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Was baseball meant to be played in cold weather?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    With all the recent MLB games that have been played in the cold or canceled because of snow, I've been wondering, is there anything about cold weather that adds to baseball?
    Cold weather football is often portrayed as a man-against-the-elements battle that makes the game seem bigger than life or more dramatic in some way.
    Especially at the other end of the season, with the World Series played at night in early November, does the weather add to the drama?
     
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    No. Try sitting in the shade at Wrigley Field during an early April game. Fuck the 162-game season and lengthened postseason.
     
  3. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    And lack of doubleheaders. They used to play 162 and still be done by mid-October.
     
  4. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    No, and it wasn't meant to be covered in cold weather, either
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I observe the 60-degree rule.
     
  6. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Couldn't they just make better cleats or something?
     
  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    April 7, 1977, Exhibition Stadium - the Toronto Blue Jays play their first-ever game, the only time in MLB history when the playing field was completely covered by snow.

    The late Doug Ault becomes our first big-league hero, clouting two home runs. Final score, Toronto 9 Chicago White Sox 5.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    No fucking way. Here, we haven't had a game in two weeks.
     
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    And football shouldn't be played in hot weather.

    And hockey shouldn't be played anywhere where you can wear shorts to the rink in February.
     
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Doesn;t matter.. .it's all about TV...
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Perspective please ... they've been playing baseball games in April FOREVER. Baseball games in cold weather are nothing new.

    Some years it's cold, some years it isn't. This year it was.

    Life, and hang wringing, go on.
     
  12. ScottyDan

    ScottyDan Member

    Here's an idea: Baseball Opening Day April 15. Regular Season ends Sept. 15. Doubleheader's on Sunday's to get in all of the 162. World Series starts Oct. 1 and ends no later than Oct. 8.
     
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