04-06-2010, 11:35 AM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=119024

sox1970
04-06-2010, 11:41 AM
I'm supposed to make a multi-hour trip for the game tomorrow. Do you think its worth it or will it get rained out? I see right now it might stop raining by 6, but will raining all day cause a cancellation?

Raining all day won't postpone the game. The field can take a ton of water. Supposed to stop by 5pm, so should be good. And the rest of the week is clear, and then Toronto. First 10 games and no rainouts? That's a good thing.

GoGoCrede
04-06-2010, 12:06 PM
I'm going to show up anyway and hope for the best.

SephClone89
04-06-2010, 12:50 PM
I'm going to show up anyway and hope for the best.

Surprised you didn't get tickets for Thursday to see Gavin.:cool:

GoGoCrede
04-06-2010, 12:58 PM
Surprised you didn't get tickets for Thursday to see Gavin.:cool:

I ordered these all months in advance. You wouldn't believe how pissed I was when I found out the ONE game I didn't plan on is the one he will be pitching! :angry:

edit - I didn't get to see him pitch all last season. I plan to change that this year!

SoxGirl4Life
04-06-2010, 01:38 PM
I'll be there regardless of the weather! I can't wait!

gobears1987
04-06-2010, 01:56 PM
Temps have dropped down to 49 at game time, BUT chance of rain keeps dropping for the hours leading up to the game so we should have no problem getting this in. I'll just wear my White Sox jacket. 30% chance of rain after 2 pm and 20% from 6 pm on

GoGoCrede
04-06-2010, 02:00 PM
I'll be there regardless of the weather! I can't wait!

:thumbsup: We've got great seats, girl! You couldn't blast me out of there!

SoxGirl4Life
04-06-2010, 02:30 PM
:thumbsup: We've got great seats, girl! You couldn't blast me out of there!

I just got the confirmation email. Its like they know I was thinking about it!

BadBobbyJenks
04-06-2010, 02:31 PM
FYI, TRAVELZOO will get you half off tickets tomorrow. I just nabbed some lowers for 19.50, I will tough it out in the rain for that.

DirtySox
04-06-2010, 02:35 PM
FYI, TRAVELZOO will get you half off tickets tomorrow. I just nabbed some lowers for 19.50, I will tough it out in the rain for that.

Thanks.

I'm in for tomorrow.

soxlady8
04-06-2010, 07:17 PM
DirtySox and Jenks --
How does one go about using travelzoo to get some reduced tickets ?

Thanks !!

SL8

SoxGirl4Life
04-06-2010, 07:51 PM
DirtySox and Jenks --
How does one go about using travelzoo to get some reduced tickets ?

Thanks !!

SL8

Go to whitesox.com and find the game you want. I believe this whole homestand. When you select your tickets, there's a box for promotion codes. Enter "Travelzoo" and your tickets will be reduced.

BadBobbyJenks
04-06-2010, 09:17 PM
Go to whitesox.com and find the game you want. I believe this whole homestand. When you select your tickets, there's a box for promotion codes. Enter "Travelzoo" and your tickets will be reduced.

And click the promo priced tickets instead of full price. Not sure if TRAVELZOO has to be in all caps, but that is what I was told.

ewokpelts
04-07-2010, 08:02 AM
DirtySox and Jenks --
How does one go about using travelzoo to get some reduced tickets ?

Thanks !!

SL8

http://mlb.com/cws/ticketing/groups/gsg/travelzoo.jsp

link explains how to redeem the code.

code is TRAVELZOO

gobears1987
04-07-2010, 09:18 AM
Currently the forecast at 7 pm is 47 degrees with a 30% chance of rain.

beasly213
04-07-2010, 11:45 AM
I see no way this game gets in tonight... :(:

BadBobbyJenks
04-07-2010, 11:46 AM
What rows start under the upper deck?

soxfan21
04-07-2010, 11:49 AM
i see no way this game gets in tonight... :(:


+1

gobears1987
04-07-2010, 11:52 AM
I see no way this game gets in tonight... :(:

Why? 30% chance of rain from 6-7 and only 20% chance from 9-midnight. We might have a rain delay, but they can get this in with the drainage system they have at the cell. If the drainage system works as well as the Sodfather says, then we should be fine. It won't be beautiful, but if they can get it in I'll be happy.

russ99
04-07-2010, 11:53 AM
NOAA has a small window between 7pm and midnight with a 53% chance of rain and the temp jumping to 45 around 8pm.

