The Dodgers are having a miserable three weeks. The Giants are having a miserable year. Tonight, together, they had a fairly miserable evening.
The Cubs and Diamondbacks had to sit through several delays waiting for rain to pass tonight before Arizona could out-slug Chicago, 10-8. Here are the rain delay activities of the two bullpens, ranked:
The Nationals and Braves were scheduled to begin play in D.C. tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET. It was not raining. But there was rain in the forecast, so they went ahead and called a rain delay anyway—just in case, right? They didn’t need to put a tarp on the field, since, you know, it wasn’t actually raining, but there was…
UNC Wilmington and Tulane kept themselves busy during a lengthy rain delay in their NCAA regional matchup, with Wilmington outfielder Joe Bertone taking individual honors with this Rock Bottom/People’s Elbow finish.
It is a nice Saturday, I got up early and made myself some delicious banana oat pancakes, and the dogs are having fun in the backyard. So it seems like the perfect time to debut a take I have been noodling on: baseball rain delay hijinks are the best thing in sports.
The Phillies waited out a one-hour, 39-minute rain delay in Atlanta yesterday, and some bored souls out in the visitors' bullpen managed to pass the time with a few games of baseball bocce. God bless whoever invented the sphere.
The infield was covered up before last night's Padres-Phillies game (it got underway on time), so Yasmani Grandal and Everth Cabrera did what any self-respecting adult should do in that situation.
The Blue Jays sat through a 2-hour rain delay in Boston, and Omar Vizquel is 45 years old. So...chalk these dance floor moves up to boredom, or just a little physical activity to keep those old joints from locking up?
We're closer to living in a just world, a world where college baseball rain delay antics are front page news and lead SportsCenter. Edgewood College knows what's up: their athletics office put together this video and sent it along. That's the D-III Eagles and the Rockford College Regents engaging in some fun during…
Southern Miss and Ole Miss were to meet in a neutral field matchup at the Braves' minor league park in Pearl, Miss. last night, until the rains came. The delay lasted for more than 90 minutes before being called off, giving both teams plenty of time to entertain themselves and the crowd.
Florida Atlantic and Western Kentucky were mired in a rain delay of indeterminate length and decided to get a little silly rather than adjust their jocks and spit sun-flower seeds like those layabout MLBers. H/T, like, 15 of you. [YouTube]