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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #75: September 21, 2013, 11:03:59 PM »
only exceeded by the football team 

Dan Snyder would never do this.

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #76: September 21, 2013, 11:04:39 PM »
OK, well, freak you Nats front office.  Looking forward to those 50% off full season ticket groupons in a few months. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #77: September 21, 2013, 11:06:03 PM »
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Now the #Nats make the announcement, a lot of boos from the fans, people aren't happy....and the rain is barely falling

:lmao:

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #78: September 21, 2013, 11:07:25 PM »
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Now the #Nats make the announcement, a lot of boos from the fans, people aren't happy....and the rain is barely falling

Fifteen minutes after the Marlins announced the postponement, the Nats tell the home town crowd that they just waited 4+ hours for nothing.  Fan Appreciation Month.

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #79: September 21, 2013, 11:10:29 PM »
Furthering my contention that this is one of the worst run franchises in sports.

In the history of this franchise in DC, I don't recall anything like this. They've called games before just as it stopped raining - several times that I can remember. But not after waiting four hours. What in the hell were they waiting for? Did somebody expect the sun was going to come out when it stopped raining, and as it's still pitch black, Einstein doesn't think they can play?

There's no excuse for any of this. Do they not have radar? It's 2013 - you don't have to stick your head outside to figure out if it's going to rain. At 7pm it was obvious what was coming and when it would stop. The radar I looked at at both 7 and 8:30 showed the exact same thing: it would be pouring from 9pm-10:30/11pm. It would taper off between 11pm and midnight.

Personally I was really pissed off by the utter lack of communication. They showed the Reds/Pirates game endlessly while I was there, but I'll be damned if I saw or heard word one about anything. Not "we expect to get this in.", "heavy rain is coming - bear with us, it should be out of here by..." or even just a "Rain Delay" on the giant screen. In year's past, I've gotten used to an increasing level of communication during inclement weather at the park. This was worse than the worst of times at RFK in 2005. Ridiculous.

And for anybody who stuck it out the entire four hours, I'm not sure there's a word for it in the English language. After hours of total silence, almost the precise second the rain stops, they call it? What, were they ready to start play and went down to the clubhouse only to discover all the players had gone home hours ago?

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #80: September 21, 2013, 11:10:48 PM »
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Davey says the league and the umps were in control of the start time, not the Nats. On the final weekend, he says, that's normal procedure.

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #81: September 21, 2013, 11:15:09 PM »
Tickets for tonight good for the late game or the early game?

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #82: September 21, 2013, 11:15:38 PM »
Tickets for tonight good for the late game or the early game?
7:05 PM game

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #83: September 21, 2013, 11:16:11 PM »
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#Marlins announce postponement first at 10:50. #Nats announcement at 10:54. Announcement on stadium Jumbotron at 11:03.

shameful. :smh:

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #84: September 21, 2013, 11:17:41 PM »
Because there would be overcrowding for two combined Nats/Marlins games on a football Sunday in late September

*snort*



Tickets for tonight good for the late game or the early game?

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #85: September 21, 2013, 11:21:54 PM »
Anyone planning on hitting both games tomorrow?

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #86: September 21, 2013, 11:26:35 PM »
They could have done an 11:30-11:45 start.  I don't know why they bothered waiting so long just to cancel,

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #87: September 21, 2013, 11:28:18 PM »
I completely forgot about the Redskins game tomorrow.  They really should have played this game tonight.

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #88: September 21, 2013, 11:29:11 PM »
They could have done an 11:30-11:45 start.  I don't know why they bothered waiting so long just to cancel,

And lose hours worth of concessions....... NO

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #89: September 21, 2013, 11:30:10 PM »
Holy freak, if I was a fan I'd be beyond pissed. I hope as few people as possible go tomorrow, that's inexcusable to do to the fans.

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #90: September 21, 2013, 11:31:36 PM »
They could have done an 11:30-11:45 start.  I don't know why they bothered waiting so long just to cancel,

Probably negotiating with the league permission to do the day/night double header tomorrow, I'm guessing that a payoff was made to Loria.  ESPN probably not happy with this schedule either.

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #91: September 21, 2013, 11:34:32 PM »
Holy freak, if I was a fan I'd be beyond pissed. I hope as few people as possible go tomorrow, that's inexcusable to do to the fans.

The last game of the year always brings in a decent crowd, so I'd expect a good number for paid attendance for the 1 PM game as people have already purchased their tickets.  The usual routine of players thanking the fans after the final game might be cut short as they rush off the the airport.

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #92: September 21, 2013, 11:35:24 PM »
Anyone know if Strasburg pitches the first game of the double header?

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #93: September 21, 2013, 11:38:25 PM »
Quote from: ‏@JamesWagnerWP
Per the Nationals, Dan Haren starts the first game of the doubleheader and Stephen Strasburg in the night game. Now the home finale.

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #94: September 21, 2013, 11:45:59 PM »
I guess it makes a nice bookend on the season, but given I've got tickets to the first game, I was hoping to see Strasburg.


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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #96: September 21, 2013, 11:50:59 PM »
I guess it makes a nice bookend on the season, but given I've got tickets to the first game, I was hoping to see Strasburg.

Go hide in a bathroom stall and be quiet as freak.

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #97: September 21, 2013, 11:51:00 PM »
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In the final week, though, Major League Baseball and the umpiring crew assume the responsibility. Saturday, MLB was in control of the start, not the Nationals....The league, Johnson said, believed the weather would clear at 11 p.m. Sure enough, by 11:30 p.m. the tarp had been removed from the infield and the rain had stopped...But as the night wore, the radar showed a second storm cell coming behind that first rain clouds. The league considered starting the game with the chance for a second rain delay. Johnson objected, not wanting both teams to lose starting pitchers in the event of the second delay.

Typical Nats double talk, they blame the league for the delay, then take credit for the final decision to postpone.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/nationals-journal/wp/2013/09/21/after-long-rain-delay-nationals-marlins-doubleheader-on-tap-for-sunday/

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #98: September 21, 2013, 11:54:44 PM »
Go hide in a bathroom stall and be quiet as freak.

I doubt if they even sell out of the $5 tickets tomorrow night, which might be worth it to buy one of those seats to avoid spending two hours perched on a ballpark crapter.

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Re: Nationals vs. Marlins, Game 3
« Reply #99: September 21, 2013, 11:57:40 PM »
I doubt if they even sell out of the $5 tickets tomorrow night, which might be worth it to buy one of those seats to avoid spending two hours perched on a ballpark crapter.

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