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MLB may be rooting for the Yankees tonight, but not for the reason you think

Oct 12, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

I assume that the powers that be at Major League Baseball always want to see the Yankees go far in the playoffs due to television ratings. But that’s old hat by now and goes without saying.  No, to the extent the suits are rooting for the Yankees today, it might have every bit as much to do with the weather in Detroit, which looks awful for the weekend:


If the Yankees win, Saturday and Sunday’s games are in New York, where the forecast looks a bit nicer. If Baltimore wins and they play the Tigers, tomorrow night’s opener is particularly ugly.  Monday is a travel day, however, and that could be a good time for a makeup if a game gets banged.

  1. darthicarus - Oct 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Rain, Detroit, playoffs, mid-October….never seen that before.

  2. Utley's Hair - Oct 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Bud rooting for the Yankees? GO ORIOLES!!!!!!!

  3. brewcrewfan54 - Oct 12, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Never heard a rainout described as “gets banged.”

    • mybrunoblog - Oct 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM

      That’s not nearly as annoying as the latest hip phrase that the baseball talking heads use. “Plate a run”…. It just sounds ridiculous. For 140 years teams and players have scored runs, batted in runs, prevented runs. Now we plate them. Uhh.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Oct 12, 2012 at 6:10 PM

        Absolutely! As for other baseball lingo I’ve personally always hated is “ducks on the pond.”

  4. philliesblow - Oct 12, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Don’t get me wrong, I am not a fan of domed baseball stadiums (or stadia for you Latin scholars). Baseball is a game subject to cancellation from rain. Football is a game that plays through everything but lightning storms and heavy locust invasion. So in the last 15 years, we in Detroit build an open-air baseball stadium but a domed football field. Wish Comerica had a retractable dome.

  5. crookedstick - Oct 12, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    They’ll be lucky if it doesn’t snow in Detroit before the series ends.

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