THAT is now home advantage! Cleveland Guardians pre-game Yankees plans thrown into chaos by 24-hour rain delay, ‘with their hotel OVERBOOKED and players scrambling to find a place to sleep’ the night before Yankee Stadium decider
The Cleveland Guardians had thrown their pre-game preparations into chaos when their must-win game with the Yankees was postponed Monday-evening due to rain.
The Guardians checked out of their hotel and headed to Yankee Stadium, where the game was canceled late.
It meant staying an extra night in New York, but as ESPN reporter Eduardo Perez explained, it was far from easy to organize on such short notice.
He told SportsCenter, before Tuesday’s game finally went ahead: “The Guardians didn’t just have to check out of their hotel, [to Yankee Stadium] with their bags, not knowing if their plane would go back to Cleveland if they lost last night or to Houston [to face the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS] if they have won.
The Cleveland Guardians had thrown their pre-game Yankees preparations into chaos after Monday’s game was postponed due to rain in New York
The Guardians checked out of their hotel and then had to find a place to stay when the rain fell and prevented them from playing their decider in the Bronx
“Now let’s not forget that they checked out, so now they have to check in again at the hotel, but wait a minute, the hotel is overbooked.
“They had to go to another hotel, yes they did and not just that, they had to split the groups.”
The game was scheduled to begin Monday night at 7:07 PM EDT, but due to ongoing wet weather, Major League Baseball announced at 9:36 PM that the game had been moved to 4:07 PM Tuesday, when the shadows at Yankee Stadium are likely to affect will be on hitters.
MLB had previously announced at about 6:20 p.m. that the start was delayed, more than three hours later it was confirmed that the game had been postponed.
The winner-takes-all series decider was initially just postponed due to the weather
New York Yankees fans watch from the stands during a rain delay ahead of decisive Game 5
An announcement by public-address announcer Paul Olden informed fans of the impending delay, and Yankee Stadium ground staff covered the infield with the tarp just before 6:40 PM. At 7:30 pm it started to rain.
“To have fans, players come to the stadium and end up not seeing a game, which is obviously the worst outcome from our point of view,” said Chris Marinak, Chief Operations and Strategy Officer for Major League Baseball. the athletic.
“If we had had a prediction that this was the reach we would get, we would have obviously made the decision earlier in the evening to simply postpone the game and get started on Tuesday.