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Three rainouts so far tonight

Sep 18, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT

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It’s raining in the east. We know this because it rained in the midwest earlier. Usually seems to happen that way. As this post goes to press, the Blue Jays-Yankees, Phillies-Mets and Dodgers-Nationals games have been rained out. That may be it for the night as other northeast teams are on the road.

Guess that means I need some rain songs and/or poem suggestions for tomorrow’s “And That Happened.”  Already going with a Meat Puppets song. I’ll take two more requests, however.  No Eddie Rabbit, though. I have my reasons. He knows what he did.

  1. Jeff J. Snider - Sep 18, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Great news for the Dodgers in a way, if two consecutive days off can get Matt Kemp a little bit of rest for his banged up shoulder. (Sure, we all know he’s not going to be right until next season, but we can dream.)

    • natstowngreg - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:02 PM

      Actually, the rain came up from the south, as it does sometimes. It’s the same storm front that rained on the Nats @ Braves series.

      Twi-night doubleheader at Nats Park tomorrow. (Hope to be able to get out of the office in time). Necessary because the Nats don’t have a scheduled off-day left. Also, because the game matters, especially to the Dodgers. Fortunately, the forecast for DC tomorrow is good.

      • natstowngreg - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:08 PM

        BTW, the extra day could also help Michael Morse with his banged up wrist, and the Nats’ bullpen generally.

  2. cur68 - Sep 18, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Song suggestion? How bout “Why does it always rain one me?” by Travis? Too obvious?

  3. bancacentral - Sep 18, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    “Make it Rain” by Fat Joe featuring Lil Wayne.

    You’re welcome.

  4. Tim OShenko - Sep 18, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    “Rain Dogs,” by Tom Waits; “Raining in my Heart,” by Buddy Holly

  5. clydeserra - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    wait if the blue jays are rained out, does Escobar come back after missing only 2 games? its not an MLB suspention

  6. natstowngreg - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Goin’ old school: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Who’ll Stop the Rain?”

  7. holliswatson - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    “Raining in Baltimore” by Counting Crows, “Rainy Day Women” by Bob Dylan, “Rain” by the Beatles, “Rainy Day Blues” by Willie Nelson. And that’s just off the top of my head.

  8. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh? I think nature just screwed my fantasy baseball championship dreams.

  9. jmmsr1 - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    It’s a rainy night in Georgia

  10. badmamainphilliesjamas - Sep 18, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Blame It On The Rain – Milli Vanilli
    (sorry)

    • stlouis1baseball - Sep 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM

      Awesome stuff Mama. I don’t know what made me laugh more.
      The Milli Vanilli reference or your apology for said reference. Funny stuff.

  11. lew24 - Sep 18, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Yep..great news for the Dodgers…two consecutive days they didn’t lose! As a Dodger fan I”m just shaking my head at this season. They went from no hope to thinking playoffs to back to no hope! I guess the only good news is that they want to spend and improve the team.

  12. natslady - Sep 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”? “Over the Rainbow”? “The Rainbow Connection”?

  13. nicosamuelson2 - Sep 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    “Some Might Say” – Oasis

  14. hardballtalkusername - Sep 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Fool in the Rain – Led Zeppelin
    No Rain – Blind Melon
    Let it Rain – Eric Clapton
    Why Does it Always Rain On Me? – Travis

  15. cornfedhonky - Sep 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    The Pixies, “Watching the Rain”

  16. ugglasforearms - Sep 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    “I Got Lucky In The Rain”
    Al Jolson

    • natstowngreg - Sep 18, 2012 at 11:34 PM

      Wow, now that’s really, really old school.

      In that spirit: Gene Kelly, “Singin’ in the Rain.”

      And as a bonus: Phil Collins, “I Wish it Would Rain Down.”

  17. deadrabbit79 - Sep 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Eventhough its only September……November Rain…G n R

  18. cornfedhonky - Sep 18, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Garbage, “Only Happy When It Rains”
    Blind Melon, “No Rain”

    Sorry for the extra post. They kinda came to me.

  19. ericellers - Sep 18, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Great I have the day off tomorrow and now look forward to a dbl header! Woot woot!!

  20. Charles Gates - Sep 18, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Wicked Twisted Road by Reckless Kelly

  21. number42is1 - Sep 18, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Rain rain go away

  22. Francisco (FC) - Sep 18, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Peter Gabriel: Red Rain.

    • indaburg - Sep 18, 2012 at 10:01 PM

      I was just thinking of that song. Beat me to it

      How about Shadows in the Rain by The Police?

      • Francisco (FC) - Sep 18, 2012 at 10:24 PM

        Awesome choice. And Awesome Profile Pic. Mine is 6 months old. Yours?

      • indaburg - Sep 19, 2012 at 6:39 AM

        Thanks and congrats on your 6 month old. Your first? That pic is actually 2 years old, so my little girl is 3 now. I just like that pic because it was taken within the bowels of Tropicana Field during a tour, right outside of the Rays’s locker room. I also have a 7 month old boy, so I’m still in diaper change mode.

      • Francisco (FC) - Sep 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM

        Yep, my first. Diaper change mode. Don’t I know it. And yesterday she pulled an all-nighter on us, the day before I had to go back to work. Ugg. It always feels like we go to war when it’s bedtime.

  23. mybrunoblog - Sep 18, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    I love a rainy night
    Eddie Rabbit

  24. ericellers - Sep 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Wish it would rain- Smokey Robinson.
    Love rain over me- The Who

  25. ericellers - Sep 18, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Box of rain- Greatful dead .

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