It's a cold, wet day in Minnesota, with a chance of ... the s-word
Here is the dreary view from the team hotel this morning. Photo by Marc Topkin.
The Rays may end up with another day off today unless there is a dramatic improvement in the weather here in Minneapolis, since the new Target Field is sans roof.
Rain started falling this morning and is expected to continue pretty much all day and night, then the turn to SNOW - or at least snow showers, if you want to be technical - by midnight.
And that's just part of the northern "hospitality," as the temperatures are in the mid-40s now, with a feels-like in the mid-30s, and are only going to go down from there. At gametime, the weather.com forecast is for 41 degrees, with a feels-like of 32.
Also, if that's not bad enough, the wind gusts are projected to be between 20-30 mph.
And the forecast isn't much better Wednesday, with rain and snow in the morning, and temperatures in the mid-40s, with showers into the evening and a low of 39 degrees, with the feels-like again in the low 30s.
The Rays are scheduled for three games this trip, with the finale on Thursday afternoon, but any rain-outs could be made up when they come back in July, with a July 4 matinee, a night game July 5 and another matinee on July 6.