Off day after Opening Day?

Off day after Opening Day?

Post by Howard Lyn » Wed, 03 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Why do most teams take an off-day the day after opening day?

always seemed an awkward waste to me.

thanks for feedback.

howard ***

 
 
 

Off day after Opening Day?

Post by Bob Kin » Wed, 03 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Why do most teams take an off-day the day after opening day?

>always seemed an awkward waste to me.

If the opening day game is rained out, it can be played the
next day.  No problems with rain checks for the opener
interfering with the  second scheduled game.  That way all
ticket-holders for opening day can be accomodated.

The Rockies got an April Fool's joke from the Phils.  They
weren't informed of the cancellation of the April 1 opener
until after they arrived in the city Sunday night.  If the
Phil's staff had notified the Rockies management a few hours
earlier, the team would have stayed in Denver until Monday
afternoon.

Does anyone believe that the Phils were as worried about the
weather as they were about the poor advance sale for the
afternoon game?

Cheers
Bob Kinne, IMS