Today I watched three and a half innings of a game that never happened.
It was a lot of fun, though. We were treated to images like this:
Ryan Lefebvre and Rex Hudler got into the act, serving as weathergirls for the day:
Choice Rex Hudler quote: "Can you break down the pink? What's that?"
But it was all for naught. The Royals had a 1-0 lead after 3 and a half innings when the umpires called for the tarp. Despite Trevor Vance (no relation to Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration) and his crew's best efforts, the officials sat on their hands during every opportunity to restart the game.
After a while, it started sleeting and then snowing, and that was that.
Game (or brief exhibition) over.
As the pictures above show, it wasn't nearly as majestic as other Snow Outs in Royals history. For instance, there was the NBC Saturday Night Game in Milwaukee on April 16, 1983, that featured this beautiful shot of Amos Otis:
NOSTALGIA IS A HELL OF A DRUG.
In any case, our 2013 Royals surely would have won today's game if the umps had let it go six more outs, making for a three-game sweep of the Rays. They'll now have to finish this series on some random-ass day later in the season, and by then we'll forget that a sweep is at stake (and is it, anyway, if the games aren't played in succession?).
So we think the Royals deserve the credit for a two-game sweep here, and you know what that means...
OBLIGATORY SWEEP POST!
The Royals previously swept the Tampa Bay Rays last June, and we commemorated it in our standard janky fashion.
Today, we'll drop a new one on you that doesn't feature Rae Dawn Chong.
Last year was the ZimBear, and now they have the Maddon Gnome. What a wacky gang of cut-ups these Rays are!
Here's another Rays sweep pic, just for the hell of it:
Seems to work a little better since Mr. Sun got his ass handed to him by Mr. Snow today.
TWO SCOOPS OF HORSESHIT, MLB.
Go iPad Weather App! Can You Break Down the Pink?