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Rain in the forecast for Game 2 of the ALCS

Oct 9, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

Detroit Tigers players sit in the dugout during the game's second rain delay in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs against the Texas Rangers in Arlington Reuters

Game 1 of the ALCS Saturday night in Arlington, Texas featured nearly two hours of rain delays.

Game 2 on Sunday could see much of the same.

According to Richard Durrett of, there’s a 60 to 70 percent chance of thunderstorms Sunday night in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area and the ALCS umpiring crew has been made aware that pauses in action may be necessary.

If the game has to be suspended or can’t be fit in at all, the Rangers and Tigers will lose their scheduled Monday off-day in order to fit the contest in before the two teams fly to Detroit for Game 3 Tuesday.

Texas rode its dynamic bullpen to a 3-2 Game 1 win. It’ll be Max Scherzer vs. Derek Holland in Game 2.

  1. cur68 - Oct 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    We have these things in Canada called “Dome Roofs”. We put them over our igloos our Roger’s Centers and our BC Places. Besides being stylish and shiny they keep the weather out when it’s craptastic. Then, when the sun shines (~ 2 days a year) we open them. Just FYI….

  2. dbldmr - Oct 9, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Love the idea, but the odds of building a new ballpark with a roof are pretty slim. We’ll continue to bake in summer and deal with rain whenever it (blessedly) appears.

    • cur68 - Oct 9, 2011 at 1:57 PM

      Interesting that you’d build a new ballpark. BC Place, up until a few years ago was a covered stadium, non-moving roof. They renovated it to have a retractable roof. Am I to understand that the largest economy on Earth, chock full of some of the most industrious, clever, and motivated citizens on Earth can’t figure out a way to put a retractable roof on an existing open structure? Zounds.

      • natstowngreg - Oct 9, 2011 at 3:21 PM

        It could be done. Just because it could be done, doesn’t mean someone would pay for it. I’d be curious to know who paid for the renovations in Vancouver.

  3. dailyrev - Oct 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Kind of puts the games and the Game in its right perspective. I’m sure the people of TX would gratefully see every single game rained out for a week. So now that this problem is taken care of, the next order of business would be the rainfall of jobs and economic healing while the Tiggers are the home team…

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