There isn't going to be any Rays baseball tonight. The game is rained out. Of that much we are sure. Other than that? Well, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times has it covered. Let's step through the sequence (for timely news from the Rays clubhouse, follow Topkin).
#RedSox have put out a press release saying there will be a split DH tomorrow— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 30, 2014
Well rats. The rainout got our hopes up, but I guess the Rays don't always get what they want.
Part of decision has to do w/Pedroia bobblehead that was to be given out tonight; #RedSox have no place to store them so giving away Thurs.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 30, 2014
That is rough. I mean, the Sox have this ratty old park, and there is no place to put the bobbleheads. The Rays have plenty of space to store bobbleheads in The Trop, but not everyone can be as fortunate.
But wait, never count out the Rays -- not when they have talented and determined players like Ben Zobrist.
#Rays Zobrist has been on phone with players union, says they are talking to MLB right now. Should be resolution soon.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 30, 2014
What heart! What grit! What veteran gamesmanship!
Very awkward circumstance, #Rays players left Fenway at 5 not knowing what time they are playing tomorrow— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 30, 2014
But who is Zobrist and the players union kidding? These are the Red Sox. The game will be played when America's Team wants it to be played. And anyway, where would they put the bobbleheads?
Interesting, #RedSox are selling tickets on their website for the 1:05 game Thursday that is not yet official.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 30, 2014
When the Red Sox sell tickets, it becomes official.
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 3pm. High near 66. South wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
So they may need to find a place to store the bobbleheads after all. I recommend putting them underneath a dome.