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Pirates-Braves game had a four-minute chalk delay

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

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Grounds crew members get the chalk done correctly Sunday in Pittsburgh. (USATSI)

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It's been quite the season for unique delays. In addition to the myriad rain/snow delays we get pretty much every April, we've witnessed a 15-minute delay due to umpires being caught in traffic. And now, we have a chalk delay on the books.

The alignment of the batters box in Pittsburgh was off to begin the Braves-Pirates game Sunday, so they needed to re-line the thing. And it was actually announced in the press box as a four-minute chalk delay, per reporters at the stadium.

Rain, snow, freezing temperatures, umpires in traffic and chalk. All reasons to delay baseball games in 2013.

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