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In case you were wondering why the Reds and Marlins are playing a double header today

Aug 24, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

Irene

No, it’s not to make up for a previous rainout. It’s to avoid an inevitable one tomorrow thanks to Hurricane Irene. Which, while on course for the Carolinas and points north, will no doubt spit all kinds of rain and yuck at Miami too.  The Marlins made a rescheduling request and MLB said sure.

Given the short notice it’s a two-for-one deal today in Florida, with one ticket getting you in to both games. Festivities begin at 4:10PM.

Hurricanes suck, but if I was in Miami I think it would be all kinds of fun to watch six hours of baseball for, like what, ten bucks? Even that much?

  1. skipperxc - Aug 24, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    When I was a kid i saw Cardinals/Braves doubleheaders on back to back days in St Louis. Don’t think you can blame that on a hurricane, though.

  2. Clinton Manitoba - Aug 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Normally you would be in luck to get a double header but not at that stadium. What a dump.
    Seat Nazi’s that will enforce exact seating on a week day game.
    They have the rudest staff in sports.
    Some seats are above sewage drains.

    And what ever you do, don’t eat there….

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=100725/stadiumconcessions

    • mianfr - Aug 24, 2011 at 11:55 AM

      To be fair, it’s much easier to enforce assigned seating when there are more ushers than fans.

  3. easports82 - Aug 24, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Sure this isn’t Bono again?

  4. halladaysbiceps - Aug 24, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    “…with one ticket getting you in to both games.”

    In today’s baseball greed climate, this is unheard of. Of course many years ago doubleheaders were built into the schedule before the season started, which I miss.

    I’m guessing since the Marlins don’t get great attendance anyways, it really doesn’t matter.

    • yankeesfanlen - Aug 24, 2011 at 11:54 AM

      Biceps- Greeting from the outside world. There ARE teams other than the ours truly that have single admission double headers to make up rain dates. PNC had one Monday.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 24, 2011 at 11:59 AM

        I honestly did not know that there were still teams that did it. Let me put it this way. Here in Philly, they would never do it. Even if every game was not a sellout, they would not lose the gate money from a single game. I don’t agree with it. They should reward their fans everyonce in a while, but that’s just the way it is.

        I guess smaller market teams are still doing one-admission doubleheaders it to draw attendance interest.

  5. yankeesfanlen - Aug 24, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Hurricane tracking is trickier than predicting AJ’s mood after a lead-off double.
    Yesterday, landfall was to be right between MB and Wilmington, today for all we know it will land in Cape May. And roll right up I-95 dowsing everything north of Congressionalland for two days. (Don’t worry, they’re safely in recess).
    At any rate, it puts our 5game sweep somehow in Jeopardly, but will at least quickly dispel Gator’s misery of being two games further away from the inexplicable emancipator.

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