Game 6 of The World Series was postponed Wednesday because of a wet forecast, delaying the Texas Rangers bid to win their first championship. Ahead 3-2, they can close out the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
The postponement came after a travel day for the teams. This two-day gap is the longest at the World Series since 1989, when the Bay Area earthquake left the Athletics and Giants idle for 11 days.
“We’re not getting antsy, we’re not getting ahead of ourselves. We just have to wait,” Texas manager Ron Washington said.
“It’s just a rainout, that’s it,” said Texas star Michael Young, in his 12th year with the team. “I don’t know if people think we’re going to sit in our hotel rooms all night biting our nails. We’re going to get something to eat, get some rest and be ready to go.”
Both clubs pushed back their starters by a day. Colby Lewis is set to pitch against the Cardinals’ Jaime Garcia. It’s likely to be clear with temperatures in the low 50s at Busch Stadium.
After a damp season and postseason, Major League Baseball announced the decision about 4Â½ hours before the scheduled first pitch. At the time, no drops had fallen at the ballpark.
“I’m not even sure why they canceled it,” Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman said. “This is better than the weather for Game 1. I guess I’m going to lie back on the couch like a big, fat pig and watch a movie.”
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