For the third time in less than a week, a Cleveland Indians game has been postponed. The team relayed the grim news through Twitter 40 minutes before to first pitch. This time, in a refreshing change of pace, the game was called to rain, not snow.
A makeup game is scheduled for May 23 when the Tribe and the Chicago Whtie Sox teams will play a traditional doubleheader starting at 4:10 p.m. ET.
Bad weather has followed the Indians this year, but things are not better back home in Cleveland, either. As these tweets from the team this morning show, Progressive Field is buried under snow.
The current scene at Progressive Field. pic.twitter.com/Lv5FnpFBbG— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) April 10, 2016
Luckily, the Indians head to Tampa Bay next, meaning they will be in a dome. So unless the roof collapses (which is a possibility with Tropicana Field), there should be no more rain delays at least for three games. When the Indians return home later this week... who knows.
The good news of all this is that 1) it means fewer games that Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Brantley have to miss and 2) it means fewer games the Indians have to play in April, a month in which they have not played well in recent years.
Regardless, I for one, have had enough of mother nature's bullshit and I plan to litter, pollute, and generally destroy any grass I can happen to find under this snow until the Indians play again.