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Twins-White Sox game postponed due to cold weather

Apr 19, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

I remember when the Twins used to play baseball. Sometimes even five or six times a week. Doesn’t happen much anymore, though:

 

That’s the Twins’ third postponement this week against two games played. Gotta wonder if they’re gonna be rusty. But I guess that’s better than going out into crazy low windchill factor land.

  1. melkipershero - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Hey MLB. Here’s an idea. Schedule early season games in, I don’t know, warm weather cities or stadiums with roofs? Wait, that makes sense, it will never happen.

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      here is another good idea, build stadiums with a roof………………
      like Miami did, you never know when it will snow in South Beach.

    • albertmn - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      We are into the third week of the season. Are northern teams supposed to open with month long road trips on the slim chance the weather will be historically bad nearly everywhere in the country? If it was only the first week of the season, I could MAYBE understand your complaint. But, it is almost 3 weeks old, so go sit in the corner and be quiet.

      • kevinbnyc - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:47 PM

        Who’s the genius who thought building an outdoor stadium in Minneapolis was a good idea??

        News to no one: It’s friggin cold in Minnesota. In March, possibly April, and then again in September, October and November. It’s that whole “winter” thing. Plan accordingly.

      • blackandbluedivision - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

        The game is in Chicago

    • mntreehugger - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      Yep lets start the year with a 40 game road trip.

    • blackandbluedivision - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      They start the season in April. Why wouldn’t the schedule outdoor games in the SPRING?

    • blackandbluedivision - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      Well that sucks for those teams that LIVE IN THOSE CITIES. They’ll never get a home game.

  2. JB (the original) - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    What? Come on Chicago, that’s not the “Twins way”. You have to wait until 30 minutes before the 1st pitch before calling the game, regardless of forecast, all day and night driving rain/snow/sleet, or cold weather.

  3. El Bravo - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    “This is the sixth postponement due to cold temperatures in the history of U.S. Cellular Field, and the first since April 10, 2008, also against the Twins.”

    Darnit! I was ready to bundle up for this one too.

  4. noozehound - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    boy, this global warming sure is a bitch, isn’t it?

    • mreezybreezy - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      About as big of a bitch as having to hear about global warming every time it’s cold out.

      • JB (the original) - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:26 PM

        Won’t hear me bitchin–I’ll be too busy shoveling the 12″ of snow that dropped on us last night (and it’s still snowing).

      • blackandbluedivision - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM

        In April.

    • skids003 - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      Yea, I guess Al Gore convinced some of it. That’s before he sold out to AlJazeera. Funny how hypocritical his kind can be.

      • mreezybreezy - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        Not really sure what Al Gore has to do with this, but here in Chicago, the weather is erratic. This time last year we were in the 80s, a whole 30 degrees warmer than normal. Does that qualify as “global warming,” or do all do the climate scientists on a baseball comments section have anything else to add?

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        Two guys jump off a 1,000 foot cliff. About half-way down, one looks at the other and says, “Can you believe people told us this was a bad idea? We are already half-way down, and not one bad thing has happened yet.”

      • slickdemetrius - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:42 PM

        @sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo
        Boy that analogy changed my whole way of thinking because the situations are so similar. I mean scientist would never lie to prove they’re right would they? And if their political ideology is based upon lies they would just correct the errors even if it meant losing money in environmental big-business investments, right?
        It’s funny how half of you leftist tree-huggers believe that GW Bush knew about 9-11 or think the Jews did it, but won’t believe that climatologists would dare fudge the truth about if/why there is global warming.

      • sportsdrenched - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:54 PM

        Hey Slick, I’m not even going to get into the merits of the actual science. But lets look at something. Which is a bigger business? Energy Production? or Climate Science? Seems to me Energy companies would have more incentive to spin Climate Science than actual Climate Scientists.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM

        More to the point “Slick”, why would oil companies lie or fudge stats to make their products look better and turn higher profits? Oh yeah, because they do it all the time. Go have your lead levels checked if you don’t believe me:

        http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/01/looney-gas-and-lead-poisoning-a-short-sad-history/

  5. JB (the original) - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    What the hell; I went and checked the forecast for Chicago tonight and it said 48 degrees at 7 pm. going down to 36 by 10 pm. Out of the 9 home games thus far, the Twins have had 2 postponed–due to rain, and the rest were all played in temps that I don’t think ever reached 40 degrees.

