The Seattle Mariners lost a sixth April game to winter today – and it wasn’t any wimply little snow or rain.
Tornado watches, flash flood warnings and the chance of being hit by flying cows forced postponement of the Mariners-Rangers game, and an hour after the game Texas officials evacuated the press box for fear a tornado was coming.
Since everyone survived, it’s now a matter of making up yet another game, with yet another double-header. That puts Seattle at a distinct disadvantage the rest of the season.
It’s also gutted the month of April for the Mariners. Pitchers haven’t pitched on regular rest all month and created havoc with hitters.