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Game 3 weather: In-game rain delay possible

Posted on: October 22, 2011 3:31 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2011 4:01 pm

By Matt Snyder

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Too bad they don't do day games for the World Series anymore. As evidenced by these pictures -- taken by yours truly -- it is absolutely gorgeous outside Saturday afternoon in Arlington. The conditions for playing baseball couldn't be more perfect.

Unfortunately, that could change during the actual game, which doesn't start until 7:05 p.m. CT. From

"There doesn't appear to be any heavy rain concerns, but an isolated shower or thunderstorm could make an appearance during the game. Temperatures should hover in the 70s and winds shouldn't be too much of a factor, outside of shifting winds surrounding thunderstorms."

So here's the reality: We are not looking at a game broken up into two different days, which would then eliminate the off day, forcing travel headaches. That's the good news. Instead, it appears the worst-case scenario -- assuming the forecast is correct -- is a delay or two with the game still being completed. So it's bad news, but not horrible. Game 4 should still be Sunday night and Tuesday will still be the off-day, assuming the series doesn't conclude in five games.

Also, with the warm weather compared to what it was in St. Louis -- not to mention the presence of the designated hitter -- I fully expect the offenses to get back on track, just as I said in the Game 3 preview.

Let's just cross our fingers that we avoid extended delays.

View from the field at 2:00 p.m. CT:

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Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2011 8:04 pm

Game 3 weather: In-game rain delay possible

The good that can come out of a rain delay is that it might shut Joe Buck up. That guys is soooo annoying. Who speaks in monotone like that? No wonder Fernando Tatis broke up with him.

Since: Feb 18, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 6:28 pm

Game 3 weather: In-game rain delay possible

hopefully there is rain, josh hamilton pulls up lame on a double because of his groin, and then the cardinals win in 6.  Go Cards

Since: May 6, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 5:48 pm

Game 3 weather: In-game rain delay possible

60% chance of thunderstorms late. We need the rain but hopefully it will wait until Tueday. Lets Go Rangers!!! 

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