    • blackandbluedivision - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM

      Yep. (looks outside the window—in Chicago) and it’s still snowing.

      • jwbiii - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM

        I was just outside. Where I am, south suburbs, it was a mixture of rain and ice pellets with a 30 mph wind.

  6. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    How were they allowed to build a stadium in Minnesota without at least a retractable roof? It is a good thing the team itself is terrible, because the logistics will be much more complicated if they ever reach the playoffs. So far they appear to be dodging that bullet though.

    • JB (the original) - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      Met Stadium: 1961-1981

    • albertmn - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      This game isn’t even in Minnesota, so what are you whining about? I believe the Twins only had 1 or 2 games postponed in the first two seasons in the new stadium, so be quiet anyway.

      This year is an oddity for the weather, and nearly the entire country is unseasonably cold, snowy, rainy, etc. Would everyone quit their whining and just enjoy a few double headers later in the season.

    • mntreehugger - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      Yep, because it never rains, sleets, snows or gets cold out East in October.

    • Cris E - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      Ha! Great insight! Playoffs! Ha!

      Except that the cold/snow cancellations weren’t in MN: CHI found it too cold and DEN was snowed out, but it was a good old fashioned rain-out in MN. By the way, the next time it rains in NY be sure to freak out and ask why the Yankees were too cheap to put a roof on Yankee Stadium.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM

      OK, so two things are definitely true:

      1. I am stupid and don’t know the difference between Chicago and Minneapolis

      2. Despite my stupidity, Minnesota is still colder and has more snow during baseball playing times than NY, or most other baseball cities with open air stadiums

      And hey, someone please tell me if a retractable roof would have cost the NYC tax payers less than those new, bankrupt parking garages around Yankee Stadium. I would have been all for that particular reallocation of resources when that thing was being built, but alas, nobody asked me.

  7. Jason Lukehart - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    I like that a good segment of those commenting here don’t understand what city this game is scheduled in.

    • JB (the original) - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      The Twins and White Sox are scheduled to play in Chicago. That the talk would be of things about the 2 teams, their respective stadiums, and the weather situations for scheduled games of the two teams this year in general is odd to you?

    • indaburg - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      Minnesota, Chicago, eh, what’s the difference? It’s all part of that nebulous land between New York and Cali.

    • blackandbluedivision - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:06 PM

      The fact that people are steady complaining about the Twins stadium, when they AREN’T EVEN PLAYING THERE.

  8. someguyinva - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    What an unfortunate last name that Twitter account holder has…

    • jwbiii - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      I was banned from MLBTR for explaining what that word meant after a Merkin Valdez transaction a few years ago.

  9. griff030 - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    oh no, it’s cold in chicago? just get over it… you don’t see the bears complain when they have to play in this type of weather… just play the damn game

    • albertmn - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:45 PM

      It’s different trying to baseball in the snow than to play football in the snow. For starters, how do you see a white ball if there is snow on the ground? I played softball once in driving snow, and it was nearly impossible to see from the outfield. Had it not been the last week of fall softball, it would have been postponed, but we just needed to get the game in and be done.

  10. mnwildfan15 - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Quit being pu$$ies and get out there and play. IF THERE’S GRASS ON THE FIELD PLAY BALL!!!

    • Bryz - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:05 PM

      I’ll take you seriously when you stop calling them “pussies.”

  11. dukepatrol - Apr 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Baseball is a warm weather game.It’s set up like that.To play baseball in 30 degrees and less is an insult to the game and it’s fans. And Global Warming is the wrong term. It’s climate change and the climate is drastically changing unless you’ haven’t noticed

    • gloccamorra - Apr 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

      Actually, the global temperature has stopped rising and is flat over the last 15 years. There hasn’t been a drastic climate change, just natural variability. We just notice the lingering winter weather because Punxsutawney Phil blew it this year.

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