From Pressbox – Prior to the Orioles’ 2015 home opener April 10, the weather forecast in Baltimore didn’t exactly scream “spring.”
With afternoon showers predicted near the scheduled 3 p.m. start time at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, O’s manager Buck Showalter said the team was keeping a close eye on the forecast. The Birds were hoping to figure out whether they could start the game at its scheduled time or delay first pitch until there is a longer window of clear skies.
“It kind of changes hour to hour, like a lot of things,” Showalter said. “Wait and see. You’re trying to bridge that gap between trying to be fair to everybody. … [We’re] looking at what 3 [p.m.] might bring as opposed to 4 [p.m.] and 5 [p.m.] and 6 [p.m.], [or] what tomorrow would bring if we don’t play.
“[We’re] considering all the scenarios, trying to make it work best for everybody. I understand a lot of people have planned their day around this. We’re trying to keep that in mind.”
- Buck Showalter Hopes Rain Doesn’t Dampen Home Opener - April 10, 2015