Braves-Nationals game delayed for three hours despite minimal rain

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals told their fans to expect water Thursday night, and after three hours of waiting under storm-less skies, they finally delivered.

The Nationals delayed their series opener against the Atlanta Braves for 3 hours, 5 minutes despite negligible rain. As a reward for fans who stuck around, Washington gave away free soda, ice cream, and yes, water.

The Nationals’ scheduled game Wednesday night against the New York Mets was postponed amid a downpour, but only a very brief shower hit Nationals Park on Thursday before first pitch was thrown at 10:10 p.m.

The grounds crew didn’t put the tarp on the infield until 74 minutes after scheduled first pitch. Light rain eventually fell, but only for a couple of minutes.

After the delay reached 2½ hours, the Nationals posted a statement on the video scoreboard saying, “It is our sincere

Article source: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/19877111/atlanta-braves-washington-nationals-game-delayed-3-hours-light-rain

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