Score another World Series win for Mother Nature. Game 5 won't be picked up this evening because of the inclement weather currently pelting Philadelphia. A mixture of rain and snow is falling at the moment and forecasts aren't looking any better as the day goes on so there won't be any baseball tonight.
Bud Selig issued a press release announcing the postponement about a half hour ago.
"While obviously we want to finish Game Five as soon as possible, the forecast for today does not allow for us to continue the game this evening. We are closely monitoring tomorrow's forecast and will continue to monitor the weather on an hourly basis. We will advise fans as soon as we are able to make any final decisions with respect to tomorrow's schedule."
The weather report isn't much better for Wednesday, so it may be some time yet before we crown a champion for the 2008 baseball season.
MLB earned much of the criticism they got for the handling of last night's game, but they deserve credit for getting the word out well ahead of time today. It's an imperfect solution but keeps people from making a futile trip to the ballpark and stops them from trying to force the finish of the game on an unplayable field.
We'll Have to Wait a Little Longer for the End of Game 5 originally appeared on MLB FanHouse on 2008-10-28T13:35:00 00:00. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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