Hurricane Irene Forces Phillies to Juggle the Schedule
On Thursday, the Phillies announced that Sunday’s Phillies – Marlins game would be moved to Saturday afternoon as part of a day/night doubleheader at 1:05pm. With hurricane Irene on the move towards the east coast, the Phillies chose to be pro-active in their approach to the schedule.
However, as the weather forecast continues to worsen, the Phillies made yet another pre-emptive move. The Saturday night, August 27th 7:05pm game has been re-scheduled to Thursday, September 15. The time has not been decided yet, but that officially removes the final off-day on the Phillies schedule before the end of the regular season.
Confused yet? To recap, the Sunday, August 28 game will now be played on Saturday, August 27 at 1:05pm. The Saturday night, August 27 game will be played on Thursday, September 15.
And all this is happening after an east coast earthquake on Tuesday, which is pretty much an unheard of event in this area. Is the world coming to an end? We sure hope not. But the weather certainly is throwing a wrench into this baseball season.
I have a ticket for Sunday’s game, which means I am going tomorrow and crossing my fingers that the 1:05pm start time on Saturday will actually happen without another weather disaster. If so, I will return with photos.
In the meantime, here is a video slideshow for you to enjoy and remember happier weather days. These were taken in D.C. this past May at a Phillies - Nationals game. It is J-Roll Smurf and his adventures at Nationals Park!
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