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Why dont they play when its raining?

Sure its a given that a sprinkle will cause a bunch of men to pack up their stuff and wait out the condensation because for some reason baseball cant be played in the rain. I am just curious as to why/how that got started. I dont know of any other sport that cancels or suspends a game because of precipitaion.

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Re: Why dont they play when its raining?

Nascar.

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Re: Why dont they play when its raining?

[quote author=DaveCombs link=topic=49536.msg780473#msg780473 date=1150953792]
Nascar.
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Re: Why dont they play when its raining?

There is a difference between driving 200+ mph and a ballgame. speed+wet surface=deadly crashes.

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[quote author=1bad3 link=topic=49536.msg780498#msg780498 date=1150954302]
There is a difference between driving 200+ mph and a ballgame. speed+wet surface=deadly crashes.
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Formula 1? They race in the wet.

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Re: Why dont they play when its raining?

Yes but I want to know why baseball players dont.

steroids+rain=ugly reaction?

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Re: Why dont they play when its raining?

because the ball soaks up lots of water, and

a) makes it heavier and puts strain on the pitchers shoulder
b) would break bats easier
c) they play on dirt(most teams), and catching a grounder in mud, isn't the same.

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Re: Why dont they play when its raining?

[quote author=small town king link=topic=49536.msg780507#msg780507 date=1150954484]
because the ball soaks up lots of water, and

a) makes it heavier and puts strain on the pitchers shoulder--oh no sounds like work....wah
b) would break bats easier....entertaining
c) they play on dirt(most teams), and catching a grounder in mud, isn't the same....oh no they have to work and get dirty?
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Re: Why dont they play when its raining?

All that aside, I think you're right - I can't think of any other (truly) outdoor games/sports that pack it in for rain, other than tennis.

Also - pitcher throwing heavier ball -> career-ending/shortening injury.* No fun it it was your livelyhood.

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Re: Why dont they play when its raining?

[quote author=1bad3 link=topic=49536.msg780510#msg780510 date=1150954600]
oh no they have to work and get dirty?
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well, man, if a ground ball is hit into the wet mud, it'll just stop and not bounce and roll

therefore making it unfair to the defense, and easier to get onto base.
plus it'll gather up mud and make it harder to throw.

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