Weather forecast leads to World Series postponement

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ST. LOUIS — Colby Lewis and his Texas teammates casually tossed a ball in left field, trying to avoid the tarp and any anxiety about being so close to the World Series championship.

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A worker puts a tarp on the infield at Busch Stadium on Wednesday after officials announced that Game 6 would be postponed. It hadn't started raining at the time.  Paul Sancya/Associated Press
Paul Sancya/Associated Press
A worker puts a tarp on the infield at Busch Stadium on Wednesday after officials announced that Game 6 would be postponed. It hadn't started raining at the time.

On this day, the only winner was the weather.

Game 6 was postponed Wednesday because of an accurate wet forecast, delaying the Rangers’ bid to clinch their first championship.

Ahead 3-2, they can close out the St. Louis Cardinals tonight. It’s likely to be clear with temperatures in the low 50s at Busch Stadium.

“We’re not getting antsy, we’re not getting ahead of ourselves. We just have to wait,” Texas manager Ron Washington said.

Lewis is set to start against Jaime Garcia. If there’s a Game 7 on Friday night, it’ll be Matt Harrison for Texas against, well, no telling. St. Louis manager Tony La Russa playfully mentioned the great Bob Gibson, but ace Chris Carpenter on three days’ rest looms as
a possibility.

“It’s already been asked about Carp,” La Russa said. “I was told by Carp that he would be ready to go.”

The postponement came after a travel day for the teams. This two-day gap is the longest at the World Series since 1989, when the Bay Area earthquake left the Athletics and Giants idle for 11 days.

After a damp season and postseason, Major League Baseball announced the decision about 4½ hours before the scheduled first pitch. At the time, no drops had fallen at the ballpark.

By late afternoon, a light mist turned to drizzle and then to steady rain. More showers were on the way throughout the night.


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