Sunday, August 06, 2006

Umpires' delay?!?

Sunday's game started 19 minutes late for an odd reason: The umpires were late.

The game was scheduled to start at 5:05 p.m., but the umpires had barely arrived at that point. By the time they dressed and scampered to the field, it was 5:24.

"We don't have time to talk right now," crew chief Ria Cortesio said as she headed to the field.

I've never seen an umpires' delay before. I'm sure it happens at the high school level when a coach moves a game time and forgets to inform the association that provides the school's umpires.

1 comment:

Stacy Long said...

It's a red-letter day for Riverwalk Stadium. There was a 19-minute power outage early on, though it didn't delay play.

It did force the two radio crews to their cell phones and cost all of us Internet access for a while.