World Series: Possible clincher pushed back a day by rain threat

Joe Torre.

The Texas Rangers were supposed to get a chance to clinch the first world title in franchise history yesterday. 

They’ll have to wait until tonight. At least.

Major League Baseball pushed Game 6 of the World Series back a day due to last night’s threat of rain in St. Louis. The announcement was made four hours before the scheduled first pitch.

Game 6 is now set for 8:05 tonight (FOX). Game 7, if necessary, will be played tomorrow night.
MLB executive Joe Torre said the decision was made to avoid rain delays and suspended games.

“I’ve always felt that when you get to postseason, those games need to be played to conclusion,”
Torre said. “And, as a manager, the last thing you want to do is get on the field and then all of a sudden if you have to pull the tarp and now your starter sits down and gets up. We had a couple of experiences earlier this fall with some of those things.

“That’s never fun. It really isn’t any fun for managers because you’re going to wind up having pitchers be unavailable for you.”

Torre said the decision was made based on early afternoon weather reports.

“They all were consistent in saying there was going to be rain during the game,”?he said.

“Maybe not enough to stop it, but maybe enough to stop it.” 



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