Sport The Nationals Are Not Very Good at This Whole Rain Delay Thing

06:20  12 august  2017
06:20  12 august  2017 Source:   si.com

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The Giants are leaving the ballpark. The Nationals haven't announced the game has been called. Good times. This is sort of unprofessional of the league if true and it's weird, but what's weirder is that it's not the first time the Nationals have had a very weird rain delay .

The Nationals had a three - hour rain delay with no rain on Thursday night. Facing the prospect of bad weather, the Nationals —who were scheduled to play at 7:05 p.m.—announced a rain delay at 6:40 p.m Sport The Nationals Are Not Very Good at This Whole Rain Delay Thing - us.pressfrom.com.

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The Nationals were supposed to play the Giants at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park on Friday night. A thunderstorm that had been forecasted postponed the start of the game, and it seems the Nats kept pretty much everyone in the dark from there on out—the game wasn't officially postponed until 9:48, nearly three hours after the initial game time.

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This is sort of unprofessional if true and it's weird, but what's weirder is that it's not the first time the Nationals have had a very weird rain delay.

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After the Nationals ’ bizarre rain delay that featured two hours of no rain and had fans extremely irritated, Bryce Harper posted a video An important thing to know about Bryce Harper's incredibly hot start. Arenado failed to connect with some wild punches but very much succeeded in looking good .

Thursday night’s Nationals -Braves game was scheduled to begin at 7:05, but with rain in the forecast, the good folks at Nats Park decided to delay first pitch. But it didn’t rain at 7… or at 8… or at 9, until finally the Nationals announced the game would begin at 10:15.

Back on July 6, a Nationals-Braves game at Nationals Park was delayed for three hours. The only problem is, it didn't really rain—the Washington Post described the precipitation as happening only "barely," and reported that it didn't rain until hours into the delay.

I feel like this is not that hard. If it's raining and there's lightning in the area, you postpone the game. If it's not raining and there's no lightning in the area, you don't postpone the game. Am I missing something?

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