— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) July 7, 2017
Chip Caray, Joe Simpson and team really pulled out all the stops for this one: an umbrella, jackets, fake rain and confetti falling as they braved the elements in the nation’s capital, which included 86 degrees, sun and, of course, “a real bad storm here with snow and rain.”
Neither team was all too happy about having Thursday night’s game, which was scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. ET first pitch, didn’t start until 10:10 p.m. after a very, very dry rain delay. The crowd had petered out to just hundreds when first pitch finally came, and those who stayed got free food and an apology:
A message from the Washington Nationals: pic.twitter.com/xsXOBvTDyJ
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 7, 2017
Props to Fox Sports Braves for making the most of a frustrating situation. And yes, Friday’s game did start on time under clear skies, much like Thursday’s game should have.