Baltimore at BOSTON, Sunday, October 1, 2006
Not with a bang but a whimper...
Posted 01 October 2006 - 09:29 AM
Scheduled starters: Hayden Penn (0-3, 13.76) v. Devern Hansack (0-1, 5.40)
Boston weather: 10 am observation at BOS: Wind out of the southeast at 18 mph, visibility 10 miles in light rain, broken clouds at 3,800 feet and 7,000 feet, overcast layer at 9,000 feet, temperature 59F, DP 49F
Forecast: We're looking at showery rain with isolated thunderstorms throughout the day. At 10 am, there was a line of heavy showers just east of the Hudson valley, extending south through NYC into NJ. The line is moving east. Ahead of that line is a convergence zone with showers now forming in the Hartford area. It's coming this way, folks.
There will be periods of rain all day. Some of the rain will be heavy, and there's a chance of a thunderstorm. The wind will be out of the east to southeast at close to 20 mph. It won't get out of the 60's. In other words, a lousy day.
There's a better than even chance that the game won't be played. Or if it is played, it will likely be delayed and interrupted.
And that's the season...
Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:57 AM
The current weather forecast (provided by the Red Sox private weather service, Meteorlogix) in the vicinity of Fenway Park calls for rain showers during the early to mid-afternoon hours.
The Fenway Park gates will open at the regularly scheduled time of 12:05 p.m., and the Red Sox will make every effort to play this afternoon's game with the Baltimore Orioles. However, the Red Sox want to alert our fans to the current forecast for the Fenway area.
This forecast is of course subject to change as the day progresses.
The latest observation at BOS: Wind out of the southeast at 12 mph, visibility 10 miles in light rain, scattered clouds at 4,500 feet with an overcast at 7,000 feet, temperature 59F, DP 50F.
Posted 01 October 2006 - 12:09 PM
Baltimore Boston --------- ------ Pos Player HR RBI AVG. Pos Player HR RBI AVG. --- ------ -- --- ---- --- ------ -- --- ---- 2B Roberts, Brian 10 55 .287 RF Nixon, Trot 8 52 .267 CF Patterson, Corey 16 53 .278 2B Loretta, Mark 4 58 .284 3B Mora, Melvin 16 83 .275 DH Ortiz, David 54 137 .287 DH Tejada, Miguel 24 100 .331 3B Lowell, Mike 19 77 .282 LF Tatis, Fernando 2 8 .255 C Varitek, Jason 12 55 .240 1B Gomez, Chris 2 17 .346 LF Hinske, Eric 0 4 .269 RF Newhan, David 4 18 .254 1B Pena, Carlos 1 2 .250 SS Fahey, Brandon 2 23 .236 CF Kapler, Gabe 2 9 .252 C Chavez, Raul 0 0 .185 SS Cora, Alex 1 18 .241 P Penn, Hayden (0-3, 13.76) P Hansack, Devern (0-1, 5.40)
10/01 12:46:51 ET
Posted 01 October 2006 - 12:33 PM
Posted 01 October 2006 - 01:23 PM
Agreed, although I hope to see the game go on simply so that Trot can get the nice send-off he's earned.
Sad day. Matches perfectly the feel of Giamatti's piece "The Green Fields of the Mind".
For those who haven't read or heard it,.....
This post has been edited by Leephus Pitch: 01 October 2006 - 01:26 PM
Posted 01 October 2006 - 01:40 PM
Hopefully the skies clear and they get the game in. Trot bats leadoff, so maybe he can get up twice even if it's a rain-shortened affair.
Posted 01 October 2006 - 02:36 PM
I think the best we can hope for is another hour or so of light rain, with a chance of showery rains throughout the night.
Have they sold all the sausages yet? I'm sure the Dunkin' Donuts concession is doing well!
Posted 01 October 2006 - 03:01 PM
My thoughts, too. Even if they play only an inning let him lead off and then have him take the field before replacing him in right. We'll miss T-rot's hard-nose play.
HEY! The NY Jets have stolen Sweet Caroline. (Frankly, they can have it)
Posted 01 October 2006 - 03:27 PM
How many days until pitchers and catchers report?
Posted 01 October 2006 - 03:41 PM
If they are going to play this game, they'll start it within the hour.
Posted 01 October 2006 - 04:00 PM
Oh well..Here's to a long, crazy off season.
Thank you #7 for playing your heart out for us. Good luck to wherever you end up. No matter where you go you will always be remembered in Red Sox nation.