Cardinals vs. Rangers: World Series Game 1 Threatened By Rain, Cold, Wind

So the weather for Game 1 of the World Series tonight in St. Louis is ... well, it's not okay. It's pretty far from okay.

I'm writing this from chilly, breezy, overcast Oregon.

Scott Miller's in St. Louis, where it's chillier, breezier, and overcastier ...

Crappy weather today in St. Louis: 46 right now, spitting rain, cold, damp, raw. Six hours from first pitch Game 1 #WorldSeries
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That's not okay, and it's not going to get okay. It's presumably going to get worse. According to Weather Underground, here's tonight: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Low in the lower 40s. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Sure, maybe the rains will hold off. But what do the low 40s feel like when the Iowa Express is howling through Busch Stadium at 20 or 30 miles an hour?

I've made this argument before and nobody cared, but this isn't baseball weather, friends. This isn't golf weather or Ultimate Frisbee weather or croquet weather and it's especially not baseball weather. And if not for TV, they probably wouldn't even be entertaining the notion of playing baseball in this weather.

At least it will be the same for both teams. But as much as I love the World Series, I will take a bit less pleasure than usual tonight, watching the players doing something they shouldn't be doing.

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