MLB world denounces league’s handling of ALDS weather delay

Many baseball fans were upset that MLB officials waited so long before rescheduling the ALDS 5 game on Tuesday night.

But fans waiting at Yankee Stadium were especially angry that no one provided updates on the situation as the rain delay dragged on.

MLB finally announced that the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians game had been rescheduled for 9:35 p.m., more than 2 1/2 hours after the scheduled first pitch. The game was rescheduled for Tuesday at 4:07 p.m. ET. The winner will face the Houston Astros in the ALCS starting Wednesday.

Lindsey Adler of The Atlantic said no one provided Yankee Stadium fans with information during the long rain delay.

“Doors opened for fans at 5pm,” Adler tweeted. “The Yankees and MLB announced at 6:20 p.m. that the game scheduled for 7:00 p.m. would start with a delay. There was no official update between the announcement of the delay and the announcement of the postponement at 9:35 p.m. Terrible.”

The New York Post Joel Sherman summed up the frustration of many fans.

“Whatever happens behind closed doors MLB owes it to the 1000’s in the stands who have been waiting here for almost 2 hours now from 1st pitch to explain what’s going on,” he tweeted. . “Work/school day tomorrow. At least state the possibilities so that those who hold on can make a decision.

Fans took to Twitter on Tuesday night to share their frustration.

[Joel Sherman, New York Post]

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