Maybe we'll luck out and get this one in.

beasly213
04-07-2010, 12:16 PM
Why? 30% chance of rain from 6-7 and only 20% chance from 9-midnight. We might have a rain delay, but they can get this in with the drainage system they have at the cell. If the drainage system works as well as the Sodfather says, then we should be fine. It won't be beautiful, but if they can get it in I'll be happy.

Because it's been raining all day, and shows no signs of stopping at all between now and midnight?

Jerko
04-07-2010, 12:17 PM
It's hard to tell. One year it was cold with no rain, they called the game. A few years back, it drizzled up until game time, they called the game at 6:05, and it was beautiful out for the rest of the night. I'd suggest prepare for it to be played. Might have a big gate with Peavy pitching that they won't be able to duplicate if they have to make this a day game down the road.

BRDSR
04-07-2010, 12:21 PM
It's hard to tell. One year it was cold with no rain, they called the game. A few years back, it drizzled up until game time, they called the game at 6:05, and it was beautiful out for the rest of the night. I'd suggest prepare for it to be played. Might have a big gate with Peavy pitching that they won't be able to duplicate if they have to make this a day game down the road.

They won't have a big walk up crowd if it's still raining at 6:30, and unless the refund policy is changed, the team won't lose a dime from tickets already sold.

I can only watch the game from Virginia, but still hoping they get it in. I blocked out three hours to watch!

gobears1987
04-07-2010, 12:33 PM
Because it's been raining all day, and shows no signs of stopping at all between now and midnight?

Weather.com and Accuweather each say differently. They show a nice window during which they can get the game in. We may get an hour rain delay, but we can easily get this in from 8-midnight.

MARTINMVP
04-07-2010, 12:35 PM
I hope they get this game in. That said, tonight will be one night where I won't mind watching the game from the comfort of my couch.

Slappy
04-07-2010, 01:14 PM
I'm in fantasy baseball this year, and one thing I didn't anticipate was the weather!

I have Gordo and Quentin on my team and I'm wondering if I should start them or put in the replacements.

BRDSR
04-07-2010, 01:38 PM
I'm in fantasy baseball this year, and one thing I didn't anticipate was the weather!

I have Gordo and Quentin on my team and I'm wondering if I should start them or put in the replacements.

Depends on the replacements...and what time you need to make the decision. I assume that because some games have already started, you don't have to make the decision before the first game begins.

FarmerAndy
04-07-2010, 01:42 PM
I'm in fantasy baseball this year, and one thing I didn't anticipate was the weather!

I have Gordo and Quentin on my team and I'm wondering if I should start them or put in the replacements.

Is it a weekly head-to-head league? Otherwise it won't matter in the long-run, as the game would be made up at some point.

Slappy
04-07-2010, 01:52 PM
It's weekly H2H, but with daily roster adjustments.

All the games today start around 7 and 8 p.m.

Also, I just noticed that one forecast is calling for snow tonight! :whiner:

aryzner
04-07-2010, 01:53 PM
It's weekly H2H, but with daily roster adjustments.

All the games today start around 7 and 8 p.m. today.

I just noticed that the forecast is calling for snow now tonight, too! :whiner:
??

2 games are being played as we speak (Brewers/Rockies and Astros/Giants)

Slappy
04-07-2010, 01:56 PM
??

2 games are being played as we speak (Brewers/Rockies and Astros/Giants)

All my matchups start at that time??

gobears1987
04-07-2010, 01:58 PM
I just heard on B&B that they should get the game in assuming the current forecast holds. Expect a rain delay though.

Jim Shorts
04-07-2010, 02:01 PM
I just heard on B&B that they should get the game in assuming the current forecast holds. Expect a rain delay though.


That's a great reminder to flip on The Afternoon Saloon.


Thank you

getonbckthr
04-07-2010, 02:02 PM
I'm saying 22.78% they get the game in tonight.

doublem23
04-07-2010, 02:04 PM
Damn it, I have school tonight this is going to wreak havoc on my DVR.

SephClone89
04-07-2010, 02:05 PM
Really hope they get this in. As it stands, I only have radio for tomorrow and Friday, miss the last part of Saturday's, can watch all of Sunday, and after that looks like I might miss most of the Toronto series, save a few innings here and there. :whiner: Then of the Cleveland series I'll only be able to see the Sunday game. I am going to be so starved for Sox baseball. The next couple of weeks are so busy for me.

