Rangers vs. Tigers: Rain Never Comes After Game 2 Delayed

There's no denying Game 1 of the ALCS was an absolute mess. Two rain delays disrupted the flow of the game, threw off the pitching rotations and left everyone in limbo as both teams waited for the skies to clear. It wasn't the way to begin a League Championship Series.

Faced with the threat of rain on Sunday around game-time, Bud Selig, along with a host of others, decided it wasn't worth it to risk another messy game. Instead, the decision was made to postpone Game 2, putting it off until Monday, the scheduled travel day. Sensible enough.

Except the forecast was wrong.

 

But here's the problem this time: As the time of Game 2's scheduled first pitch rolled around, no rain had fallen at the Ballpark in Arlington in the previous three hours, and that once daunting forecast had been reduced to mostly cloudy with a 10% chance of rain.

Not only did rain not fall near the scheduled start: it never fell. It was a dry night at the ballpark, and the rain delay ended up being just a delay.

It's hard to complain about putting the game off after slogging through Saturday's watery mess, but this one looks bad. No rain, no game on Sunday and now more of a matinee set for a Monday on short notice: that sensible decision looks like a big mistake in hindsight.

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