It’s been a rather active time period in terms of weather since Major League Baseball’s Opening Day back on March 29th. There have been a total of 28 postponed MLB games due to the weather, which now breaks the record through April. 20 out of these 28 have been impacted due to the cold or snow. The rainouts of the games in Baltimore and Pittsburgh on Tuesday pushed the number of postponements past the previous record of 26 games back in 2007.
The main reasons why these games have been postponed is due to the cold, rain, and snow. “This has been the most challenging weather I’ve ever been a part of, and I’m not playing,” said Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, who spent a decade in the MLB as a player from 1977-87 before going into coaching. Hurdle told the Associated Press “It’s hard to hit when it’s cold”.
April 15th was the day of most baseball game postponements due to a winter storm that impacted the Upper Midwest while bringing rain to its south and east. Six games were postponed on this day. The team that has dealt with the most home games postponed are the Detroit Tigers with six postponements, followed by a tie between the Chicago Cubs and the Minnesota Twins at four games.
Let’s hope the weather will cooperate as we near the summertime. Thankfully, no more snow is forecast with the exceptions of the mountainous regions of the West. Also, the extreme cold has come to an end. The only weather factor that may continue to impact these games are rain and thunderstorms.
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