EDIT: I'd welcome a rain delay today, though. I don't get out of rehearsal until 7:30.

Jerko
04-07-2010, 02:07 PM
I'm saying 22.78% they get the game in tonight.

Sounds about right.

gobears1987
04-07-2010, 02:09 PM
Does anyone know what the capacity of Bossard's drainage system? That's what will determine if we get this game in. There will be a 4 hour window without rain. The question that determines if we can get this in or not is whether or not Sodfather's drainage system can keep up until the rain stops around 7:30-7:45. If so, we can start the game sometime around 8. If not, then we get a rain out.

Marqhead
04-07-2010, 02:11 PM
Does anyone know what the capacity of Bossard's drainage system?

Rumors I've heard put it at infinity gallons.

ewokpelts
04-07-2010, 02:11 PM
Does anyone know what the capacity of Bossard's drainage system? That's what will determine if we get this game in. There will be a 4 hour window without rain. The question that determines if we can get this in or not is whether or not Sodfather's drainage system can keep up until the rain stops around 7:30-7:45. If so, we can start the game sometime around 8. If not, then we get a rain out.from what i gather, his system goes straight into the city sewer network. so plenty of room in that part of town.

gobears1987
04-07-2010, 02:13 PM
from what i gather, his system goes straight into the city sewer network. so plenty of room in that part of town.

I ask about it's per hour capacity because I know it drains to the sewer. The question is how much water it can absorb per hour before we get puddles on the field, which would prevent a game.

ewokpelts
04-07-2010, 02:18 PM
I ask about it's per hour capacity because I know it drains to the sewer. The question is how much water it can absorb per hour before we get puddles on the field, which would prevent a game.i think the vents are open as we speak.

Heffalump
04-07-2010, 02:22 PM
Rumors I've heard put it at infinity gallons.

That is simply not possible.

Technically, it was built to process at least 12.5 bazillion gallons of water per nanosecond - give or take a few kamillion gallons

Marqhead
04-07-2010, 02:28 PM
That is simply not possible.

Technically, it was built to process at least 12.5 bazillion gallons of water per nanosecond - give or take a few kamillion gallons

Well that may be, but if I've learned one thing it's not to question the Sodfather's methods!!!

MeteorsSox4367
04-07-2010, 02:59 PM
Currently raining pretty steadily at 35th and Michigan.

beasly213
04-07-2010, 03:01 PM
Currently raining pretty steadily at 35th and Michigan.


Booo. :angry:

roylestillman
04-07-2010, 03:08 PM
Just got the proverbial gully washer down here in Beverly and it's moving northeast.

konerko 14
04-07-2010, 03:10 PM
it's not raining where I am now, but that's about 45 minutes from the stadium

SephClone89
04-07-2010, 03:19 PM
Per Reifort:

@kane0730 (http://twitter.com/kane0730) We are fully expecting to get today's game in this evening. about 2 hours ago (http://twitter.com/InsideTheSox/status/11780502237) via TweetDeck (http://www.tweetdeck.com/) in reply to kane0730 (http://twitter.com/kane0730/status/11780413080)

harwar
04-07-2010, 03:31 PM
looking at the radar .. it's heavy over the city right now but fairly clear to the southwest if you look far enough out .. the heavy stuff looks to be passing just south, but it's gonna be close .. of course more of the same could build out of nowhere as it does ..

oeo
04-07-2010, 04:05 PM
Garfien says it's 50-50 now because of the shape the field is in.

kobo
04-07-2010, 04:25 PM
I like using Weather Underground to check weather conditions. They have multiple locations which report weather in the area, and have one at the Cell. Here's the link: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=60290

wmusox9
04-07-2010, 04:31 PM
The sun is out in JOliet

TomParrish79
04-07-2010, 04:33 PM
rainout noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! I need a gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame!!!

bigsoxfan420
04-07-2010, 04:36 PM
rainout noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! I need a gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame!!!


Do you know something I don't?

BRDSR
04-07-2010, 04:37 PM
Do you know something I don't?

I think his post is more in the spirit of a prayer than informational. I feel the same way.

BNLSox
04-07-2010, 04:42 PM
Me too... trying to sneak out of work early to catch the game on TV...

