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FedEx227
07-11-2006, 08:26 AM
Yesterday during the derby a couple of friends and I were discussing if the All Star Game was ever rain-delayed or completely rained out and had to be played on a later date? Does anybody know of any instances and also what would MLB do, just have it tomorrow and get everyone back to playing the next day?

KMKsuburbannoise
07-11-2006, 08:30 AM
You might see something today

kittle42
07-11-2006, 09:05 AM
Wasn't it cut short at Wrigley in the '90s?

itsnotrequired
07-11-2006, 09:20 AM
The 1952 game in Philly was cut short in the 5th due to rain. The NL won, 3-2.

The 1961 game in Boston was called in the 9th due to rain. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

No game has ever been completely cancelled due to rain. The 1945 game was cancelled due to wartime travel restrictions.

IlliniSox
07-11-2006, 09:49 AM
Does anybody know of any instances and also what would MLB do, just have it tomorrow and get everyone back to playing the next day?

Seeing as the country is covered in rain right now, and the Pittsburgh forecast looks real bad, Bud's home field decision will really bite him in the ass this time. I wonder if MLB put a rule in place saying home field would go to the WS team with the better record in the event of a rainout? Or the league with the better interleague record? I could also see Bud picking up a mic and making up a rule on the spot.

TornLabrum
07-11-2006, 09:54 AM
If the All-Star game is rained out today, it will be played tomorrow. If it gets rained out tomorrow, who knows?

FielderJones
07-11-2006, 10:07 AM
Scattered thunderstorms, 50% (http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/outdoors/hourbyhour/USPA1290?from=36hr_topnav_outdoors) chance of rain.

RKMeibalane
07-11-2006, 10:08 AM
If the All-Star game is rained out today, it will be played tomorrow. If it gets rained out tomorrow, who knows?

Bud Selig will cry. :cool:

Fenway
07-11-2006, 03:57 PM
as a yound lad I went to the 1961 All Star Game at Fenway with my brother and it was called after 9 innings with the score 1-1. As soon as they called it the sun came out.:?: The game BTW did not sell out ( crowd was around 31,000 )

JohnBasedowYoda
07-11-2006, 04:02 PM
as a yound lad I went to the 1961 All Star Game at Fenway with my brother and it was called after 9 innings with the score 1-1. As soon as they called it the sun came out.:?: The game BTW did not sell out ( crowd was around 31,000 )

If the game didn't sell out today they'd blame the large contingent of White Sox.

PAPChiSox729
07-11-2006, 04:55 PM
If the All-Star game is rained out today, it will be played tomorrow. If it gets rained out tomorrow, who knows?

Since they cannot determine home field advantage, there will be no World Series.