Game 1's So Great, Even Rain Can't Keep It Down

They're telling us that baseball will happen again tonight, perhaps as soon as 9:20 Central.

The commentators on the scene believe that both Justin Verlander and C.J. Wilson will stay in the game, which seems like a good thing for both teams, considering how good both pitchers are.

If you want to get granular, you might suggest this doesn't help the Tigers as much, because Verlander hasn't pitched well tonight. You might also suggest this doesn't help the Rangers as much, because they're perhaps better-equipped to go long in their bullpen, with Alexi Ogando hanging around out there.

My back-of-the-imaginary-envelope calculations suggest that it's a wash, and the impact of the rain delay is essentially equal ... which is a really bad thing for the Tigers, since they're down 3-0 in the fifth inning.

Meanwhile, the delay has given us face time with Ken Rosenthal, Nolan Ryan, Alex Avila, A.J. Pierzynski, and some other of our notable baseball personages. Just think how much the archivists will enjoy this rain delay!

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