Definitely keep us out of market informed of what they're saying on the radio about the game getting in.

russ99
04-07-2010, 04:42 PM
Looks like the rain is moving out, hope the field can be taken care between 5-5:30 and gametime...

Slappy
04-07-2010, 04:43 PM
Not looking too good. As of now, I'm putting my backups in! Wish me luck :)

lizard6king6
04-07-2010, 04:49 PM
Leaving my house for the ballpark now to sit in traffic on 90. Wish me luck!

GoGoCrede
04-07-2010, 04:50 PM
Leaving my house for the ballpark now to sit in traffic on 90. Wish me luck!

Good luck! I'll be leaving in a bit, too.

Frankfan4life
04-07-2010, 04:51 PM
Leaving my house for the ballpark now to sit in traffic on 90. Wish me luck!Good luck L.K. I hope you won't be making the trip in vain.

Meanwhile, it's still raining downtown.

BRDSR
04-07-2010, 04:54 PM
I've looked at a couple radars, and it seems like it should be clearing up around the ballpark over the next half hour or so, and then there's a pretty big pocket of clear skies.

:crossfingers:

(Is that a finger-crossing smilie or a peace-sign smilie?)

october23sp
04-07-2010, 04:55 PM
Does anyone else use www.wunderground.com (http://www.wunderground.com)? It's very convinient because the default "Chicago" location is U.S. Cellular Field.

Slappy
04-07-2010, 04:57 PM
I stumbled upon it when I googled mlb weather predictions or something along those lines. Looks nice.

BRDSR
04-07-2010, 04:58 PM
Does anyone else use www.wunderground.com (http://www.wunderground.com)? It's very convinient because the default "Chicago" location is U.S. Cellular Field.

That's one of the radars I was looking at.

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=LOT&region=a4&lat=41.84999847&lon=-87.65000153&label=Chicago%2c%20IL

BadBobbyJenks
04-07-2010, 04:59 PM
From Chucky:

Just got the word from Roger Bossard. #whitesox (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23whitesox) are going to try and get game in tonight. Might be delayed a little.

kobo
04-07-2010, 04:59 PM
Does anyone else use www.wunderground.com (http://www.wunderground.com)? It's very convinient because the default "Chicago" location is U.S. Cellular Field.

I like using Weather Underground to check weather conditions. They have multiple locations which report weather in the area, and have one at the Cell. Here's the link: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=60290 (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=60290)

Great minds think alike!! :D:

Slappy
04-07-2010, 05:03 PM
FWIW, for the 60616 area code, Weatherbug has it raining all throughout game time, with a temp of 39 or so.

october23sp
04-07-2010, 05:04 PM
Great minds think alike!! :D:

That's pretty funny, I guess I should have checked the thread.

BRDSR
04-07-2010, 05:05 PM
FWIW, for the 60616 area code, Weatherbug has it raining all throughout game time, with a temp of 39 or so.

Not Weather.com!

http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/60616#

Chances of 10 and 20% between 7pm and midnight.

Slappy
04-07-2010, 05:09 PM
What the hell! That's a big difference! :scratch:

If Weatherbug fails me tonight, not only will I be pissed but I'll be uninstalling the Google Chrome weather extension that uses their stupid service.

beasly213
04-07-2010, 05:24 PM
I live 4 blocks from the park. It's still raining quiet a bit down here.

Slappy
04-07-2010, 05:28 PM
Depends on the replacements....

Nolan Reimold (who will actually start tonight) and Troy Glaus? How do you feel about them?

BRDSR
04-07-2010, 05:40 PM
Nolan Reimold (who will actually start tonight) and Troy Glaus? How do you feel about them?

I say keep the Sox players...I think they're gonna play!

DirtySox
04-07-2010, 05:51 PM
MDGonzales (http://twitter.com/MDGonzales)
Tarp pulled off the infield, and it's not raining. Could we be looking at a 7:10 start? So far, so good.

soltrain21
04-07-2010, 05:53 PM
Nolan Reimold (who will actually start tonight) and Troy Glaus? How do you feel about them?

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=13

Slappy
04-07-2010, 06:16 PM
Seriously, that is really annoying.

I wasn't getting any responses in my thread in Fantasy Island, so what the heck. I wasn't trying to derail this thread, and have made posts pertaining to the weather for tonight's game.