The rain never came on Sunday night, but the mere threat of a precipitation left the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers on the shelf, with Game 2 delayed until Monday. In the middle of the afternoon, Major League Baseball checked the forecast and decided to put off Game 2 in an effort to avoid a repeat of Saturday's rain-infused debacle. But as the window where the game would've been played arrive, Arlington was dry, and continued to be throughout the evening.
Understandably, Rangers' fans are a bit unhappy about the decision to postpone Game 2 early in the afternoon, before a clear picture of the weather came through. Here's Lonestar Ball on the decision:
So those fans get screwed. But what else is new? This is Bud Selig's MLB. Selig and MLB don't care about the fans. If they did, we wouldn't have these asinine blackout rules or playoff games starting at noon on a Tuesday. Selig cares about extorting publicly financed stadiums from municipalities, squeezing every last penny from the media deals (even if it means that fans can't watch their teams play), and doing whatever is necessary to ensure that owners are guaranteed a good investment on their team. That's what matters...the fans can go Showalter off.
It's not so much that the game was called, but when the game was called. Fans are upset at the decision to pack it up and head home hours before the game started. Perhaps it would've been a logistical nightmare to call it as fans were streaming into the ballpark, but Sunday's game was never given a chance.
And because it was never given a chance, fans with tickets are likely out in the cold -- work on Monday will probably cause attendance to drop significantly. All in all, everything was a mess. Everything, that is, except the weather.