Taste the rainbow! So about that oft-mocked plan for adding a $300M retractable roof to Nationals Park? Not such a funny idea now, right? Is it? Is it?
Even if the planned roof was reportedly said to be “butt ugly” it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea now, does it? Does it?
Ok, it’s still a bad idea. But in the immediate aftermath of tonight’s announcement that another one of the Washington Nationals’ games has been postponed I just thought I’d bring it up again for the sake of humor...
Game delayed for an Orange Skittle thunder storm which is approaching containing lemon flavored hail. Nobody likes either one of those ever pic.twitter.com/uYFrhJRA58— F.P. Santangelo (@FightinHydrant) August 11, 2017
But as noted above, the Nationals and San Francisco Giants’ series opener has been postponed due to inclement weather.
The forecast wasn’t promising from the start, and with rain projected to continue throughout the night, the Nationals eventually made the call to postpone it.
As for the important things? How will the pitching line up? When will tonight’s game be made up?
The Nationals and Giants’ Sunday matchup, originally scheduled for 1:35 PM EDT, has been moved to 1:05 PM EDT, and the makeup game will be played at 7:05 PM EDT as part of a split doubleheader.
As usual, the handling of the postponement, which was in MLB’s hands since the Giants don’t come back to D.C. this season, was greeted with compassion and understanding from everyone involved:
Giants were told a half hour ago that game is rained out, and Nationals finally got around to announcing it this minute. Bad for ball.— John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) August 12, 2017
The Giants are leaving the ballpark. The Nationals haven't announced the game has been called. Good times.— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) August 12, 2017
Giants found out they wouldn't be playing because someone in press box told them Nationals TV announcers left. Great work, Nationals.— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) August 12, 2017
No word yet, though it will probably come soon on how the Nationals will line their pitching up for the rest of the series.
Edwin Jackson was scheduled to go tonight with Max Scherzer tomorrow and A.J. Cole at 1:35 PM. We’ll update here if/when the Nats announce their plans.
UPDATE: The Nationals did announce that E-Jax will go tomorrow night. Now word on the next two games...