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Hurricane Earl washes out tonight's Chicago-Boston game

Sep 3, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT

Freakin’ Manny. Quittin’ again . . .

The game between the Chicago White Sox and
Boston Red Sox was postponed Friday because of the threat of severe
weather from Hurricane Earl.The opener of the three-game series was rescheduled as the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.

I’m wonderin’ how many baseball games have been canceled because of hurricanes. I’m assuming Baseball-Reference will add a tab for that at some point in the near future.

  1. bowling255 - Sep 3, 2010 at 8:11 PM

    In 2004 the Tigers had 2 games in a row canceled in Tampa bay because of hurricane Frances

  2. Purdueman - Sep 4, 2010 at 12:46 AM

    The Marlins moved an entire three game set from Miami to the south side of Chicago when a hurricane was approaching, but it never hit Miami.

  3. Old Gator - Sep 4, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    We’ve been a little shellshocked down here in Macondo since August 23, 2002. Hurricane Android was a bit much, really. Suddenly you feel rain on your face and you look up and the roof isn’t there. The Trailer Park Network lost so many viewers it was offering free satellite dishes from the backs of flatbed Hummers.
    .
    Anyway, you have to wonder why the NWS tacks such benign names onto these horrible storms – Emily. Estelle. Danielle. Bob. Tom. What gives? They should really be calling these things names that capture how we regard them: Hurricane Asshole. Hurricane Bitch. Hurricane Crapola. Hurricane Dickhead. Hurricane Ebola. Hurricane….well, you get the idea, yes?

  4. Craig Calcaterra - Sep 4, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    My dad is a NWS retiree. Worked there for nearly 40 years. He said that the biggest battle he can remember in the history of the NWS (which to this day he still calls “The Weather Bureau”) was when they went from all female names for hurricanes to alternating male and female. The old timers thought there was something glorious and nautical about naming them all after women, with no sense that it was disrespectful to name some shitty destructive force after them (kind of an American Indian approach of respect and reverence to nature, you dig?). All the young people, including my dad at the time since this was the 70s, were all progressive about it.
    I can’t decide if I’m happy or sad about the change. All I know is that I have a hard time getting worked up over “Earl,” though things like “Amelia” scare the bejesus out of me. And maybe we should be more scared.

  5. Ferry_C - Sep 8, 2010 at 4:19 AM

    Whenever we are caught off guard in times of disaster, we tend to recieve more severe damage. The preparedness of a state is highly questionable.Hurricane Earl started in the Caribbean Islands. It is tropical storm that everyone is keeping their eyes on. Earl has built up to a Category four storm although it began as a class three. The U.S. is troubled Hurricane Earl will hit it so the storm continues to be closely viewed. The United States mainland is likely going to be hit by labor day with the hurricane going toward the East Coast. North of Virginia will get the blow. Cape Cod and Long Island, NY should be preparing for this.

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