One thing caught my eye last week and you might have missed it since there was so much else going on. The Yankees and Orioles played a baseball game last Tuesday. That’s not really news. However, they started play at 11:08pm ET after a four-hour rain delay, and the game did not end until 2:15am. Yep, you read that right. Guess the kids were late to school after the game?
Apparently, the Commissioner’s Office called the Yankees and told them to get the game played. The Yankees, in an effort to make sure the folks who had tickets to the game (it was played so no rain-checks, right?) announced that ticket-holders to the game would be given some form of a free ticket offer to “any Yankees game – next season”. Having worked in a sports league, I know that the postponement and rescheduling of games is a nightmare, especially given travel, labor rules, and fan reaction. But since it rained throughout the game, maybe the risk of injury should have prevailed in their thinking? And not just to the players. Continue reading