Recently the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs ball game was delayed by rain for 4 hours and 13 minutes. Can you imagine sitting in rain and cold for that long, and the Reds’ management keeping you in suspense as to when they might attempt to play the game? I know they had a huge crowd and were honoring the 1990 team. Also, they were giving away a bobble head of the 3 “Nasty Boys”.Before a game begins the home team has the sole right to decide whether a game will be played or not. After a game starts, the decision is in the hands of the umpiring crew. The decision of playing a game really boils down to money. If a game is postponed, the fans are entitled to use that ticket at another game. That cuts into the profits that can be made at other games when these tickets are honored. If it is late in the season, they may have to go to a double-header. Heaven forbid that a fan could get 2 games for the price of 1!The weather forecast for that day called for continuous rain, and it was obvious from the radar that there was no dry slot for the game to be played after any reasonable delay. So, why did I take so long to make the decision?
Indians’ Trevor Bauer will be fined for throwing ball over center-field wall, report says Frustration boiling over, Trevor Bauer’s temper got the best of him as he exited the game against the Royals. pic.twitter.com/yDUiKWoCpr— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) July 28, 2019“There’s no place for it in the game,” Bauer told reporters (via Cleveland.com). “I’m happy it didn’t result in any physical injury for anybody else. I realize I put people in danger. … I’m an intense competitor. That fire is what drives me. (Sunday), it completely consumed me and took over.”The Yankees, Padres, Phillies and Angels, among others, are also reportedly interested in Bauer. MLB trade rumors: Astros ‘working hard to acquire’ Mets starter Zack Wheeler “We can win a seven-game series against any playoff team right now,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said last week, via the Houston Chronicle. “That doesn’t mean there’s not going to be an opportunity that presents itself to bring in another starter who could be a playoff rotation starter. We’re looking at them.”Cleveland, meanwhile, entered play Tuesday leading the American League wild-card race with a 62-43 record. But, the team has yet to decide whether to buy or sell before the July 31 trade deadline, according to ESPN.The Indians continue to evaluate possible trade scenarios involving Trevor Bauer. Haven’t made a hard buy/sell decision either way.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 29, 2019Bauer, who is under team control through the 2020 season, holds a 9-8 record with a 3.79 ERA in 24 starts this year.Bauer, however, was at the center of controversy last weekend after he threw a ball over the center-field fence when manager Terry Francona came to remove him from the game. Bauer apologized for the incident, which some have speculated could hurt his trade value. MLB trade rumors: At least 6 teams still interested in Robbie Ray The Astros continue to pursue pitching.Houston has had “recent communication” with the Indians about a potential deal for Trevor Bauer, according to a report from MLB Network, which cites unidentified league sources. Sources: #Indians, #Astros have had recent communication about possible Trevor Bauer trade. The extent of progress in talks is unclear. Houston is pursuing multiple starting pitchers, with hopes of landing one. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 30, 2019The Astros are expected to come away with at least one starter before the July 31 trade deadline, according to USA Today, and they’ve also been linked to Zack Wheeler and Madison Bumgarner.Houston entered play Tuesday leading the American League West with a 68-39 record. However, they lack depth in their rotation behind Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley. Related News read more