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Rays Unhappy About Playing Doubleheader In Cold Minnesota; Who Can Blame Them?

When Tuesday's game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins was postponed due to bad weather, nobody batted an eye. Outdoor baseball in Minnesota is always going to be a challenge this early in the year, so you have to expect that sometimes games are going to be cancelled as a result of rain or snow. But when the game was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader this Thursday, the Rays were disappointed. From Marc Topkin, St. Petersburg Times:

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But they were rather unhappy that the Twins scheduled the game to be made up on Thursday night as part of what is now a split doubleheader rather then when the Rays return in July.

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The Rays had two primary objections: that the weather will still be inclement and uncomfortable on Thursday; and that the additional game will be taxing as they won't arrive home until 4-5 a.m. Friday, then have to face the Angels that night and again at 1 p.m. Saturday, playing four games in a span of about 51 hours.

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And judging from the current weather report in Minnesota, can you really blame them?

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Looks like perfect baseball weather to me!

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