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Washington Nationals play a 10:10 game by complete accident due to a non-rain delay...

It’s late, why is this happening, why did any of this happen, just let us sleep!

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A little before Thursday’s scheduled start time, the Washington Nationals announced on their assorted video boards and social media accounts that the beginning of the night’s game would be delayed due to incoming weather.

In theory, the move was the right one, as every radar for the area had a huge storm coming through the area, at some point.

Then the rain didn’t come. So, instead of starting the game and playing through it or delaying the game in the middle of an inning, the Nats held on to the belief that the rain would eventually come. It continued to magically evade the ballpark.

The fans were the first to begin to get annoyed:

Then the tarp came out:

That’s about when the beat reporters started expressing some frustration.

Then, the players started getting in on the action.

The delay just kept on going. And going. And going.

Finally, the (completely dry) tarp rolled off the field.

Thus began the process of getting the fans back on the side of the team. And, y’know, doing the pregame festivities that were supposed to be done before the game was delayed for three hours.

Of course, the Metro played a factor:

But the Nats had freebies for those who stayed:

And those who stayed mainly enjoyed the game. And the Spongebob ice cream. Which got MLB Insider Dinger on the side of the Nats, so maybe we should try this more?

So, that’s about where we’re at right now. More updates as they come, I guess? It’s pretty late. Go to sleep...