The Cleveland Guardians were supposed to play a baseball game on Tuesday.
However, due to the weather conditions in the city, it became impossible.
The temperatures got close to freezing and as manager Terry Francona stated, the conditions just weren’t there to have a normal game.
“Guardians manager Terry Francona said not all the field was thawed out, ‘to the point where you start to worry about your guys’,” reporter Tom Withers said via Twitter.
Guardians manager Terry Francona said not all the field was thawed out, "to the point where you start to worry about your guys."
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) April 19, 2022
As a result, Tuesday’s game between the Guardians and the Chicago White Sox has been rescheduled as a traditional doubleheader starting at 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday at Progressive Field.
The second game will follow about 20 to 30 minutes after first game.
Freezing Conditions Force A Future Doubleheader
It’s a bummer for fans who were hoping to see two of the best teams in the AL Central face each other, but it just wasn’t possible today on a very, very cold day in Cleveland.
The team reported that ticket holders to the postponed game will have the option to exchange into one of five game options, including the doubleheader.
In this picture, it’s evident that a normal game couldn’t be played on Tuesday.
Tonight's game has been postponed due to weather and has been rescheduled as part of a traditional doubleheader starting at 2:10 PM on April 20th.
Ticket holders to the postponed game will have the option to exchange into one of five game options, including the doubleheader. pic.twitter.com/Ssro7wGQd3
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) April 19, 2022
With the tight schedule resulting from the extended collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations, one would think MLB would do anything not to postpone games.
However, this one called for a suspension.
Cleveland fans hope that the cold weather isn’t enough to cool down Steven Kwan, Owen Miller, Jose Ramirez, and company.
Ramirez is white-hot, winning the AL Player of the Week award for his play.
He is already up to 15 RBI, amazingly, and while the Guardians are 4-5 on the young season, they have a golden opportunity to get closer to the 6-3 White Sox in the standings.