Hello again everyone from southeast Michigan, where the weather is beautiful and the baseball is pretty good by standards other than those of the Braves and Phillies!
Speaking of weather, things aren’t so copacetic in the New York area, or at least things won’t be very nice in a day or so. And, in anticipation of Hurricane Irene reaching land, the last two games of the series between the Mets and Braves have already been postponed.
This is obviously an unusual action in that two games are being postponed this early. Obviously, hurricanes touching ground are unusual and potentially deadly circumstances, so MLB is taking no chances. I also understand that the subway system will also be shut down during that time, which would make logistics nearly impossible anyway.
The games have been rescheduled for September 8th as a doubleheader, wiping out an off day for both teams. It’s early enough in September that it will have no impact on playoff plans. I say that erring on the side of caution is the right thing to do, even if the hurricane takes a hard right turn and the weather on Sunday is sunny and clear. But that’s my take on things; what’s yours?