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Rain delay over; game begins


Even though another shower just blew through, the anthem has been played and the game is about to start, just about 90 minutes late.

The tarp is being taken off the field and the grounds crew is dealing with the large puddles in rightfield. The approximate start time is now 8:30 p.m.

It's nearly 8 p.m. and it is still raining. So much for the plan to start at 7:30. On the positive side, the skies do seem to be clearing a bit. Maybe they meant 8:30?

It is still raining in south Florida and - since they don't have a roof on their stadium - the start of Friday's game is going to be delayed. Word is the umpires will meet around 7 and the first pitch will be sometime between 7:30 and 8. But that's assuming it stops raining.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:31am]


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